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Senior Cyber Security Accreditation Specialist

BAE Systems UK

Location: Lancashire

Job Type: Not Specified


Job title: Senior Cyber Security Accreditation Specialist

Location: Preston or Farnborough, however other UK locations will also be considered. We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements

Salary: Circa £60,000 depending on skills and experience

What you’ll be doing:

  • Being professionally qualified you’ll be acting as the designated BAE Systems Lead Accreditor in accordance with the responsibilities defined in the Industry Security Notice 2017/01 for all BAE Systems’ networks
  • Owning and managing the accreditation portfolio
  • Reviewing and approving risk management and accreditation document sets (RMADS) and other security deliverables
  • Maintaining an excellent working relationship with BAE Systems peers
  • Assisting the Cyber Security Accreditation Authority and Service in shaping Accreditation policy and standards
  • Creating, maintaining and managing accreditations

Your skills and experiences:

  • Extensive experience in IT Security assurance, dealing with security requirements, technologies and architectures
  • In-depth knowledge of industry standard security policies, standards and good practice guidance and the application to IT solutions processing protectively marked information
  • In-depth knowledge of threats, risks, vulnerabilities and risk mitigations strategies and techniques
  • Good knowledge of application, infrastructure and security technologies and implementing them in a secure configuration
  • Experience of working in a project environment and awareness of system development lifecycle methodologies
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent preferably in a related discipline, or qualified by experience


You’ll receive benefits including a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. You’ll also have access to additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and employee discounts – you may also be eligible for an annual leave incentive.

The Cyber Assurance Team

The Cyber Assurance Team with Shared Services are part of Enterprise IT (EIT), with responsibility for assuring all enterprise managed systems and services, spanning UK/RoW. The team ensure systems / services are built and configured in-line with applicable Cyber Security Standards.

Why BAE Systems?

This is a place where you’ll be able to make a real difference. You’ll be part of an inclusive culture that values diversity, rewards integrity, and merit, and where you’ll be empowered to fulfil your potential. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our industry, including women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals.

We also want to make sure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible. If you have a disability or health condition (for example dyslexia, autism, an anxiety disorder etc.) that may affect your performance in certain assessment types, please speak to your recruiter about potential reasonable adjustments.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and your place of birth may limit those roles you can perform for the organisation.