Government & Defence

Security Controller

Not Specified

My client is seeking an experienced, dependable and diligent Security Controller to oversee and maintain compliance with the numerous security requirements imposed by the variety of military and government contracts they deliver. You will administer security compliance, clearance, information security and export controls and will bring your knowledge and experience to maintain and drive effective practices. This is an immediate start, 3 months contract with a possibility of going permanent.

About the role:

•Creating and maintaining accurate physical and electronic records of all vetting applications and the outcome.

•Request, follow up and review references as appropriate to support vetting applications. Approving BPSS applications according to approved procedures and escalates to the Security Controller any which fall outside of scope of delegated authority.

•Submitting clearance applications to relevant HMG vetting authorities. Liaising with HMG vetting authorities regarding applications to transfer previously issued security clearances.

•Responding to authorised enquiries from applicants and their sponsors/managers regarding status of vetting applications. Issuing notification of successful vetting applicants and their sponsor/manager.

•Initiating and tracking aftercare activities according to procedures. Responding to enquiries, both internally and externally, for confirmation of security clearances.

•Liaising with Site Security to confirm clearance levels for incoming visitors. Escalateing any vetting issues to the Vetting Manager.

Skills and Experience

•The highest levels of integrity and attention to detail are essential

•BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Security Management (or equivalent)

•Previous security administration experience within the UK Defence environment – able to demonstrate practical experience in discussing individual sensitive and personal information and subsequently exercising appropriate discretion and confidentiality regarding that information essential.

•Excellent understanding of HMG security clearance policy and processes.

•Experience of working in a similar role for a defence company or organisation.

•Membership of the Defence Industry Security Association (DISA) desired and completion of the DISA Security Controllers Introductory course is highly desired

•Be able to work as part of a team, willingness to share advice and best practice as well as taking on board suggestions for improvement – essential

•Good working knowledge of Microsoft IT systems and technical security systems such as intruder alarms, CCTV and access control

•Experience in the accurate and timely maintenance of data using databases and spreadsheets essential

•Comfortable dealing with ambiguity

•Able to make effective and timely decisions in a complex organisation and analyse critical information

•Good general understanding of information security, particularly regarding the protection of personal information highly desirable

•Understanding of the requirements of the Data Protection Act and some practical experience in maintaining data in compliance with those requirements desirable

Security Controller

Location: Cheltenham

Salary: Competitive rate

The role will require all employees to achieve and maintain SC security clearance or above without restrictions that will inhibit the individual’s ability to fulfil the requirements of the role. Your eligibility for the appropriate level of security clearance may be discussed with you during the recruitment process. Any existing clearance holders may be able to transfer clearance (subject to approval).

Electus Recruitment Solutions provides specialist engineering and technical recruitment solutions to a number of high technology industries. We thank you for your interest in this vacancy. If you don’t hear from us within 7 working days please presume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. You are of course free to resubmit your CV/details in the future and we shall assess your suitability at that time.

This is a contract position.

Electus Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy