Information Assurance Manager

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South West
£52,700 to £62,000 per annum
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The Trident Systems Project Team requires an Information Assurance Group Lead to manage a portfolio of equipment accreditation and security leadership to both the Vanguard In-Service and Dreadnought Build programmes.


The position provides an exciting opportunity to develop knowledge and experience in the accreditation of military ICT equipment for a significantly important defence capability. You will require strong verbal and written communication skills, be an effective manager and a strong leader for the Strategic Weapon Enterprise. The post holder has a small but capable industry team for the delivery and control of security management activities, specialist support services and for undertaking equipment and system accreditation.

The post requires regular travel to point of delivery (various sites around the UK) and to the United States of America for technical and programme integration with the US Government. The post holder is therefore required to uphold strong and productive relationships with the US Government through the Polaris Sales Agreement and be the Intelligent Customer with UK Industry within the Strategic Weapon Enterprise.

Candidates will be required to demonstrate relevant qualification and experience in Information Assurance (security accreditation) of tactical and administration (non-tactical) ICT systems, inclusive of the provision of security and cyber advice, setting security accreditation requirements, delivery and direction to large teams (and contractors) in the provision of those security accreditation or risk balance cases.

Although the position advertised is based at the DE&S Head Office in Bristol, remote smart-working may also be considered. Travel will be required to Abbey Wood HQ as appropriate and other business locations as referred to in the vacancy role above.

Please note that, due to security requirements, this post is only open to sole UK Nationals. The successful applicant will join the business on an SC Clearance and will need to obtain a DV clearance within the first six months.

What you will be assessed against

To be found successful you must demonstrate the following essential criteria:

• Level 6 qualification in Information Assurance OR other relevant security qualifications.

• Membership with a relevant professional institute (e.g. Institute of Information Security Professionals (IISP)).

• Extensive experience in communicating with Internal and external Stakeholders

• Strong leadership ability

It would benefit your application should be able to demonstrate the following desirable criteria:

• Knowledge of the ministry of defence Cyber Defence & Risk (CyDR) Directorate principles, policy and processes is desirable

• Microsoft Office (particularly SharePoint) capability

• Maritime/submarine experience

Matchtech acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers and is part of Gattaca Plc.

Gattaca Plc provides support services to Matchtech and may assist with processing your application.

Contact Details:
Tel: 01489 898 825
Fax: 01489 898290
Contact: Becky Syms

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