Business Continuity and Security Manager

UK Atomic Energy Authority
Culham, Abingdon
£38,959 - £44,272 pa + excellent benefits including outstanding pension scheme
01 Feb 2019
28 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Business Continuity and Security Manager 

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Job Title: 
Business Continuity and Security Manager 

Job type: 
Permanent Full Time 

Culham, Oxfordshire 

£38,959 - £44,272 pa + excellent benefits including outstanding pension scheme 

Closing date: 
28th February 2019 

Do you have experience within the security and / or business continuity area? Have you worked on developing, testing and driving business continuity plans? Have you developed security strategy providing oversight across the organisation ensuring readiness for security incidents? 

If so, the UK Atomic Energy Authority are recruiting for an experienced business continuity and security manager responsible for maintaining and evolving our security strategy. You will play a pivotal role in protecting the UKAEA against any security threats, ensuring the organisation is resilient in the face of disruption. 

You will work closely with a range of internal and external stakeholders to assess the impact of our security and business continuity strategies, identifying emerging threats and monitoring changes to risks and their mitigations. 

Key areas of responsibility will include, but are not limited to: 

- Maintaining and developing the Security Strategy and Policy 

- Manage the strategic programme of work for Business Continuity Management (BCM) 

- Provide an authoritative link between regulators (Cabinet Office, BEIS) and other security agencies 

- Provide technical knowledge, expertise and advice to senior management and the organisation on matters relating to Security and BCM 

- Provide oversight of security arrangements, making recommendations for improvement 

- Assess the impact of HMG Security Policy Framework and other related requirements on the UKAEA and ensure the Security Policy and arrangements reflect those requirements 

- Promote good practice providing education, awareness and training 

- Define security site standards in relation to site strategy, new builds, projects and facilities in conjunction with Property Group 

- Provide linkage between the phases of emergency response, crisis management and business continuity working in close liaison with Property and IT 

- Provide regular reports regarding effectiveness of security arrangements and the BCM programme 

- Networking with BEIS and other security and business continuity groups and forums 

- Due to the nature of the role, some travel may be required 

The UKAEA hosts and manages the JET nuclear fusion energy experiment on behalf of the EU and is also home to the UK`s MAST-U fusion energy experiment. We work with industry and other third parties to develop new technologies currently in Remote Handling and Materials research. 

Following recent UK funding, two new centres of excellence in tritium fuel handling and component testing and validation are being built. The culture at UKAEA promotes research, innovation and leading-edge technological excellence, whilst investing in its people. 

We strive to make everyone feel welcome and fully supported. Our Ambassadors are actively promoting and advancing diversity and inclusion in the organisation to help make our organisation an employer of choice. We have a graded career structure and our mentoring scheme will enable you to reach your true potential. 

For full details on the role, UKAEA and our benefits please download the application pack. 

Knowledge skills and experience 


- Experienced Security or Business Continuity Management professional 

- Educated to degree level ideally in a Security Management discipline is preferred, however relevant work experience would also be accepted. 

- Experience of Business Continuity Management Programme and Planning 

- Strong proven leadership, with excellent communication and influencing skills. 

- Clearance level to SC (mandatory) 


- Experience of law enforcement, security or military environments is desirable with a balance of business acumen and technical knowledge 

- Knowledge of Government and Nuclear security regulations and requirements 

- Clearance level to or DV (desirable) 

- This role does not include cyber security, however any experience in this area would be beneficial 

Special requirements: 

Please note all employees working at the UK Atomic Energy Authority will be required to complete an online Disclosure Certificate application as part of their clearance - The Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks will show the details of all current criminal convictions (convictions considered unspent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974) or will confirm that there are no such convictions. 


- Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if large or sufficient numbers of applications are received. 

- Please note UKAEA do not pay travel expenses for interviews. 

- The UK Atomic Energy Authority actively promotes equality and values diversity in our workforce. We operate a number of flexible working arrangements (such as part-time working/job share/home working). Flexible working may be available with this role, please discuss with the hiring manager or HR if you have any concerns.