Security Controller

Security Controller

Permanent Opportunity
Based in Stoke
Hybrid work available (60/40 split)
£50,000 - £60,000 per annum

*Please note this role requires you to be eligible for Security Clearance

Job Description

In this role, your primary focus will be the safety and security of our people, facilities, assets, and systems. You will also be pivotal in maintaining the security accreditations and certifications required as a trusted UK Government supplier. As part of the Information Assurance and Security Team, you will be at the forefront of security activities and programs, ensuring compliance with the Government Functional Standards, Security Policy Framework, ISO 27001, Security Aspects Letters, and other contractual security obligations, including DEFCON and DEFSTANs.

Skills and Experience

  • Demonstrate detailed knowledge of Government security policy memoranda, managing assets against the Government Security Classifications Scheme, and contractual Security Aspects Letters.

  • Key role in developing and maintaining a strong security posture, proficient in undertaking security risk assessments and proposing risk mitigations for all areas of protective security.

  • Experience managing similar secure facilities, such as those holding Facility Security Clearance.

  • Expertise in developing and successfully implementing security policies and procedures to ensure secure business operations, focusing on security as a business enabler.

  • Working knowledge and experience of ISO 27001 Quality Management System.

  • Proficiency in interpreting and applying required standards to maintain compliance with UK Government security frameworks, accreditations, and certifications.

  • Development and management of pre-screening, vetting systems and engagement with UKSV.

  • Familiarity with the Industry Personnel Security Assurance (IPSA) framework.

  • Competency in incident management and leading investigations.


  • IPSA framework experience

  • SPF and GovS007 experience

  • Knowledge of JSP440 and JSP490 (Cryptographic Security Instructions)

  • Broad awareness and experience in Quality Management Systems

  • Previous experience in conducting internal compliance audits (advantageous)

  • Active member of the Defence Industry Security Association (DISA)

  • Extant Security Clearance (can be sponsored if required)