We are looking to recruit an Operations Researcher to join the existing research and operations team at The Inkerman Group, based in the Company’s busy Operations Centre to assist with the delivery of a range of 24/7 monitoring and support services to operational teams, clients and business travellers throughout the world. Services include the Company’s intelligence, leading-edge travel safe and tracking services globally, as well as other security services which are supported by comprehensive systems and processes, and which form a major part of the remit of this position.

This is a permanent full-time position based in the Operations Centre, responsible for the provision of these 24/7/365 first-line services to clients across all security service areas – travel safe, close protection, tracking, investigations, surveillance, crisis management and emergency helplines. Previous operations and / or experience of working in a similar operational environment managing front-line support response services with International experience is desirable but not essential. In addition, a good level of IT literacy is essential and the ability to speak an additional European language is preferred. The role will require candidates to work on a shift / rota basis of 12-hours, including night shifts, working at weekends and on public holidays in order to maintain the 24/7 service required for clients.

We are looking for individuals who are flexible, have a strong ‘can do’ attitude, excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to remain calm under pressure. The role is challenging, often with demanding and pressurised delivery timelines – the ability to be able to deliver in these types of conditions is critical; being able to work as part of a team and to be a proactive ‘self-starter’ is also required. Previous research and / or operational experience is an advantage, particularly within an operations centre / environment in a front-line support response role delivering similar tasks, although this is not essential as training will be given.

This position is based at the Company’s Headquarters in Ashford, Kent.

Applicants should apply in writing and send a CV to Karen Englishby by e-mail to hr@inkerman.com or by post to The Inkerman Group, 3-4 Elwick Road, Ashford, Kent TN23 1PF; please include details of your current salary package and / or salary expectations.

The closing date for applications is 01 July 2019.


An analyst is required to work in The Inkerman Group’s Political Risk team. The role will research, analyse and collate information and intelligence on a range of subjects and issues, including societal analysis on environmental, social, political and financial risk as well as due diligence and investigations research. The ability to prepare reports and information for clients, together with developing and maintaining the required processes and databases is essential. Applicants must be articulate with excellent written presentation and IT skills, and be educated to degree level. Degrees in International Relations, International History, Criminology, Politics, Philosophy, Economics (PPE), Psychology and Theology / Cultural Diversity at least at 2:1 Hons level for the undergraduate degree and / or Master’s Degree is preferred. This Analyst role will also work with the Company’s German clients on an ongoing basis, therefore the ability to write and speak German fluently is an essential requirement,

This position will be based at the Company’s Headquarters in Ashford Kent, with secondments in the Meerbusch Office in Germany and is ideally suited to individuals who are adaptable, have a flexible “can do” attitude and are team players.

The Inkerman Group is a specialist risk and intelligence company with a global client base; the Group’s expertise spans widely the aspects of risk and intelligence – with its main business including Political Risk, Protection, Crisis Management and Investigation services.  The permanent staff within the company consists of experienced law enforcement and intelligence professionals drawn from military, defence, police, customs, security, academic and business backgrounds.

Applicants should respond in writing by e-mail to hr@inkerman.com; the closing date for applications is 14 June 2019.


The Inkerman Group provides independent, apolitical, intelligence-led analytical services – mitigating threats and creating opportunities by monitoring worldwide events for its clients on a worldwide basis. The IRIS scheme offers applicants the opportunity to work in a stimulating environment with highly experienced analysts and to be involved in delivering these services on an ongoing basis throughout the programme.

Working remotely and throughout the world, applicants to the scheme will

  • Gain experience of working alongside experienced intelligence analysts
  • Be able to demonstrate to future employers their proven ability and experience in the field of international relations
  • Genuinely contribute to the delivery of real-live client services on a global basis
  • Benefit from working with industry experts within The Inkerman Group, a company considered to be market-leading in the provision of these services.

This is an exciting and competitive programme to join. If you are interested in applying and want to find out more information, send an e-mail to hr@inkerman.com and we will send you the full programme information.