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If I join MI6, I won’t have much time for my family.
It’s probably full of super-bright graduates from the UK’s top universities.
It’s a dangerous job.
You have to work long hours.
No one can know where you work.
You’re on your own.
As you can probably tell, we want to make your career with us as rewarding and enjoyable as possible. Depending on operational need, we’ll aim to give you a good work/life balance, including the option of flexible working. You’ll also have access to excellent training and development opportunities, giving you the chance to strengthen your skills and shape your career within SIS.
Our benefits include: a Civil Service pension, discounted healthcare scheme and 25 days’ paid annual leave. We also provide generous shared parental/adoption leave and pay, childcare vouchers and a subsidised children’s holiday play scheme. Finally, you can take advantage of our cycle to work scheme, an interest-free season ticket loan, and the on-site restaurant, gym and language facilities at our London headquarters.
In an organisation dedicated to protecting the country, keeping staff safe and supported is really important. Our specialist people in the well-being teams work with staff both in the UK and overseas, and support their families too. Any staff member can access personal or financial advice as needed.
We’re serious about offering a real work/life balance, including offering flexible working where possible.
And with initiatives like social clubs and societies, occupational and mental health provision – any part of the SIS family can get the support they need, whenever they need it.
There are a number of groups run by staff in SIS dedicated to a wide range of causes, including: promoting gender equality; enabling an open LGBTQ+ workplace; celebrating inclusivity at work for all people regardless of race, ethnic origin, faith or cultural background; and another dedicated to awareness of disability. They host events, celebrate national diversity days like Pride, and importantly they create a culture where everyone can feel included and supported.