National Security Advisory Services Roles

Date: 7 Jul 2024

Location: Boscombe Down, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

Do you want to work on exciting, difficult problems that deliver capabilities into the heart of our National Security customers that support their on-going mission of protecting the UK? Do you have experience in consultancy, project/program management or in leading technical projects?


At QinetiQ, we are investing in and growing our National Security team, with a number of focus areas particularly around Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Worcestershire and London. As part of this growth, we are also building capabilities across a number of disciplines and are looking for experienced consultants and project leads across a range of grades to join our team and contribute to shaping and developing the capability.


We are looking for people who want to work with government customers on their premises, understanding their mission and business objectives, helping them shape and deliver their future mission, working together to make the UK a safer and better place.


We strongly encourage candidates of all different backgrounds and identities to apply. Every time someone joins the company, there is an opportunity for us to bring in a different perspective. We are always eager to continue to diversify our team. We are committed to building an inclusive, supportive place for you to do the best and most fulfilling work of your career.


We are looking for people with experience in but not limited to the following disciplines:

  • Business Analysis
  • Business Change
  • Technical Consultancy
  • Project and Programme Management
  • Technical Leads

We want to hear from you if you are:

  • Excited by the challenge of shaping something new and growing how we work for our customers
  • Driven by the excitement and challenge of helping our customers solve some of the most critical challenges faced in Defence and National Security
  • An experienced consultant looking to shape and lead teams, a technologist looking to apply their skills to a different challenge, or a government operational user wanting to link your experience into the growth of capability
  • Experienced with agile delivery methodologies and potentially have experience of their application at scale
  • Keen to work with our offsite teams to help us better integrate a broad range of existing and new capabilities both within our business and supplier ecosystems
  • Willing to work on customer sites several days a week, with your remaining time either in QinetiQ offices or remote
  • Currently hold the highest levels of UK Government clearance (or are eligible to obtain them. See here for more information:

Key Capabilities and Knowledge

  • Implementing organisational change management practices to support iterative/agile working
  • Stakeholder mapping and engagement
  • Organising and prioritising requirements using techniques such as - but not limited to - product roadmaps, epics, user stories and backlogs
  • Planning and leading workshops and interviews with stakeholders
  • Reconciling the customer’s vision with user requirements
  • Thorough understanding of Agile methodologies, including scaled-agile
  • Good and effective communication and inter-personal skills
  • Understands the operational environment and underlying domain-specific issues
  • Experience of working in highly technical and/or large government departments
  • Mapping value chain and benefits realisation
  • Articulation of option papers, mapping to end organisations’ strategic direction
  • Systems thinking and business process modelling
  • Risk management

About You

You will be passionate about working closely with your customers and keeping the UK safe. You may have a degree that may be in a related field. You might not, but might instead demonstrate how you have trodden the path for yourself and gained the skills and experience required to be successful in this role. We would expect you to have experience in most, but not all of the key capabilities. We like our consultants to be flexible and well-rounded, so will assess each candidate on their own merit.


About Us

At QinetiQ, we support the work of our National Security agencies to help protect the UK and its people. We deliver innovative solutions to their problems straight to the people who need it most.


Further to recent acquisitions and investment in the areas of Intelligence and Security Solutions and Data Intelligence, our business is set to scale-up our capability for how we collaborate and innovate with our customers.


QinetiQ pays competitively within the industry. The salary for this position is dependent upon your experience and is relative to our current people. It is vital to us that all our people are remunerated fairly, ensuring everyone feels valued. We assess seniority relative to the existing consulting team during the interviewing process.


We look forward to hearing from you!



Why Join QinetiQ?

As we continue to grow into new markets around the world, there’s never been a more exciting time to join QinetiQ. The formula for success is our appetite for innovation and having the courage to take on a wide variety of complex challenges.


You’ll experience a unique working environment where teams from different backgrounds, disciplines and experience enjoy collaborating widely and openly as we undertake this exciting and rewarding journey. Through effective teamwork, and pulling together, you’ll get to experience what happens when we all share different perspectives, blend disciplines, and link technologies; constantly discovering new ways of solving complex problems in a diverse and inclusive environment where you can be authentic, feel valued and realise your full potential. Visit our website to read more about our diverse and inclusive workplace culture.


About QinetiQ

As a company of thousands of dedicated professionals, we are a world-centre of excellence in research and development and act as a catalyst for fast-track innovation, offering outstanding experimentation facilities, and technical, engineering and scientific expertise. QinetiQ is made up of dedicated experts in defence, aerospace, security and related markets, all working together to explore new ways of protecting what matters most. Being part of QinetiQ means being central to the safety and security of the world around us. Partnering with our customers, we help to save lives; reduce risks to society; and maintain the global infrastructure on which we all depend. Come and find out how you can play a role.



Please note that many roles in QinetiQ are subject to national security vetting. Applicants who already hold the appropriate level of vetting may be able to transfer it upon appointment, subject to approval. A number of roles are also subject to restrictions on access to information, which mean factors such as nationality, previous nationalities held and the country in which you were born may affect the roles that you can be employed in.

Application Guidance
If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please contact your regional recruiting team in strictest confidence. We’re committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone’s free to thrive. We are happy to talk about flexible working - please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.