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Physical Security Coordinator – 67323
£29,664 – £31,200


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:

Physical Security Coordinator

We are recruiting a Physical Security Coordinator to be part of our warm and collaborative Security and Information Group (SIG), where you will be supporting the delivery of physical security processes and plans to deter or prevent unauthorised access, protect assets from forcible or surreptitious attack and determine appropriate security requirements through planning and risk assessment, across all functions across the Ministry of Justice (MoJ).

This is an exciting and meaningful opportunity to join the Government Security Profession, working at the heart of Government and playing a significant part in ensuring the department is meeting its wide-ranging obligations. The role is also part of the wider Government Security Profession; a community with a mandate to establish transformation, and responsibility for an entirely new security model.

The Physical Security Coordinator supports the Chief Security Officer (CSO) to fulfil departmental security responsibilities.

If you are passionate about security and want the challenge of keeping a major government department secure, then this job is for you. We can offer the training you need to support your development and are prepared to consider both level transfers and appointments on promotion for the right candidates (for Civil Service applicants).

We are seeking to recruit people from a diverse group of backgrounds to make sure we have a wide range of skills to strengthen our security capability across government. We value the fact that our different backgrounds, cultures, genders, experiences, and ways of working produce a more effective team. Each one of us has a part to play in helping government to keep the United Kingdom secure.

Key Responsibilities

Reporting to the Physical Security Manager, this role will:

•    Support and enable the delivery of physical security on behalf of MoJ and its Executive Agencies.
•    Support the adoption and implementation of appropriate/proportionate Physical Security controls, policies, processes and guidance, with input from internal and external stakeholders as required.
•    Support the adoption and implementation of effective security risk management (of potential threats, vulnerabilities and impacts) and appropriate risk mitigation, reducing physical security risks to an acceptable level, with input from internal and external stakeholders as required.
•    Support physical security risk assessments; ensuring they are conducted and documented.
•    Provide security advice to staff during the normal working day.
•    Support Private Office in delivering effective security for ministers engaged on departmental business.
•    Assist in the investigation of unauthorised disclosures.
•    Think beyond your own area of responsibility. Work in a flexible way and undertake any other duties reasonably requested by line management.
•    A flexible, positive and can-do attitude is vital, using your resource to support the team where needed.
•    Being a role model for the security community and modelling Civil Service values to foster and develop the profession across government.

Person Specification

•    An appreciation of physical security and risk, as well as a willingness to develop knowledge in these areas as appropriate.
•    Ability to form excellent relationships within your department and with the wider security community.
•    Coordinating a wide range of issues with diplomacy and discretion.
•    Building relationships and trust easily with people at different levels of an organisation.
•    Proactive and efficient with the ability to deliver at pace.
•    Ability to manage a busy workload and quickly respond to emerging or changing priorities.
•    Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
•    Excited by and interested in security.


•    Meets the requirements for BPSS clearance.
•    CTC security clearance or willingness to obtain. 
•    Willingness to obtain SC or DV clearance in the future.


•    Experience of being an intelligent customer buying services from shared service providers.
•    Proficiency in IT.


£29,664 - £31,200

Additional Information

Working Arrangements & Further Information

The MoJ offers Hybrid Working arrangements where business need allows. This is an informal, non-contractual form of flexible working that blends working from your base location, different MoJ sites and / or from home (please be aware that this role can only be worked in the UK and not overseas). Some roles will not be suitable for Hybrid Working. Similarly, Hybrid Working will not suit everyone’s circumstances. Arrangements will be discussed and agreed with the successful candidate(s) and subject to regular review.

For nationally advertised roles, the successful candidate(s) will be appointed to a MoJ office location, which may include their nearest Justice Collaboration Centre or Justice Satellite Office. This will be discussed and agreed on the completion of pre-employment checks.

Some of MoJ’s terms and conditions of service are changing as part of Civil Service reform. The changes will apply to staff joining MoJ who are new to the Civil Service. Staff joining MoJ from other civil service employers will transfer onto the new MoJ terms if they are already on ‘modernised’ terms in their current post or onto ‘unmodernised’ MoJ terms if they are on ‘unmodernised’ terms at their current post. Details will be available if an offer is made.

Flexible working hours

The Ministry of Justice offers a flexible working system in many offices.


The MoJ offers a range of benefits:

Annual Leave

Annual leave is 25 days on appointment and will increase to 30 days after five years’ service.

There is also a scheme to allow qualifying staff to buy or sell up to three days leave each year. Additional paid time off for public holidays and 1 privilege day. Leave for part-time and job share posts will be calculated on a pro-rata basis.


The Civil Service offers a choice of pension schemes, giving you the flexibility to choose the pension that suits you best.


The Ministry of Justice is committed to staff development and offers an extensive range of training and development opportunities.


The opportunity to join employee-run networks that have been established to provide advice and support and to enable the views of employees from minority groups to be expressed direct to senior management. There are currently networks for employees of minority ethnic origin, employees with disabilities, employees with caring responsibilities, women employees, and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees.


  • A range of ‘Family Friendly’ policies such as opportunities to work reduced hours or job share.
  • Access to flexible benefits such as voluntary benefits, retail vouchers and discounts on a range of goods and services.
  • For moves to or from another employer or moves across the Civil Service this can have implications on your eligibility to carry on claiming childcare vouchers. You may however be eligible for alternative government childcare support schemes, including Tax Free Childcare. More information can be found on GOV.UK or Childcare Choices. You can determine your eligibility at
  • Paid paternity, adoption and maternity leave.
  • Free annual sight tests for employees who use computer screens.

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission’s recruitment principles. Should you feel that the recruitment process has breached the recruitment principles you are able to raise a formal complaint in the following order

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As a Disability Confident employer, MoJ are committed to providing everyone with the opportunity to demonstrate their skills, talent and abilities, by making adjustments throughout all elements of the recruitment process and in the workplace. MoJ are able to offer an interview to disabled candidates who meet the minimum selection criteria, except in a limited number of campaigns.

You will be able to request reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process within the application form. If you need additional help completing the application form, please contact the SSCL Recruitment Enquiries Team.

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: