UK Global Security Analyst


UK Global Security Analyst

The role of the Global Security Analyst involves working with the Senior Security Advisor (SSA), and one of Spearfish’s major development-sector clients, to manage the daily security of employees in the field, and project locations, across the world.

The Global Security Analyst is primarily responsible for monitoring security information feeds, disseminating timely intelligence to travellers, and providing actionable security advice. Formulating project security budgets, writing and editing Security Risk Assessments (SRAs) and coordinating in-country security support are also major components of the role.  

The Global Security Analyst also provides support and capacity building to other Spearfish staff and consultants delivering work to other clients. 

 Duties of the GSA

  • Actively monitoring open-source information feeds, for risks to global travellers and offices 

  • Running the Travel Desk (associated countries of responsibility) including local agent support 

  • Disseminating timely intelligence and actionable security advice 

  • Writing security budgets for international project proposals 

  • Security lead for the rapid-response HEART project, and the Fellowship program 

  • Assisting the SSA in the roll-out and client compliance with new security management systems 

  • Monitoring and amending country risk levels 

  • Writing and editing Security Risk Assessments (SRAs) 

  • Conducting pre-travel security briefs and Pakistan Weekly Security Updates 

  • Liaison between the GSM and external information providers

  • Capacity building through client training days 

  • Deputize for the SSA during periods of absence 

  • Developing & maintaining intelligence databases with security support information for projects   individuals working in high-risk environments, such as geographical information 

  • Develop, integrate & maintain GIS platform to plot

  • Company assets & useable resources 

  • Incident mapping (Live & Historical) 

  • Client global travel tracking (through existing GPS software) 

  • Providing support to the Spearfish Crisis Management Team in the event of it being activated 

  • Occasional travel to overseas projects to provide detailed security assessments and security advice to clients. 

Core competences

  • Previous experience in a risk management role.

  • A demonstrable interest in international affairs, and/or security and risk management.

  • Excellent research, organisational and coordination skills, with good time management, and the ability to work both independently and within a team.

  • Experience in monitoring project budgets and expenditure.

  • Academic credentials to a minimum of Batchelor's degree level. However, suitable experience will also count in lieu of a degree.

  • Ability to build effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders to achieve common goals.

  • Ability to develop and manage software and databases, including MS Office, Google docs and various social media platforms.



You will want to join a rapidly growing, dynamic and agile business where there is room for growth and personal development. You must have excellent client facing skills, with strong time management and an ability to work to deadlines. You will be flexible, able to work alone and will be self-motivated.. A sense of humour is also important.

 You will receive training and mentorship by the SSA in the skills required of a deployable security consultant. This training will include:

Conduct of a security review including location and building security, travel and accommodation security considerations

Report and review writing

Identification and mitigation of risks

Development of Hibernation, Relocation and Evacuation plans

Development of Medical Evacuation plans

Journey Management planning

Client supplier and due diligence reviews including transport

Pay and work patterns

The role would be full time, with 5 days a week spent at the Spearfish Headquarters in Winchester. Occasional travel to client offices in Oxford and globally should be expected.  The candidate will report directly to the SSA, but also have reporting responsibility to the client’s administrative staff whilst also working closely with the rest of the Spearfish team.  

Salaried position (12-month contract):

Salary + bonus package

  • Ranging from £27,000 and £29,000 dependent on experience

  • Ranging  from £1500 and £2000 annual bonus payable at the end of the 12 months.

  • 25 days holiday per annum, excluding public holidays.

  • Staff pension scheme included.

  • Personal accident insurance to £250,000 for death and injury cover when travelling on business.

Application Procedure

All applicants are requested to submit their CV with a covering letter by email to Spearfish. The successful candidate should be available from the beginning of September but may need to have a degree of flexibility , upon successful completion of the interview process. Face to face interviews will take place in Winchester during August.



Tel: +44 (0) 1962 869813