Vacancy at the British Embassy in Riga

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

As a member of the guards’ team, you will work closely with your team-mates to ensure the British Embassy compound and external perimeter is kept safe. The other part of your role will involve performing simple maintenance tasks to help upkeep the Embassy’s property.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

Guarding 50%                                                                                                      

  • The primary responsibility of the guard is to control access and observe internal and external territory of the Embassy;
  • Security of Staff, Offices and Residences;
  • Perimeter patrols;
  • Search visitors and their bags;
  • Vehicles bomb search;
  • Consular/Visa Section access control;
  • CCTV system monitoring;
  • Scan mail using the mail scanner equipment;
  • Raise alarms, incident response, and liaison with police;
  • Messenger: delivery of mail and packages;
  • General administration (e.g. Occurrences register, mail, flags);
  • Training (e.g. self-defence, professional security, languages).


Maintenance 50%

  • Perform minor maintenance works to aide in the upkeep of Embassy’s property, according to an agreed schedule of works;
  • Liaising and  agreeing works with contractors, supervising and following up on contractors’ work;
  • Report to the supervisors any health and safety issues spotted during the works;
  • Responsibility for keeping the working area, tools and equipment in good order.


Deadline for applications is 11 March 2020.

Please view her full advertisement and online application here.