Connecting Talent to opportunity

Connecting Talent to opportunity

Building Security Manager


Job Description:

Do you have experience in managing Contractors? 

Have you previously worked in operational security? 

Are you confident in identifying building related security risks? 

If you’ve answered yes to these, then maybe our Regional Security Manager role in Portsmouth could be just for you!

See what it’s like to work at HMRC: find out more about us or ask our colleagues a question. Questions relating to an individual application must be emailed as detailed later in this advert.

This is an exciting opportunity to work within our operational security team, where you will keep our people, buildings, and assets safe and secure. You will work with other Estates colleagues within your building to achieve outcomes and use your knowledge to give advice and make decisions. Person specification

As our Regional Security Manager, you will be responsible for a variety of things. Each day will be different, with new challenges that push your capabilities and enable you to learn and new things. Here are some of things you’ll be doing:

  • Identify, record, and analyse all building related security risks; formulate mitigating actions and share with stakeholders, in line with the standard HMRC security templates. Identify and exploit measures to improve the security posture.
  • Undertake Level One Security Assurance on the security supplier’s service provision in the form of monthly KPIs and associated checks to support contract management.
  • Work with the Commercial Business Partner to support and progress initiatives and project work to maximise the security contract’s potential and efficiencies.
  • Produce and maintain building security management documentation such as site-specific Risk Registers and local risk assessments and security reviews, formulating the Building Security Policy in line with the consistent national approach.
  • Undertake regular security assurance reviews to ensure standards are adequate and meet existing threats and emerging risks to the business. 
  • Collaborate with the external security providers to ensure the effective and efficient delivery of physical security posture via the agreed site-specific assignment instructions.
  • Take the lead in dealing with operational security incidents in line with National Security Framework guidelines. 
  • Collaborate and initiate security operations and activities with HMRC colleagues and outside agencies as appropriate.
  • Support and assist in emergency and contingency planning and management regarding operational security issues as the operational security subject matter expert (SME), liaising with other members of the Building Management Team. 
  • Work collaboratively in partnership with the Incident Control Officer (ICO) for all sites in area of responsibility.
  • Proactively seek out and develop contacts and networks, internally and externally.
  • Provide SME (Subject Matter Expert) advice and management overview of security provisions in additional sites within your areas of responsibility.

Essential Criteria 

  • A working knowledge of operational security.
  • Evidence of working with Suppliers & demonstrating strong supplier management skills.
  • Excellent relationship builder, experience working across all levels in an organisation.
  • A proven track record of operating at a tactical level, delivering Security Services across complex sites.
  • Proven track record of analysing and resolving problems, developing opportunities, and implementing innovate solutions/approaches.

Desirable Criteria

  • BTEC Level 5 in Security Management or equivalent qualification.

If not already held, you must be willing to obtain the following within 2 years of appointment:

  • BTEC level 5 in Security Management.
  • Contract Management Foundation Level.
  • Threat and Risk Analysis Training Pathway incorporating NVQ Level 4 in Security Coordination and Design.


  • Learning and development tailored to your role
  • An environment with flexible working options
  • A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity
  • A Civil Service pension with an average employer contribution of 27%
  • Job Type

    Permanent, Full Time

  • Work Authorisation


  • Industry Sector Property