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Security Lead - Security Governance and Assurance

BAE Systems

Location: Oaks Estate

Job Type: Full time


  • Perform purposeful work of national significance
  • Lead governance and assurance for the business security program in Defence industry
  • Enjoy flexible work practices, engaging work and an inclusive culture

At BAE Systems we are recognised for delivering projects of global and national significance to our customers and with this we are known for developing some of the most impressive careers.
We currently have an exciting opportunity as a Security Lead – Security Governance and Assurance within our Central Functions business. Location of this role is flexible.
What this opportunity will mean for you?

  • Performing purposeful work where your efforts are recognized in an environment enabling you to thrive
  • World class career opportunities, as our biggest project is YOU! Your success is our success
  • Accessibility to flexible working arrangements that will provide you with balance and a lifestyle that fosters wellbeing
  • Access to our competitive employee benefits program that are designed to better support you: Employee Benefits
  • Being part of a workplace culture that is safe, inclusive and takes pride in their company values

Your new role:
The Security Lead – Security Governance and Assurance is responsible for contributing to the Security Function in delivering all aspects of security, development, implementation, monitoring and security reporting.
Key responsibilities include:

  • Developing, implementing, interpreting and applying business and Commonwealth policy
  • Leading Security Governance and Assurance activities
  • Contributing to the maintenance of the business security program and obligations
  • Contributing to the design and delivery of learning and development programs

About you:
As an ideal applicant, you'll have:

  • Demonstrated experience in security governance and assurance and security risk management
  • Knowledge and understanding of Commonwealth policy in relation to Defence and Defence Industry
  • Ability to build and maintain effective relationships and collaboration with key stakeholders
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (JIRA platform experience desirable)
  • A current Defence security clearance

We believe in hiring for potential so if this role resonates with you, but you don't meet all the required criteria, we would still love to hear from you!
As a Defence security clearance is required for this role, applicants must be Australian citizens and eligible to obtain and maintain an appropriate security clearance.
International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) are applicable and as such, your nationality may be a factor in determining your suitability for this role. Further information regarding clearances is available at:
Applications can be addressed to: Sinead Booth – Talent Acquisition Specialist and made online here.
Our culture:
You will be joining a culture that truly cares about your wellbeing. Diversity and inclusion is at the top of our agenda. We are striving to create an inclusive culture where the voices and talents of every individual are valued and everyone has a sense of belonging.
We welcome applications from all people regardless of sex, gender identity, race, ethnicity, disability, pregnancy, age, or other lived experience.
We are also proud to be recognised as an employer of choice for women by WORK180.
If you would like to know more information about how we are supporting our employees, you can view our policies and initiatives via this link.
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