MI6 spooks are looking for James Bond-loving cabbies to drive cars

Live and Let Drive! MI6 spooks are looking for James Bond-loving cabbies to drive cars, minibuses and lorries for the secret service

  • Chauffeurs to drive M16 staff around the capital will be paid £33,029 a year  

M16 spooks are looking for James Bond-loving cabbies to drive cars, minibuses and lorries for the secret service.

The intelligence service is searching for chauffeurs to drive around the capital for £33,029 a year.

Former cabbies who have ‘The Knowledge’ of the roads in London like the back of their hands would be perfect for the Monday to Friday job.

The job, which consists of 41 hours a week with overtime, will be based out of MI6’s HQ overlooking the River Thames in Vauxhall, in South London – which black cabbies used to be notoriously averse to visiting at night.

The job advert reads: ‘This is the perfect role for someone who likes to be on the move and has excellent interpersonal skills.

‘No, Mr Bond, I expect you to drive’: MI6 is looking for London cabbies to drive their spooks around the capital. Pictured: Daniel Craig starring in the most recent James Bond film, No Time To Die

MI6, located overlooking the River Thames in Vauxhall, South London, will pay cab drivers  £33,029 a year

‘So you’ll be comfortable working in a customer-facing role as well as communicating with customers and colleagues at varying levels of seniority.

‘You’re a real team player who’s adaptable and flexible. Crucially, you’ll have a full UK driving license and an extended license that permits you to drive a minibus and 7.5-ton lorries.

‘Experience of driving large vans, minibuses or lorries is vital for you to be successful in this role.

‘You’ll also have extensive knowledge of central London and surrounding areas. This might mean you’ve previously worked as a taxi or delivery driver.’

The day-to-day job will be varied, with drivers picking up staff members in varying authority as well as passages.

It will also include being involved in the general maintenance of vehicles.

The advertisement added: ‘Our people and packages are always on the go, so at times you may be asked to cover different locations across the capital.’

The Chauffeur job is integral to the logistic services of the secret service and is key to supporting the busy teams of spooks who work at M16.

The job ad continues: ‘We’re MI6, also known as the SIS.

The job at MI6 includes driving around members of staff and packages, the job advertisement said

‘Our mission is to protect the security and economic wellbeing of the UK from overseas threats such as regional instability, terrorism, and cyber-attacks.

‘Working across the globe and in close partnership with MI5 and GCHQ, we help the Government to counter these threats through the provision of secret intelligence.

‘A role in MI6 will see you providing vital support to this work, within a supportive and encouraging environment that puts the emphasis on teamwork. …

‘And your days will be varied. You might be driving our colleagues to meetings across the city in a four-seater one day or delivering and collecting packages to various locations in a 7.5-ton lorry the next.

Benefits include 25 days annual leave automatically rising to 30 days after five years’ service, plus public holidays and paid parental leave.

There is also an ‘excellent’ pension scheme, interest-free train season ticket loan and cycle to work scheme.

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