Manchester, Greater Manchester
£35,000 - £45,000 per year (depending on experience)
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

UK-Med is a humanitarian NGO that has been responding to disasters for over thirty years.  We prepare and equip medical teams, both in the UK and worldwide, so they are ready to respond when epidemics, conflict and natural disasters hit.  When Ebola struck West Africa in 2014 we recruited and trained UK doctors and nurses who helped local medical teams and other NGOs to bring the outbreak under control.  We are core partners, providing the clinical component and key support structures of the UK Emergency Medical Team (UK EMT) in line with WHO standards.

We are recruiting a Security Advisor to ensure effective safety and security arrangements are in place for the UK EMT.  Our new Security Adviser will lead on strategic and operational management of safety and security for the UK EMT.  You will design, draft and disseminate overarching safety and security plans and crisis management plans and attendant structures, and will advise Team Leaders in the field including deploying with large responses as required.

Our ideal candidate will bring significant security expertise developed through significant experience working in the humanitarian sector (expected to be at least 5 years) including in insecure environments.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits along with a friendly working environment and the opportunity to make a real difference through and influential role in humanitarian programming.

How to Apply

We strongly recommend that you read the Candidate Information Pack on our website before applying for this role

To apply, please submit a current CV and a supporting letter (2 pages) that includes a detailed explanation of your suitability for this post with specific reference to the essential criteria in the person specification.

Please click 'Apply on website' to go to our online jobs portal.

Applications must be submitted no later than Wednesday 3 November 2021.

Applications for work in the UK can only be accepted from people with an existing right to work in the UK.


UK-Med is committed to safeguarding of our personnel and beneficiaries and has a zero tolerance approach to sexual exploitation and abuse.  We conduct thorough vetting before any appointment is confirmed.

UK-Med is committed to the principles of diversity, equality, and inclusion.  We strive to provide an inclusive and supportive environment where employees feel respected and supported to be able to fulfil their potential.

More about UK-Med

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Refreshed on: 27 October 2021
Closed date: 03 November 2021
Tags: Advice, Information, Project Management

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