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Physical Security & Resilience Lead


Job Description:

Summary Are you looking for an organisation that cares about the work-life balance of its workforce? An employer who offers structured personal development, progression opportunities and outstanding training? Well look no further!

Life moves fast at HMRC which is why we’re the largest Landlord in Government! We’re looking to recruit Property Specialists, Project Managers, Facilities Managers and Engineers along with candidates with expertise in a wide range of property related services that can work at pace in a fast paced and agile workplace.   At HMRC we are committed to creating a great place to work for all our colleagues; an inclusive and respectful environment that reflects the diversity of the society we serve. We want to maximise the potential of everyone who chooses to work for us and we offer a range of flexible working patterns and support to make a fulfilling career at HMRC accessible to you.

Diverse perspectives and experiences are critical to our success and we welcome applications from all people from all backgrounds with the experience and skills needed to perform this role.

Job description This role is required to lead the related Design and Discovery activity for Physical Security and Resilience in HMRC Estates Directorate.
To lead on identifying pan-estate security risks, defining physical security and resilience standards and contract requirements, and assuring that they are being correctly applied to minimise the risks to HMRC people, information and assets

There is a requirement to evaluate threat and risks to HMRC business continuity/resilience on both the existing and new estates, which need to be addressed by the application of Physical Security principles. 

Physical Security is defined as; security measures that are designed to deny access to unauthorized personnel (including attackers or even accidental intruders) from physically accessing a building, facility, resource, or stored information; The provision of guidance on how to design structures and building services to resist potentially hostile acts, although there are other considerations and situations in which physical security measures are valuable (for example, limiting access within a facility and/or to specific assets)

Responsibilities As our Physical Security and Resilience Lead you will be responsible for, but not limited to:

• Identify security and resilience risks and develop physical security responses to avoid or mitigate these risks.
• Work closely with HMRC security professionals, and those from the wider Civil Service, to integrate physical security responses with Cyber, Information and Personnel security responses to deliver a holistic solution as part of a layered and integrated approach
• Identify opportunities to integrate physical security measures with actions required in other business areas
• Define physical security and resilience standards for HMRC – in conjunction with other parts of the Civil Service – for all estate facilities including offices, digital facilities, car parking and warehousing
• Specify physical security requirements for inclusion in construction and estates service provision contracts – including building structure, layout, barriers, lighting and support services
• Specify business resilience / continuity requirements for inclusion in construction and estates services provision contracts – including power supply and stand-by power
• Work collaboratively with HMRC staff responsible for the provision of incident response and security services – including pass issues, access control, mail screening and guarding.
• Plan and deliver physical security and resilience projects
• Plan and conduct physical security training
• Carry out site visits to provide guidance and support to local staff, and assurance to management   Ideal Candidate:

• General Security background (Required)
• Significant Built Environment Security experience. (Required)
• Applied Physical Security – Practitioner (Required) or Expert (Desired)
• Legal and Regulatory Environment - Practitioner (Required) or Expert (Desired)
• Understanding Risk and Mitigation - Practitioner (Required) or Expert (Desired)
• Protective Security – Awareness (Required) or Working (Desired)
• Understanding of Threats - Awareness (Required) or Working (Desired)
• Security Clearance – Minimum at SC, but with potential to higher level clearance (Required)
• Ability to travel nationally in role to all UK sites/facilities. (Required)
• Capable of operating efficiently across a wide variety of differing business areas. (Required)

Essential Qualifications:

• SME: Counter Terrorism; Blast Effects; Hostile Vehicle Mitigation Expertise.
• Member or Fellow of a relevant security professional body such as; CySP; ISMI; Security Institute; RSES.
• Working knowledge of BIM; REVIT; CAD.

Our Offer

While we work hard at HMRC we respect your work-life balance and offer flexible working conditions reflecting the best in the sector.

We offer you structured personal development, progression opportunities, and outstanding training. Memberships Member or Fellow of a relevant security professional body such as; CySP; ISMI; Security Institute; RSES. Benefits • Learning and development tailored to your role
• An environment with flexible working options
• A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity
• A Civil Service pension
  • Job Type

    Permanent, Full Time

  • Work Authorisation


  • Industry Sector Property

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