Senior Physical Security Specialist Department for Work and Pensions

Reference DWPDIG/43/17
Location Scotland
Salary £38,700
Work hours
Employment type
Closing date 8 September 2022

Job description

We are actively seeking a Senior Physical Security Specialists to join our thriving security community.

This is a huge and exciting role for any senior physical security professional looking to take the next step in their career. DWP has the biggest civilian workforce, the largest databases and the biggest civilian estate in Government, and is rolling out welfare reforms like Universal Credit, so we’re at the forefront of proactivity in developing and continuously improving security approaches and methodologies.

Here, you will work with and support business managers to enhance physical personnel and cyber security protection security within the business, and protection protecting its people and for its information assets.

You’ll work with many talented and committed people who want to be the best at what they do together.

We offer career-enhancing roles which apply the latest technologies and techniques to meaningful, high profile work. Our people also enjoy the security, flexibility and work-life balance that a brilliant civil service offers. If you want to work in empowered, multi-disciplinary teams in an environment which values passion and creativity over hierarchy, we’d love to hear from you.

We work with a wide range of internal and external security stakeholders across all of Government and industry to protect our people and our assets As a community, and an organisation, we value diversity and we operate flexibly from a range of locations. We have family friendly policies and a culture that encourages people to be authentic and play to their strengths; it’s a great place to work.

You should have plenty of security experience under your belt, and you’ll have the knowledge required to advise on technical and other aspects of physical security. You might be someone looking for your next big challenge or for an opportunity to specialise more. In this role you’ll lead a regional team, using your analytical capability to make data-driven decisions.

Team work is crucial for us so you’ll be a real team player, and you’ll have the drive, talent and commitment to do what it takes to get the job done.

As a Senior Physical Security Specialist here you’ll have an integral role in how the Department addresses its current and future security and resilience needs, so we need you to have strong, specialised and evolving physical security skills and knowledge.

In this role you’ll be responsible for reviewing the latest incidents or reports and deciding whether site visits are needed in response. You’ll monitor the status of physical security across a portfolio of sites in your area, getting to know the site and working well with senior site officials and supplier managers.

You’ll work with the managers and suppliers to put mitigations in place, supporting security awareness campaigns across your sites, and testing local incident management plans or business continuity plans.

Our team works across over 750 sites with each individual responsible for supporting over 40 sites, varying in size and complexity. We have sites across the UK and we’ll work with you to get you set up in the most convenient home location.

You’ll need to travel frequently to work with and support colleagues in sites across your region – we’ll make sure you have everything you need to do that effectively too. We have a fantastic, flexible benefits package which includes interest-free loans to buy a bike or a season ticket, so it’s even easier for you to get to work and start making a difference.

You can also look forward to benefits including a very competitive salary of up to £38,700, a generous leave allowance and a great pension. Get in touch to discuss our full range of perks and benefits.

We believe the work we do really matters, so we’re serious about investing in your ability.

You’ll have access to a huge suite of training and learning opportunities to complement your existing skills and experience and those you’ll acquire on the job, as well as the chance to share knowledge with colleagues from across the security community and via our coaching and mentoring programmes.

If you want to work in empowered, multi-disciplinary teams in an environment which values passion and talent over hierarchy, we’d love to hear from you today.

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The deadline for receipt of formal applications is 8th September 2017.

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