Organisation STFC
Organisation Detail Science and Technology Facilities Council
Reference Number IRC250606
Location Didcot See on Map
Salary £19404 - £21091
Date Posted 14 August 2019
Grade RC-B
Contract Type Open Ended
Hours Full Time
Closing Date 23 September 2019
Interview Date

Brief Description

Salary: £19,404 - £21,091 per annum (Allowances available)
Grade: UKRI B
Contract Type: Open Ended
Hours: Full Time
Closing Date: 23rd September 2019

Key Accountabilities:

  • Work according to the instructions of Shift Supervisor and Standard Operating Procedures
  • Work effectively using own initiative when unsupervised.

Corporate Responsibilities:

  • Provide a proactive, professional and effective security service to all users of the facilities
  • Liaise with site operational staff and Local Emergency Services to solve problems.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Staff the security control room, providing instruction to all enquirers including switchboard calls
  • Control access to site, including automatic access control systems, proximity pass issue and issue of keys
  • Respond appropriately to all types of security incidents and intruders to site
  • Promote a security culture across site
  • Patrol site on foot and vehicle, both internal and external, maintaining radio contact
  • Fulfil both Security and Health and Safety roles whilst patrolling. Report incidents to management and Safety Health and Environment group
  • Conduct searches of vehicles. Search of personnel or baggage may be required during critical threat level
  • Conduct vehicle checks and speed checks
  • Member of Alarm Investigation Team, responding to fire, first aid or other emergencies. Liaise with Emergency Controller Team and support them
  • Register visitors to site, providing site passes and parking permits
  • Assist with general enquires from staff and members of the public
  • Assist with signage, traffic marshalling and directing visitors during events
  • Use Microsoft Office including Outlook, Word and Excel. Operate specialist security software applications
  • Outside of office hours: Represent STFC with a professional and courteous service at all times, responding to switchboard, visitors, taxi requests and general administration. Liaise with call-out engineers/specialists to ensure any faults are responded to appropriately
  • Provide more general support for Estates and Operations team when there is a need to assist.

Organization Description

UK Research and Innovation is a new entity that brings together nine partners to create an independent organisation with a strong voice for research and innovation, and a vision to ensure the UK maintains its world-leading position in research and innovation. More information can be found at

The Science and Technology Facilities Council is a world-leading multi-disciplinary science organisation, and our goal is to deliver economic, societal, scientific and international benefits to the UK and its people – and more broadly to the world.

Shortlisting Criteria


  • 5 GCSEs (or equivalent) including Maths and English
  • Full UK driving licence (with 6 or fewer penalty points)
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office (test at interview stage)
  • Prior experience in a customer facing or service role
  • Must be prepared to deal effectively with all types of first aid emergencies.


  • Experience in Security/Police/Military role
  • Recognised professional security qualifications (e.g. SIA, NVQ, Diploma, etc)
  • First aid at work certificate.

Interview Criteria


  • An enthusiastic, responsible, flexible and keen approach to work
  • Honest and high integrity, respecting confidentiality at all times
  • Good observation and memory skills
  • Literate and numerate
  • Excellent customer service skills and tolerance of all types of people
  • Calm and quick thinking under pressure. Prepared to deal effectively with conflict, difficult situations and emergency incidents
  • Individual well suited to shift work and keeps themselves fit and healthy to ensure reliable readiness for work
  • Must have good hearing, standard vision (with a hearing aid/glasses if necessary), good colour vision, and good sense of smell.

UKRI supports research in areas that include animal health, agriculture and food security, and bioscience for health which includes research on animals, genetic modification and stem cell research. Whilst you may not have direct involvement in this type of research, you should consider whether this conflicts with your personal values or beliefs.To enable us to hire the very best people we will conduct a full and comprehensive pre-employment check as an essential part of the recruitment process on all individuals that are offered a position with UKRI. This will include a security check and an extreme organisations affiliation check.

Employee Benefits

UK Research and Innovation recognises and values employees as individuals and aim to provide a pay and rewards package that motivates staff to perform to the best of their ability. The reward package includes a flexible working scheme, a Career Average Revalued Earnings pension scheme, 30 days annual leave allowance and a number of other benefits.

Developing Talent

We are committed to developing employees in their roles throughout their career. Learning and development plans enable employees to continue their professional development through training and development opportunities such as e-learning, classroom training and on-the-job experiences. We encourage our employees to share their learning across teams and organisations.

Equal Opportunities

We strive to make decisions based on individual merit and ability. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and promote equality of opportunity in accordance with the Equality Act 2010. As holders of Disability Confident Employer status, we guarantee to interview all applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.

As this job does not fulfil the Home Office Code of Practice criterion for obtaining sponsored migrant worker status we will be unable to apply for sponsorship for anyone not eligible to work in the UK. At interview, all shortlisted candidates are required to bring with them identification documents and original documents that prove they hold or can obtain the right to work in the UK. You can check your eligibility here:

Online applications only. Please submit a covering letter and CV ensuring that the IRC reference is included in the filename description of each document uploaded. Please note that failure to address the above criteria or submitted without a covering letter may result in your application not being considered.

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