Senior Administrator - Security Services

Date: 14 Sep 2023

Location: Portsmouth, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

Job Title:        Senior Administrator - Security Services
Location:        Portsmouth, Hampshire
Package:        Competitive Salary + Benefits
Role Type:      Full time / Permanent
Role ID:          SF15182

Be part of the QinetiQ journey. Join us as a Senior Administrator - Security Services at our Portsdown Technology Park site in Portsmouth.


The Role
As a Senior Administrator and a member of UK Security Services, you'll have a role that's out of the ordinary. You'll act as the Deputy CRYPTO Custodian for Portsdown Technology Park, and undertake a range of Security administration duties across the business.


Day-to-day you'll carry out all Custodian related duties, including (but not limited to) whole life accounting, spot checks, updating holders' orders, carrying out briefings, timely maintenance of mandatory documentation, secure document management  and other security admin processes and maintaining compliance with JSP490 at all times.


  • Ensure that Holders/Users are competent in the handling and use of cryptographic items
  • Act as a focal point for Crypto enquiries at PTP
  • Act as a point of contact for internal and external Crypto audits
  • Support the wider UK Security Services function and projects when necessary,
  • The successful candidate will be required to attend a Crypto Custodian Course


This role is full time and based onsite at Portsdown Technology Park, with travel to complete spot checks at remote holder locations, as and when required.


Skills and experience of the Senior Administrator;

  • Experience within Security or other regulated environment (defence organisation would be advantageous)
  • Experience of security liaison with key organisations
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Personal attributes must include confidentiality, independence, integrity and energy
  • Results focused with a “can do will do” personal style


Qualifications for the Senior Administrator:
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 then we would like to hear from you.


Please note that all applicants must hold, or be eligible to gain and maintain SC clearance as a minimum. 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.


Our volunteering programme enables our people to use their professional skills to make a positive difference in our local communities, for example STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) ambassador days in schools. We support a number of charities that are important to our people, including those which help the defence community. 


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. 


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.