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Job #: R-00052248
Location: Bedfordshire
Category: Security
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Other Clearance
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: UK

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Description

Job Description:

As Senior Security Specialist the incumbent shall:

  • Provide expertise as Security Specialist within the Leidos UK Civil Business areas on security policy requirements, industry security best practice and business security risks
  • Develop and implement security policy and procedures to meet Corporate and contractual security requirements
  • Conduct background screening against all new staff requiring access to Leidos UK Civil sites, systems and assets and process any higher level clearances
  • Undertake site physical security risk assessments and implement and maintain compliant and effective physical security controls across the Civil UK estate
  • Identify, log and manage identified security risks within the Leidos UK Security Risk Management framework
  • Provide assurance of compliance with contractual security obligations including supply chain security requirements
  • Provide security input and support to UK bids and projects
  • Develop and deliver Security Education and Awareness Initiatives
  • Lead Crisis Management activities and support business wide contingency planning and continuity of operations arrangements
  • Manage security related incidents, lead security investigations and produce incident reports
  • Conduct internal audits and spot checks of compliance with security policies and procedures
  • Facilitate external security audits and other Customer security assurance activities
  • Establish relationships and effectively liaise with relevant local and national Authorities and Customers
  • Provide out of hours support where emergency specialist security is required

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES:

Technical

  • The incumbent shall have proven skills in:
  • Security risk assessments (physical and personnel)
  • Security incident management and investigations
  • Establishing a strong security culture
  • Assuring Security compliance

Time Management

  • Agility to effectively respond to ever adjusting business needs
  • Ability to be available outside of business hours to provide emergency support

Communication

  • The incumbent shall be required to demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate matters of security risk and compliance to all levels of seniority within the organisation
  • Strong verbal, written and modern IT skills

Team Working

  • Work to influence team members regarding solution design, process and/or approaches
  • Maintain good records to allow for continuity of security service to the business

Cross Functional Working

  • Identify, build and maintain relationships with key internal stakeholders
  • Champion security across a diverse geographic estate and business profile

Health & Safety

  • Always follow and promote Group and Company policies and procedures 
  • Ensure all Company equipment and personal PPE properly used

Equality

  • Fully Understand and always adhere to the Company’s Equality Policy at all times

Company Values

  • All employees must conduct themselves in accordance with our Corporate Company Values and Business Ethics at all times

Required Skills & Attributes

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Deep understanding of industry security practices and standards

Experience

  • Proven experience of successfully managing security within a related industry or military context
  • Minimum of 3-5 years in an equivalent role
  • Varied experience across the protective security spectrum:
    • Physical security risk assessments
    • Managing physical security systems
    • Personnel security controls
    • Security incident management and investigations

Qualifications

Civilian or military relatable qualifications

Typically requires a BA degree or Masters (NOT ESSENTIAL OR EXPECTED)

External Referral Bonus:

Ineligible

Potential for Telework:

No

Clearance Level Required:

Other Clearance

Travel:

No

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

40

Shift:

Day

Requisition Category:

Professional

Job Family:

Security

Pay Range:

  

About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 38,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Va., Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $11.09 billion for the fiscal year ended January 3, 2020. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.

Pay and Benefits

Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here.

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Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information at any part of the employment application process. And Leidos will communicate with you only through emails that are sent from a Leidos.com email address. If you receive an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information, please report the email to [email protected].

Commitment to Diversity

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

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