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Project Security Lead

Remote, GB
Closing date
25 Jun 2024

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Job Role
Cyber Security Consultant
Job Type

Project Security Lead

Location: this role will involve 1-2 days working from home with the expectation to work from Customer sites in Cambridgeshire and Middlesex on a weekly basis'

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The Role:

Leidos is seeking an enthusiastic Project Security Lead to lead the implementation and assurance of security within this critical UK programme.

You will possess specialist skills in all areas of protective security and have demonstrable experience of applying security frameworks such as the Government Functional Standard 007, security policy framework and ISO 27001.


Reporting to the Leidos UK Head of Security, the Project Security Lead will work within the project team to:
  • Lead the interpretation and implementation of contractual security obligations providing expertise as Security Advisor on security policy requirements, security aspects letters, industry security best practice and project security risks
  • Develop standard and bespoke security policies, procedures and work instructions in collaboration with relevant stakeholders
  • Chair security working groups, maintaining appropriate records of actions and decisions
  • Deliver tailored security education and training initiatives appropriate to audience and requirements
  • Manage security incidents and conduct security investigations ensuring timely response to meet internal and external reporting obligations
  • Ensure security requirements are appropriately flowed down throughout the supply chain and suppliers are correctly on-boarded and managed
  • Support the delivery of business continuity planning within the project
  • Respond to Customer requests for Security assurance
  • Participate in internal and external security compliance audits, conducting internal audits per the annual audit plan
  • Develop and maintain relevant relationships with key security personnel within Customer, partner and supplier organisations
Additional Role Requirements:
  • You will be expected to work from Customer sites in Cambridgeshire and Middlesex
  • Due to the nature of the work undertaken by Leidos UK, you must be a British national with 10 years residency in the UK
Required Skills:
  • Ideally suits someone from a Defence Industry and/or military background
  • Sensitive asset handling
  • Leading security investigations
Desired Skills:
  • ISO 27001 Lead Implementer / Lead Auditor
Clearance Requirements:
  • Clearance to Start DV
  • Clearance for Role DV
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What 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.

Who We Are:

Leidos UK & EUROPE - we work to make the world safer, healthier, and more efficient through technology, engineering and science.

Leidos is a growing company delivering innovative technology and solutions focused on safeguarding critical capabilities and transformation in frontline services, our work in the United Kingdom includes addressing some of the most complex problems in defence, healthcare, government, safety and security, and transportation.

What Makes Us Different:

Purpose: you can use your passion and abilities at Leidos to keep the people you care about safe. We are at the forefront of machine learning, AI, cyber security and solutions. Using your skills in the technology frontline by helping to build a safer world. You can inspire change.

Collaboration: having flexibility to do your job is one of our core benefits, enabling you to become part of our extraordinary team. We have been empowering our people to work flexibly for years. Whether you work from home, the office or on customer sites, we will give you the digital tools and the flexibility to work smarter and align your needs and ours.

People: Leidos empowers people from every background to be themselves and gives you the tools to learn new skills by enabling growth whilst developing . We believe that extraordinary people need opportunities to grow, to be inspired and to inspire others. At Leidos, we invest in technical academies, career rotations and a career development plans that enhance your future.

Original Posting Date:
While subject to change based on business needs, Leidos reasonably anticipates that this job requisition will remain open for at least 3 days with an anticipated close date of no earlier than 3 days after the original posting date as listed above.

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.

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