Business Support Officers
Salary: £24,313 (including local pay
Based in London with opportunities to work
MI6 is the UK's foreign intelligence service. We work to promote
and protect the UK's national interest both at home and overseas by
ensuring our government has the information it needs.
The roles are diverse. You could be working in an operational
support team supporting intelligence gathering or in one of our
corporate teams that are essential to the smooth running of the
Service. You can expect to spend two or three years in each post
and as your experience grows you have the option of applying to
Business Support Officers come from diverse backgrounds. Some
come straight from full time education, others have extensive work
experience but are interested in moving to a unique working
environment. Whilst administrative experience is desirable, what we
are looking for is willingness and capability to do this kind of
work. You will need a high level of professionalism as well
as sound judgement and strong organisational skills. We want people
who are adaptable with a broad range of skills and able to perform
in any of our wide ranging jobs.
MI6 offers an excellent working environment with great benefits
including 25 days holiday and a generous pension scheme. Depending
on your circumstances we can offer flexible working
Please click here to see pen portraits of staff currently in
Business Support roles.
The Application Process
To apply for MI6 you must be a born or naturalised British
citizen, at least 21 years old and have lived in the UK for nine of
the last ten years. You will have at least 5 GCSEs including Maths
If you are eligible to apply, you will complete and online
application form and tests. If you pass, you will be invited
to an assessment centre which will include interviews and an
in-tray exercise. The application process is rigorous and can take
between 4-6 months as we need to carry out background and security
You should not discuss your application with anyone other than
your partner or a close family member, providing they are British.
They should be made aware of the importance of discretion.