Security Advisor

Employer: EDF Energy 
Location: Croydon (Interchange)
Closing: 17 Mar 2016

Company Overview 
EDF Energy is a core part of the EDF Group, one of the largest energy companies in Europe with key business operations in the UK, France, Italy, Belgium and Poland. We are the UK’s leading generator and supplier of low carbon energy, producing around one-fifth of the nation’s electricity and employing more than 15,000 people. We operate nuclear, coal and gas power stations, wind farms, and combined heat & power plants. We have a focus on safe, dependable energy generation and an ethos of service excellence. We intend to play a leading role in new nuclear build in the UK and secure a bright future for the combined business and its employees.
Business Unit Overview As one of the UK’s largest energy companies, there’s a huge amount of opportunity available for finance professionals here. Our Finance Division comprises various business units, including, Customers, Generation, Nuclear New Build and Corporate Finance. Each of these has its own challenges and rewards – and each will help you to build a well-rounded skill set. At EDF Energy our finance professionals are seen as part of the wider business team. And wherever you go, you’ll learn how energy markets work, the challenges we face as an industry and the actions we need to take to overcome them.

Vacancy Overview

To ensure the delivery of security services by third party service providers, including the provision of security manned guarding, access control, intruder alarm and Security CCTV monitoring in accordance with third party contract(s). Ensure site management teams and EDF Energy employees comply with EDF Energy Security Policies and procedures.

The role holder will provide security assurance to EDF Energy, by conducting security audits and reviews of all EDF Energy facilities, property, sites and business units within Corporate and Steering Functions. The role holder will also conduct security incident investigations and be part of the Emergency Management Team at Bronze level.
Nature and Scope The Security Advisor will provide expert security advice and support to the Facility Services team to ensure that business as usual security activities within Corporate and Steering Functions are addressed promptly and remain compliant with the standards outlined in the EDF Energy Security Policy and Security Codes of Practice.

The post holder will be the first point of contact for Facilities Services Managers and outsourced Facilities Managers will provide security subject matter expertise advice to site management, reporting of criminal and protest incidents and issues, carry out physical site security assessments, attend meetings as required by the Security Manager and provide liaison with external security partners and agencies. This will often require the Security adviser to travel to the site to be able to provide best practice advise and report back to the Security Manager their findings and recommendations.

Principal Accountabilities
· To provide support to the Security Manager in the provision of security management of the EDF Energy property estate.

· Provide security subject matter expertise advice to the operational business units and liaise with local police in relation to security incidents.

· Provide local support for management and reporting of criminal and protest incidents and issues.

· Carry out physical site security assessments as directed by the Security Manager.

· Attend security meetings to represent EDF Energy C&SF.

· Liaise with security contract partners, to ensure assurance of security provision across the estate.

· Manage the Company Security in the absence of the Security Manager.

· The jobholder must personally keep abreast of and ensure that service provider(s) are aware and operate to current EDF Energy policies, procedures and guidelines at all designated locations. Compliance with EDF Energy standards is imperative to the achievement of EDF Energy ambitions for Health and Safety.

· Conduct security incident investigations and be a member of the emergency management team when required, at Bronze level.

· The jobholder is the nominated person for external parties relating to security services.

Skills and Qualifications
Able to interface effectively with staff up to and including senior managers.
High levels of persuasion and ability to influence outcomes within the business units beyond the post holders direct control.
The post holder will require experience of dealing with criminal or protest activity.
The post holder will require excellent interpersonal skills and good contacts within the Police and Security Services would be advantageous.
Familiarity with national security standards, energy industry regulation and data legislation would be preferable.
Excellent knowledge of MS Office systems is required.
The capability to accept the requirement for travel and the necessity of flexible working hours to meet work demands as a key requirement of the role.
An individual of sufficient calibre and integrity to be regarded as a point of reference by management interface within Contracted partners, colleagues and the management of the business units.
The ideal candidate will hold recognised security academic and non-academic security qualifications and can demonstrate personal development.
The ideal candid is a full member of a recognised Security Organisation, such as ASIS or the UK Security Institute.

Please be aware interviews will be taking place in London (Victoria) on 22nd March (PM) & 23rd March (AM).