Cyber Security Assurance Analyst - SC Cleared Birmingham
Published: 27th July 2022
Job Type
£500 - 550 per day


Role: Cyber Security Assurance Analyst – SC Cleared

Contract Length: 31/12/22 initially – likely extension to July 23

Location: Corsham - hybrid (2 days/week on site)

IR35: Inside

Salary: £550/day max

Security Clearance: Active SC clearance essential

Interview Process: Telephone / MS TEAMS

Top Essential Skills:

  • SC Clearance - active
  • Prefer MOD background
  • Cyber background
  • Project management/delivery experience
  • Stakeholder Management


  • A cyber enhanced project manager almost
  • Evidence being able to talk to customers
  • Cyber background
  • Basic qualifications – CISSP or equivalent
  • Previous MOD experience
  • Def dig experience a bonus
  • Good stakeholder management skills
  • Relatively demanding of what people provide, not passive
  • Has done some sort of project management/delivering a project
  • Awareness of IP (from older TDM Legacy tech)
  • Maybe system architecture/design

Job Description:

The Cyber Security Assurance Analyst needs to

  • Understand the Business,
  • Understand the Information / Data and Understand the Technology to deliver the required business outcomes aligned to the Defence Enterprise expectations.

The Cyber Security Assurance Analyst will plan and ensure customer/stakeholder engagement in delivering Technical Coherence Information Systems and Services

Assurance for all allocated assurance tasks which will come from the Defence ICT portfolio. A key part of this role will be to lead, demonstrate and advocate the application of best practice within the projects they are working with. The Cyber Security Assurance Analyst also has a responsibility to identify, support and mentor talent within the Technical Coherence function to improve the quality of Case Officers.

All Case officers will support wider governance bodies such as the Defence ICT Design Authority Board, the Release and Deployment Board and the Defence Digital CAB providing technical input and appropriate risk assessments. (Dependent on the ‘tasking’ and business need, there may be a requirement to travel to meetings within the UK).

Responsibilities may include:

  • Through early engagement, gaining an understanding of the business, Information/Data requirements /flows/sources, and technologies employed and how these fit into the wider enterprise, using this insight to review and influence projects’ requirements to help ‘shape’ and ensure alignment to Defence Policy, strategy and evolving shape of the Defence Enterprise.
  • Providing advice and guidance to projects throughout their development and acting as a conduit to gain access to other SME advice as necessary covering:
  • Architectures: Coherence with Defence Enterprise Architectures and policies helping to drive convergence, coherence and re-use of ICT components.
  • Security: Ensuring that a bigger picture view covering the end-to-end capability is assessed and appropriate, Cyber measures are in place, electromagnetic emissions are addressed.
  • Service/Capability Support: Implementation of adequate and appropriate service support and business continuity measures are in place to comply with policy and meet the business risk appetite.
  • Safety: Ensure that delivered capabilities and services achieve MOD Safety & Environmental requirements and standards.
  • End to End Performance: Assessment of the capabilities in the environment in which they are intended to operate.
  • Electromagnetic Spectrum: Ensuring compliance with Defence Policy on use of the Electromagnetic Spectrum.
  • Service Development: Assist Programme and Project Managers to ensure that service supplier’s plans and products are aligned with strategy, coherent with the relevant technical architectures and compliant with policies and standards.
  • Meeting regularly with Stakeholders to ensure evidence is gathered and assurance process is gradual rather than a cliff edge moment.
  • Determining the risks associated with and the impact of releasing /changing/removing capabilities from Defence’s Communication & Information Systems networks early on to enable their mitigation.
  • Conducting assessments against JSP 604 (and other artefacts), producing Technical Release Readiness Assessment reports to capture the design and associated residual risks to the Defence Network.
  • Ensuring implementation of the assessment recommendations and risk mitigation actions by the team delivering the capability
  • Helping to scope test scenarios required for the capability domains to demonstrate adequate performance and operation alongside being a “good neighbour”.
  • Providing advice to Network Operating Authority Release and Deployment Board, The Defence Digital Change Advisory Board and the Defence ICT Design Authority Board to ensure that services are procured, developed and maintained in accordance with the Departmental strategies, policies and architectures and highlight risk presented by capabilities being assured.
  • It should be noted that Cyber Security Assurance Analysts will generally have responsibility for highly complex assurance cases or complex portfolios of applications, systems and services.

Security Clearance: SC Cleared

To apply for this role please submit your latest CV or contact Aspect Resources on 0121 794 8181

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