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Group Security Compliance Manager (GG12)

Date: 04-Mar-2023

Location: Farnborough, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

Role Purpose:

In order to create a safe and secure environment for us all to thrive the Group Security Assurance and Compliance Manager will lead on the capture and reporting of security 2nd line assurance, KPI’s and compliance across the Group. This Group role will work with operating sector security leads to get the right reporting at the right time, putting in place mechanisms to feed the reporting chain from sectors through to Group. The role will ensure that reporting is managed in line with agreed metrics and reporting schedules as defined by the Group Security LT, as endorsed by QLT and the QinetiQ Board.

The Group Security Assurance and Compliance Manager will analyse reporting methodologies and metrics, and will take on the responsibility for engagement with Group Security LT for further refinement and continuous improvement. The role is pivotal in ensuring that both qualitative and quantitative reporting is produced in the most effective presentation formats.

The Group Security assurance and Compliance Manager will be crucial to the continuing development of Security Risk Management and Reporting and is a critical post supporting Group Security outputs. The role will provide effective, efficient and reliable reporting that will enhance the trust of the QinetiQ Board, our customers and our partners.


Key Accountabilities:

  1. Accountable to the Director, Group Security for the effective capture, presentation and delivery of security reporting at Group level.
  2. Accountable to the Group Head of Security Risk and Assurance for the development, creation and implementation of security risk reporting formats to satisfy QinetiQ Leadership Team requirements.
  3. Accountable for the development of guidance and assist in the definition of policy in relation to security compliance reporting.
  4. Responsible for the effective engagement with QinetiQ Group Audit to ensure that reporting is aligned with Global procedures, processes and requirements.
  5. Accountable for advising where reporting has not been received or compliance with reporting requirements is not met.
  6. Accountable for raising time critical compliance concerns with Group Security LT.
  7. Responsible for the recording of security compliance reporting into QinetiQ tooling or reports as directed.
  8. Responsible for the production of ad-hoc reporting on request from Group Security LT.
  9. Responsible for working with the Group Security LT to help define compliance and reporting metrics.


Key Capabilities/Knowledge:

  • A good understanding across the broad range of security activities i.e. cyber, information, physical and personnel.
  • Excellent critical analysis and information interpretation skills
  • Ability to learn from experience with a willingness to improve at a personal and team level
  • Experienced in compliance techniques and their application
  • A detail-oriented, organized person with excellent analytical skills
  • A ‘people person’, with excellent communication skills, with the ability to work with key personnel at all levels across the Group
  • Personal and professional attributes are independence, integrity and energy
  • Results focused with a “can do will do” personal style
  • A problem solver who can support the delivery of simple solutions
  • Calm and effective under pressure


Experience and Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in Defence sector security
  • Demonstrable experience of audit, assurance and compliance techniques.
  • Demonstrable experience of business compliance tooling
  • Good awareness of security polices as they relate to Global security compliance
  • Commensurate Security Clearance to be held and maintained appropriate to the role



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 an diverse and inclusive environment where you can be authentic, feel valued and realise your full potential. Read more about our diverse and inclusive workplace culture here.  

Joining QinetiQ offers you an opportunity to work on a broad range of interesting defence-based projects with vast career progression across a global organisation in addition to competitive personal and professional benefits.  You’ll receive a highly competitive salary and benefits package: our basic salaries are very attractive as we constantly review what’s happening in the market. The range of benefits that we offer include, adaptive and flexible working, generous holiday entitlements, Health Cash Plan, Private Medical Insurance and Dental Insurance and much more. 

About QinetiQ

As a company of over 6,000 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 that 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 that mean factors such as nationality, previous nationalities held and the country in which you were born may have an effect on the roles that you can be employed in.