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Head of Security

  • Salary: £65000 per annum + benefits
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Date posted: 28/09/2017
  • Job reference: J374878A

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Head of Security

£65,000 + Bonus + Car+ benefits

FTSE 100 Organization


I am recruiting on behalf of a FTSE 100 Engineering Organization and a true market leader within engineering support services. This particular role functions within their nuclear division providing critical engineering support to various clients and the MOD

You will set the strategic direction for security. Direct and manage the Security function. Overall responsibility for providing the business with appropriate security framework and culture across physical, personal and cyber & information assurance, ensuring it remains compliant with Group, legislation, customer and/or site requirements and providing support to implement and assure this.

Main Purpose of Role

  • Identify and develop an appropriate strategy to ensure the business meets its legal & internal requirements as well as its goals and desire for continuous improvement
  • Identify, put in place and lead the required security organisation across the organisation to deliver security to the appropriate standard
  • Ensuring appropriate procedures and documentation exist to enable the strategy to be realized;
  • Review, inspect and audit to identify where the strategy, processes and culture are fully embedded or require support
  • Provide support to embed including identifying and implementing where education and awareness training is required.
  • Promote a strong security culture,
  • Set standards expectations on security and liaise with senior stakeholders across the business to affect culture change and embedding of security requirements
  • Incorporating security into the business including delivery of client work and supply chain management
  • Liaise with regulatory bodies, developing a good working relationship.
  • Provide advice, support and guidance to the business on security.
  • Routinely report on security matters including performance and direction.

Role Qualifications & Requirements

Academic Requirements:

  1. Ideally degree qualified
  2. Relevant Nuclear industry security training e.g. DISA / CPNI.
  3. Hold appropriate chartered status
  4. Auditor training.

Experience of:

  • Significant security experience preferably gained within a similar role in the nuclear or other regulated industry
  • Leadership
  • People Management
  • Regulatory interfaces

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a market leading organisation at a senior level and make a notable difference to the Security function. If you are a high calibre, career focused Security professional and would like to know more, please get in touch for a confidential discussion. or 0117 9309 726

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