Security Team Manager

Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body

Security Team Manager


Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body, Edinburgh

  • Full time
  • Temporary
  • Onsite working

Posted 2 weeks ago, 30 Jun | Get your application in now before you miss out!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

job Ref: c35122bad42e4af9be4df88b7c5625fc

Full Job Description

We have 1 temporary full-time post, fixed-term for 2 years and 2 permanent part-time posts, working 30 hours per week. The working pattern for the part-time posts are;

Post 1 - Monday - Wednesday, 7am-6pm

Post 2 - Thursday - Saturday, 7am-6pm which is accompanied with a 6% allowance

When applying for these roles, please specify the role you are interested in.

The Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body is responsible for providing the Parliament with the property, staff and services required for the Parliament's purposes. We place a high value on excellence, and we are continually looking to improve how we can deliver the Parliament's core purpose of representing the people of Scotland by debating issues of national importance, passing legislation and holding the Scottish Government to account. We are a diverse workforce, and our embedded values shape the way we work and treat each other. We have a culture of respect and inclusion, and everyone has the ability to make a difference.

This is an excellent opportunity to join the Security Office as a Security Team Manager. The Security Office sits within our Operations and Digital Directorate. To see where the office sits within the organisation, have a look at our organisation chart.

The Security Office is responsible for protecting the Parliament building, passholders and visitors and preventing disruptions to Parliamentary proceedings. We provide a visible and reassuring presence throughout the building 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We're also responsible for security vetting and the issue of passes, monitoring the Parliamentary estate, responding to incidents in the building, facilitating protest, and managing entry and movements around the building. The Office also provides security advice to Members and their staff.

As Team Manager you'll manage a team of Access and Control Officers. You'll be responsible for the daily delivery of security operations across the estate in line with the Office's agreed KPIs and performance standards. You'll also be responsible for responding quickly and effectively to any issues that may adversely impact on the smooth running of business or the security of the building and its occupants.

You'll encourage a culture where your team members are empowered to deliver high quality work which will enhance the reputation of the Parliament. You'll also champion collaborative working with colleagues across the parliamentary service, promoting positive and open communication, as well as our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

We particularly welcome applications from candidates from a Minority Ethnic background and Disabled candidates. All appointments will be made on merit. We have a values-based culture of respect and inclusion embedded in our organisation, and everyone has the ability to make a difference., You'll need to provide one or more examples to cover all bullet points, in each of the four value sections entitled "And in delivering these you will have"

Please provide details from your background or career, of where and how you have demonstrated that value.

When completing and submitting the values-based statement to apply for this role:

-Please provide evidence against each of our four values, a maximum of 400 words is allowed per value

-Please use the STAR format (Situation, Task, Action, Result) to address the key delivery requirements under each value in the Job Description

-Each value should be clearly formatted, and your examples may include specific skills, experience, abilities, knowledge and strengths you have

-We have a separate box on our system for you to input each value

-Please do not input anything into the values boxes until you're ready to submit your application

-Please complete your answers to the questions offline, perhaps in Word, and then copy and paste your answers into the system when you're ready to submit your application

-We recommend that you check your answers, by reading the inputted information in the box, when you've copied and pasted the information into the system, just to ensure it's all there

The successful candidate will be an experienced security professional with a proven track record in delivering a consistently high level of service to customers, even in a high-profile environment. You'll be able to demonstrate an up-to-date knowledge of security threats, how these may apply to the Parliament and explain how risks can be mitigated.

You'll have a proven track record of responding effectively to incidents and will be able to demonstrate that you learnt from these experiences to improve either your personal performance or to recommend team improvements. You'll be experienced in resolving conflict and be able to demonstrate your leadership of managing a change at work.

You'll demonstrate a high level of personal credibility with excellent communication and influencing skills, with the ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships.

As a manager you'll be resilient and inspire colleagues to deliver high performance results in line with our values. You'll have a proven track record of working inclusively with a diverse range of people and groups. You'll have outstanding mentoring and coaching skills and be passionate about contributing to an inclusive and collaborative working culture which values diversity and encourages openness.