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Where to Find Work in the Geopolitics Industry

A directory of recruitment agencies, job sites, and company careers pages that are likely to have information about vacancies in the geopolitics industry

I’ve pulled together a list of places to look for jobs in the geopolitics industry. It includes people active on LinkedIn that are either recruiters or share details of geopolitics roles, job sites which tend to have geopolitics-related roles advertised on them, and careers pages of organisations in the geopolitics industry.

As ever, this is by no means an exhaustive list and if you know of any other people to follow or places to look, please do get in touch and let me know so I can improve the list.

 

Recruitment Agencies/Job Sites

LinkedIn

Alexander Borum regularly posts a list of hundreds of internships, traineeships, fellowships and entry-level/early-career positions across the many subsets of international relations in his #IRCareerStarters newsletter.

 

CrisisReady Jobs regularly posts lists of Global Security, Crisis, Business Continuity, and Risk Intelligence Jobs.

 

Andrew Connor is the founding director of Mango Group and PoliticalRiskJobs.com.  He has two decades of professional experience in human resources, global operations and non-profit leadership in roles spanning the United States, Europe, Latin America and Asia.

 

Katie Curtis is the Head of Strategy for recruitment company Octavius Finance and often advertises for roles in the geopolitics industry.

 

Jamie Etheridge regularly shares details of roles at risk consultancy Emergent Risk International.

 

Geopolitics Jobs is a LinkedIn group dedicated to posting details of geopolitics-related vacancies.

 

The Gen Dit Network is a LinkedIn group set up by a former Royal Marine aimed at helping veterans and those about to leave the military find work.

 

Louise Martin is the Intelligence Operations Manager for Securitas, and regularly posts details of vacancies at the firm.

 

Gavin Sakaya is a recruitment consultant for enteles Search who specialises in intelligence and investigations roles, including those in the geopolitics industry.

 

Scott R. Siler regularly posts details of interesting geopolitics roles on LinkedIn.

 

The Gen Dit Network is a LinkedIn group set up by a former Royal Marine aimed at helping veterans and those about to leave the military find work.

 

Job Sites and Recruitment Agencies

enteles Search identifies outstanding security and investigative professionals across the world, for both permanent and contract roles. Our experience spans physical security and asset protection, fraud and investigations, intelligence, brand protection and AIT, crisis management, geopolitics, loss prevention, systems security, HSSE, business continuity, forensics, event and travel security

 

LA International is a Digital Technology Resourcing and Project Solutions organisation, with Enhanced Government Accreditation. Operating globally from the largest single site facility in the UK.  LA International is the UK’s number 1 and largest Supplier of Security Cleared Digital and Technology resource to His Majesty’s Government. 

 

Mango Group works on strategic mid- to senior-level searches in the professional services space, including independent research, political risk, business information, and boutique management consulting. They work globally, with localised networks in New York, Washington, London, Tokyo and the Greater China region.

 

Octavius Finance is boutique, specialist headhunting firm which operates in global financial markets and has a dedicated geopolitics recruitment department.

 

OSINT Jobs is the global skills and career hub for OSINT professionals and the top choice for organisations seeking exceptional talent and advisory on developing in-house capabilities.

 

PoliticalRiskJobs.com fills a niche need in the geopolitical risk space for a high-quality, dedicated job board connecting employers with top talent, built by an industry insider.

 

Security Cleared Jobs is UK based job board designed and marketed to attract candidates who are Security Cleared or who meet the Security Clearance criteria and are looking for Permanent and Contract opportunities across a wide range of industry sectors.

 

Intelligence/Risk Agency Careers Pages

Some companies won’t advertise openings anywhere other than on their own websites, so its a good idea to keep checking their careers pages to see what’s going.

It is still worth emailing any company you are interested in working for even if they don’t currently have any vacancies listed, as it shows you are proactive and if they have your CV on file they may get in touch next time something comes up.

Please note that these synopses are taken from the websites of the companies listed and do not represent my personal opinion.

 

A

A2 Global Risk specialises in the avoidance and management of risks arising from crime, terrorism, political uncertainty and instability, social upheaval, hostile competitor activity, technological change, natural hazards and health-and-safety concerns.

 

AKE International is a leading provider of security and risk consultancy solutions.

 

Alaco help clients manage risk, assess commercial opportunities, resolve disputes and protect their reputations through the provision and analysis of information. They work globally, on one-off assignments and ongoing programmes for a wide variety of organisations, including financial institutions, multinationals, law firms, development institutions and family offices.

 

Aperio Intelligence provides insightful intelligence on subjects and situations worldwide, enabling decision makers to act with confidence.

 

B

Booz Allen Hamilton is an American government and military contractor specialising in intelligence.

 

C

Castor Vali is a global corporate security and risk management company specialising in providing International Protective Services, Corporate Security and Risk Management services to governments, multinational organisations and the energy sector in emerging and high-risk markets.

 

The Civil Service includes the Home Office, Cabinet Office, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Ministry of Defence, and more. The variety of geopolitics-related jobs on offer in the Civil Service is pretty much unrivalled in the UK.

 

Control Risks is a global specialist risk consultancy that helps to create secure, compliant and resilient organisations.

 

Crisis 24 is a leading integrated risk management, crisis response, consulting, and global protective solutions firm.

 

D

Deloitte is one of the “Big Four” consultancy firms in the UK, and has a variety of geopolitics and risk advisory positions.

 

Dragonfly provides geopolitical and security intelligence to business decision-makers.

 

E

Emergent Risk International provides comprehensive risk assessments across all geographies and threat categories from a business-first perspective.

 

Eurasia Group helps clients and the broader public understand the effect of politics and political risk on their world.

 

G

G3 is a global advisory company that has been providing strategic intelligence, investigations, and cyber advice to clients for 19 years.

 

Global Risk Institute is a premier organisation that defines thought leadership in risk management for the financial services sector.

 

H

Hozint is a situational awareness platform powered by human and artificial intelligence. They do not have a dedicated careers page, but if you click on the “Careers” tab at the top of the website it will display a dropdown of available jobs.

 

I

Intelligence Fusion fuse together innovative technology, military intelligence principles, and client-led design to provide a unique and tailored approach to intelligence collection, for every sector.

 

International Crisis Group is an independent organisation working to prevent wars and shape policies that will build a more peaceful world.

 

InternationalSOS is a pioneer and leader in international health and security risk management.

 

K

Kroll is a leading provider of risk and financial advisory solutions.

 

M

Mintz Group leverage their personal knowledge of local cultures and business environments to dig deeply into factual questions that concern their clients — from the presidential palace to the offshore oil rig.

 

O

Oxford Analytica has built a solid reputation for being a successful independent geopolitical analysis and consulting firm since it was founded in 1975.

 

P

Pinkerton Risk Management are leaders in comprehensive risk management, providing risk advisory, security management and protective services to global organisations.

 

Prevail Partners is a British Risk Management company. Harnessing operational expertise from their world-class team. Providing operational support, intelligence services, and leading capabilities. Supporting clients to deliver positive impacts.

 

Prism guides emerging market investors in assessing and managing diverse and interlinked risks to their operations. It offers opportunities to ambitious candidates seeking a rigorous working environment, and prioritises multi-lingual candidates with journalistic/investigative backgrounds. Immaculate writing skills, with interest in business, politics and law, is a pre-requisite. They also welcome individuals with sectoral expertise in natural resources and economics.

 

R

Raedas provides investigative support in high-stakes international litigation, arbitration, internal investigations and other contentious scenarios.

 

S

S-RM is a corporate intelligence and cyber security consultancy delivering intelligence, resilience, and response solutions to clients worldwide.

 

Securitas is a security services, monitoring, consulting and investigation group based in Stockholm, Sweden. The group has over 300,000 employees in 53 countries worldwide. They also post vacancies on their LinkedIn page.

 

Sibylline is a strategic advisory firm, dedicated to helping decision-makers identify opportunities and mitigate risks in their operating environments. As a side note, Sibylline always seems to have a massive number of jobs going compared to other agencies, so really worth keeping tabs on this one.

 

W

Wallbrook is a leading global intelligence, due diligence and risk advisory firm.

 

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