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Cyber Security Manager

Date: 04-May-2021

Location: Malvern, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

Cyber Security Manager

Location: Negotiable with requirement to travel to customer sites / QinetiQ Hub Locations


Being a Cyber Security Professional in QinetiQ

You will join QinetiQ’s Cyber & Intelligence Group, the professional home for cyber security consultants, cyber security analysts, threat intelligence analysts, security engineering and attack specialists, high grade & applied cryptosecurity specialists, and simulated threat and attack specialists. This is a broad community of cyber security professionals at all levels from early careers to nationally recognised experts, with significant experience addressing the cyber security challenges across defence, national security and critical infrastructure clients.


Our cyber & intelligence professionals are flexibly deployed to a wide range of cyber security roles in our market facing cyber business, as part of a multi-disciplinary team working anywhere in QinetiQ, or to work embedded with clients. We do our best to align your aspirations with the constantly changing opportunities.


We actively promote a culture of continuous learning. The variety of highly significant, challenging (often leading edge) and interesting work that QinetiQ does across government and private sector, combined with our in house breadth of experience, provides an almost unparalleled learning environment whatever your previous experience. We supplement this with appropriate external training & certifications aligned to our business needs.


In addition to competitive reward package appropriate to role and experience, QinetiQ provides flexible working environment, a high degree of personal autonomy (within the agreed objectives of the role), and strong support for doing the right thing. We expect high personal and professional integrity and a mind-set with a strong focus on the client mission and delivering outcomes.


The role:

We are looking to appoint (more than one) operational Security Managers to be able to take responsibility for the day to day operational cyber security activity across an organisation or programme in accordance with a security management system, for example ISO27001 or a government accredited security management system. Reporting to a head of operations or similar and supported by an experienced cyber security functional Leader, who will support your professional and personal development, your responsibilities may include:


  • Operational implementation and maintenance of information/cyber security management system including associated policies and procedures
  • Operational management of security governance, including fully compliant with internal and external requirements
  • Ensuring that security controls are tested and measured as required.
  • Ensuring that certifications/accreditations (e.g. ISO27001 or similar) are maintained, including documentation updates, including review & approval
  • Leading reviews with external accreditation bodies.
  • Negotiating resolution of problems with internal and external stakeholders
  • Coaching positive security culture in the community subject to the security management system, driving continuous improvement and addressing non-compliances in a constructively to achieve intended business outcome and maintain external accreditation
  • Working collaboratively with all stakeholders


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 a team in Portsmouth and staff based at Farnborough and Bristol.

The Fit:
We are interested in hearing from experienced operational Security Management professionals who have experience of IS27001 or similar government system of security management and accreditation.

You will be passionate about your own personal development QinetiQ will supports membership of an appropriate professional body and we invest  your professional development. You will be expected to travel to client sites main in the UK and, perhaps, overseas.

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






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. People around the world depend on us for their safety and security, and to enable the safety and security of others. Partnering with our customers, we help to save lives; reduce risks to society; and maintain the global infrastructure on which we all depend. Our is 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, we get to experience what happens when we all share different perspectives, blend disciplines, and link technologies; constantly discovering new ways of solving complex problems. Being part of QinetiQ means being central to the safety and security of the world around us. Come and find out how you can play a role.