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Job Reference: G4S/RM/1155
Number of Positions: 1
Contract Type: Full Time
Salary: £8.55 per hour (30 hours per week)
Location: London
G4S Region:
Country:United Kingdom


G4S Business Unit:
Closing Date: January 18, 2013

Job Introduction:

G4S Risk Management is the specialist protective security and consulting arm of G4S plc, the world’s leading international security

G4S Risk Management's consulting division are seeking a Research Intern for a 6 month period to carry out research, analysis and produce reports on global risk providing comprehensive reports for both internal and external clients.

G4S Risk Management is the specialist protective security and consulting arm of G4S plc, the world’s leading international security solutions group and a FTSE 100 listed company.  It builds on the comprehensive experience and the global expertise of G4S, with its 600,000 employees and an annual turnover in excess of £5 billion.  G4S Risk Management provides a range of services for clients operating in complex or sensitive environments.


G4S Risk Management’s primary focus is to provide national governments, multinational corporations and international peace and security agencies operating in hostile or sensitive environments with:

  • Protective security services
  • Risk advisory and consultancy services
  • Specialist training
  • Mine action services including Weapons Reduction and Explosive Ordnance Management
  • Development and reconstruction services.

Role Responsibility:

  • Day to day updating of G4S's online country intelligence service.
  • Involvement in Global Intelligence System deliverables.
  • Creative and thorough retrieval of information using a broad range of on-line and printed sources including databases, industry and trade clearinghouses and libraries and government sources.
  • Thorough, accurate, timely and actionable analysis of retrieved information, verification and presentation in report form to G4S RM consultants and clients.
  • Exercising rigorous quality control over material, whether client orientated or internal to G4S Risk Management.
  • The maintenance and development of information sources.
  • Utilisation and development of additional open sources.
  • Efficient production of work to agreed schedules
  • Provide research and analytical support to G4S Risk Management Consulting.
  • Provide business and competitor intelligence.
  • Assist in the preparation of departmental client proposals.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Educated to at least Masters degree level in a relevant subject-matter such as international relations,  security studies or equivalent.
  • Able to demonstrate knowledge of the business sectors G4S RM works within, for example government departments, insurance sector, non-governmental organisations or the energy industry.
  • Knowledge of security risk management processes such as ISO 31000:2009 desirable.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of the security risk management consulting sector.
  • Fully IT literate.
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Able to interpret large volumes of qualitative and quantitative data to present accurate analysis.
  • Excellent self planning, prioritisation and organisational skills to meet tight deadlines within a fast paced and demanding environment.

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