Head of Personnel Security

House of Commons

Apply before 11:55 pm on Friday 21st May 2021

 

Reference number

115119

Salary

63,716 - 69,471

Grade

Other

Contract type

Permanent

Type of role

Security

Working pattern

Full-time

Number of posts

1

Location

City of Westminster, London, SW1A 0AA

About the job

Summary

Your role will involve managing a team of over 30 staff responsible for pre-employment checks, vetting, audit and compliance, and security awareness across Parliament with direct line management responsibility for five staff.

Job description

As a member the Personnel Security team you will work with the Deputy Director of Security (People Security) to develop and implement personnel security initiatives, including an Insider Risk strategy and work collaboratively with a wide range of partners both inside and outside Parliament to mitigate the risk and ensure the effective delivery of services.

What are we looking for from you?

The successful candidate will possess the following skills:

Ability to lead, develop and motivate a large team, ensuring that resources are properly and effectively managed, whilst upholding the values of equality, diversity and inclusion.
Ability to implement and manage change relating to people, organisational structures, and processes addressing concerns and overcoming resistance.
Experience of working in a security-related discipline, allied with knowledge of personnel security principles and the ability to develop and deliver insider risk mitigations.
Excellent interpersonal and oral communications skills with experience of influencing, persuading and advising stakeholders at all levels, including Members and senior managers.
Ability to solve complex problems, think creatively and exercise sound judgement when considering a range of people issues.
High levels of discretion and the ability to deal appropriately with highly sensitive information.

Responsibilities

As a member the Personnel Security team you will work with the Deputy Director of Security (People Security) to develop and implement personnel security initiatives, including an Insider Risk strategy and work collaboratively with a wide range of partners both inside and outside Parliament to mitigate the risk and ensure the effective delivery of services.

Benefits

Benefits
Annual leave starting at 30 days pro rata
Civil Service Pension scheme
Interest-free season ticket loan
Discounted membership of the in-house gym

All applications must be submitted on a House of Commons application form

More information on the role and the full criteria can be found on the job description

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 counter-terrorist check.

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

Selection process details

We would like you to submit your application form on the House of Commons portal. On your form please demonstrate using examples how you meet criteria 1 to 6 from the job description. More information and the full criteria can be found on the job description.

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 (or eligible for) status under 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.

Apply and further information

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Contact point for applicants

Job contact :
Name :  recruitment@parliament.uk
Email :  recruitment@parliament.uk
 
Recruitment team :
Email :  recruitment@parliament.uk

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