CCT 991 Security Assurance Coordinator to SMOps Interoperability Deployed (Radio) in Defence Digital (CSC)

Closing date for applications: 22/02/2021
Specialist role
Cyber security consultant
Summary of the work
The Security Assurance Coordinator (SAC) will be the main focal point for all Security Assurance related support tasks; dependant on the business need. Checks and balances must be maintained and monitored in accordance with policy and standards and supported by production of a formal document set to achieve accreditation.
Latest start date
Expected contract length
12 months with an option to extend for a further 12 months
South West England
Organisation the work is for
SMOps Interoperability Deployed (Radio), Defence Digital, Ministry of Defence Corsham
Maximum day rate
Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
Civilian, Military and contractors within the MOD and wider Defence industry
What the specialist will work on
Act as the principal Security Assurance professional for SMOPs Interoperability Deployed (RADIO). Work closely with each Service Manager, Service Stakeholders, MSP and Authority Security Assurance governance to achieve accreditation and through life management of all live services.Establish and Chair Security Working Groups to review Security Assurance functions and assure risk is appropriately managed with the correct tools.Review, assess, address and evidence effective security controls for threats facing the programme through the life of the service.Support all live services with the production of a formal document set to be maintained in line with policy standards and reviewed annually
Address where the work will take place
Defence Digital, Ministry of Defence CorshamHowever, at-the-time of-writing, government measures to reduce Covid-19 are in operation and as-such, work should be done remotely and in observance of social distancing and shielding guidance. MOD will continue to observe all government advice in the coming months aimed at reducing the spread of the disease.
Working arrangements
Work onsite 4/5 days a week in Corsham as agreed with the Project Manager in order to support Project Teams in all of their Security Assurance activities.Currently with Covid19 until the foreseeable future all activity is likely to be remote. Unless it is to attend sight to carryout work on systems not available remotely, but this would be managed in accordance with site COVID policies, Head of Establishment and Head of Department approval and at line management discretion.
Security clearance
Valid DV clearance must be in place prior to the contract starting and for the duration of the contract due to the projects the individual is required to work with.
Additional terms and conditions
How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
-Has experience of delivery in a complex defence IT environment, understanding the challenges and approaches to delivery (25%) -Worked as a team with our organisation and other suppliers, including knowledge and experience of scaled Agile ways of working (25%) -Remain transparent and collaborative when making decisions (25%) -Excellent communication, presentation, collaboration and client/stakeholder engagement skills with a wide variety of grades/positions. (25%)
Assessment methods
Evaluation weighting
Technical competence 75% Cultural fit 5% Price 20%
Essential skills and experience
  • Have a minimum of three years’ experience within the last five years in an IA role in a similar sized organisation
  • Evidence of high- level plan to your approach for identifying and managing Security Risks, Issues and Dependencies in mature business/project area, including evidence of managing RMADS, managing TSIs
  • Evidence how you have provided Security Assurance documentation to enable an organisation to continue the route to full rollout and adoption of policies and templates within delivery areas
  • Demonstrate experience of conducting Technical security reviews / approvals of Supplier and MoD Design and Test documentation to ensure that it is compliant with Defence Security policy
  • Demonstrate experience of Defence Digital and/or MOD Security Accreditation and MOD Security Assurance process
  • Demonstrate previous working experience of Coordinating technical security documentation in support of CyDR (previously ISS DAIS) to support achievement of accreditation
  • Certified Cyber Professional (CCP) – at least SIRA Practitioner level
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Qualification or Certificate in Security Management (CISM)
  • Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Institute of Information Security (CIISEC)
  • Member of the British Computer Society
  • Experience of ICT Projects in a similar sized organisation
  • Knowledge of JSP440 & JSP604
  • Specific project experience such as cloud security, apps security

Closing date for applications: 22/02/2021

CCT 991 Security Assurance Coordinator to SMOps Interoperability Deployed (Radio) in Defence Digital (CSC)

Closing date for applications: 22/02/2021

Specialist role:

Cyber security consultant


South West England


SMOps Interoperability Deployed (Radio), Defence Digital, Ministry of Defence Corsham

Maximum day rate:


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