Physical Security & Resilience Lead

  • Job Reference: 161276
  • Date Posted: 23 November 2021
  • Recruiter: HM Revenue and Customs
  • Location: Birmingham
  • Salary: £52,000 to £67,000
  • Sector: Government, Real Estate & Property, Security
  • Job Type: Full Time Flex, Part Time Flex, Super Flex
  • Duration: Happy to talk flexible working
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

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.

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.

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

For a full breakdown of the role, please refer to the Role Profile attached at the bottom of the advert.

Person Specification

Essential Criteria

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate they have successfully developed and implemented Physical Security Strategies within large / complex organisations, and will have circa:
• 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.

Behaviours

We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Leadership
  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Delivering at Pace
  • Communicating and Influencing

Technical skills

We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:

  • 13. Professional Practice
  • 2. Strategic Planning

Benefits

• Learning and development tailored to your role
• An environment with flexible working options
• A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity
• A Civil Service pension

Team members that are moving offices as a result of the Locations Programme will be entitled to a Moves Adjustment Payment for three years where they incur additional costs. This is calculated based on the difference between the costs of travelling to and from the new and old office, over a weekly period. You will get more detail on this as part of targeted locations move communications.

Find more about HMRC benefits in 'Your little extras booklet'  for further information or visit Thinking of joining the Civil Service

Things you need to know

Security

Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.
Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check.

See our vetting charter.
People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.

Selection process details

This vacancy is using Success Profiles, and will assess your Behaviours, Strengths, Experience and Technical skills.
The Sift

As part of the application process you are required to complete a CV and a 500 word Personal Statement.

Please note that your Personal Statement should be aligned to the person specification within the advert and the Specialist Knowledge & Experience within the role profile.

Sift, Interview Dates and Location

We aim to conduct the sift within 2 weeks of the advert closing and interviews will be scheduled approximately 10 working days following the sift. You will be informed of the interview location if you are successful at sift.

The Interview

Candidates invited to interview will undertake a blended assessment against the Civil Service Success Profile Behaviours Framework and the Success Profile Strengths Dictionary. We will also be including a Government Property Profession Technical Skill. Full details on how to prepare for the interview are included in the candidate pack below.

Please take extra care to tick the correct boxes in the eligibility sections of your application form. We understand mistakes sometimes happen but if you contact us later than two working days (Monday-Friday) before the vacancy closes, we will not be able to reopen your application for you. The inbox to contact is: hmrcrecruitment.grs@cabinetoffice.gov.uk Use subject line to insert appropriate wording eg Please re-open my application - 161276 & vacancy closing date 7 December 2021.

Security Update

If you are successful and transferring from another Government Department, we will carry out a check of your identity, nationality, and immigration status (including the right to work in the UK) and a criminal record check before confirming your appointment.

Successful candidates must pass a Disclosure and Barring Security Check/Disclosure Scotland/Access NI. If location is in England it will be DBS, Scotland will be Disclosure Scotland and Northern Ireland will be Access NI. Please note that HMRC have an exemption under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, which enables us to make enquiries about both unspent and spent convictions.

In order to process applications without delay, we will be sending a Criminal Record Check to Disclosure and Barring Service /Disclosure Scotland/Access NI on your behalf. However, we recognise in exceptional circumstances some candidates will want to send their completed forms direct. If you will be doing this, please advise Government Recruitment Service of your intention by emailing Pre-EmploymentChecks.grs@cabinetoffice.gov.uk stating the job reference number in the subject heading.

For further information on the Disclosure Scotland confidential checking service telephone: the Disclosure Scotland Helpline on 0870 609 6006 and ask to speak to the operations manager in confidence, or email Info@disclosurescotland.co.uk

For further information on the Access NI confidential checking service telephone: the Access NI Helpline on 0300 200 7888 and ask to speak to the operations manager in confidence, or email accessni@ani.x.gsi.gov.uk

Applicants who are successful at interview will be, as part of pre-employment screening, subject to a check on the Internal Fraud Database (IFD). This check will provide information about employees who have been dismissed for fraud or dishonesty offences. This check also applies to employees who resign or otherwise leave before being dismissed for fraud or dishonesty had their employment continued. Any applicant’s details held on the IFD will be refused employment.

A candidate is not eligible to apply for a role within the Civil Service if the application is made within a 5 year period following a dismissal for carrying out internal fraud against government.

Please note: in addition to the standard pre-employment checks for appointment into the Civil Service, all candidates must also obtain National Security Vetting at Security Check (SC) clearance level for this vacancy. You will normally need to meet the minimum UK residency period as determined by the level of vetting being undertaken, which for SC is 5 years UK residency prior to your vetting application. If you have any questions about this residency requirement, please speak to the vacancy holder for this post.

HMRC transformation

HM Revenue and Customs is currently going through an exciting ten-year transformation programme to create a tax authority fit for the future. As part of this, we are committed to providing high-quality jobs and giving employees a great place to work, whichever location you work from.

HM Revenue and Customs has made significant progress with its plans to locate in 13 large, modern, flexible offices, equipped with high-speed digital infrastructure supporting improved customer service and compliance activity. These collaborative workspaces will enable smarter working and great training and development facilities, allowing for the sharing of expertise, local training, promotion, and provide great ongoing career development opportunities.

These offices will be located in central locations in the following towns and cities close to accessible transport links: Glasgow, Edinburgh, Belfast, Newcastle, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Nottingham, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Croydon and Stratford.
In addition, there will also be a small number of specialist sites where the work cannot be done anywhere else, in Gartcosh (near Glasgow), Telford, Ipswich, Worthing and Dover, as well as our headquarters in central London. What’s more, our Welsh language service has people located in Porthmadog, as well as Cardiff.

We are letting you know about our future plans because if you are recruited into an office that is not one of these locations, you will be expected, subject to HM Revenue and Customs applicable policies, to move to one of these locations in the future. In some cases, this will be via one of our nine transitional sites.

For more information please contact the vacancy holder.

Terms and Conditions

We really hope you decide to apply for this role. If you’re successful you need to know that in February 2021 members of recognised trade unions (ARC and PCS) voted to approve a pay and contract reform offer. This means that HMRC will adopt new terms and conditions for all colleagues as part of a multi-year pay deal and contract offer, the pay deal period is 01 June 2020 – 31st May 2023 and terms and conditions changes take place from the 01 June 2021 onwards. These terms will apply to colleagues who already work in HMRC and if you join us, it will apply to you too. We’ve put together a summary of the key changes that will be made and you can find this attached to the Job Advert.

Pay

If you are currently working for an OGD and would like to consider the impact on your pay when joining HMRC, please see the attached document "Pay on Transfer from OGD" for further information. (Please note the attached document could also be called “Combined T&C and OGD Pay English”)

New entrants are expected to join on the minimum of the pay band.

Further Information

Customer facing roles in HMRC require the ability to converse at ease with members of the public and provide advice in accurate spoken English and/or Welsh where required. Where this is an essential requirement this will be tested as part of the selection process.

Any move to HMRC from another employer will mean you can no longer access childcare vouchers. This includes moves between government departments. You may however be eligible for other government schemes, including Tax Free Childcare. Determine your eligibility here

HMRC welcomes applications from those who need to work a more flexible arrangement and will agree to requests where possible, taking into account our operational and customer service needs. We can’t guarantee that we can meet all requests to work flexibly, as agreement will be subject to business ability to accommodate, and any request to work a more flexible arrangement should be made prior to your acceptance of the provisional offer.

If you are experiencing accessibility problems with any attachments on this advert, please contact the email address in the 'Contact point for applicants' section.

Reasonable adjustment

We want to make sure no one is put at a disadvantage during our recruitment process because of a disability, condition or impairment. To assist you with this, we will reduce or remove any barriers where possible and provide additional support where appropriate. Please see our Disability Matters: How we can support you during our selection process booklet for more details.

If you need a change to be made so that you can make your application, you should:

Contact Government Recruitment Service via hmrcrecruitment.grs@cabinetoffice.gov.uk as soon as possible before the closing date to discuss your needs.

Complete the “Assistance required” section in the “Additional requirements” page of your application form to tell us what changes or help you might need further on in the recruitment process. For instance, you may need wheelchair access at interview, or if you’re deaf, a Language Service Professional.

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

This job is broadly open to the following groups:

  • UK nationals
  • nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UK
  • nationals of the Republic of Ireland
  • nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with settled or pre-settled status or who apply for either status by the deadline of the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil Service
  • certain family members of the relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals
Further information on nationality requirements

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.
The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.