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RT-C/HIF-ETH/00130 Assistant Security Officer

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

Serco Nederland BV, part of the Serco group, A FTSE250, Multi-national Service Provider with over 50,000 employees worldwide.

Serco’s space heritage over the last 40 years has placed us in the Space News Top 50 Space Industry Manufacturing and Services Companies - We work alongside EUMETSAT and the European Space Agency, where we are the largest on-site service provider with ca. 300 staff.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for an Assistant Security Officer based at ESTEC, Noordwijk, the Netherlands.

Role Responsibility

The post covers support in the field of Security Management under the responsibility of the Head of the ESTEC Health, Safety & Security Section.

As such it involves oversight of security operations and ensuring that security management procedures and physical security measures are properly applied at ESTEC. This includes the following responsibilities:

  • Oversight of the security personnel that provides guarding, monitoring, reporting, fire prevention, emergency response and firefighting services.
  • Ensuring the physical security of the ESTEC site, buildings, activities and events on site.
  • Ensuring that appropriate preparations for accidents, incidents, calamities or security infringement are effectively in place.
  • Executing investigations into security incidents.
  • Monitoring of and reporting on security practices on site.
  • Maintaining up to date documentation in respect of security procedures and compliance with relevant policies and standards.
  • Analyse data and reports to form proposals for improvements.
  • Support the ESTEC Head Health, Safety & Security Section.
  • Represent the Security and Safety Section in meetings requiring security input and coordination.

Successful Candidate

The ideal candidate should bring appropriate skills and specific experience in the following fields:

  • Proven record of working experience in international and multicultural context like ESTEC.
  • Ability to write (technical) documentation (reports, procedures) in the English language.
  • The official languages of the agency are English and French. A good knowledge of English and Dutch is essential.
  • The ideal candidate must have excellent communications skills and the ability to work under demanding conditions.
  • His/her ability to swiftly grasp and gain knowledge of the ESA-ESTEC site and (operational) procedures is essential.

Additionally, the successful candidate requires:

  • A technical Degree (Bsc., Diploma or equivalent) from a recognised institution or equivalent.
  • Applicants for this post should have in depth previous experience in the field of security supported by formal training.
  • Experience in conducting investigations is essential.
  • The key person should be able to establish effective interfaces.
  • Tact and good communication skills are required.
  • The applicant must be willing and able to hold a Personal Security Clearance (PSC) while in post.



Any offer of employment is contingent upon you providing documents to verify your identity and employment eligibility, as required by law.

Applicants are reminded that they will be requested to produce such documentation during the recruitment process.

Please contact a member of the recruitment team if you require further details of acceptable types of documentation required for verification of identity and work authorization. 

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You may submit a written request revoking your consent to this agreement at any time.

Package Description

Highly competitive salary 

Corporate Benefits Package 

Relocation Assistance (if applicable)

Further information available from the Serco Europe Recruitment Team

About the Company

Serco is one of the world’s largest providers of public services, employing over 50,000 people in over 20 countries.

We work closely with the European Government Institutions & Space Agencies providing crucial Services with over 300 staff members.

The services we provide are often of critical importance to the communities and nations we serve, Providing public services is one of the most satisfying and rewarding careers you can have, you have an ability to make a real positive difference to people’s lives and to your community and country.

As a business which delivers “front-line” public services, employing tens of thousands of people, we are constantly developing and promoting people; our need for skilled professionals is insatiable and few companies can offer as many opportunities for individuals to grow their careers

What connects the ever growing Serco workforce is a passion for delivering great service – To keep ahead we have to constantly evolve and enhance the way we deliver our services and everyone in Serco has a role to play here.

Serco provide the right environment to encourage ideas and a comprehensive Best Practice support network that enables them to put their ideas into action.

If you share our values then join with over 50,000 colleagues globally who are equally as passionate about delivering great service as you

A career with Serco offers the chance to work with both inspirational people and innovative contracts, in a dynamic and exciting environment.

We have a mandate to execute brilliantly and our people lead and inspire based on our core values, Trust, Care, Pride and Innovation.

Take pride in what you do.

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