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Mi5 surveillance vacancies

Covert Munkey

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Mobile Surveillance Officer

Mobile Surveillance Officer

London

£24,121, rising to £27,658 + benefits (pay award pending)
Closing Date: 24 Oct 2007



Request application form by: 19th October 2007
Return application form by: 24th October 2007

Surveillance plays a vitally important role within the Service and is a key investigative resource. Mobile surveillance officers follow targets of national security investigations as identified by Intelligence Officers. It is all about observing the people or places, either on foot or by vehicle.

To work in this area, you'll first need to pass a physically and mentally demanding, non-residential course lasting 75 days. It consists of briefings, intensive training and assessments, and continual feedback is provided throughout.

We want all our course participants to succeed, but it is tough and we have to part company with anyone who is not up to the required standard.

Entry to the Mobile Surveillance Group is at the level MS5, and there are limited promotion opportunities. Some become team leaders and direct others during surveillance operations, but this typically takes five to eight years to accomplish. Others become planning officers or assume other management roles.

The starting salary at grade MS5 is £24,121 rising to £27,658 on successful completion of the training course, once shift and weekend working allowance are included. Some overtime will also be available. Salary is subject to annual review and is performance related.

Promotion is both on merit and where vacancies allow. There are some opportunities to specialise in photography or technical areas, and occasionally surveillance officers are seconded or transferred to other parts of the Service.

Surveillance is a practical skill and it may take up to two years to reach full proficiency. Regular refresher and specialist training are provided as appropriate.

Due to operational requirements, we particularly welcome applications from women and ethnic minorities. All applications will be considered on merit. The Security Service is committed to reflecting both Equal Opportunities and the society we protect.

To be eligible to apply, you must meet our residency criteria. You must be a born or naturalised British Citizen and one of your parents must be a British Citizen or have substantial ties to the UK. Candidates must normally have been resident in the UK for 9 out of the last 10 years. This is particularly important if you were born outside the UK. You will nonetheless be considered if you have, for example, served overseas with HM Forces or in some other official capacity as a representative of Her Majesty's Government, studied abroad, or lived overseas with your parents.

Due to vetting requirements you will need to be 18 years old, or above, to apply. Your application may take around 6 months to process.

Discretion is important to the Service, so please only discuss this application with your partner and/or immediate family.

Completed application forms should be returned to: M015, TMP Worldwide, Response Management, Lower Ground Floor, Chancery House, 53-64 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1QS.

The Security Service is committed to reflecting both equal opportunities and the society we protect.


https://www.mi5careers.gov.uk/job.aspx?jobid=46


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Jaxx

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Bumping this thread, but taking note of this

Discretion is important to the Service, so please only discuss this application with your partner and/or immediate family.
Can anyone share some experience either first/second hand of this role? I am currently past the physical testing stage of a application with a police force, looking towards co18, but now wondering if something in surveillance would suit me better.

Thanks .

Edit: Sorry I didn't realize it was originally posted in 07 but its back up again now.
 
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Heimrisks

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what an excellent opportunity for brittish nationals to grow in a specialist area.
Knowledge and experiences in the anti terrorism profession

hawk
 

zatoichi

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Did you ever wonder why the service is recuirting Surveillance officers every two years. It is because the job is highly stressful and people are leaving on the sick , you will never get out of that role once in the service. Anyone out there thinks Surveillance is glamorous or enjoyable needs there head looked at. These days the service is looking for other ethinic types for their Surveillance operations, not just UK based. Think hard about this it might not be what you think and you will not see much of your family.
 

horizon

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Mi5 Sv

And the money is pants!!

Compare it to cop level 1 SV salary and its based in London?
 

Heimrisks

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Hey, guys alot of work out there is crap regarding to payment.
And yes after working close to 16 years with national and international security work Iam much aware of the stress, but then we all can stop right here.
Is there no stress in CP? or PSD?
Ofcourse sitting in a hotelcorridor protecting a client by night is not the most exiting job, and the same with surveillance sitting in a vehicle checking a apartment maybe for months and months.
Iam a single dont have any kids, but for people wanting to work with national /international security meassures such as cp or surviellance of the new threat of today global terrorism its still an excellent opportunity to get trained and work with maybe one of the best agencys in the world.

And if people cant handle being away from your familiy, dont see your friends maybe its time to change a career or never to go into this line of work.
A good point you brought up for people to think hard of before you decide if this is what you want to do for the future.

I can just say hunting for jobs now and then when contracts is ending, not knowing what you will do in 2 months time that is stress!
And I been doing this for 16 years soon

hawk
 
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