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Security Policy, Investigations and Assurance Manager

Devon, Plymouth
Up to £53000 per annum
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24 Jun 2022

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Job Title: Security Policy, Investigations and Assurance Manager
Location: Plymouth, Devon, GB, PL1 4SG
Compensation: £53,000 + Benefits
Role Type: Full time, Permanent

An exciting opportunity to join Babcock at Devonport Dockyard as Security Policy, Investigations and Assurance Manager. Achieving and maintaining security arrangements across the Defence Nuclear Enterprise (DNE) is critical to ensure Babcock is effective in supporting and delivering Defence outputs. You will play a key role in developing and integrating safety and security policies to ensure we deliver the required security effect.

Who we are looking for?

We are looking for an individual who is experienced in assurance to provide leadership and management in the delivery of testing and providing of assurance against the Security Strategy, the Security Statement and the Security Management Arrangements. Due to the nature of the work at Devonport, you will have experience with complex policies and bringing them all together.

As Security Policy, Investigations and Assurance Manager, you will experience with dealing with various stakeholders and have high-level customer service skills to deal with complex situations. You will have the experience to develop and undertake procedures for inspection, testing and maintenance of the security system to provide confidence that security system delivery is being effectively managed and the ability to deliver the required security effect is achieved.

What will you be doing?

As Security Policy, Investigations and Assurance Manager, your responsibilities will include:

  • Developing and improving the management of security delivery during normal operations, incidents, and emergencies.
  • Developing and producing a logical and hierarchical set of documents using policy, process and procedures that describe in detail the requirements for managing all elements of Nuclear and Non-Nuclear Security delivery.
  • Working to develop, improve and maintain a hierarchy of written security management arrangements, ensuring that documentation, guides, templates, process instructions and plans are under appropriate configuration control.
  • Working with others including nuclear safety and using industry best practice lead on the review and development of group lead security policies and procedures ensuring that appropriate site governance is in place.
  • Lead on assurance processes and independently assessed tests that provide leading assurance.

The experience you'll bring

  • Proven experience in Assurance and Policy with significant people management skills.
  • Competent in security risk analysis and management, including defining and developing organisational governance and oversight arrangements.
  • Security Management qualification (or relevant experience).
  • Relevant ISO 9001 or 27001 qualifications or equivalent with experience.
  • You'll be capable of leading a small team performing audits, assurance activities and compliance inspections.
  • While experience in the nuclear industry is certainly helpful, it is not essential, and you may have worked in another high-hazard industry or within the security arena.
  • Desirable to be a Certified Nuclear Security Professional with WINS.

You will need to satisfy security requirements. This may require you to hold or be eligible/capable of achieving 'Security Check' (SC) clearance.

What a role with Babcock offers?

  • Enhanced employment terms and conditions
  • Money purchase pension scheme
  • Life assurance
  • Share ownership scheme
  • Occupational health services
  • Flexible working hours (only non-industrials)
  • Career opportunities, advice, and guidance from our Learning & Development teams

About Babcock International and Devonport
For more than a century, Babcock, the Aerospace and Defence Company, has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly skilled engineering services. We help customers in the UK and around the world to improve the capability, reliability, and availability of their most critical assets within the four market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation and Nuclear, underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, unique infrastructure, and specialist training.

You will be based at Devonport Royal Dockyard in Plymouth, Devon. Working at Devonport puts the best of the Southwest at your fingertips. Amazing scenery, vibrant towns, and numerous leisure opportunities - It's why Devon and Cornwall are such a desirable place to live and work.

Comprising of 14 dry docks, four miles of waterfront and 25 tidal berths, Devonport is the base for numerous surface vessels as well as the base and refit centre for the Trafalgar-class nuclear-powered submarines. Devonport has also recently been selected as the base port for the Navy's new Type 26 frigates and will become the maintenance centre for the future submarine programme.

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Application Guidance:

All applications should be made online.

We are committed to building an inclusive culture and strive to attract talent who thrive in an inclusive and flexible working environment. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please let us know and will respond in a way that best fits your specific needs.


Be Part of Something Big.

From supporting national defence to saving lives and protecting communities, Babcock provides critical, complex engineering services in the UK and internationally.

Babcock delivers vital services and manages complex assets on behalf of their customers across three key markets; defence, emergency services and civil nuclear. You could be part of this, leveraging their technology, expertise, infrastructure and assets to ensure delivery for their customers, for whom failure is not an option.

Career Opportunities at Babcock

Working for Babcock will give you the opportunity to develop your career, with fantastic prospects for promotion, along with the ability to learn transferrable skills and earn nationally recognised qualifications.

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