Our work is important. All of it.
At MI6 (or SIS, as we're more formally known) we do vital work.
We collect intelligence from around the world to help protect the
UK against a range of threats from terrorism to regional
instability. Behind this work you will find our support teams. All
of them are essential to the smooth running of the organisation.
Thanks to their high standards and professionalism, we are able to
concentrate on the work we do that ensures the security and
prosperity of the UK. The following roles are only open to British
citizens and are based in central London. Some paid overtime may
occasionally be required for some positions.
Administrators - £21,713 + £2,600 local pay additions
Our admin teams have to be responsive to changing needs. Much of
their work involves data inputting and retrieval, but it could also
include other tasks, such as booking flights, arranging meetings
and dealing with information on budgets.
To join them you will need at least 5 GCSEs at grades A-E or
equivalent (for example relevant vocational qualifications),
computer literacy and preferably some administration experience.
People join us in these roles from all sorts of backgrounds, and at
every level of experience. What's important to us is that you have
the right skill set. You'll need to be flexible, with very good
administrative skills, a keen attention to detail and a high level
of professionalism. We're also looking for people who work very
well as part of a team and stay focused under pressure.
Transport Supervisor - £25,907 including local pay
Our Transport Supervisors play a vital role coordinating the
busy schedule of vehicle movements and garage bookings for our
London operations. That will mean allocating all transport tasks,
from picking up important visitors from the airport to transporting
goods in a 7.5t lorry. You'll also order fuel, make sure daily
vehicle maintenance checks are being carried out, and on occasion
take on driving assignments yourself.
To join us, you'll need a comprehensive knowledge of London's
streets to be able to allocate transport tasks efficiently. You'll
also need a clean driving licence with C1 and D1 entitlement, and
working knowledge of digital tachographs and regulations regarding
drivers' hours. A basic knowledge of Excel and Word is essential,
as are efficiency and a helpful, can do attitude.
Facilities Assistants - £19,621 + £2,600 local pay
The role is London based
Our Facilities Assistants need to be able to turn their hand to
anything from mail room duties to cleaning, painting, gardening and
building maintenance. Whether you're preparing meeting rooms or
laying carpet, portering or facilitating office moves, your can-do
attitude will make you invaluable. Ideally you are already working
as a Facilities or Estates Assistant.
This is a physical job, so you'll have to be able to undertake
vigorous tasks like moving furniture. You must have a full, clean
driving licence - basic IT skills are also important. Ideally,
you'll also have a forklift licence and a PASMA scaffolding
certificate. If not, you'll need to be willing to go on a course to
achieve them. Highly motivated and team spirited, you're always
ready to lend a hand no matter how busy it gets.
Before you apply
MI6 offers an excellent working environment, with great benefits
including 25 days' holiday and a good pension. However, applying to
join us is a complex process that may take up to six months. We
need to carry out in-depth background and security checks before we
recruit anyone - an extremely important task which can take some
time. Before applying, please make sure that you have checked that
you have the skills and experience required. It's also essential
that you feel strongly about helping to protect your country and
are committed to being discreet about your work. Remember, you must
be a British national aged 21 or over and you will be required to
undergo advanced security checks, including medical and drugs
To apply, visit www.sis.gov.uk and search our current
vacancies. We recommend spending a little time gathering more
information about us there.
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