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Job #: R-00074549
Location: Bedfordshire, GB
Category: Security
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: None
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Civil

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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



  • 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


  • 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


  • 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

Skills & Attributes

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Deep understanding of industry security practices and standards


  • 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


Civilian or military relatable qualifications

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About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 45,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $14.4 billion for the fiscal year ended December 30, 2022.  For more information, visit

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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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