Security Coordinator

Surrey police & sussex police collaboration - England
new offer (27/02/2021)

job description

Vacancy Information

This role is within a unit where Surrey Police and Sussex Police work in collaboration, whilst continuing to be two separate legal entities/employers with different terms and conditions. Both Surrey Police staff and Sussex Police staff are employed in this unit on their own force terms and conditions. Successful candidates may be appointed on the terms and conditions of employment of either Surrey Police or Sussex Police, depending on organisational requirements. A discussion will be held with the successful candidate to confirm the details of location, salary, allowance and hours. Division / Department - See Advert Status - Full Time Contract Type - Permanent Grade - Surrey Police Grade F / Sussex Police Grade 9 Salary Grade Range - Surrey Police £25,082 - £29,087 / Sussex Police £24,546 - £26,865 The starting salary for this role will usually be at the bottom of the salary range.

The Role

Some opportunities have arisen to join the Security and Information Assurance Team working for both Surrey and Sussex Police Forces. This is an entry level job to the world of physical and cyber security;
working to protect the Forces’ people, buildings and operational assets from threats. It’s a role where every day is different and you will get involved in a variety of interesting activities at both Team and Force level.

We are looking for applicants in this Coordinator role;
to work from either Sussex Police Headquarters in Lewes or from Surrey Police Headquarters, currently in Guildford, although post holders will be expected to travel to a number of sites and locations which may/may not have available public transport links;
travel will be reimbursed according to the home Force policy.

The post holder must be prepared to undergo and maintain an enhanced level of security clearance as the role will involve having regular access to sensitive material and occasional access to particularly sensitive material such as intelligence on national security threats

Key Responsibilities

In essence the role is to provide support across a broad range of security and information assurance activities

You will be expected to

Provide ad hoc technical support and advice with regard to general enquiries coming in to the Team Conduct physical security reviews of the Forces’ buildings and premises Assist with the preparation, update and delivery of security culture and awareness training to Force personnel Document and report on routine security compliance and audit reviews Conduct research and situational awareness across all areas of protective security including threat scanning, cyber best practices, new security technologies and products Complete supplier and third party assurance assessments Manage and maintain the Team’s Security Plan including keeping records of audits, breaches, and reviews Manage requests for new and withdrawn access cards and maintain the upkeep of individual access rights

Skills &

The successful candidate will have a good standard of ‘A’ Level qualifications, or equivalent, and be able to demonstrate a knowledge of cybersecurity risks and information security standards such as ISO27001 as well as a strong interest in security concepts and a willingness to learn and develop security knowledge and skills

You will have

Excellent communication skills (both written and oral), with the ability to research and present information in a meaningful manner An analytical mind-set and a natural curiosity, meticulous and thorough with a good attention to detail Excellent organisational skills with the ability to prioritise tasks and projects An ability to establish and maintain a high degree of confidentiality, respect, trust and credibility at all levels

The role will suit an enthusiastic person with a natural interest in cyber security and information assurance who has a strong desire to learn and develop a career in the field. The stated experience level is a guide and does not preclude applications from candidates with more or less experience, provided the requisite skills can be demonstrated. The Security and Information Assurance Coordinator will form a key part of the Team’s success, so you should have a genuine desire in building a Security and Information Assurance service within a policing environment. In return we will offer you a comprehensive training programme and valuable experience that will put you in good stead when looking at promotion or further development opportunities.

Further Information

For further information please contact Isobel Flint, at

Interviews will be held on the 4th and 5th of March

We recognise that our people are balancing demanding careers with commitments and interests outside of work. We welcome applications and discussion with candidates who want to work full-time or part-time/flexible hours.

Please note that in 2024 Surrey Police Headquarters is due to move to Leatherhead.

Additional Information

Surrey Police and Sussex Police work together in collaboration for this role, however they remain two different employers, with differing pay scales, allowances and terms and conditions including hours of employment.

This post is being advertised in parallel with Force redeployment processes. Any redeployees who are identified will be given preference. This may result in the post being withdrawn at any point during the recruitment process.

If you are an internal candidate looking to apply for this role, it is really important that you inform and seek support from your line manager of your intention to submit an application for this role as this allows for sufficient resource planning. Failure to inform your line manager may result in a delay in a release dates being agreed.

If you are conditionally offered the role your attendance record and any reasonable adjustments already in place will be discussed with yourself and your current line manager. If you are successful in your application, you may be required to resign and transfer your employment, taking on the Terms &
Conditions and pay scales of the Lead Force (if this is not your existing Home Force).

Surrey Police and Sussex Police Special Constables, Volunteers and Agency Staff (excluding self employed workers) covered under the Agency Worker Regulations (AWR) are eligible to apply for internal advertised posts.

Diversity Statement

We are only as good as our people. It's really important to us that our officers and staff can be themselves in the workplace and we believe that as an organisation we'll benefit from the variety of thinking, approach and skills that diversity can bring;
all of which helps us to deliver a better policing service.

We have worked really hard to create a safe, open and inclusive culture. We have a range of staff networking groups to provide specific support and advice and we are proud to be members of Stonewall and Disability Confident, and to be aligned with the Armed Forces Covenant and the HeForShe movement.

We value the differences that people bring from all backgrounds and communities so, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, disability, social status or religious beliefs, we would love to hear from you.


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