Careers in British intelligence




30.000 € - 36.000 € gross / year


This job has expired or is no longer available.
Please use the jobs search form in the left column of this page.

Russian Language Opportunities

United Kingdom


Russian Language Opportunities
Salary: Up to £30,490 depending on allowances

Ideas and intentions live in the layers of a language.

Thoughts can be lost in translation. It takes knowledge of culture, history, politics and ideology to fully understand the original idea. And if you can do that, you can enable MI5 and GCHQ to make the right choices to help safeguard national security.

With a complex, challenging and vital role, our Russian language specialists are much more than just translators. They combine their fluency in the language and their analytical skills to provide invaluable intelligence insights.

Working at MI5 you’ll undertake core language analysis work in support of investigations. At GCHQ, you’ll be the first line of assessment of the intelligence value of Russian language material. To enhance your Russian skills, you’ll have access to formal language courses and benefit from the knowledge of our more experienced linguists. And if your eyes are set on the future, we can give you the opportunities to progress to senior positions with greater responsibility.

Your language, your security, ваши возможности

To apply to MI5 or GCHQ you must be a born or naturalised British citizen, over 18 years old 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.

You should only launch your application from within the UK. If you are based overseas, you should wait until you visit the UK to launch an application.

PLEASE NOTE - we do not accept CV's and cover letters and you must apply via our website.