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Close Protection Officer

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London, UK

Job Type

Shift work/Full Time

About the Role

The day to day tasks could include protecting clients from threats such as terrorism, stalkers, political opponents or anything else that may cause harm to the client. You may need to inspect any or all premises before the client arrives to ensure their safety. You will have to plan and identify routes to prevent any disruptions or possible threats occurring. We need you to stay constantly alert to react to threatening situations. You will need to accompany the client on business and social events. A driving licence is essential for this role as you may need to drive the client to and from venues.


  • Have a good Level of Fitness.

  • Have a Close Protection license.

  • Have a First Aid Certificate.

  • Pass enhanced background checks (including Vetting).

  • Excellent knowledge of public safety and security.

  • Patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations.

  • The ability to work well with others.

  • To be thorough and pay attention to detail.

  • Thinking and reasoning skills.

  • Concentration skills.

  • Customer service skills.

  • Excellent verbal communication skills.

  • To be able to carry out basic tasks on computer or hand-held device.

  • Be over 18 years old.

  • Have a full driving license.

  • Candidate must be UK/EU Citizen.

  • Must submit to urinalysis screening for illegal drug use prior to appointment.

  • Age, vision, and excellent physical condition requirements may also app

  • All candidates must meet the eligibility requirements for a security clearance: BPSS; EBS; and CTC.

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