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Reference: 71315

Date Added: 4 June 2019
Closing Date: 1 July 2019

Job Title: Agent Handlers

Working For: MI5

Location: London

Salary: £47,035, rising to £50,858 after three years

Job Details

Four days a week minimum basis

Relationship building. Empathy. Problem solving. Resilience. These are skills you likely use every day. They are also the skills you need to be an Agent Handler in MI5.

Our agents are members of the public who provide us with vital information about threats facing the UK. This means Agent Handlers are at the heart of what we do, working with our agents to gather the intelligence that helps to keep the country safe.

The role itself may be different from what you might expect. Adept at interacting with a diverse range of people and curious as to what makes a person tick, you’ll create and nurture the trusting, long-term relationships that yield crucial intelligence. Whilst you will be meeting agents in relation to vital investigations, you’ll also spend a significant amount of your time in the office. When you are out meeting agents, there are a range of measures available to keep you and the agent safe.

If think you might have the skills to help us protect the country, find out more about being an Agent Handler at MI5 today.


The Security Service is committed to equal opportunities and to reflecting the society we protect. All applications are welcome, but we particularly welcome applications from women and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates. All appointments will be made on merit.

Closing Date: 1 July 2019

Interview/Start Dates

Application Details

To apply to MI5 you must be a born or naturalised British citizen, over 18 years of age and normally have lived in the UK for nine of the last ten years. You should not discuss your application, other than with your partner or a close family member, providing that they are British. They should also be made aware of the importance of discretion.

Please apply via https://ad.doubleclick.net/ddm/clk/443130720;246916380;y or see our careers page for further details: https://www.mi5.gov.uk/careers

Website: https://www.mi5.gov.uk/

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