Security Programme/ Project Manager



Reference: 598576

Fixed Term Contract of 24 months
Salary range: £41,649 to £51,144 (per annum)
Location: Holyrood

Closing Date: 5pm on 26 January 2018



About the Post

The Security Office of the Scottish Parliament is responsible for providing a safe and secure environment for all who access the Parliamentary estate and external venues where Parliamentary business is being held. The Office is also responsible for the protection of property and equipment within the building. This post will be managing the Security Maturity Programme which has been developed to ensure that the Parliament’s Security Office continues to safeguard those who work in and visit the building, whilst ensuring that the Parliament remains accessible and welcoming to all who visit and engage with it. The programme will include projects associated with physical and personnel security as well as reviewing the structure of the Security Office and how it delivers its services.


Reporting to the Head of Security, you need to be experienced in managing programmes or a number of complex projects, as well as having financial and supplier management experience. You will have excellent stakeholder engagement skills, demonstrating an ability to engage with a wide and diverse range of internal and external stakeholders. You will have the leadership capability to structure and manage the Security Maturity Programme and to demonstrably quantify and deliver its benefits.

Skills, Knowledge and Experience Required

You will be educated to degree level, be a member of an appropriate professional association or hold a relevant professional qualification such as PRINCE2, MSP or equivalent. At least three years’ previous experience of managing a complex programme of projects to a successful outcome is also required. Experience of, or an interest in, the security field would be desirable as would experience of working on security-related projects or programmes.


How to Apply

Please read the job information and send the completed application for to by 5pm on 21 January 2018


The Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body is committed to promoting equality of opportunity and treatment and to eliminating unfair discrimination in its employment practices. We are committed to building a diverse and representative workforce and we particularly welcome applications from disabled people and members of the black and minority ethnic communities.



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