View Vacancy – Security Guard (EST21.426)

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Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (Operations and Corporate Services)


The British Embassy in Tallinn is part of a world-wide network, representing British political, economic and consular interests overseas and is now looking to recruit a Security Guard.

The main purpose of the role will be to Secure the Embassy premises (patrols, checks). Deal with Embassy customers and visitors both face to face and over the phone.

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Monitor CCTV.

  • Update the Log Book promptly and accurately according to the standard operating procedures.       

  • Deal with members of the public in a polite and professional manner, including conducting bag searches. 

  • Conduct safety checks on all mail using x-ray facilities provided.     

  • Control vehicle and pedestrian entrances to the Embassy, including conducting vehicle searches.   

Complete the following tasks according to the standard operating procedures:

  • Equipment checks.

  • Handover perimeter checks.

  • Radiation meter readings.

  • Check windows are closed and lights are off when the Embassy is being locked up.

  • Open and close the visitor entrance to the Embassy every day.

  • Proficient level of English and Estonian both written and spoken, B1-B2 level according to the CEFR framework*.

  • Previous security work experience minimum 1 year.

  • Previous experience of working with customers.

  • Russian language skills would be an advantage.

Making Effective Decisions, Building Capability for All, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace

3 October 2021


Full-time, Permanent


Europe, Eastern Europe & Central Asia



British Embassy



1,101.27 EUR gross monthly salary

1 December 2021

This is a full-time permanent contract.

The annual leave entitlement is 20 working days per year pro rata and the Embassy enjoys an average of 14 public holidays per year.

The successful candidate will be subject to confirmation of a background check and security clearance.

All applicants should have the right to live and work in Estonia. The British Embassy does not sponsor for work permits. Staff recruited locally by the British Embassy in Estonia are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local Estonian employment law.

Please note that the deadline for applications is 23:55 on the day mentioned in the above field “Application deadline”.

We advise you to allow enough time to complete and submit your full application, since only applications completed and submitted before the deadline will be considered.

Please be aware that the deadline for submitting applications is considered to be the time zone for the country where the vacancy has arisen.

Please be advised that the British Embassy will not be able to meet the travel costs incurred when travelling to the interview, nor the costs connected with relocation if offered a position.

*Please note for more information on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment  levels  please click on the following link CEFR. Please bear in mind in case you are invited for an interview your language skill is going to be assessed.

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