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Cyber Security Consultant

Date: 06-Mar-2023

Location: Malvern, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

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.


This is an excellent environment in which to develop your own career in cyber security to the highest levels, and work with internationally renowned experts.

Reporting to an experienced Team Leader, who will support your professional and personal development, you will take responsibility for a portfolio of customer projects. This might include:


  • Working with clients to identify and respond to cyber threats and security risks which might have an impact on their business,
  • Deriving, analysing & developing mitigations for information risk in a given business scenario and threat environment,
  • Conducting risk assessments, analysis and/or audits in either Cyber Security or Information Assurance,
  • Working collaboratively with the cyber security professionals across QinetiQ to define and deliver solutions, taking documented customer requirements and translating them into risk assessments, reviews and recommendations,
  • Following established governance processes and frameworks to bring the best possible value solutions to clients,
  • Applying Information Assurance methodologies and analysis frameworks in a range of scenarios,
  • Examining emerging technologies to identify effective ways to deploy security controls.


Our consultants are rewarded with a productive and restful work-life balance, and there is flexibility around office location, home working arrangements and working hours. Our main cyber security capability is based at Malvern, but we also have teams in Portsmouth and Farnborough.


We are interested in hearing from both Cyber Security professionals looking to build a consultancy career in an innovative and customer-centred environment, and technical experts looking to transfer their science, technology, engineering or mathematics expertise into a new and fast-paced sector.

You will be able to work with our clients to build a deep understanding of their operational requirements and tease out their risks.  No two days are the same, and you will be supported to deal with a variety of complex challenges, building trust with customers by finding solutions to both standard and non-standard problems.

You will be passionate about your own personal development and may already be working towards attaining industry standard qualifications and/or Professional Memberships such as CIISec.  QinetiQ will support you in your personal development. You will be expected to occasionally travel to client sites, both in the UK and, perhaps, overseas.


Successful candidates will be expected to achieve SC clearance as a minimum.

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.