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Security & Resilience Graduate

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210000WM Requisition #


Science and Technology Facilities Council


Estates Services is a diverse department providing a wide range of professional streams to enable world-class science. Working at 7 STFC sites across the UK, operations include construction of new buildings, maintaining and developing sites inside and out, providing services such as power, lighting and water and protective security measures and response to incidents. We are developing an approach of centres of excellence in each discipline, and understanding the needs of our complex and hazardous scientific environment. The Security team consists of a Head of Security, Site Security Managers, Security Officers and Reception staff. The team provides operational security and emergency services including visitor handling, site patrolling, incident response and much more. It also sets the standards for physical security measures and policies, and coordinates our emergency incident response capability. We interact with everyone on our sites; more widely we work with the UKRI security functions, Cabinet Office and security agencies including the Centre for Protection of National Infrastructure. 

This graduate role will develop in to a security and resilience professional through on-the-job training and experience. They will lead small and medium size projects such a producing security assessments, delivering an objective in emergency planning, and other operational projects.

Summary of Key Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Supporting the delivery of the STFC Physical Security Strategy and action plans integrating with Corporate, Estates and UKRI Security strategies
  • Developing site security risk assessments and planning detailed physical security measures to comply with Government Physical Security Standards
  • Development of local security policies and Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Supporting the ongoing development of Site Emergency Plans, building capacity of people and equipment
  • Coordination of operational projects such as events, installation of new security equipment
  • Project management of security installations and contracted work at the appropriate level.
  • Attend cross Government and other external security meetings representing STFC as required
  • Personal and travel security advice for STFC
  • Able to be security cleared 
  • Engage in supported Professional Development in conjunction with The Security Institute
  • Management training will be offered, familiarisation with Facilities Management and the wider organisation, in line with the STFC graduate training scheme.

In order to apply for the role you must have:


  • Obtained first degree bachelors or Integrated Masters, (not doctorate) in a relevant subject in either 2020, 2021 or be due to receive it in 2022 
  • Expected or have achieved a 2:1 or above 
  • The right to live and work in the UK 
  • Knowledge and interest in security and/or risk management theory
  • Ability to understand business context and wider environment affecting security 
  • Systematic and logical approach to problem solving 
  • Knowledge of current affairs and common security threats 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills 


  • Degree subject in security, resilience, criminology, law, risk management or related subject 
  • Prior experience with delivering projects or running activities in work, education or other groups 


About The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) 

The STFC is a world-leading multi-disciplinary science organisation where curiosity, blue-skies thinking meets practical, application-led science and engineering. Our goal is to deliver economic, societal, scientific and international benefits to the UK and its people – and more broadly to the world. 

As one of Europe’s largest research organisations, we’re trusted to support, enable and undertake ground-breaking projects in an outstanding diversity of fields. Through world-class facilities and people, we’re driving progressive advances in science, engineering, computing and technology. Our research seeks to understand the Universe from the largest astronomical scales to the tiniest constituents of matter, yet creates impact on a very tangible, human scale. 

For more information about STFC please visit 

You can also visit our careers site 

About UK Research Innovation (UKRI) 

UKRI is an organisation that brings together the seven disciplinary research councils, Research England and Innovate UK. Together, we build an independent organisation with a strong voice and vision ensuring the UK maintains its world-leading position in research and innovation. 

Supporting some of the world’s most exciting and challenging research projects, we develop and operate some of the most remarkable scientific facilities in the world. We are pushing the frontiers of human knowledge through fundamental research and delivering benefits for UK society and the economy through world-class research, skills and business-led innovation. 

More information can be found at  

How we support EDI in the workforce 

At UKRI, we believe that everyone has a right to be treated with dignity and respect, and to be provided with equal opportunities to thrive and succeed in an environment that enables them to do so. We also value diversity of thought and experience within inclusive groups, organisations and the wider community. For further information, please visit ‘How we support EDI in the workforce’

Disability Confident Employer

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy/ies. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation. 

How to apply 

Online applications only preferred for this role. Please submit a CV and covering letter which clearly outlines how you fulfil the criteria specified along with your motivation for UKRI and the role. Ensure that the job reference number is included in the filename description of each document uploaded. Note that failure to address the above criteria or submit an application without a covering letter may result in the application not being considered. Assessment will only be based upon the content of your submitted covering letter and CV and not the ‘experience’ section of the application. 

UKRI seeks to ensure it creates and maintains a system of openness, fairness and inclusion – a collaborative, trusted environment, which is attractive to and accessible to everyone who is interested in developing their career with us. 

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