Safety and Physical Security Expert – Europol


Europol is a young and growing organisation that became an EU agency in 2010. It is constantly looking for creative, self-reliant and energetic employees, who are up to the challenges involved in international crime-fighting, to work in its state-of-the-art headquarters in The Hague, the Netherlands.

It employs more than 1,000 personnel, including around 130 analysts, to identify and track the most dangerous criminal and terrorist networks in Europe. Our people come from a variety of professional backgrounds such us law enforcement, finance, legal, information technologies, human resources, communication, etc.

Working in close-knit teams, our specialists use their expertise and our cutting-edge technology to support investigations into serious organised crime and terrorism within and outside the EU.

Europol has:
• disrupted many criminal and terrorist networks
• contributed to the arrest of thousands of dangerous criminals
• helped recover millions of euros
• helped hundreds of victims of trafficking and abuse, including children

The working environment at Europol has a lot to offer. It is:
• highly collaborative
• intellectually stimulating
• multilingual
• multidisciplinary
• international

Prospective candidates should be prepared to work in a dynamic and fast-moving environment that requires a high level of flexibility, and should have the ability to perform well within a team.

Equal opportunity
Europol is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications without distinction on the basis of gender, colour, racial, ethnic or social origin, genetic features, language, religion or belief, political or any other opinion, membership of a national minority, property, birth, disability, nationality, age, sexual orientation or gender identity.

We aim to create and maintain a healthy and attractive work environment that supports women and men in their career planning and in achieving a healthy work-life balance.

Employment at Europol is open to nationals of EU Member States. There is no nationality quota system in operation, but Europol is striving for a broad range of nationalities in order to keep a well-balanced geographical distribution among its staff members. Applications from female candidates are particularly encouraged.

If you would like to be part of a supportive team that allows you to make a strong contribution, and if you have seen a position that appeals to you, we’d like to hear from you.


The Governance Department is responsible for supporting and assisting Europol Management and the rest of the organization by providing advice and maintaining strategic links with relevant EU bodies and law enforcement agencies of the Member States. Maintaining close cooperation with other departments, particularly on key corporate matters and monitor business planning and performance management, are also among the Departments’ task. Furthermore, the Governance Department is responsible to promote Europol’s achievements in the media and among the general public and the representation of the organisation at internal and external meetings as well as ensuring Europol’s physical and data security.

The main role of the Business Area Security is to ensure that Europol personnel, information, building and equipment are adequately protected against threats to their security and that safety rules are respected and implemented

Under the supervision of the Senior Specialist of the Security Unit, the job holder will be responsible for planning the work of the security guards and for the development, implementation and maintenance of the emergency response capability. This position requires to work during normal office working hours but might be needed to perform duties during non-working hours, weekends and public holidays.

The successful applicant will have to carry out the following main duties:

• Planning and coordinating the work of the security guards, including training and the administration of financial commitments and other documents in relation to physical security;
• Develop, Implement and amend policies, procedures, plans and directives related to the area of Physical Security;
• Develop and present security awareness programs for Europol staff;
• Develop and execute internal training programs for security and safety for staff;
• Create and maintain a network with external stakeholders with relation to Security;
• Prepare and participate in internal and external meetings and other engagements related to Europol’s security.
• Report directly to the BM Security for all physical security matters, in the absence of the G51 Line Manager;
• Perform stand by duties upon decision of the BM Security;
• Support the physical security senior Specialist in recruitment, tendering and other relevant processes;
• Ensure that Europol’s security requirements are updated and implemented;
• Ensure that Security and Safety Policies are followed and report security incidents and breaches;
• Support the Senior Specialist in the organization of security and safety measures for specific events;
• Responsible for the development, implementation and maintaining the Emergency response capability;
• Implementing the Company emergency Plan, Evacuation Plan (monitoring the compliance) and tasking of the Emergency Response Team.
• Any other duties in the area of competence as assigned by Management.


• Be a national of one of the Member States of the European Union and enjoy full rights as a citizen;
• Have fulfilled any obligations imposed by the applicable laws on military service;
• Produce appropriate character references as to his or her suitability for the performance of the duties;
• Be physically fit to perform the duties pertaining to the position (prior to appointment, the successful candidate will be medically examined by one of the institution’s medical officers in order that the institution may be satisfied that the candidate fulfils the requirements of Article 12(2)(d) CEOS)
• Produce evidence of a thorough knowledge of one of the languages of the Union and a satisfactory knowledge of another language of the Union to the extent necessary for the performance of the duties.

• Possess a level of post-secondary education attested by a diploma (if the official duration of the course is less than 3 years, the difference shall be deducted from professional experience in accordance with the information below)

Application deadline: 05 June, 2017, midnight (Amsterdam time zone)

Read more and apply here.

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