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Physical Security Adviser

  • Location: Chester
  • Salary: £41500.00 - £45877.00 per annum per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted about 1 year ago

  • Sector: Security Cleared
  • Contact: Dameon Hulse
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  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Client: Morson Talent
  • Expiry Date: 30 June 2020
  • Job Ref: 177064DHU_1591729673

Our client is a subsidiary of a major global player in the nuclear industry. Operating on a UK nuclear licensed site specialising in:

Safe, cost effective and reliable uranium enrichment services

Deconversion of the by-product of enrichment into a more stable form for long term storage for future enrichment or final disposal.

Radioactive waste management and decommissioning services.

If you are looking to build your career in a developing and ambitious company, we would love to hear from you.

Job Purpose

The Physical Security Adviser is a member of the Security Team that sets the standards for and manages the implementation of security arrangements for the Client nuclear site that are required to meet regulatory requirements and protect the interests of the business. They will focus on aspects of physical security such as security of the site, buildings and physical assets on the site but may be called upon to provide support to personnel security, information security and emergency response disciplines as required.


The Physical Security Adviser is responsible for supporting the implementation of the security regime that ensures the protection of the client Site, focusing on protection of nuclear material and all sensitive information (in both electronic and hardcopy formats). The job holder will work closely with and provide support to the IPSM to ensure that robust and consistent security measures are applied across the site.

Coordinate effective reporting to ONR of regulation 10 security events using the INF1 and Follow Up Report system.

Participate in the development and delivery of security training and awareness activities across the client site in order to promote a robust security culture within the workforce.

Provide security advice to projects of all sizes, including multi-million pound construction projects, to provide Security by Design from the earliest stages of the project.

Maintain oversight of the conditions of physical security structures, systems and components (SSC), ensuring that they are maintained, that failures are addressed promptly and that compensatory measures are put in place where necessary.

Provide support to the Safeguards team that controls and accounts for nuclear material on the site thereby aiding in prompt identification of theft or misuse.

Carry out audits and inspections to confirm that security measures are in place and being correctly implemented.

Skills Required

  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills - (Essential)
  • Working knowledge of applicable national, international and regulatory security, frameworks regulations and standards - (Desirable)
  • Excellent negotiation and influencing skills, with the ability to achieve successful outcomes where some factors are outside our control - (Essential)
  • Computer literate and able to use standard Office software, such as excel, effectively - (Essential)
  • Ability to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary environment to ensure that security objectives are delivered in a coherent manner - (Essential)
  • Appreciation of the importance of security in meeting regulatory requirements and protecting business interests - (Essential)
  • Capability to guide company personnel on security matters and work with minimal supervision - (Essential)
  • Previous experience in a security role - (Desirable)
  • Experience in developing policy, procedures, standards and guidelines - (Desirable)

  • Experience of performing checks, audits and process confirmation activities - (Desirable)

  • Experience of conducting security risk assessments and developing security plans - (Desirable)

Education & Qualifications Required

  • A levels or equivalent in a technical or mathematical subject, ideally degree or equivalent.
  • Professional security management certification e.g.
  • Certified Security Management Professional Accreditation Diploma
  • Security Institute Diploma or Certificate in Security Management

Professional membership:

Membership of the Security Institute (associate or member) or other security related professional body.