Senior Cyber Security Consultant

Date: 28 Jun 2024

Location: Farnborough, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

Job Title:         Senior Cyber Security Consultant
Location:         Farnborough, Hampshire
Package:         Highly Competitive Salary + Benefits Package
Role Type:       Full-time / Permanent
Role ID:           SF16265


Be part of the QinetiQ journey. Join us as a Senior Cyber Security Consultant at our Farnborough site where you will have the opportunity to work with cutting-edge technology and many of the industry’s most brilliant minds.


The Role
As a Senior Cyber Security Consultant you’ll have a role that is out of the ordinary, Our team of Cyber Security Consultants provide expert risk assessment, analysis and advice to Government and commercial clients in sectors such as Defence, Critical Infrastructure and Finance. We are part of QinetiQ’s Cyber and Intelligence Group, who also deliver ethical security testing, protective monitoring, cyber security consultancy, applied crypto-security and intelligence analysis.


Day-to-day, you will:

  • Provide security subject matter expertise to Programme Manager, technical security advice to the Programme and provide support to MOD Security Assurance Co-ordinator
  • Provide security subject matter expertise on the security implications of System Change Requests (SCRs).
  • Maintain knowledge of current MoD and HMG security requirements and provide advice to the Security Manager (SyM) on MOD security requirements.
  • Identify and assess the potential impact of amendments to MOD or HMG policy on the Programme
  • Gain and maintain accreditation of systems in accordance with the security requirements in QinetiQ’s contract with MoD, including liaison as tasked by the Security Manager with MoD (e.g. CyDR) and other (e.g. NCSC) security stakeholders.
  • Maintain RMADS and security risk assessments for systems to support accreditation.


This role is full time, 37 hours per week, and is based fully on-site at our Farnborough offices


Essential experience of the Senior Cyber Security Consultant:

  • Experience in the application of JSP 490 is of benefit but not essential. 
  • Has performed a Security Assurance Co-ordinator (SAC) or similar role on an MoD project.
  • Understands and can articulate the importance of information security within the wider context of the programme.
  • In depth experience of MoD’s security requirements (including JSP 440 and JSP 604) and working with CyDR and other MoD security authorities.
  • Experienced in the production of information security risk assessments, including knowledge and experience of HMG Standard IS1, Baseline Control Sets and ISO 27001:2013 Controls.
  • Experienced in the production of MoD security documentation including RMADS and SyOPs and gaining their approval by CyDR.

Qualifications for the Senior Cyber Security Consultant:
We value difference and we don’t have a fixed idea when it comes to background or education, provided you can show the required level of experience and willingness to learn then we would like to hear from you.


Please note that all applicants must be eligible for DV clearance.

For further information please visit: National security vetting: clearance levels - GOV.UK (

Our Benefits

  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Health Cash Plan, Private Medical Insurance and Dental Insurance
  • Matched contribution pension scheme, with life assurance
  • Employee discount portal: Personal Accident Insurance, Travel Insurance, Restaurants, Cinema Tickets and much more.
  • Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows most employees to buy up to 5 days’ additional leave.
  • We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant.
  • Payroll Giving and Volunteering - helping charities and local community.



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. 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.