Joint Security and Resilience Centre (JSaRC)

The Joint Security and Resilience Centre (JSaRC) has been established to help the government and UK security sector suppliers work more closely – making it quicker and simpler to bring customers and solutions together.

Who we are

JSaRC is a unit inside the Office for Security and Counter Terrorism (OSCT) within the Home Office.

The Home Office, supported by RISC (an inclusive alliance of UK security and resilience organisations) has committed an initial £11m, and the security sector (both industry and academia) has committed matched funding in the form of: people, expertise and facilities (on either a temporary or a permanent basis) to JSaRC.

What we do

  • Deliver a joint response to the UK’s national security challenges
  • Drive the delivery of the right solutions
  • Support the growth of the security sector

JSaRC will:

  • help identify and shape government security requirements
  • help co-ordinate cross-government requirements
  • support small and medium enterprises
  • help build procurement knowledge and capabilities for those wishing to deal with government

Who we are currently working with

JSaRC is resourced by both civil servants and security sector secondees, tasked with providing insight and developing opportunities for closer collaboration to benefit everyone involved.

The following companies currently have secondees at JSaRC: ADS, IBM, Intel, HART, PA Consulting, Leonardo, University of Kent, Roke, Airbus, mga, Servest, Sopra Steria, RISC, QinetiQ, Boeing and Thales

Our management

Shaun Hipgrave, Head of JSaRC

Nick Smith, Head of Strategy and Operations

Angela Essel, Head of Joint Response



Joint Security and Resilience Centre (JSaRC)
Office for Security and Counter Terrorism, Home Office
5th Floor, Peel
2 Marsham Street

Joint Security and Resilience Centre (JSaRC)
The Visual Space, Capital Park
CB21 5XH


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