ISG (Interoperability Services and Gateways) Security Assurance Coordinator (CSC)

Closing date for applications: 01/03/2022
Specialist role
Cyber security consultant
Summary of the work
The role is aimed at an experienced Security Assurance Coordinator and involves meeting the requirements of JSP 440, the Defence Manual of Security and ensuring systems meet accreditation standards.  Extensive knowledge of Government and Defence Systems is essential.
Latest start date
Expected contract length
Length of Contract: 11 months
South West England
Organisation the work is for
Defence Digital
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
Provide security assurance to High Assurance Gateway projects across ISG (Interoperability Services and Gateways). The Security and Assurance Coordinator (SAC) will be needed to sustain and support existing live services as well as new capability tasking. The contracted SAC will be needed to provide advice and support to ISG Project Managers working on high assurance gateways.
Address where the work will take place
Defence Digital, Building 405, Spur D1, Westwells Road, MOD Corsham, SN13 9NR
Working arrangements
All tasking will be based at MOD Corsham with a hybrid working pattern of working at MOD Corsham with some limited home working, where tasking allows. You are required 5 days a week, the working day is 8 hours to include 30 minutes for lunch. Day visits may be required within the UK.
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
-Describe how you would work as a team with our organisation and other suppliers -Describe a time when you have been transparent and collaborative when making decisions -Give an example of a no-blame culture where you have encouraged people to learn from their mistakes -Illustrate how you have taken responsibility for your work -Give an example of how you have shared knowledge and experience with team members
Assessment methods
Evaluation weighting
Technical competence 75% Cultural fit 5% Price 20%
Essential skills and experience
  • DV STRAP/TK Clearance
  • CCP Senior SIRA status (current/previous)
  • Detailed knowledge of Government IA Policy, including JSP440, JSP604, IS1/2, DIANS and NCSC IA guidance
  • Detailed knowledge of gateway design and capability including NCSC Architectural Patterns and an in depth understanding of how NCSC work
  • Detailed knowledge of Security Requirements and related compliance/noncompliance within the designs
  • Detailed knowledge of OSMP documentation
  • Detailed knowledge of how the accreditation process works within the UK Government and Defence systems
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Detailed knowledge of the Assurance Plan in respect of the gateways
  • Detailed knowledge of associated Risks and Threats specific to the gateways
  • Detailed knowledge of the T&A process that is implemented across Government and Defence system projects

Closing date for applications: 01/03/2022

ISG (Interoperability Services and Gateways) Security Assurance Coordinator (CSC)

Closing date for applications: 01/03/2022

Specialist role:

Cyber security consultant


South West England


Defence Digital

Maximum day rate:


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