Physical Security Adviser
Permanent (Full time)
The role of the Government Security Centre People and Physical (GSCPP) is to help government departments to understand and manage the security risks they are facing and improve their security in line with government-wide standards and policies. They need a simple route to obtain expert advice and operational support, led from the centre to ensure consistency of approach to handle complex security risks effectively and meet government standards.
GSCPP is one of 5 Government Security Centres providing security advice and consultancy services to government departments. GSCPP provides an integrated and accessible service of expert protective security advice. It achieves this by working in strategic partnership with the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI) and in collaboration with the other National Technical Authorities (NTAs) and the various entities within the Government Security Function.
GSCPP directly supports the mission of the Government Security Function, which is ‘to enable government to protect citizens and provide vital public services, by understanding and managing security risks’.
GSCPP Physical Security Advisers will play a key role in mitigating the risks to the UK from national security threats inclusive of crime, protesters, fixated individuals, organised crime groups and abuse of physical space from outside groups. The service will deliver authoritative protective physical security advice to reduce departmental/organisational vulnerabilities and mitigate the risk from physical related attacks.
GSCPP will receive and feedback information from central or third-party security functions, such as the NTAs, Cabinet Office, Intelligence Agencies, private industry, and academia. The service will disseminate its expertise to Government organisations including the provision of specialised advisory services to departments needing to enhance/review security standards.