new posts will supplement the existing small network of ASLOs (Aviation
Security Liaison Officers) already deployed in the field. The precise
locations for an expanded ASLO network are yet to be confirmed but are
expected to include: Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Abuja, Nigeria; New
Delhi, India; Istanbul, Turkey; Cairo, Egypt; Nairobi, Kenya; Rabat,
Morocco; Tunis, Tunisia and Bahrain. Allocation will be by individual
choice, where that is possible, but ASD (Aviation Security Division),
DfT (Department for Transport) reserves the right to make any final
About the job
is an exciting and interesting opportunity for individuals with drive
to become part of the Government and DfT response to global aviation
security challenges. The Aviation Security Division in the DfT intends
to create up to twenty new Aviation Security Liaison Officer posts. A
significant number of these posts will be working overseas and the
remaining posts will be based in London but with regular travel abroad
– you’ll have an opportunity to specify your preference during the
process, although we cannot guarantee to meet this.
based in London or overseas, the selected officers will maintain and
develop DfT’s international aviation security programme in their
appointed countries and build bilateral contacts and relationships,
often at senior level. They will be expected to secure UK airline
operations through identifying and mitigating security risks in
partnership with local authorities, including vulnerabilities at
international airports in host States in the region. Providing
technical aviation security advice and training, successful candidates
will support local staff engaged in the delivery of security functions
at relevant airports.
will also provide support to ASD’s International Strategy Team,
engaging certain governments on improving their aviation security
policy structure. This will require a high degree of diplomatic and
negotiating skills, working with senior colleagues at UK Diplomatic
Essential competencies required for the job
Leading and Communicating
• Communicate in a succinct, engaging manner and stand ground when needed
Take opportunities to regularly communicate and interact with staff,
helping to clarify goals and activities and the links between these and
Delivering at Pace
Regularly monitor own and team’s work against milestones or targets and
act promptly to keep work on track and maintain performance.
Take responsibility for delivering expected outcomes on time and to
standard, giving credit to teams and individuals as appropriate.
Making Effective Decisions
Identify a range of relevant and credible information sources and
recognise the need to collect new data when necessary from internal and
• Recognise patterns and trends in a wide range of evidence/data and draw key conclusions
Changing and Improving
• Be prepared to take managed risks, ensuring these are planned and their impact assessed
• Be willing to meet the challenges of difficult or complex changes, encouraging and supporting others to do the same
Collaborating and Partnering
• Establish relationships with a range of stakeholders to support delivery of business outcomes
• Deal with conflict in a prompt, calm and constructive manner
Policy - Using a sound evidence base
Ability to compile, assimilate, distil, interpret and present a strong
evidence base from a wide range of types of evidence and opinions to
form a sound and compelling base to inform coherent policy making
Analyse the quality of available evidence and analysis for the area as
a whole, and take steps to mitigate gaps, seeking out rigorous research
into new approaches, working across government to promote the use of
robust and authoritative evidence.
For further information and before applying please consult the candidate information pack.
Things you need to know
Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.
Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is developed vetting
Successful candidates will be expected to have a medical.
Open to UK nationals only.
Working for the Civil Service
Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity.
We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as
outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles
. There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.
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Contact point for applicants
Sift/interview dates and location
Sift results issued w/c 4th April
Assessment centres 18th-21st April- London.