SaRCC Operator

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Job Description At abrdn, our purpose is to enable our clients to be better investors. Clients worldwide trust us to find future-fit investment opportunities to deliver the outcomes they want. Our technology and insight help...

Job Description

At abrdn, our purpose is to enable our clients to be better investors. Clients worldwide trust us to find future-fit investment opportunities to deliver the outcomes they want. Our technology and insight help empower them to make better decisions, while the powerful partnerships we build help to enhance the expertise that we offer. And by enabling clients to invest responsibly, it helps us to build a better world.

About the department

The Security and Resilience Control Centre (SaRCC) at abrdn provides an integrated technical security capability, global oversight of operational footprint and travellers, and serves as the single point of contact and escalation for the Global Incident Management Structure. The SaRCC operates 24/7/365, staffed by a Controller and Operator who report to and are supported by the SaRCC Specialist. The SaRCC Operator is crucial in operating, monitoring, and providing technical security surveillance across the abrdn estate via the Integrated Technical Security Systems.

About the role

As a SaRCC Operator, you will support and direct Security Officer personnel, promote effective communication and collaboration, and maintain technical security and building management systems within the SaRCC. Your responsibilities include supporting the training and development of staff, reporting inappropriate conduct, and ensuring adherence to operational processes and procedures. You will play a key role in incident management, prioritizing alarms and phone calls, and ensuring a swift and effective response to maintain building security and staff safety.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Operate, monitor, and provide technical security surveillance across the abrdn estate.

  • Support Incident Management, including Command and Control of security incidents.

  • Maintain and manage Integrated Technical Security Systems and global Travel Tracking Systems.

  • Issue clear instructions, manage alarms and phone calls, and ensure adherence to Quality Assurance principles.

  • Monitor CCTV Systems and emergency phone lines, ensuring compliance with the Data Protection Act 2018.

About the candidate requirements

The successful candidate will bring proven security experience and will be able to demonstrate:

  • Experience in an operations or security control room environment.

  • Knowledge of Incident Management processes, Command and Control, Access Control, CCTV, and Intruder Detection Systems.

  • Strong decision-making skills under pressure and the ability to prioritize tasks.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Email.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, particularly in telephone and written communications.

  • Strong team player, reliable, responsible, and able to remain calm under pressure.

  • Self-motivated with corporate security sector experience.

Our benefits

There's more to working life than coming home with a good salary. We have an environment where you can learn, get involved, and be supported.


When you join us, your reward will be one of the best around. This includes 40 days’ annual leave, a 16% employer pension contribution, a discretionary performance-based bonus (where applicable), private healthcare, and a range of flexible benefits – including gym discounts, season ticket loans, and access to an employee discount portal. You can read more about our benefits here.

Our business

Enabling our clients to be better investors drives everything we do. Our business is structured around three distinct areas – our vectors of growth – focused on our clients’ changing needs. You can find out more about what we do here.

We’re committed to providing an inclusive workplace where all forms of difference are valued and which is free from any form of unfair or unlawful treatment.  We define diversity in its broadest sense – this includes but is not limited to our diversity of educational and professional backgrounds, experience, cognitive and neurodiversity, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, religion or belief and ethnicity and geographical provenance.  We support a culture that values meritocracy, fairness and transparency and welcomes enquiries from everyone.

If you need assistance or an adjustment due to a disability please let us know as part of your application and we will assist.

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