The Marine Society & Sea Cadets
£45,000 - £50,000 PA
Type of employment:

Lambeth, England, United Kingdom

Are you a Security Project Manager looking for a new opportunity?

The Marine Society & Sea Cadets (MSSC) is a vibrant and growing charity delivering life changing nautical adventure for young people through the Sea Cadets to give them the best possible head start in life. We also provide personal and professional development opportunities for seafarers through the Marine Society. Working with our staff, cadets, and volunteers, we have built a vision and five-year strategy to take us forward and further improve the astounding contribution already made through our work to the lives of thousands of young people and seafarers, while fully supporting our volunteers who are vital to our success.

We are currently looking for a Weapons Security Project Manager to join our Operations team.

Security Project Manager

Location: Remote with occasional trips to the National Support Centre in London

Contract: Ending 31 March 2024

Salary: £45,000 – £50,000


  • Project manage the end to end routine including revised security arrangements for the safe storages of MOD and MSSC Weapon Systems.
  • Manage the tender process, including collating of documentation, liaising with external suppliers, and co-ordinating and facilitating the tender presentations.
  • Develop a detailed project plan and identifying all the key dependencies, including the key milestones and objectives.
  • Monitoring progress against the project plan and developing a monthly progress report to ensuring project deadlines are met.
  • Organising, attending and participating project group meetings including documenting and following up on actions and recording key decisions from meetings.
  • Working closely across departments to collectively deliver the project.
  • Preparing necessary presentation materials for meetings.
  • Facilitating ad hoc meetings where appropriate and distributing minutes to all project team members.


  • Educated to degree level, in security of weapons, business or related field, or equivalent professional qualifications/experience
  • Experience of project planning and delivery, including monitoring and evaluation, and working to targets.
  • Experience of project managing and delivering security hardware project/s, preferably within the third sector.
  • Experience of co-ordinating a tender process including reviewing bids and selecting providers
  • Excellent influencing skills and an ability to foster and maintain successful working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.


  • Former MOD weapons security experience and a passion for development and education in the Third Sector.
  • In date MOD recognised Security Clearance (SC level or above)


  • Flexible Working hours and a hybrid culture
  • Cycle to work scheme and Season Ticket Loan
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Life assurance (4 x salary) for those that join the pension
  • Private medical insurance
  • Pension (employer contribution up to 10%)
  • Wellbeing portal and EAP with 121 counselling
  • Employee development: We are investing in our employees’ development and have an annual calendar of learning and development opportunities, designed to support employees to develop into their roles and stretch them to achieve their full potential.
  • National staff conference: All employees come together once a year to reflect on the past year and celebrate success at our offsite staff conference. This is a great opportunity to listen to employees’ views, and for employees to network, share information and socialise.

If you are interested in this Weapons Security Project Manager, please apply now!

Additional Information

MSSC positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates from all backgrounds. Equity, diversity, and inclusion really matters to us, so we can best serve our beneficiaries from every community. We work to ensure a fair and consistent recruitment process and aim to be a charity where diversity of experience, identity and skills are valued and welcomed. MSSC is an equal opportunities employer.

We recognise our responsibilities to safeguard and protect the young people and vulnerable adults with whom we work. We do all we can to promote their health, safety and wellbeing, and we expect our staff to share this commitment and work in line with safeguarding policy, the MSSC’s values and ethos of inclusivity. We adhere to safer recruitment practices and therefore employment is subject to detailed pre-employment checks for successful candidates, including references and criminal disclosure checks and the completion of a disclosure questionnaire.

All successful applicants are required to attend safeguarding training and successfully acquire MoD security clearance.

For further information or to express interest, please get in touch with the Employment & Education team via this email address or on 023 9298 1920.

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