View Vacancy – Security Assistant for Protect and Prepare

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Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (Policy & Political roles)


The British Embassy in Rabat is seeking a hard working team player to take up the position of Security Assistant for Protect and Prepare grade A2 (L).

Main purpose of the job:

This position will form part of the UK’s enhancement of its protective security cooperation with Morocco. Working with a team of security specialists from across UK Government, the role will support the British Embassy’s Security platform and ensure all activity is aligned to UK strategic aims.

This is a busy and interesting role in the Embassy, which we are looking to fill with an individual who is a team player and willing to adapt to the requirements of the position.

The successful candidate must have an eye for detail, be flexible and well organised, to balance the dynamic needs of the team, while maintaining accurate records. There is a requirement for occasional travel within Morocco (which may entail weekend or evening working or overnight stays for training events).

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Support the organisation of Protect and Prepare training and events as part of the UK’s protective security programme, including making any travel arrangements required by trainers or participants such as, arranging visas, travel and accommodation bookings.
  • Support management of the Protect and Prepare programme, ensuring that effective monitoring and evaluation techniques are used following project implementation, in line with the UK government’s project management guidelines. Also carry out tasks relating to Protect and Prepare budget management, including monthly forecasting and maintaining accurate records of financial expenditure. 
  • Liaise with other Embassy staff and external contacts, including international local civil society and government counterparts, in arranging and attending meetings with members of the security team. Draft minutes and detail any agreed actions, as necessary.
  • Monitor media outlets, including social media, and record any key facts relating to counter terrorism in Morocco, such as details of any cell dismantlement. Keep filing systems up to date, including a contacts database, ensuring relevant background documents are archived on Microsoft Teams.
  • Carry out administrative tasks, such as responding to telephone and email enquiries, dealing with stationery requests etc.

The above list is not exhaustive and the jobholder will be required to be flexible and take on other ad hoc tasks as required. The job description may be reviewed to meet changes in business needs. 

Key Competences:

  • Working Together: People skilled in this area create and maintain positive, professional and trusting working relationships with a wide range of people within and outside the Civil Service to help get business done.
  • Delivering at Pace: Effectiveness in this area means focusing on delivering timely performance with energy and taking responsibility and accountability for quality outcomes. It’s about working to agreed goals and activities and dealing with challenges in a responsive and constructive way. 
  • Managing a Quality Service: Effectiveness in this area is about being organised to deliver service objectives and striving to improve the quality of service, taking account of diverse customer needs and requirements. People who are effective plan, organise and manage their time and activities to deliver a high quality and efficient service, applying programme and project management approaches to support service delivery. 

  • Excellent communication skills in English, French and Arabic both verbal and spoken. Able to express ideas and messages clearly and concisely, both orally and in written communication.
  • Proven record of organisational ability. Ability to prioritise own workload and meet deadlines, without compromising the quality of the work.
  • Collaborative approach to colleagues and stakeholder partnerships. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to develop and maintain a range of contacts and to build effective working relationships.
  • Has initiative, adaptable and the ability to work flexibly both in a small team and individually with autonomy, and able to adapt to new ways of working.
  • Very good level of IT skills and literacy in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams).

  • Experience working with an international institution.
  • An understanding of counter-terrorism activity and security arrangements.

Collaborating and Partnering, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace

30 June 2021

A2 (L)

Fixed Term, Full-time


6 months

Middle East & North Africa



British Embassy



1 September 2021

The Embassy aims to offer an attractive working environment and remuneration package for this role, including a non negotiable gross salary of MAD 14,385 per month, inclusive of all allowances. However, employees who are not liable to pay local income tax on their Mission salary may have their salaries reduced by the equivalent local income tax amount. The package includes a good level of medical insurance, 21 days of annual leave per annum (on pro rata basis) plus 14 public holidays, access to on-site swimming pool, tennis court and gym facilities.

There are no other allowances payable as part of this package. No accommodation and relocation expenses are payable in connection with this position.

The contract will be for a full-time employment, on a fixed term basis for 6 months with an option to extend.

Conditioned working hours for the position are 38 hours per week Monday to Friday. Normal office hours (Mon-Thu 0800-1615, Fri 0800-1300). The Embassy encourages flexible working subject to operational need and line manager’s approval. Independent working will be tested as a competence in interviews.

The Embassy has a strong commitment to learning and development and all staff are required to agree a learning and development plan with their line manager.


Applicants must have a right to work and live in Morocco.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates must attach the following documents in English when applying online:

  1. A covering letter
  2. An updated Curriculum Vitae (CV) and completed online application form.

** (Your application must include examples of when you have demonstrated the competencies outlined above in the cover letter or motivation section in the application form. Applications that do not include this information will be rejected).

All applications must be received before 23:55 (Local Time) on 30 June 2021.

Please note that incomplete applications or applications received after the stated deadline will not be taken into consideration.

Due to the large amount of applications we receive only those shortlisted for assessment/interview will be contacted.

The start date mentioned in the job advert is a tentative start date and the successful candidate will be required to undergo security-vetting procedures. Any offer of employment will be subject to the candidate achieving suitable clearances.

Personal data collected will be treated in strictest confidence under the terms of the UK Data Protection Act and used for recruitment purposes only.


The British Embassy is an equal opportunities employer, dedicated to inclusivity, a diverse workforce and valuing difference.  Staff recruited locally by the British Embassy is subject to Terms and Conditions of service according to local Morocco employment law.

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