Facilities, Estates and Security Manager

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Facilities Management (main)
£30,000 to £39,999
£31,560 - £35,020 per annum.
South East
23-02-2021 01:54 PM
8th March 2021


The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is delighted to advertise the opportunity of a Facilities, Estates and Security Manager role in CPS Wessex Business Centre.

This position is a Fixed Term contract and the postholder will play a key role in ensuring the COVID safe use of our Court Centres and CPS offices and safe working of our staff while they work at home through regular risk assessments. The postholder will also play a key role in ensuring the secure management of information we hold.

This position is a Fixed Term contract and the postholder will have the opportunity to ensure the COVID safe use of our Court Centres and CPS offices and safe home working for our staff through regular risk assessments.

CPS Wessex covers Hampshire, Isle of White, Wiltshire and Dorset. This includes 7 Crown Courts and 8 Magistrates Courts. The CPS Wessex main offices are in Chippenham, Eastleigh and Portsmouth and there are excellent transport routes in the surrounding area.

It is desirable that a candidate has a professional qualifications and/or experience in facilities management, Health and Safety and/or security.

Please note excess fares will not apply.

Job description

The postholder will have the Area leading role in Fire, Safety & Health (FS&H), Security, Information Management, IT, Telephony, facilities, Infrastructure and Estates Management providing assurance and information to the Area Business Manager (ABM) and Chief Crown Prosecutor (CCP). To provide regular updates to the Area Strategic Board (ASB). To ensure Units are complying with Approved Codes of Practice (ACoP) and legislation. Provide advice and guidance to staff and managers on relevant subject matter. The postholder will work collaboratively with peers across Partner Areas; sharing good practice and lessons learnt to deliver the business and to ensure resilience


• Completion and co-ordination of mandatory returns on internal inspections and risk assessments. This includes the security of server rooms, fire alarm tests, maintenance logs, estates issues, meter readings etc on all CPS premises.

• To carry out host office security reviews highlighting the risks to Area managers. The postholder will liaise with external partners within the courts and police stations regarding risks/accommodation and FS&H issues that need to be rectified, ensuring timely resolution.

• Take responsibility for and ownership of the Area Business Continuity and Resilience Plan. Ensuring that the ABM and CCP have the relevant assurances that the business will continue in the event of IT outages, building disasters etc.

• Will lead on and provide advice on all aspects of FS&H for the Area ensuring Units are complying with H&S requirements and legislation. Undertake H&S compliance and assurance activity on premises where CPS staff work. Ensure staff are appropriately trained (Fire Marshalls, First Aid, DSE, Manual Handling Assessors etc).

• Liaison with external CJS partners where they may have been responsible for a breach.

• Act as a first point of contact for advice and guidance on estates management, security, data protection/handling and records issues.

• Assist the ABM with Departmental Security Unit compliance visits and HMCPSi inspection visits.


We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Leadership
  • Delivering at Pace
  • Changing and Improving
  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Seeing the Big Picture
  • Managing a Quality Service


Employee Wellbeing Support, such as Mental Health First Aiders & Allies, Free Health Checks, Workplace Wellness Courses, and Healthcare access.

• Volunteering Leave
• Cycle2Work scheme, Bike, Parking and Season Ticket Loans
• Access to CPS Reward Schemes
• Flexible Working and a family friendly approach to work
• Childcare vouchers outside and in addition to Government Tax Free Childcare Scheme
• 25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays and 1 privilege day
• Civil Service Pension

Working for the Crown Prosecution Service you will also gain access to a range of learning and development activities, including through Civil Service Learning and an individual learning account in addition to any central and local development opportunities and requirements.

This is a full-time post. However, requests for flexible and part-time working will be considered, considering at all times the operational needs of the Department.

Things you need to know


Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.
People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.

Selection process details

This vacancy is using Success Profiles and will assess your Behaviours, Strengths and Experience.
The recruitment process will consist of an online application, interview and assessment which will be held on 25 March 2021 via Microsoft Teams.

Due to the current Covid-19 situation, your interview will be conducted via Video. A member of our recruitment team will be in touch with further guidance. If you have any queries about this please contact the CPS Recruitment Team at Strategic.Resourcing@cps.gov.uk

You should keep this date free or notify us if you are not available. We will make every effort to accommodate you in your preference for dates; however we cannot guarantee that they will be met.

The successful applicant will be required to secure DBS clearance; to speed up this process; you should bring 3 forms of ID with you on the day of interview. Data gathered from unsuccessful candidates will be destroyed in accordance with our Data Retention Policy.

If successful in obtaining an interview you will be asked to complete the Character Enquiry Form and Nationality and Immigration Questionnaire.

(If you are an internal member of staff, you will not be required to undergo this DBS check as you will already hold this clearance)

Personal Statement (using the text box provided online)

You will also be asked to complete a personal statement of no more than 1250 words setting out how you consider your personal skills, qualities and experience, match the requirements as detailed in the Candidate Pack. You will also need to address the core behaviours for this role, detailed in the Behaviours Section of the Candidate Pack, which are;

1. Leadership
2. Delivering at Pace - Lead
3. Changing and Improving

The panel reserve the right to only assess the lead behaviour ‘Delivering at Pace’ at shortlist and reserve the right to raise the minimum standard pass mark.

CV Section (using the text boxes provided online)

You will not be required to upload your CV however, when submitting your application there is a ‘CV section.’ You will be required to provide information regarding your employment history.

Please note that it is the candidate’s responsibility to provide the specified application information in the requested format to ensure that they are considered for the post.

Civil Service Commissioners

From April 2018, the CPS will provide a Fair Processing Notice (FPN) to all new applicants after they have been successful at interview. These candidates will be informed that, as one aspect of pre-employment screening, their personal details – name, National Insurance Number and date of birth - will be checked against the Internal Fraud Database (IFD) and that anyone included on the IFD will be refused employment unless they can demonstrate exceptional circumstances.

The Strategic Resourcing team in the CPS will, on behalf of the vacancy holder, inform applicants when they are refused employment because of their inclusion in the IFD.

Feedback will not be provided until the vacancy is complete

If you are dissatisfied with the recruitment process and wish to make a complaint, please contact Strategic.Resourcing@cps.gov.uk with your concerns.

Candidates will be subject to UK immigration requirements. For the most up-to-date information on the requirements of working in the UK, please go to the UK Visas and Immigration website.

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

This job is broadly open to the following groups:

  • UK nationals
  • nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UKs
  • nationals of the Republic of Ireland
  • nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with (or eligible for) status under the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil Service
  • certain family members of the relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals.

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

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