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Security Controller

Job Title: Security Controller
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Basingstoke
Salary: c.28k pa
REF: FJ28053
Contact Name: Jenna Lambra-Stokes
Contact Email:
Job Published: over 5 years ago

Job Description

Our client, a successful company in Basingstoke, is seeking a Security Controller to join their team on a permanent basis. Starts ASAP!

Job Role:

* Responsible for maintaining compliance with all Security and Assurance requirements of a company holding Facility Security Clearance referred to as List-x
* Being the focal point for all UK Government Security requirements and enquiries
* Supporting the sales team as and when required in defining an appropriate Information Security response to potential UK Government clients
* Working closely with IT and ISO management, chair the Security Working Group to ensure that systems, processes and practices are implemented, maintained and developed in accordance with relevant best practice, policy and legislation
* Work closely with HR to develop a pre-employment screening system to ensure that individuals working with or for the organisation have an acceptable level of integrity so to guarantee that they do not pose an undue threat to the security of the organisation, or sensitive information, systems assets, premises and persons
* Work with National security Vetting providers to undertake security vetting for new starters / contractors, coordinate renewals and continue to develop the organisation's aftercare programme
* Responsible for managing access control across a number of sites and ensuring that the integrity of the organisation's physical security controls through a process of assessment and liaison with appropriate government departments
* Liaising with IT to ensure the organisation retains robust cyber defences
* Conduct routine briefings and security awareness training to existing employees
* Line management responsibility for the organisation's manned guarding including establishing job objectives and completing performance reviews
* Take lead in investigating security breaches across the group
* Undertake all aspects of protectively marked material control, storage and destruction
* Working confidently and effectively with all people at all levels across the social spectrum and from all backgrounds

Required Skills:

* Knowledge of Security Policy Framework, MoD JSP 440 and ISO 27001
* Previous experience as a Security Officer / Controller
* Relevant degree or equivalent experience
* Hold current SC level security clearance or be willing to be vetted
* Confident and articulate in all communication
* Able to produce concise, factual and high quality reports and make recommendations to senior management
* Previous management experience within the security sector
* Indepth understanding of security vetting and the threats to an organisation's security and integrity

Associated Benefits:

* Salary c.28k + non sales bonus paid quarterly
* 22 days annual leave rising to 25 days following 5 years in service
* Contributory company pension
* Private Health Care
* Free parking