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Senior Officer – Tactical Partnerships, National Cyber Crime Unit

London*, Birmingham, Warrington – *For London based roles your contractual place of work will be Endeavour Square, Stratford. However, as that site will not be operational until early 2025 in the interim period you will be required to carry out your contractual duties from Spring Gardens, Vauxhall or such other reasonable location. As your contractual place of work is Endeavour Square, your move to this location in 2025 will not give rise to any entitlement to payments for travel time or costs under the Relocation and Excess Travel Policy.

Job summary

The National Cyber Crime Unit (NCCU) is responsible for the threat of Cybercrime, emerging techniques and the threat this brings to the UK.

The National Cyber Crime Unit (NCCU) delivers both the threat leadership response and the National specialist operational response. This approach of retaining operational capability alongside the threat leadership element is a different approach to the way we tackle other mainstream SOC threats. It recognises the need to keep pace with technological change with in house specialist expertise working in a multi-disciplinary environment. Working on a national and international level we respond in fast time to rapidly changing threats. This is done using innovative approaches and ground breaking techniques to target cyber criminals causing the greatest threat to the UK. The National Cyber Crime Unit are looking to
implement a step change in the UK’s overall capability to tackle Cyber Crime, supporting our partners both in industry and Law enforcement to better protect themselves against Cyber Crime.

Our remit is wide with a variety of teams working across the 4 Ps ( Prepare, Pursue, Prevent, Protect) including:

• Cyber Engineering
• Incident Management
• Intelligence
• Investigations
• Strategy & Partnership

NCCU leads and co-ordinates Team Cyber UK’s response to cyber- crime, which assures a local, regional and national joint response. We work collaboratively with partners to understand the growing use of cyber as an enabler of serious crime types, developing long-term, sustainable capability to tackle the cyber threat, to enhance the law enforcement response. This enables the National Cyber Crime Unit to determine the most effective way of tackling the growing threat.

Job description

NCCU Tactical Partnerships Team identifies, develops and maintains mutually-beneficial partnerships with key private sector partners. We develop joint activity with those partners to enhance our ability to address the principal areas of threat and support the objectives set out in the Strategic Action Plan and the National Cyber Security Strategy.

The successful candidates will contribute to the Tactical Partnership team’s engagement with the private sector, enhancing two way intelligence sharing and enabling industry partners to directly contribute to NCCU’s objectives to disrupt serious and organised cyber criminals. Your work will play a key role in supporting activity against the Cyber Crime threat. You will interact with other NCA departments and teams, and external partners including government, Law Enforcement, public and private sectors. This is a dynamic and fast–paced work area which offers access to a range of learning and professional development opportunities.


This is an interesting role for those interested in cybercrime and cyber security and will provide the successful candidate with a wide range of learning and developmental opportunities. Interested applicants do not need to have expert knowledge of the cybercrime threat landscape/trends or a background in cyber, but a basic understanding of this subject matter would be useful in this role. Each officer will be provided with bespoke training and ongoing Professional Development to ensure they are equipped for the role.


***To be considered, you will need to successfully complete SC Enhanced clearance before commencing the role.***

Person specification

The key responsibilities of the role are:

  • Leading engagement with industry partners to build and maintain key relationships and encourage closer working, communicating NCCU operational and strategic priorities and reporting/information sharing mechanisms.
  • Working closely with teams within NCCU to raise awareness of our work and identify opportunities to support NCCU activity through our engagements with industry.
  • Managing industry groups and create specialised operational trust groups.
  • Providing ad hoc guidance to investigations and intelligence teams on routine law enforcement liaison with industry to obtain evidence and intelligence.
  • Contributing to the National Strategic Assessment and other products by supporting the National Assessment Centre to meet intelligence requirements and enabling industry to feed-in their valuable perspective on the threat landscape.
  • Collaborating with the National Cyber Security Centre in support of common goals.
  • Working closely with wider Threat Leadership partnerships teams to identify opportunities to support the work of other threat areas through our industry engagements

Behaviours

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

  • Leadership
  • Seeing the Big Picture

Technical skills

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

  • Good interpersonal skills with experience of building relationships and working collaboratively with others.
  • Strong communication and presenting skills to a range of different audiences.
  • Experience of gathering, analysing, and presenting information from a wide range of sources.
Alongside your salary of £38,642, National Crime Agency contributes £10,433 towards you being a member of the Civil Service Defined Benefit Pension scheme. Find out what benefits a Civil Service Pension provides.

Whatever your role, we take your career and development seriously, and want to enable you to build a really successful career with the Agency and wider Civil Service.

If you are an active police pension member immediately prior to joining the NCA, you can continue your membership throughout your employment with us as if you were a serving police officer. If you do remain an active member and subsequently return to a police force, you should be able to continue your membership there too.

All officers in the NCA are members of the UK Civil Service. You will be eligible for:

  • Civil Service pension scheme
  • 26 days annual leave rising to 31 on completion of 5 years continuous service
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Cycle2work scheme

We take the welfare of NCA officers very seriously. All staff have access to Occupational Health services and there are a number of staff representative groups. We also have a range of sporting and other activities on offer.

We can provide flexible working arrangements if the role in question is suitable. These include flexi-time, job sharing and compressed hours (working contracted hours over a shorter period).

Security & Estates Manager

National

Job summary

Our People and Talent team support all our departments globally offering support and advice through a structure operating model that enables great service to all.

As Security and Estates Manager, you will provide a collaborative, inspiring, safe, resilient, efficient, and cost-effective working environment for all staff in our UK and Overseas Offices ensuring staff remain safe and secure across all our global locations.

As an international employer, ensuring our staff are safe and informed of local security risks and local requirements prior to travel is imperative and developing key relationships with location hosts and ambassadors is essential.

You will have strong technical FM skills overseeing an efficient, safe, and effective business as usual operation across all locations, including extensive experience of business continuity planning and crisis management. Experience working with HR, IT, and infrastructure teams as well as key overseas government stakeholders.

The role will have a proactive function in the location and implementation of the new VBVE Birmingham Hub and associated ‘spokes’ as we transition away from dedicated London offices.

Job description

Please refer to the job description.

Person specification

Please refer to the job description.
  • Flexible Working – We work to make flexibility a reality, and welcome conversations of flexible working from day one.
  • Hybrid working.
  • Annual Leave – You will get 25 days annual leave when you join, rising to 30 days after 5 years’ service plus you will get an additional 2.5 ‘Privilege Days’ each year.
  • Generous Pension – We have a defined contribution pension scheme with a maximum employer contribution of 11% of the annual salary.
  • Enhanced Parental and Family Leave Policies – – We provide enhanced family leave, offering up to 23 weeks paid leave for maternity and adoption for eligible employees.
  • Commitment to Learning – We are committed to developing and supporting learning, and we have a wide internal L&D offer, with on the job learning opportunities, mentoring schemes, and formal training. We dedicate and provide a minimum of 5 days a year for employees to focus on their own learning.
  • Bicycle Scheme loans.
  • Eye Care Voucher.
  • Staff discounts on VisitBritain Shops.

DIO – Ministry of Defence Guard Service – Security Operations Manager

Glen Douglas, Arrochar, G83 7AZ

Job summary

Join the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) and have a future that matters: Be proud; Be challenged; Be unique.

DIO is passionate about ensuring that we are a top performing organisation and a great place to work. We host a diverse range of talent where everyone feels valued and supported enabling our people to thrive, bring greater creativity and innovation to achieve higher organisational performance. We are committed to be an equal opportunities employer and creating a culture where everyone can bring their whole self to work and individuality is truly appreciated.

This culture of inclusion is underpinned by our 6 staff networks covering Disability, Faith and Belief, Gender Equality, LGBTQI+, Race, Social Mobility and 3 networks dealing with employee wellbeing and support: Speak Safe Volunteers, Mental Health First Aiders and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Advisers.

Our staff, future and current will be guided by the 4 Cs and we encourage you to be curious and continuously strive for improvement, collaborative in an inclusive culture, ambitious and resilient and committedto Defence, empowered and able to challengeso you can play a key part in shaping the direction of our organisation.

DIO commits to offer its employees the following experience: 

  • Meaningful, purposeful work
  • The ability to learn and grow
  • The right opportunities and resources
  • To care about your wellbeing
  • To feel valued and included

About DIO:

The Defebce Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) is the estate expert for Defence, supporting the armed forces to enable military capability by planning, building, maintaining, and servicing infrastructure.

Our responsibilities include: 

  • Plan and deliver major capital projects and lifecycle refurbishment
  • Provide utilities services
  • Manage soft facilities management (i.e. cleaning and catering)
  • Provide a safe place to train
  • Allocate Service Families Accommodation
  • Procure and manage routine maintenance and reactive repair
  • Provide a central register of asset information to advise infrastructure planning
  • Act as steward of the Defence estate
  • Provide the unarmed guarding service

Job description

Do you want to join the 2021 Government Security team of the year and be part of our Gold Standard security service?

The Ministry of Defence Guard Service (MGS) provides high quality security services at over 140 MOD sites across Great Britain. The MGS has guarded the Defence Estate for over 25 years including high profile locations such as MOD Main Building in London and His Majesty’s Naval Bases at Portsmouth, Devonport and the Clyde. We provide access control, military working dogs, control room operations and other security services. We play a vital role supporting the Defence Mission and work to protect the defence estate and personnel from crime, terrorism, espionage and sabotage threats.

The MGS is part of the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) and employs over 2,500 staff. MGS Officers are often the first point of contact with the MOD for employees, visitors and contractors and we pride ourselves on our professional, customer-focused culture.

All our Security Officers are required to have excellent customer service skills and must be willing to go above and beyond to support security operations across the defence estate. Due to the high profile and strategic locations of the sites we guard, it is essential our Security Officers have a strong work ethic, are able to work as part of a team, are observant to threats and are capable to challenge and de-escalate difficult situations if required. We also require our Security Officers to have good written and verbal communication skills. Our Officers must have resilience and remain positive and friendly in all weather conditions and on all occasions.

We provide our staff with a market leading salary, excellent sickness benefits, together with a defined benefit civil service pension. Free full uniform will be provided.

We are a growing organisation with opportunities for good quality staff to progress their security careers.

The MGS holds the Committed to Equality Gold Standard and we positively encourage applications from all under-represented communities and from all types of working backgrounds.

See more information about the MGS, please read the candidate pack and watch our Security Officer YouTube video https://youtu.be/nzSK9OPOoDI 

About MGS:

The Ministry of Defence Guard Service (MGS) is a professionally qualified body of Civil Servants who provide unarmed guarding services at over 100 MOD sites across Great Britain. The MGS has guarded the Defence Estate for over 25 years including high profile locations such as MOD Main Building in London and Her Majesty’s Naval Bases at Portsmouth, Devonport and the Clyde. The MGS plays a vital role supporting the Defence Mission and works closely with its security partners

The MGS is part of the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) and  employs over 2,500 operational and support staff. The MGS is managed by a Head Office team, dispersed strategically around the country.

MGS officers are very often the first point of contact with the MOD for employees, visitors and contractors and we pride ourselves on a customer-focused culture, working to DIO’s Values as well as our own core values of honesty, integrity, professionalism and efficiency.

We are passionate about the services we deliver and work hard to keep pace with developments in the security industry, as we seek to be the unarmed  guarding provider of choice. The MGS holds the Committed to Equality Gold Standard and we positively encourage applications from all under-represented communities.

We employ approximately 4,900 staff from a very diverse range of professions, and we work across the world; in Germany, Cyprus and the Falkland Islands, Norway, Poland, Kenya, Belize, Nepal and Oman.

Person specification

The key duties of an Operational Manager (OM) are as follows.

  • To ensure the correct posture of physical and tactical resources to manage sites and maintain operational preparedness for security incidents, in line with local Joint Business Agreements/General Statement of Security Requirement (GSSOR’s).
  • Oversee the management of resources, including people, and expenditure whilst ensuring a positive and inclusive working environment
  • Lead Physical Security operations and set governance structures to appropriately meet the risk appetite, overseeing effective Physical Security to protect assets and people throughout the estate. Liaise with Unit Customers and Heads of Establishments on a regular basis about service delivery and any problems/issues arising. Following agreed prioritisation of tasks and risks
  • Comply with relevant regulation and legislation
  • Ensure all posts and tasks are risk assessed and Health and Safety policies and processes are followed at all times
  • Liaise with Unit Customers and Heads of Establishments on a regular basis about service delivery and any problems/issues arising. Following agreed prioritisation of tasks and risks.
  • Cooperating with other security providers at the Unit to provide a high-quality security service.
  • Provide Head Office with returns when requested regarding staffing levels, personal case work, audits and weekly completion of PORT, recording achievement of tasks, overtime and other operational data.
  • Ensuring National Security Inspectorate (NSI) compliance at all Units within your Area of Responsibility (AOR) auditing paperwork and processes and amending and updating local documents when required
  • Reviewing rosters, Joint Business Agreements/ General Statement of Security Requirement (GSSOR’s) and Assignment instructions on an annual basis to
  • Consulting with Trade Unions on local changes and building positive and effective relationships with all stakeholders.
  • Carry out all MGS/MOD/Management training including Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) to ensure effective understanding and management of Health & Safety within their Area of Responsibility (AOR).

Travel Requirements:

Some Operational Manager roles may cover more than one site and require routine travel using official vehicles between Units. There will also be an expectation to travel in order to attend meetings, training courses or carry out Personnel case work at other locations throughout the UK.

Desirable Experience & Skills:

A background, qualification or demonstrable interest in the delivery of site security and/or customer service will be an advantage.

Licences

Full UK driving licence, due to traveling to other sites and to attend training courses and meetings.

Behaviours

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

  • Leadership
  • Managing a Quality Service
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Developing Self and Others

We only ask for evidence of these behaviours on your application form:

  • Leadership
  • Managing a Quality Service
  • Communicating and Influencing
Alongside your salary of £28,300, Ministry of Defence contributes £7,641 towards you being a member of the Civil Service Defined Benefit Pension scheme. Find out what benefits a Civil Service Pension provides.

We enable our people to work at the right place, with the right people, at the right time.

We believe that if we look after our people, they will be passionate about delivering great things for our customers.

We understand the importance of life outside of work and our industry leading flexible working practices, digital technology and modern workspaces will give you the opportunity to enjoy a healthy work-life balance.

The MOD Discover My Benefits page lists the full set of benefits. Some of the many benefits you will receive include:

  • Highly competitive https://www.civilservicepensionscheme.org.uk/members/contribution-rates/Pension Scheme
  • Free uniform
  • 25 days annual leave rising (1 day per year) to 30 days upon completion of 5 years’ service
  • Ability to roll over up to 10 days annual leave per year
  • In addition to 8 public holidays per year you will also receive leave for HM The Queen’s birthday
  • Minimum of 15 Days Special Leave in a rolling 12-month period to for volunteer military or emergency service reserve commitments
  • Special Paid Leave for volunteering up to 6 days a year
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave
  • Employee Assistance Programme to support your wellbeing
  • Most sites have good travel links with free car parking; many also have other facilities such as a Sports & Social Club, Gym and / or site shops

Learning & Development:

  • Professional and Personal Development of skills
  • Access to thousands of training courses through Civil Service Learning, some free or paid by DIO
  • Ability to obtain industry recognised qualifications supported by DIO

This post does not offer any assistance with relocation allowances.

Please be advised that the Department is conducting a review of all pay related allowances which could impact on those allowances that the post currently being advertised attracts.

This vacancy is part of the A Great Place to Work for Veterans initiative, Making-the-civil-service-a-great-place-to-work-for-veterans

Employment Hours

37 hours NET based on full time

Medical

MGS applicants are required to attend a medical appointment to undertake a colour perception test

DIO – Ministry of Defence Guard Service – Security Officer Shift Worker

RAF Fylingdales, Pickering, North Yorkshire, Y018 7NT

Job summary

Join the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) and have a future that matters: Be Proud; Be Challenging: Be Unique.

Job description

The Challenge:

Do you want to join the 2021 Government Security team of the year and be part of our Gold Standard security service?

The Ministry of Defence Guard Service (MGS) provides high quality security services at approximately 100 MOD sites across Great Britain. The MGS has guarded the Defence Estate for over 25 years including high profile locations such as MOD Main Building in London and His Majesty’s Naval Bases at Portsmouth, Devonport and the Clyde. We provide access control, military working dogs, control room operations and other security services. We play a vital role supporting the Defence Mission and work to protect the defence estate and personnel from crime, terrorism, espionage and sabotage threats.

The MGS is part of the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) and employs over 2,500 staff. MGS Officers are often the first point of contact with the MOD for employees, visitors and contractors and we pride ourselves on our professional, customer-focused culture.

All our Security Officers are required to have excellent customer service skills and must be willing to go above and beyond to support security operations across the defence estate. Due to the high profile and strategic locations of the sites we guard, it is essential our Security Officers have a strong work ethic, are able to work as part of a team, are observant to threats and are capable to challenge and de-escalate difficult situations if required. We also require our Security Officers to have good written and verbal communication skills. Our Officers must have resilience and remain positive and friendly in all weather conditions and on all occasions.

We provide our staff with a market leading salary, excellent sickness benefits, together with a defined benefit civil service pension. Free full uniform will be provided.

We are a growing organisation with opportunities for good quality staff to progress their security careers.

The MGS holds the Committed to Equality Gold Standard and we positively encourage applications from all under-represented communities and from all types of working backgrounds.

See more information about the MGS, please read the candidate pack and watch our Security Officer YouTube video https://youtu.be/nzSK9OPOoDI

About MGS:

The Ministry of Defence Guard Service (MGS) is a professionally qualified body of Civil Servants who provide a range of security services at over 160 MOD sites across Great Britain. The MGS has guarded the Defence Estate for over 25 years including high profile locations such as MOD Main Building in London and His Majesty’s Naval Bases at Portsmouth, Devonport and the Clyde. The mission of the MGS is to protect Defence from threats including crime, terrorism, espionage and sabotage.

The MGS employs over 2,700 security officers and support staff. Our security services include a large Military Working Dog (MWD) division with 11 units across the country, Control Room Operations, Static and Mobile security duties including access control, visitor access, traffic management, and foot patrols.

We are passionate about the services we deliver and work hard to keep pace with developments in the security industry. The MGS holds the Committed to Equality Gold Standard and we positively encourage applications from all under-represented communities.

Person specification

Main Responsibilities

The key duties of a Security Officer are as follows.

Please note that these duties can vary from site to site.

  • Controlling vehicular and pedestrian access and exit to/from site
  • Issue of passes using site IT systems
  • Reporting of environmental issues
  • Issue and receipt of keys
  • Patrolling on foot and in a vehicle
  • Searching of vehicles, baggage, personnel, buildings and open areas
  • Escorting visitors
  • Traffic management
  • Checking identity on site (ad hoc)
  • Writing reports on breaches of security or defects and maintaining daily logs
  • Referral of complaints
  • Reporting MGS infrastructure defects
  • Dealing with demonstrators and intruders as directed by those holding operational control
  • Safeguarding classified information and material
  • Cooperating with other security providers
  • Collaborating with emergency services and invoking emergency procedures
  • Operating and monitoring security systems; CCTV and alarms etc
  • Operating and communicating effectively over the telephone and/or radio
  • Reporting safety hazards and accidents in accordance with current instructions
  • Carrying out, if required, initial action at the scene of any incident
  • Other tasks commensurate with the grade

Travel Requirements

Where close area working arrangements are in place staff may be required to attend other sites within their travel to work area (one hour from their home) on a detached duty basis.

Desirable Experience & Skills:

A background, qualification or demonstrable interest in the delivery of site security and/or customer service will be an advantage.

Licences

Full UK Driving Licence due to site taskings

Behaviours

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

  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Managing a Quality Service
  • Leadership
Alongside your salary of £30,000, Ministry of Defence contributes £8,100 towards you being a member of the Civil Service Defined Benefit Pension scheme. Find out what benefits a Civil Service Pension provides.

We enable our people to work at the right place, with the right people, at the right time.

We believe that if we look after our people, they will be passionate about delivering great things for our customers.

The MOD Discover My Benefits page lists the full set of benefits. Some of the many benefits you will receive include:

  • Civil Service pension with an average employer contribution of 27%
  • Free Uniform
  • 25 days (215 hours) annual leave rising (1 day per year, 8.6 hours) to 30 days (258) upon completion of 5 years’ service
  • Ability to roll over up to 10 days (86 hours) annual leave per year
  • Minimum of 15 Days Special Leave in a rolling 12-month period to for volunteer military or emergency service reserve commitments
  • Special Paid Leave for volunteering up to 6 days a year
  • Enhanced parental leave
  • Employee Assistance Programme to support your wellbeing
  • Most sites have good travel links with free car parking; many also have other facilities such as a Sports & Social Club, Gym and / or site shops

This post does not offer any assistance with relocation allowances.

Please be advised that the Department is conducting a review of all pay related allowances which could impact on those allowances that the post currently being advertised attracts.

This vacancy is part of the A Great Place to Work for Veterans initiative, Making-the-civil-service-a-great-place-to-work-for-veterans

Learning & Development

  • Professional and Personal Development of skills
  • Access to thousands of training courses through Civil Service Learning, some free or paid by DIO
  • Ability to obtain industry recognised qualifications supported by DIO

Employment Hours

48 hours (including breaks) This is a shift working position. The successful candidate will be expected to work nights, weekends, bank holidays etc. The exact shift pattern will be explained in full during the interview. 12 hour days, 12 hour nights to be explained at interview.

Medical

MGS applicants are required to attend a medical appointment to undertake a colour perception test

About DIO

DIO is passionate about ensuring that we are a top performing organisation and a great place to work. We host a diverse range of talent where everyone feels valued and supported enabling our people to thrive, bring greater creativity and innovation to achieve higher organisational performance. We are committed to be an equal opportunities employer and creating a culture where everyone can bring their whole self to work and individuality is truly appreciated.

This culture of inclusion is underpinned by our 6 staff networks covering Disability, Faith and Belief, Gender Equality, LGBTQ+, Race, Social Mobility and 3 networks dealing with employee wellbeing and support: Speak Safe Volunteers, Mental Health First Aiders and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Advisers.

Our staff, future and current will be guided by the 4 Cs and we encourage you to be curious and continuously strive for improvement, collaborative in an inclusive culture, ambitious and resilient and committed to Defence, empowered and able to challenge so you can play a key part in shaping the direction of our organisation.

DIO commits to offer its employees the following experience: 

  • Meaningful, purposeful work
  • The ability to learn and grow
  • The right opportunities and resources
  • To care about your wellbeing
  • To feel valued and included

Our responsibilities include:

  • Plan and deliver major capital projects and lifecycle refurbishment
  • Provide utilities services
  • Manage soft facilities management (i.e. cleaning and catering)
  • Provide a safe place to train
  • Allocate Service Families Accommodation
  • Procure and manage routine maintenance and reactive repair
  • Provide a central register of asset information to advise infrastructure planning
  • Act as steward of the Defence estate
  • Provide the unarmed guarding service
  • The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) is the estate expert for Defence, supporting the armed forces to enable military capability by planning, building, maintaining, and servicing infrastructure.

We employ approximately 4,900 staff from a very diverse range of professions, and we work across the world; in Germany, Cyprus and the Falkland Islands, Norway, Poland, Kenya, Belize, Nepal and Oman.

You can view our YouTube video to see more about our work https://www.youtube.com/embed/I9tLu3UdiGY?rel=0

DIO – Ministry of Defence Guard Service – Security Officer Shift Worker

DM Gosport, Fareham Road, Gosport, PO13 0AH

Job summary

Join the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) and have a future that matters: Be proud; Be challenged; Be unique.

Job description

Do you want to join the 2021 Government Security team of the year and be part of our Gold Standard security service?

The Ministry of Defence Guard Service (MGS) provides high quality security services at approximately 100 MOD sites across Great Britain. The MGS has guarded the Defence Estate for over 25 years including high profile locations such as MOD Main Building in London and His Majesty’s Naval Bases at Portsmouth, Devonport and the Clyde. We provide access control, military working dogs, control room operations and other security services. We play a vital role supporting the Defence Mission and work to protect the defence estate and personnel from crime, terrorism, espionage and sabotage threats.

The MGS is part of the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) and employs over 2,500 staff. MGS Officers are often the first point of contact with the MOD for employees, visitors and contractors and we pride ourselves on our professional, customer-focused culture.

All our Security Officers are required to have excellent customer service skills and must be willing to go above and beyond to support security operations across the defence estate. Due to the high profile and strategic locations of the sites we guard, it is essential our Security Officers have a strong work ethic, are able to work as part of a team, are observant to threats and are capable to challenge and de-escalate difficult situations if required. We also require our Security Officers to have good written and verbal communication skills. Our Officers must have resilience and remain positive and friendly in all weather conditions and on all occasions.

We provide our staff with a market leading salary, excellent sickness benefits, together with a defined benefit civil service pension. Free full uniform will be provided.

We are a growing organisation with opportunities for good quality staff to progress their security careers.

The MGS holds the Committed to Equality Gold Standard and we positively encourage applications from all under-represented communities and from all types of working backgrounds.

See more information about the MGS, please read the candidate pack and watch our Security Officer YouTube video https://youtu.be/nzSK9OPOoDI

About MGS

The Ministry of Defence Guard Service (MGS) is a professionally qualified body of Civil Servants who provide unarmed guarding services at approximately 100 MOD sites across Great Britain. The MGS has guarded the Defence Estate for over 25 years including high profile locations such as MOD Main Building in London and His Majesty’s Naval Bases at Portsmouth, Devonport and the Clyde. The MGS plays a vital role supporting the Defence Mission and works closely with its security partners

The MGS is part of the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) and  employs over 2,500 operational and support staff. The MGS is managed by a Head Office team, dispersed strategically around the country.

MGS officers are very often the first point of contact with the MOD for employees, visitors and contractors and we pride ourselves on a customer-focused culture, working to DIO’s Values as well as our own core values of honesty, integrity, professionalism and efficiency.

We are passionate about the services we deliver and work hard to keep pace with developments in the security industry, as we seek to be the unarmed  guarding provider of choice. The MGS holds the Committed to Equality Gold Standard and we positively encourage applications from all under-represented communities.

You can view our YouTube video to see more about our work 

Person specification

Main Responsibilities

The key duties of a Security Officer are as follows.

Please note that these duties can vary from site to site.

  • Controlling vehicular and pedestrian access and exit to/from site
  • Issue of passes using site IT systems
  • Reporting of environmental issues
  • Issue and receipt of keys
  • Patrolling on foot and in a vehicle
  • Searching of vehicles, baggage, personnel, buildings and open areas
  • Escorting visitors
  • Traffic management
  • Checking identity on site (ad hoc)
  • Writing reports on breaches of security or defects and maintaining daily logs
  • Referral of complaints
  • Reporting MGS infrastructure defects
  • Dealing with demonstrators and intruders as directed by those holding operational control
  • Safeguarding classified information and material
  • Cooperating with other security providers
  • Collaborating with emergency services and invoking emergency procedures
  • Operating and monitoring security systems; CCTV and alarms etc
  • Operating and communicating effectively over the telephone and/or radio
  • Reporting safety hazards and accidents in accordance with current instructions
  • Carrying out, if required, initial action at the scene of any incident
  • Other tasks commensurate with the grade

Travel Requirements

Where close area working arrangements are in place staff may be required to attend other sites within their travel to work area (one hour from their home) on a detached duty basis.

Desirable Experience & Skills

A background, qualification or interest in the delivery of site security and/or customer service will be an advantage.

Full UK Driving Licence is desirable.

Behaviours

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

  • Leadership
  • Managing a Quality Service
  • Communicating and Influencing
Alongside your salary of £30,000, Ministry of Defence contributes £8,100 towards you being a member of the Civil Service Defined Benefit Pension scheme. Find out what benefits a Civil Service Pension provides.

We enable our people to work at the right place, with the right people, at the right time.

We believe that if we look after our people, they will be passionate about delivering great things for our customers.

The MOD Discover My Benefits page lists the full set of benefits. Some of the many benefits you will receive include:

  • Civil Service pension with an average employer contribution of 27%
  • Free Uniform
  • 25 days (215 hours) annual leave rising (1 day per year, 8.6 hours) to 30 days (258) upon completion of 5 years’ service
  • Ability to roll over up to 10 days (86 hours) annual leave per year
  • Minimum of 15 Days Special Leave in a rolling 12-month period to for volunteer military or emergency service reserve commitments
  • Special Paid Leave for volunteering up to 6 days a year
  • Enhanced parental leave
  • Employee Assistance Programme to support your wellbeing
  • Most sites have good travel links with free car parking; many also have other facilities such as a Sports & Social Club, Gym and / or site shops

Learning & Development

• Professional and Personal Development of skills
• Access to thousands of training courses through Civil Service Learning, some free or paid by DIO
• Ability to obtain industry recognised qualifications supported by DIO

Employment Hours

48 hours gross (including breaks) This is a shift working position. The successful candidate will be expected to work nights, weekends, bank holidays etc. 12 hour days, 12 hour nights. The exact shift pattern will be explained in full during the interview.

Medical

MGS applicants are required to attend a medical appointment to undertake a colour perception test.

Allowances

This post does not offer any assistance with relocation allowances.

Please be advised that the Department is conducting a review of all pay related allowances which could impact on those allowances that the post currently being advertised attracts.

This vacancy is part of the A Great Place to Work for Veterans initiative, Making-the-civil-service-a-great-place-to-work-for-veterans

About DIO

DIO is passionate about ensuring that we are a top performing organisation and a great place to work. We host a diverse range of talent where everyone feels valued and supported enabling our people to thrive, bring greater creativity and innovation to achieve higher organisational performance. We are committed to be an equal opportunities employer and creating a culture where everyone can bring their whole self to work and individuality is truly appreciated.

This culture of inclusion is underpinned by our 6 staff networks covering Disability, Faith and Belief, Gender Equality, LGBTQI+, Race, Social Mobility and 3 networks dealing with employee wellbeing and support: Speak Safe Volunteers, Mental Health First Aiders and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Advisers.

Our staff, future and current will be guided by the 4 Cs and we encourage you to be curious and continuously strive for improvement, collaborative in an inclusive culture, ambitious and resilient and committed to Defence, empowered and able to challenge so you can play a key part in shaping the direction of our organisation.

DIO commits to offer its employees the following experience:
• Meaningful, purposeful work
• The ability to learn and grow
• The right opportunities and resources
• To care about your wellbeing
• To feel valued and included

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) is the estate expert for Defence, supporting the armed forces to enable military capability by planning, building, maintaining, and servicing infrastructure.

Our responsibilities include:
• Plan and deliver major capital projects and lifecycle refurbishment
• Provide utilities services
• Manage soft facilities management (i.e. cleaning and catering)
• Provide a safe place to train
• Allocate Service Families Accommodation
• Procure and manage routine maintenance and reactive repair
• Provide a central register of asset information to advise infrastructure planning
• Act as steward of the Defence estate
• Provide the unarmed guarding service

HMP The Mount – Business Administrator Specialist : Intelligence Analyst (Ref:82719)

This position is based at HM Prison Mount, HP3 0NZ

Job summary

Please refer to Job Description

Job description

We encourage applications from people from all backgrounds and aim to have a workforce that represents the wider society that we serve. We pride ourselves on being an employer of choice. We champion diversity, inclusion and wellbeing and aim to create a workplace where everyone feels valued and a sense of belonging. To find out more about how we do this visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice/about/equality-and-diversity.

Overview of the job

This is a specialist administrative job in an establishment.

Summary

The job holder will provide administrative support to the Security Intelligence Department and assist the Head of Security in the delivery of an effective intelligence system within the establishment.

They will be responsible for maintaining administration systems effectively and efficiently within specified timescales for the establishment

This is a non-operational job with no line management responsibilities.

This role is rotational.

Responsibilities, Activities and Duties

The job holder will be required to carry out the following responsibilities, activities and duties:

• Analyse and evaluate intelligence information to support and inform decision making in the prevention of security breaches and management of incidents. Where required, undertake further analysis on Security Incidents Reports (SIRs) that require it
• Produce a monthly Intelligence Report and disseminate it as required within the establishment, collating feedback, before presenting the report at the monthly Security meeting
• Regularly update line management regarding local security issues and any intelligence received
• Make sure that the security intelligence system is updated, maintained, used appropriately and that staff are trained in its use as required
• Check security information received, determine level of importance and recommend responses and solutions
• Collate and distribute monthly targets for searching and mandatory drug tests to all residential units
• Delivers in-house training in intelligence related procedures which will include both induction training for new starters and some specific on-going training which reinforces the need for all staff to adhere to security protocols
• Liaise with other establishments, Law Enforcement groups and external agencies and to disseminate intelligence and SIR information in line with local and national policies to maintain safety and security
• Provide advice and guidance to the Security Manager on current trends and issues. This includes identifying and monitoring of targets under the local supply reduction policy and extremism policy
• Monitor the Regulatory Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA) and Covert Human Intelligence Sources (CHIS) procedures in line with relevant local/national policies, audit standards, Local Security Strategy (LSS), Interceptions of Communications Commissioner’s Office (IOCCO) and other standards
• Monitor prisoner communications in line with relevant local/national policies, audit standards, LSS and the IOCCO requirements
• Support the Establishment Corruption Prevention Manager in detecting staff ‘wrongdoing’, preventing and detecting crime
• Act as the liaison for the BRENT secure fax
• Act as point of contact for all Violent and Sex Offender Register (ViSOR) issues in the security department
• Liaise with external stakeholders regarding Counter Terrorism and Extremism
• Interview prisoners where intelligence suggests they may be the victims of extremist bullying or where prisoners have requested to speak to Security relating to Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU)
• Brief and liaise with residential units regarding covert testing
• Compile and keep up to date “subject profiles” on any Terrorism Act (TACT) prisoners, “problem profiles” and analytical reports on incidents or individuals
• Assess any seized items such as literature/audio for any extremist content
• Compile and complete reports on TACT or Security Threat Group prisoners

Undertake other administrative tasks including:

• Organise, produce and maintain accurate records for the area of work
• Act as contact point for all communications to the Team, prioritise and distribute to the appropriate person or relevant department in the establishment
• Complete monitoring returns for the area of work
• Input requisitions on the finance database for purchases in the area of work
• Co-ordinate any awareness sessions for the area of work
• Prepare paperwork for checking by their manager, conducting initial checks as required
• Correspond with relevant stakeholders and agencies to ensure that they are aware of information and that it is adequately shared
• Maintain and check establishment databases, manual filing systems and logs of information with responses within timescales, producing reports as required
• Collate information on relevant Service Delivery Indicators (SDI’s)
• Arrange any meetings including the preparation of paperwork, minutes and action points

The duties/responsibilities listed above describe the post as it is at present and is not intended to be exhaustive. The job holder is expected to accept reasonable alterations and additional tasks of a similar level that may be necessary. Significant adjustments may require re-examination under the Job Evaluation Scheme and shall be discussed in the first instance with the job holder.

An ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence through the medium of English or (where specified in Wales) Welsh.

Person specification

Please refer to Job Description

Behaviours

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

  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Changing and Improving
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Working Together
Alongside your salary of £30,471, HM Prison & Probation Service contributes £8,257 towards you being a member of the Civil Service Defined Benefit Pension scheme. Find out what benefits a Civil Service Pension provides.
  • Access to learning and development
  • A working environment that supports a range of flexible working options to enhance your work life balance
  • A working culture which encourages inclusion and diversity
  • Civil Service pension with an average employer contribution of 27%
  • Annual Leave
  • Public Holidays
  • Season Ticket Advance



For more information about the recruitment process, benefits and allowances and answers to general queries, please click the below link which will direct you to our Candidate Information Page.

Link: https://justicejobs.tal.net/vx/candidate/cms/About%20the%20MOJ

DASA – Security Exploitation Manager

Dstl Porton Down, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP4 0JQ or Dstl Portsdown West, Fareham, Hampshire, PO17 6AD or DASA London, White City, London, W12 0BZ

Job summary

The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) finds and funds exploitable innovation to support UK Defence and Security mission quickly and effectively, and support UK prosperity. Our vision is for the UK to maintain its strategic advantage over its adversaries and build a safer future for the country and our people.

DASA is part of the Ministry of Defence (MOD) but we work across all Government departments who have responsibility for national security. We are serious about making a difference to those on the front lines in the armed forces, police and elsewhere who protect us, and we are committed to supporting the innovators who can help.

The Security Exploitation Manager will work in the Partnerships and Impact team and will focus on supporting suppliers who have received a DASA contract to develop their ideas further towards exploitation. The team creates the conditions to facilitate and encourage exploitation pathways for suppliers, customers and end users.

We are seeking a highly motivated individual who is looking to develop their career in an exciting and dynamic arena. P&I is a responsive and agile team who support the ongoing portfolio of DASA projects. You will be an integral part of a growing team and you will have the opportunity to shape and improve the way we work.

Reporting to the Security Lead, the role is outward facing and you will work closely with our suppliers, especially small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and the other DASA teams. Through the Security Lead and Security Partner, you will engage with end users within the Security sector (for example, the Intelligence Agencies, Home Office, Department of Transport and the Emergency Services).

Once a supplier has received a DASA contract to develop their technology, you will work to support them to maximise the potential for that project to progress through to the next stages of development and be ‘market ready’ for procurement. You will ensure that exploitation and business readiness remains a key focus for both the supplier and the end users by facilitating regular interactions to maintain momentum and commitment to develop the idea into a market ready solution.

Your role is key to helping ensure our full range of services are utilised to support exploitation activities and to help our innovators, in particular SMEs, become effective suppliers to the defence and security sectors. This includes working across security stakeholders to develop market guidance that supports suppliers develop their understanding of go to market options for their security sector vertical.

DASA is an equal opportunity employer, serious about promoting diversity and inclusion, and we offer flexible working and job share opportunities and part time positions. We provide training and support for all our staff. We employ a wide range of skills to deliver our mission.

Job description

In this role you will:

  • Provide tailored support to suppliers, especially Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) that have received a DASA contract to help them continue to develop and exploit their projects and develop their business. This support will include:
  • Building and facilitating productive relationships between customers, end users and suppliers to help them map out projected exploitation pathways for the project and, working with the Security Partner where appropriate, to encourage ongoing commitment from end users to further development.
  • Encouraging suppliers to make the most of the DASA services on offer to them, including the Access to Mentoring and Finance service.
  • Working with others to provide opportunities for suppliers to showcase their achievements with a view to furthering their exploitation activities.
  • Maintaining relationships with Technical Partners and Project Managers for each supplier to ensure an exploitation focus throughout the project and beyond.
  • Working with the Security Lead and the Security Partner to:
  • Build and maintain productive relationships with DASA’s key Security stakeholders and the end-user communities.
  • Support the development and running of themed competitions to address the requirements of the user communities. Ensure exploitation is considered in competition design and throughout the competition lifecycle.
  • Continuously improve the way we work including how we measure success and barriers to success, suggesting efficiencies in current processes and contributing to the development of new and novel exploitation pathways and communicating with others within and outside DASA

Person specification

Skills :

Essential:

  • Experience of developing good working relationships with a range of stakeholders both within and outside Government.
  • Experience of influencing others to achieve successful outcomes.
  • Being an effective and collaborative team member.
  • Flexibility and adaptability to change.
  • Working at pace to tight deadlines.
  • Handling technical information with ability to interpret and write clearly and concisely.
  • Experience and understanding of the security sector through experience working in or closely with the security sectors of Government.

Important Information:

Our work in defence, security and intelligence requires our employees to be UK Nationals who are able to gain a high level of security clearance to undertake the projects we are involved in to protect us from security threats. For this reason, only UK Nationals will be able to apply for this role. If you are an international or dual-national candidate, and you think you have the skills we need, please consider applying to any of our government, security or defence partners.

This role will require full UK security clearance and you should have resided in the UK for the past 5 years. For some roles Developed Vetting will also be required, in this case you should have resided in the UK for the past 10 years.

Behaviours

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

  • Working Together
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Managing a Quality Service
Alongside your salary of £35,970, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory contributes £9,711 towards you being a member of the Civil Service Defined Benefit Pension scheme. Find out what benefits a Civil Service Pension provides.

Benefits 

Dstl’s full range of great benefits can be found in the information pack which includes:

  • Financial: An excellent pension scheme starting from 26% employer contribution (find out more here). In Year Rewarding Achievement bonuses and thank you vouchers. Rental deposit scheme and cycle to work scheme.

  • Flexible working: Working options include alternative working patterns, compressed hours, job shares and annualised hours

  • Flexible working hours: Ability to bank hours in a 12 month reference period including the ability to accrue and use 3 days per calendar month.

  • Annual leave: A generous annual leave allowance starting at 25 days pro rata (rising to 30 after 5 years) plus 8 public holidays with the ability to buy/sell 5 additional days per annum.

  • Family: Maternity, adoption or shared parental leave of up to 26 weeks with full pay, an additional 13 weeks statutory pay and a further 13 weeks unpaid

  • Learning and Development: Encouragement and support on charterships, accreditations and access to fully funded apprenticeships up to level 7 (Masters Degree). Paid memberships with 2 relevant bodies/institutions. Employees have access to Civil Service Learning.

  • Facilities: Onsite parking, EV Charging points, restaurants, cafés and gyms.

Security Profession Associate (Ref: 82348)

This position is based at 102 PETTY FRANCE (MOJ) LONDON, SW1H 9AJ, 5 WELLINGTON PLACE LEEDS, LS1 4AP

Job summary

Please refer to Job Description

Job description

We encourage applications from people from all backgrounds and aim to have a workforce that represents the wider society that we serve. We pride ourselves on being an employer of choice. We champion diversity, inclusion and wellbeing and aim to create a workplace where everyone feels valued and a sense of belonging. To find out more about how we do this visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice/about/equality-and-diversity.

About the job

This position is based nationally.

Job description

Security Profession Associate (HEO)

The role  

The MoJ Information Security Team sits at the heart of the Ministry of Justice, one of the largest departments in government, supporting over 80,000 users and helping to secure services at the heart of the justice system. The team works to enable good security practices through the provision of security policies, guidance, education and understanding cyber security risks from all parts of the Ministry of Justice and the wider Justice sector. It also provides assurance to the departmental Senior Information Risk Owner, the Permanent Secretary and other senior stakeholders, that identified risks are being effectively managed in the delivery of MoJ objectives.

The Head of the Security Profession is responsible for security roles across the department – supporting colleagues within the local team and security teams in Digital and Technology, HMCTS and Arm’s Length Bodies. The Security Profession Associate will support the Head of Security Profession by providing leadership and development expertise within the local team and teams more widely across MoJ.

You will be tasked with supporting security colleagues with their professional development, skills gap analysis and fulfilling their career aspirations and potential. Additionally, you will support line managers and team leaders with their own security responsibilities, helping to build and develop expert teams, by supporting recruitment activities, and expanding our talent pipeline by aiding schemes such as cyber apprenticeships and the cyber–Fast Stream. 

All members of the team are expected to help develop the MoJ Security Function as a centre of excellence for the department and to contribute to building a brilliant and diverse team that is a welcoming place for all.

Main Responsibilities

Learning & Development (L&D)

  • Support L&D strategy to develop high performing security teams.
  • Assess current and future requirements, including gaps in capability, and identify L&D interventions to meet them in line with the organisation’s strategic direction.
  • Monitor and evaluate courses and learning opportunities for relevance and value for money.
  • Build relationships and form a strong understanding of all MoJ security teams to identify L&D opportunities within the department.
  • Ensure alignment of L&D strategies with security good practices.

Talent Development  

  • Work with security teams to enhance the talent management framework for security.
  • Enhance security leadership by providing advice and support to projects, services and people managers.
  • Support the growth of new talent, by coordinating development posts (apprentices, fast streamers, placements, CyberFirst etc) and being responsible for the individuals, arranging suitable placements for them across the department.

Leadership  

  • Provide leadership and guidance, through supporting line management (or scheme equivalent) to developments roles.
  • Find innovating ways to create a truly inclusive security profession, through novel recruitment and retention ideas, and supporting individuals from the widest possible range of backgrounds and circumstances to success within the MoJ security profession. Find opportunities for direct engagement with potential sources of future talent – such as outreach to schools and veterans programmes.
  • Testing and refining induction and training packs for all Government Security Profession staff across the Ministry.
  • Provide support to members of the security profession working across the MoJ, creating forums for collaboration and communication.   
  • Build links across government to ensure that the MoJ Profession is influential in cross government networks and is taking full advantage of the available schemes.

You will also  

  • Encourage a learning culture within the security teams.
  • Build awareness of the training that the profession offers and track individual and collective progress.
  • Identify opportunities for skilled colleagues to receive specialist training to support their development.
  • Contribute to building the profile of security within the MoJ.
  • Support business and cultural change.

Capabilities

Essential 

  • Experience and knowledge of how to grow skills and capabilities in a complex organisation.
  • Experience in learning and development role.
  • Excellent communication and personal engagement skills with an ability to build links with disparate areas of an organisation.

Desirable  

  • An awareness of and interest in security topics.
  • Experience in personal capability framework establishment and delivery.
  • Experience developing training programmes.

Behaviours

Essential:   

  • Communicating and influencing
  • Developing self and others
  • Seeing the bigger Picture

Desirable: 

  • Working together
  • Changing and improving
  • Managing a quality service

This is not an exclusive or exhaustive list, and the post holder will be required to perform additional duties reasonably expected of them within the scope of the grade and within the limits of their skill, competence and training.

We encourage applications from people from all backgrounds and aim to have a workforce that represents the wider society that we serve. We pride ourselves on being an employer of choice. We champion diversity, inclusion and wellbeing and aim to create a workplace where everyone feels valued and a sense of belonging. To find out more about how we do this visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice/about/equality-and-diversity.

Selection Process

This gives us the best possible chance of finding the right person for the job, drives up performance and improves diversity and inclusivity.

As part of the application process, you will be asked to complete:

  • A CV detailing your job history, qualifications and skills
  • A statement if suitability (Personal Statement – maximum 1000 words)
  • Provide evidence of the (lead) behaviour Developing Self and Others (250 words maximum)

The statement of suitability should be aligned to demonstrate your skills and experience for the role and how you meet the essential criteria as detailed in the job description.

Sift 

Should a large number of applications be received, an initial sift may be conducted using the lead behaviour, Developing Self and OthersCandidates who pass the initial sift may be progressed to a full sift or progressed straight to interview. 

Sift and interview dates, as well as the interview location to be confirmed. 

Interview 

If successful at application stage, you will be invited to interview where you will be assessed on your experience and the three essential behaviours.

Salary

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

Person specification

Please refer to Job Description

Behaviours

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

  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Developing Self and Others
  • Seeing the Big Picture
Alongside your salary of £32,827, Ministry of Justice contributes £8,896 towards you being a member of the Civil Service Defined Benefit Pension scheme. Find out what benefits a Civil Service Pension provides.
  • Access to learning and development
  • A working environment that supports a range of flexible working options to enhance your work life balance
  • A working culture which encourages inclusion and diversity
  • Civil Service pension with an average employer contribution of 27%
  • Annual Leave
  • Public Holidays
  • Season Ticket Advance



For more information about the recruitment process, benefits and allowances and answers to general queries, please click the below link which will direct you to our Candidate Information Page.

Link: https://justicejobs.tal.net/vx/candidate/cms/About%20the%20MOJ

Joint Intelligence Organisation – Lead Intelligence Analyst, Head of Russia

Whitehall, London

Job summary

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced analyst, policy or intelligence professional, to join the JIO Assessments Staff. The successful candidate will lead the Russia team (responsible for covering Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Central Asia and the Western Balkans). You will support the development of your team and lead them to produce a range of impactful all-source assessments including strategic reports that will be considered by the JIC, and regular contributions to daily intelligence highlights for the Prime Minister.

You will be joining a high-performing and highly motivated team whose work continues to underpin some of the most important national security and foreign policy decisions of our time. Your leadership will be key in supporting the team to sustainably meet demand; ensure the right balance of efforts across the team’s whole portfolio; and allow each team member space to play full and active roles as part of the wider JIO. Your team is partnered with the growing Deterrence & Counter-Proliferation teams. Together with the Lead Analyst for Deterrence & Counter-Proliferation, you will support both teams to join-up on areas of mutual interest, as well as engagement with corporate issues.

Job description

About the JIO

The Joint Intelligence Organisation (JIO) primarily supports the Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC) and the National Security Council, the Prime Minister and other key decision-makers by providing authoritative, robust all-source intelligence assessment on a vast range of national security and foreign policy priorities.

Our work covers, and goes beyond, ‘traditional’ national security topics such as geopolitical issues and threats to British interests. We apply a national security lens to issues such as emerging technology, economic and health security, climate change and horizon scanning (for example, identifying and monitoring countries at risk of instability).

You can read more about working for the JIO in the information pack attached at the bottom of this advert.

The Role

This post is only open to British Citizens. Some dual nationals may be ineligible. The successful candidate must obtain Developed Vetting (DV) clearance if not already held. As they will have access to very sensitive information, there are limitations on travelling to a small number of countries and we will undertake additional security checks as part of the recruitment process.  Applications from candidates with close connections to certain countries may take considerably longer to process, or in some cases result in a withdrawal of an offer of employment.  Further details will be provided at the conditional offer stage.

If your application is successful you will:

  • Lead & manage. You will provide inspirational leadership for your team, communicating purpose and direction with clarity, as well as enthusing your team on their corporate roles within the wider JIO. You will provide effective line management; and guide, coach and develop analysts in your teams.
  • Deliver impact: You will ensure the delivery of excellent, impactful JIO assessment at pace. You will take a customer-focused approach to ensuring impact, and communicate JIO’s assessment of often complex issues to senior decision-makers with clarity and credibility.
  • Collaborate: You will provide leadership to the UK intelligence and assessment communities in your area, building trusting and collaborative relationships that get the best from everyone. You will develop deep and collaborative working relationships with partners in the Five Eyes and other allies.
  • Innovate: You will be proactive in driving improvements to the teams’ assessments through innovation and partnership. You will excite and enthuse analysts, and help set a culture that celebrates and encourages innovation.

You will play a broader leadership role as part of JIO’s G6 cohort, proactively shaping an organisational culture which fully embraces diversity and inclusion and the benefits they bring to our organisation.

Person specification

We are seeking a lead analyst to join the JIO, leading our high performing Counter-Proliferation and Deterrence team. The successful candidate will have a proven ability to motivate teams and communicate with clarity to seniors.

You will be able to lead a team from the front, providing clarity of direction and support. You will be able to write and QA clear, articulate assessments and communicate these in an effective manner to the most senior customers. You will encourage a culture of mutual support, having each other’s backs, and inclusivity.

Skills and Experience Required

The successful candidate will:

  • have highly developed leadership skills, including the ability to build, motivate and develop high performing, diverse teams;
  • have a strong track record of delivery, and the ability to prioritise and manage a broad portfolio to deliver high quality outcomes at pace;
  • be a strong collaborator, able to build strong, productive relationships with customers and partners inside and outside HMG;
  • have a track record in exploring opportunities for innovation, and building a positive, creative culture of continuous improvement;
  • be an excellent communicator, confident in engaging at senior levels across and outside the Civil Service;
  • have excellent, demonstrable drafting skills, and an ability to translate between deep/technical detail and the strategic implications;
  • be able to show evidence of promoting an inclusive culture and supporting staff wellbeing.

Desirable:

  • Experience of assessments work on Russia/Ukraine
  • Experience of intelligence analysis and/or collection.

We invest in upskilling our team members to enable them to thrive once they start working with us. As such, if you don’t quite match these desirable skills, don’t let it put you off applying as we will equip the successful candidate with them once you are in post.

Behaviours

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

  • Leadership
  • Changing and Improving
  • Working Together
  • Delivering at Pace

Technical skills

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

  • Gathering, Organising & Evaluating Intelligence & Information (Highly Proficient)
  • Analysis, Tradecraft and Assessment (Highly Proficient)
  • Informing Decision Making (Highly Proficient)
  • Written and Visual Communication of Intelligence Assessment (Highly Proficient)
Alongside your salary of £68,790, Cabinet Office contributes £18,573 towards you being a member of the Civil Service Defined Benefit Pension scheme. Find out what benefits a Civil Service Pension provides.
Annual salary increases will depend upon individual performance and contribution to the organisation’s success. In addition there will be the opportunity to earn performance related bonuses.

Existing civil servants can take up the post on loan from their parent department for the duration advertised (permission from their parent department would need to be secured in order to take up the post). Those joining on level transfer will retain their current salary. Staff joining on promotion terms will receive up to a 10% increase of their current basic salary or the pay band minimum whichever is the greater. Staff joining on promotion will adopt the modernised terms and conditions of employment which came into force in 2013. 

Pension: There is a choice of excellent pension schemes. More information about pension provisions can be found at www.civilservice.gov.uk/pensions

Flexible Working: Flexible working including job-share arrangements may be considered for this role.

Leave allowances: 25 days’ paid leave per annum rising to 30 days after five years’ service. In addition, full-time staff receive eight public holidays and the Queen’s Birthday privilege day as well as competitive maternity, paternity, parental and adoption leave.

Probation: Staff new to the Civil Service will be required to serve a six month probationary period.

Location: The post will be based in Westminster, London. No relocation costs will be available.

Crisis working: As the JIO and PHIA are at the heart of national security function for the UK, there are occasionally times where we need to respond to incidents of crisis or critical importance. Staff in any role may be asked to work extended or anti-social hours with little or no notice on such occasions.

Equality and Diversity: JIO is proud of a diverse and inclusive work environment, committed to fairness and the promotion of equality of opportunity for all. We know that having a range of experiences, ways of working and thinking makes us stronger and better at developing policy that reflects the needs of every community. We embrace different views and experiences and value the new perspective that people from a variety of circumstances bring to the work we do. We welcome applications from candidates who have not previously worked for the Civil Service, mid- and late-career changers with transferrable skills, people from all backgrounds and circumstances regardless of disability, gender, age ethnicity, LGBT+ identity and socio-economic status. 

Civil Service Code: All civil servants are subject to the provisions of the Civil Service Code which details Civil Service values, standards of behaviour, rights and responsibilities. Go to http://civilservicecommission.independent.gov.uk for more information.

Defence Intelligence Capability Assessments – Cyber Threat Technical Analyst

MOD Main Building, London

Job summary

An exciting opportunity exists to join the Capability Assessment Cyber Threats team, within Defence Intelligence (DI). The successful candidate will be working alongside a high performing team that works on understanding adversary threats within the cyber domain, with a wide range of customers from across Defence and Whitehall.

This position is advertised at 37 hours per week.

Strategic Command is going through a significant transformation programme which aims to improve the way the Command conducts its business and delivers for Defence and the nation. As a consequence of this, all posts within Strategic Command Headquarters and in time the wider organisation, are/will be subject to review and potential changes as we continuously improve across the period of the transformation programme. These changes may be minor or could be more substantive and will generate new opportunities.  Throughout, the Command’s transformation programme is committed to following the MOD’s framework on managing and supporting people through the change process and places an emphasis on early and open consultation and engagement with the Command’s personnel and Trade Unions.

Job description

Defence Intelligence (DI) is a world-class organisation that supports policy and decision-making at the heart of the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and the cross government national security community. In DI, our people solve problems, create understanding, and give perspective to the diverse and complex Defence threats and challenges in a rapidly changing world. Together our civilians and military personnel inform decision-making in Defence, manage complex programmes, and develop new technology.

DI is a key element of the UK’s national intelligence community, working closely with partners across Defence, Cabinet Office, Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office, the intelligence agencies and other intelligence assessment bodies such as the Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre and Joint Intelligence Organisation.

This post is one of eight MOD civil servants (CS) responsible for the Capability Assessment of technical aspects of the cyber threat to MOD. The requirement of this position is to provide All Source intelligence analysis on the cyber threat to directly support the UK Deterrent Mission.

This role requires candidates with the following knowledge, skills and attributes:

  • Critical thinking
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Strong IT skills, including Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Ability to prioritise, work under pressure and to meet strict deadlines.

In DI we believe your unique experiences, view and understanding of the world could provide a vital perspective and contribution to our work. We recognise that great minds do not think alike and are striving to increase our diversity representation at all levels. As an equal opportunity employer, we hire, train and promote people based on merit and aspire to create an inclusive workplace free of discrimination. We also offer flexible working arrangements such as flexitime, job share and compressed hours. All job adverts in DI are subject to fair and open competition.

Person specification

Responsibilities 

  • Deliver in-depth analysis of the cyber threat to the UK Deterrent Mission, building subject matter expertise and maintaining a high level of situational awareness using all available resources. Act as a recognized expert across the community.
  • Critically evaluate information and intelligence using a range of techniques and approaches to process information and address customer intelligence requirements. Maintain and develop analytical skills and promote good tradecraft.
  • Provide high quality, impactful intelligence assessments in the form of THREATWeb assessments and RFI responses, as well as other capability assessments, threat statements and briefings that fall within their area of responsibility and expertise.
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with key DNO and Royal Navy customers and ensure intelligence output is aligned to their requirements, decision-making processes and timelines.
  • Identify intelligence gaps and actively address through conducting research and tasking collection.
  • Represent DI in relevant national and international community processes, activities and exchanges.

What are we looking for?

Desirable

  • Successful candidate should hold or be prepared to undertake the Fundamentals of Defence Intelligence, Defence Intelligence IT Course and Defence Intelligence Analysis Module courses and pass the subsequent City and Guilds exam in intelligence assessment, or equivalent courses and qualifications.
  • Successful candidate should hold or be prepared to undertake the Cyber Foundation Pathway up to Module 4.
  • In the event of a strong field of candidates at sift, the following desirable criteria will be considered to distinguish the order or merit:
  • Experience of working in cyber security
  • Experience of working in all-source intelligence assessment role

Behaviours

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

  • Leadership
  • Working Together
  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Delivering at Pace

We only ask for evidence of these behaviours on your application form:

  • Leadership
  • Working Together
  • Making Effective Decisions
Alongside your salary of £35,290, Ministry of Defence contributes £9,528 towards you being a member of the Civil Service Defined Benefit Pension scheme. Find out what benefits a Civil Service Pension provides.

There are a wide variety of employee benefits for civil service staff in DI, including (this list is not exhaustive):

  • Salary Payroll Giving
  • Financial Education Resources
  • Bicycle Purchase Advance & Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Holiday, Season Ticket, Tenancy Deposit & Work Space Salary Advance Loans
  • Free Parking (not available at Main Building)
  • Generous Pension Scheme with employer contribution between 26.6% & 30.3%
  • Death in Service Benefit
  • Up to 30 days’ Annual Leave, and one Privilege Day
  • Special Leave (including Study Leave and Volunteering Leave)
  • Adoption, Maternity, Paternity and Shared Parental Leave
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • On-Site Nursery & Childcare at some MOD sites
  • Flexible Working Hours
  • Discounted Healthcare Packages
  • Eyesight Tests and Spectacles
  • Free On-Site Gyms at many sites
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • In-Year Reward and Thank You Schemes
  • Talent Schemes
  • Defence Discounts
  • Microsoft & Vodafone Employee Discount Schemes
  • Boundless and Civil Service Sports Council Memberships available
  • On-site shops, restaurants & cafes at most sites

Further details may be found at Civilian Discover My Benefits (mod.gov.uk)

The post does not offer relocation expenses. 

External recruits who join the MOD who are new to the Civil Service will be subject to a six-month probation period. 

Please Note: Expenses incurred for travel to interviews will not be reimbursed.

Please be advised that the Department is conducting a review of all pay related allowances which could impact on those allowances that the post currently being advertised attracts.

Any move to MOD 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 at https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/.

The Ministry of Defence is committed to providing a safe and healthy working environment for its staff which includes educating them on the benefits of not smoking, protecting them from the harmful effects of second-hand smoke and supporting those who want to give up smoking. Under the Smoke-Free Working Environment policy, Smoking and the use of all tobacco products (including combustible and chewing tobacco products) will not be permitted anywhere in the Defence working environment however some exemptions are in place, please refer to local guidance. The policy is Whole Force and includes all Defence personnel, contractors, visitors and other non-MOD personnel. All applicants seeking, considering, or accepting employment with the Ministry of Defence should be aware of this policy and that it is already in place at a number of Defence Establishments.

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