Credibility Assessment Specialist

Job Title: Credibility Assessment Specialist
Contract Type: Flexible
Location: London
Salary: £49,269 depending on experience and qualifications
Job Published: June 07, 2017 08:54

Job Description

Credibility Assessment Specialist – £49,269 depending on experience and qualifications

Full or part-time, flexible, job shares or compressed hours are considered.


A behavioural science career at SIS offers a fantastic opportunity to apply specialist knowledge and skills in a unique area with a growing evidence base. With the team well-integrated across the organisation, and engaged in a variety of tasks, you’ll be guaranteed a highly stimulating role that makes a real difference to our country’s security.

In this role, you’ll use multiple channels of communication to synthesise state-of-the-art knowledge on the applied psychology of credibility assessment via multiple channels of interaction (including online and digital modalities). This will be carried out in support of our security and mission objectives.  Much of your time will be spent refining our methodology, developing evidence-based training and producing detailed protocols for your colleagues. You’ll also take part in research projects, develop services and collaborate with internal and external partners.

A behavioural scientist with a strong background, your skills could have been drawn from a variety of contexts. For instance, you may have focused on credibility assessment, detection of deception or investigational interviewing, in real-world settings such as law enforcement, mental health or security and intelligence work. You may have applied psychologically-informed credibility assessment techniques to the issues of personal security, authorship analysis or the validation of information.

Whatever your background, you’ll be making a difference where it really counts. And, in addition to an attractive package, you’ll be working in a structured environment that offers extensive support and encourages professional development and peer review.

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To apply to MI6, you must be a born or naturalized British citizen, over 21 years old and normally have been based in the UK for six of the last ten years. You should not discuss your application with anyone other than your partner or a close family member providing that they are British. They should also be made aware of the importance of discretion.

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