The Opportunity


We are looking for someone to join us as a Site Head of Security, who will be responsible for the security of our Hartlepool Nuclear Site!


Do you want to be a part of helping Britain achieve Net Zero? Be a part of making the UK Greener?

And have experience within security? Then apply today!


Pay, benefits and culture…


The salary range associated with this role is between £54,391 – £84,892, although it is expected that the starting salary will be between £54,391 and £71,779 depending on experience and competency levels. You’ll be appointed based on the parameters outlined in the Company Agreement as well as your existing salary, competence, experience, and qualifications. We also offer an attractive pension scheme along with some great company benefits. This is a full-time, permanent position based on-site at Hartlepool Power Station.


This is a full time, on-site based position. 37 hours, 5 days per week.


At EDF, everyone’s welcome. We strive to create an inclusive and diverse environment where everyone has a voice and where you feel confident being yourself.  We’re committed to equality, diversity and inclusion. We’d like our future workforce to have an equal gender balance, represent a broad mix of people from minority ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQ+, those with a disability and supporting social mobility. We’re a disability confident employer and we’ll do all we can to help with your application, making adjustments as you need.   


We’ll value the difference you bring and offer opportunities for you to thrive and succeed. 


What you’ll be doing…

The successful candidate will be responsible for security on the nuclear power station site, meeting the security obligations set out in the regulator-approved Nuclear Site Security Plan. Duties will include delivery and assurance of site security, management of the site Security team (within the Technical & Safety Support department), fostering joint working with the on-site Civil Nuclear Constabulary unit, and championing a robust security culture.

You will manage a security team of some 40 personnel, most of whom are shift workers, and liaise with the Civil Nuclear Constabulary (CNC), which has a large team of armed officers on site, Police Scotland, and the corporate Security function/Furthermore, you will lead and co-ordinate an ongoing programme of security improvements, which range from infrastructure upgrades to staff culture change. 

  • Leading and managing a large team in all activities to ensure security legal compliance and an effective and efficient station security regime.
  • Ensuring that all station security activities, including those undertaken by contractors, are carried out with full regard to site licence requirements, statutory regulations, company and local directives, procedures, and safety rules.
  • Responsibility for all matters relating to station security and the interface with local and other police and the ONR.
  • Manage security support for the station’s Emergency Plan, ensuring that site security standards are defined and maintained in accordance with regulatory directives, company and site policies.
  • Manage security systems, including the integration of existing and additional equipment necessary to maintain site security.
  • Effective joint working with local trade unions, the central fleet security function, ensuring the appropriate alignment with company standards and reporting requirements.
  • Working closely with other station teams to implement station policies and strategies to achieve business objectives.
  • Vetting of all staff and contractors as required by legal compliance. Managing security support for plant activities such as outages and visits.
  • Managing budgets and contractors providing security-related services.


Who you are…

  • Candidates should have knowledge and experience of relevant security legislation and high-risk security operations.
  • Understanding of technical and integrated security systems.
  • Previous reputable security experience in either the police, armed forces, or similar civilian environment (including civil nuclear industry) is essential. 
  • Experience of working in a highly regulated industry – such as the civil nuclear industry, Prison Service or NHS is highly desirable, as is experience of trade union stakeholder engagement.
  • Strong leadership qualities to think strategically.
  • A qualification to HNC or equivalent is required. Possession of a relevant degree would be an advantage.
  • SC vetting is essential and a condition of appointment.
  • A Security Industry Authority (SIA) licence or service background would also be an advantage.
  • The possession of a full driving licence is essential.

The terms and conditions for this role is covered by the EDF Energy Nuclear Generation Company Agreement. 


Closing date for applications: 24th  July – However applications will be reviewed throughout, and the role may be closed sooner that the date above.


To be appointed to this role, you will need to meet the criteria for Security Vetting which will, ordinarily, require you to have been a resident of the UK for at least 3 of the last 5 years.


Join us. Together, we’ll help Britain achieve net zero.



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