Security Specialist

International SOS
  • Location
    London, United Kingdom
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jan 31

Position description

We are currently recruiting a Security Specialist on a permanent contract to join our security team based in Chiswick Park, London. This is an excellent security position; working for the world’s leading medical and travel security assistance company.

This position will be responsible for the day to day delivery of high-quality security assessments and advice to travellers, international assignees and corporate travel risk managers. The individual will work as part of a 24/7 team providing travel security advice to clients and supporting client situational awareness by scanning for, reporting and escalating developing travel security issues.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Delivery of best-in-class bespoke verbal and written travel security assessments and briefings;
  • Collect, analyse and disseminate security or disruption issues affecting business travellers;
  • Maintain awareness of the regional security environment through detailed research and engagement with regional contacts;
  • Advise and monitor clients travelling in complex working environments;
  • Support security consultancy tasks;
  • Understand all current events affecting regional/global business travel and provide travel advice and briefs to clients;
  • As required, conduct travel to priority countries to assess current situations and develop local information and assistance capabilities to further support clients.


Required Skills and Knowledge

  • Interest in international affairs and the global security environment
  • Degree level qualification in politics, international relations or related subject or work experience
  • Experience in writing for senior management and business decision-makers
  • Knowledge of the political and security context of West, Central and Northern Africa
  • Ability to analyse issues and explain complex situations to a non-expert
  • Liaison and communication skills
  • International experience (work and personal)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Willingness to work outside of normal duty hours
  • Fluency in English
  • Foreign travel to Africa desirable
  • Advanced professional proficiency in French and/or one other language preferred

Application instructions

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