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Regional Security Manager East England

Date: 24-Nov-2022

Location: Shoeburyness, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

To support the UK Physical Security Lead in exploiting growth opportunities and managing threats in an assured and optimal way, by creating and maintaining a positive security environment and culture. Optimise Security to add value and protect the brand, enabling QinetiQ to retain its trusted position with its investors, customers, employees and regulators. Operate with a focus which enables the organisation to exploit growth opportunities in an informed manner and so optimise profitable revenue generation. Ensure the integrity of the company in terms of security operations and personnel, guaranteeing compliance with requirements of Corporate Security Policy, HMG Security Policy Framework and other customer security requirements, including international.

To be viewed as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for Security (both internal and external), and to support transformational change in QinetiQ, proactively managing security risks and threats.


  • Delivering a security service in support of The Head of Physical Security across sites in the designated geographical area of responsibility, compliant with the requirements of the HMG Security Policy Framework, QinetiQ Operating Framework and LTPA contractual requirements
  • Maintaining and reviewing the security status of QinetiQ assets in line with the company’s Operating Framework
  • Providing all aspects of security support to the business, permitting it to operate appropriately in a highly regulated environment in line with the company’s Operating Framework
  • Providing specialist security advice on all aspects of security that relate to business activities and bids
  • Maintaining and regularly reviewing Site Security Risk Registers, providing advice to the business on security risks in line with the security strategy and threats
  • Ensuring all security events and incidents are reported and managed through SMART Incident Management System
  • Maintaining regular direct links with the Government Intelligence Community, Police Special Branch, customers and their accreditors to ensure compliance with Government Policy and provide confidence and trust across our customer group
  • Ensuring regular security awareness campaigns and security compliance audits take place across all sites
  • Supporting management of Security Business Services Support staff across sites
  • Custodian of full suite of security documentation for sites, including Site Security Plans and Emergency Response



  • Previous experience as a Company Security Controller
  • Proven track record in Security (in a defence business and in Physical and Technical Security environments would be an advantage)
  • Awareness of Security Polices as they relate to all aspects of a company’s operations globally.
  • Contact with and recognition by national and international, private and public, security organisations.
  • SME for Security with relevant certifications and memberships e.g. Dip SyI, CISSP, BCI, IRM, DISA, others
  • Minimum SC Security Clearance to be held and maintained for the role (not required to start), must be willing to undertake DV



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.