Senior Information Assurance Consultant

Ref: ZR_8228_JOB  ·  Posted on 22 February 2024


Our client is looking for candidates who are experienced in applying information assurance and information security services in a Defence context.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on client work, providing advice and guidance to stakeholders and assuring systems against JSP 440 and ISO 27001.

This is an excellent opportunity for varied and exciting work with one of the MOD’s most trusted advisory companies.

Working Pattern: Hybrid working – 1-2 days per week on site. You must be flexible to travel to client sites as required.

Key responsibilities
  • Provide Cyber Security advice and guidance for clients in BAU, technical refresh and new project environments.
  • Identify and establish good security governance to meet client business requirements.
  • Use knowledge of Defence security policy to enable successful security outcomes of managed systems.
  • Conduct and manage security assurance activities, ensuring compliance with Defence and regulatory requirements.
  • Ensure systems are secure for use in operational environments.
  • Perform Cyber Security risk assessments, determining the most cost-effective deployment of security controls and solutions.
  • Create, update or review policies such as RMADS, Security Cases, Security Aspects Letters, SyOPs etc.
  • Lead and mentor technical teams, including taking ownership of technical deliverables.
Skills & experience
  • Experience of delivering and applying technical consultancy in multi-disciplined environments.
  • Experience of IA, including risk assessments, risk management and the deployment of appropriate controls.
  • Ability to articulate and pitch Cyber Security advice both at a technical and non-technical level, directly to key customer stakeholders.
  • Excellent stakeholder engagement skills.
  • Strong knowledge of some of the following: HMG IA Policies, Standards and Guidelines, including the Security Policy Framework, the CESG IA Portfolio and JSP440, JSP604.
  • Certifications such as ISO27000, NIST Cyber Security Professional, CISMP etc.
  • Certified Information Security Manager Principles (CISMP) or equivalent (or willingness to obtain).
  • Understanding of ‘Secure by Design’ methodology and NIST 800-37 Risk Management Framework.
Additional benefits
  • Pension up to 10% client contribution.
  • Life assurance, income protection insurance and critical illness cover.
  • Option to buy & sell holiday.
  • Dental, health, medical, travel and gadget insurance.
  • 24/7 Digital GP.

Our client is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workplace and welcomes applications from all backgrounds.

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