Security Accreditation Specialist

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    Basingstoke, Hampshire

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    Chris Green

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  • Published:

    4 months ago

  • Duration:

    15 months

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Security Accreditation Specialist/Basingstoke/15 months Contract


  • We require an experienced Information Assurance specialist to work on and lead a team of Cyber Security Subject Matter Experts on a complex and established project. Whilst much of the team are based in Basingstoke, we can be flexible regarding location provided you are prepared to travel within the UK.
  • Demonstrable experience of HMG accreditation and assurance processes is essential along with the ability to represent the project and organisation at a range of different Customer meetings. You will have experience of producing and reviewing assurance document sets including: RMADS, Targets of Assurance, Security Targets, Remediation Action Plans.
  • Familiar with risk assessment methodologies you will be comfortable articulating outcomes to both technical and non-technical audiences, enabling the decision-making process. You will need a track record of working on sensitive government projects together with a broad understanding of security technologies, their application in different contexts and HMG assurance policies and processes.


  • Dealing with key customer decision makers such as IT Directors, Programme Managers and Partners.
  • Managing the end-to-end delivery of security testing including engagement with third-party suppliers
  • Providing technical subject matter expertise and Information Assurance advice and guidance to programme architects
  • Conducting or reviewing change from a security impact perspective
  • Developing assurance documentation in support of testing including Security Targets, Scope of Work and Remediation Action Plans
  • Interpreting and putting into context outcomes from security testing enabling the Customer to take business and risk-based decisions
  • Managing the work of other subject matter experts contributing to the design and implementation.

Required Skills:

  • Relevant Industry Certifications - CISM/CISSP/ CCP (preferred)
  • Defence sector experience, including a good understanding of the constraints imposed by JSP440 and JSP604
  • Demonstrable experience of managing security testing and other external assurance processes
  • Knowledge and experience of HMG Information Assurance and governance processes
  • Experience of risk methodologies and tools
  • Strong communication and technical writing skills
  • Well-developed leadership, management and consulting skills
  • Customer and business focused
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team and ensure successful delivery

Candidates must own or be willing to undergo security clearance to be considered.