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Security Controller ( R-00089684 )

Law Enforcement and Security

Diplomatic Security



Farnborough, Hampshire, United Kingdom


Job Description:Security Controller

Level: P3


We are in search of a Security Controller to join our team based in Farnborough.

Are you ready for your next career challenge?

At Leidos, we deliver innovative solutions through the efforts of our diverse and talented people who are dedicated to our customers’ success. We empower our teams in the UK to address some of the most complex problems in defence, government, safety and security, and transportation. Everything we do is built on a commitment to do the right thing for our customers, our people, and our community. Our Mission, Vision, and Values guide the way we do business.

If this sounds like the kind of environment where you can thrive, keep reading!

Role overview

Our Farnborough office is at the centre of our business growth strategy and is home to our new software factory, one of our bid and proposal centre's and various programmes for which Leidos is the prime contractor to UK Government. On-going expansion of our business and dedicated security function means that we have exciting opportunity for a Deputy Site Security Controller to join our team.

Keeping our people, facility, assets and systems safe and secure is the primary focus of this well-established role, along with maintaining the necessary security accreditations and certifications required of us as a UK Government supplier. The incumbent will be at the centre of all on-site activities and programmes providing the full scope of protective security services and controls to ensure compliance with the Security Policy Framework, ISO 27001, Security Aspects Letters and other contractual security obligations such as DEFCON and DEFSTAN.

You will report directly into the Leidos UK Head of Security and be accountable for security operations within this key Leidos facility.

This is a great opportunity for anyone who has previous experience of managing or supporting the security operation within a facility of similar nature.

Skills Required:

  • Responsible for the entire security operation of this facility, the incumbent will be required to demonstrate detailed knowledge of the Security Policy Framework and managing assets against the Government Security Classifications Scheme and contractual security aspects letters
  • The incumbent will be key to developing and maintaining a strong on-site security posture and therefore must be proficient at undertaking security risk assessments and proposing risk mitigations for all areas of protective security
  • Experience of developing and successfully implementing security policies and procedures to ensure the secure operation of our business is essential such that security is a business enabler
  • Maintaining our compliance with UK Government security frameworks and existing UK Government accreditations and certifications requires a security professional who is proficient in the interpretation and application of the required standards
  • Competency in incident management and leading investigations
  • Exemplary engagement with both internal and external stakeholders to maintain a strong security culture and focus
  • The ability to multi-task and prioritise workload in an agile working environment without compromising the security of our organisation and customers.
  • Formal security qualification and training or military/policing equivalent experience is essential

Desirable Skills:

  • Working knowledge of ISO 27001 is advantageous but not essential for this role
  • Previous experience of conducting internal compliance audits would be advantageous
  • Cryptographic Custodian duties and therefore formal training and certification is required but can be provided

Clearance Required:

  • Clearance to Start SC
  • Clearance for Role DV

Please Note:

  • You must be a British National eligible for DV clearance (required for role)
  • Ideally live within 20-30 minutes of the Farnborough office to allow for rapid response to on-site matters
  • Permanent site based role – home working by exception and pre-planned to allow for on-site coverage by nominated delegate

What do we do for you?:
At Leidos we are PASSIONATE about customer success, UNITED as a team and INSPIRED to make a difference. We offer meaningful and engaging careers, a collaborative culture, and support for your career goals, all while nurturing a healthy work-life balance.
We provide an employment package that attracts, develops and retains only the best in talent. Our reward scheme includes:
• Contributory Pension Scheme
• Private Medical Insurance
• 33 days Annual Leave (including public and privilege holidays)
• Access to Flexible benefits (including life assurance, health schemes, gym memberships, annual buy and sell holidays and a cycle to work scheme)

• Dynamic Working:

Commitment to Diversity:

We welcome applications from every part of the community and are committed to a truly diverse and inclusive culture. We foster a sense of belonging, welcoming all perspectives and contributions, and providing equal access to opportunities and resources for everyone. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages please let us know, and we will respond in a way that best fits your needs.

Pay Range:

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.