Job Opportunity

Security Controller

Purpose of job
To deliver AEUK’s regulatory functions under HMG’s Security Policy Framework.
A cross-division and cross-business role that will provide team leadership, support, technical expertise and trusted advice on a range of security related operational matters.

Reporting relationships
Direct to Head of Operations

Staff responsibility

Budget responsibility

DorsetInnovation Park, Winfrith

Employment status
Permanent, full time (37 hours/ week)

Responsible for the company’s security measures and information assurance; ensuring confidentiality, integrity and availability of information and assets. Follows a risk-based approach, implementing pragmatic and proportionate measures to comply with legislative, regulatory and customer requirements whilst ensuring that business goals and objectives can be met:

  • Personnel –Vetting, Induction, Training and Awareness, Supervision and Aftercare, Investigations and Reporting;
  • Physical –Identifying and advising on measures to meet operational requirements, supervision and oversight of all physical security controls and control of secure storage facilities for the site;
  • Contract –ensuring project compliance and managing security in the supply chain;
  • Information –managing all aspects of classified information from creation through to destruction. Includes the safeguarding, accounting, muster, audit, transmission and destruction of assets;
  • Cyber/IT –Liaison with technical team to ensure risk, management, accreditation and documentation of all CIS;
  • Controls –Author of security policies & processes, audits, advice, reporting, incident investigation and response;
  • Management and supervision of the Security Team –line management responsibility including recruitment, performance management, training and development plans;
  • Product/Opportunities/Project –supporting products to achieve security accreditation, providing bid responses and support with security management aspects of projects.


  • Provide technical leadership for Government Security to the business
  • To act as the day-to-day liaison with a number of external agencies in respect of our obligations as a List-X contractor including,but not limited to the allocated Government Security Advisor, other members of DE&S PSyA, IVCO, UKSV, WARP and DAIS
  • Provide advice on and implement security within the company in accordance with our obligations under the Security Policy Framework and JSP440 (where applicable), Security Undertaking and contract obligations
  • Run the personnel security management (vetting)
  • Arrange appropriate security education and awareness programmes including induction
  • Implement the International Visits process for outward and inward visits for the whole of Atlas Elektronik UK
  • Maintain contract SALs, manage responses and flow down to the supply chain
  • Ensure that protectively marked material is handled in accordance with the requirements of the SPF for documentation up to and including TS
  • Undertake the role of Process Owner for all non-IT related security policies and procedures within the company (Winfrith only)
  • Investigating suspected breaches of security
  • Monitor threat information to ensure all Atlas Elektronik UK assets are protected
  • Monitor changes in Government policy to ensure AEUK compliance to new List-X industry instructions
  • Hands on approach and “can do” attitude
  • Good IT skills, egMS Office

Knowledge, Skills and Personal Qualities Required:

  • Degree in Engineering, Business Management or other related discipline
  • Impressive, demonstrable track record and skills/experience gained within a similar position at a similar level
  • Good understanding of the defencemarket, particulary maritime products, custom and practice for development and procurement cycles
  • Comprehensive understanding of UK MoD’sSecurity Policy Framework and implementation
  • Strong leadership/team management skills and experience
  • Credible and confident communicator (written and verbal) at all levels
  • Strategic thinker with the ability to influence at a senior level
  • Highly customer focused
  • Strong analytical and problem solving ability
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Good presentation skills
  • Hands on approach and “can do” attitude
  • Good IT skills, egMS Office


  • Balancing legislative and regulatory requirements with the Company’s needs
  • Managing ambiguity, providing resolutions to problems and challenges
  • Maintaining and improving standards in a fast growing company developing complex systems
  • nsuring appropriate regulatory assurance is upheld where there may not be any precedent
  • Be able to quickly identify the root-cause of issues and provide solutions

Key accountabilities may include

  • Compliance with AEUK’s security policy and processes
  • Developing and implementing the security strategy to ensure it meets statutory regulations while supporting the business requirements and customer deliverables including both systems and processes
  • Providing direction and guidance, motivating, mentoring and coaching all team members
  • Determining training needs for team
  • Preparing the department’s budget

Behavioural requirements

  • Support to Senior Management Team in relation to matters of Security matters with a proactive and supportive attitude to finding business solutions
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Ability to prioritise, good time management skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Able to work in a busy and demanding environment
  • Self-motivated and proactive
  • Committed to sharing knowledge and information

More information
The successful candidate must be able to achieve full SC (Security Clearance).

How to apply
Please forward your CV and a covering letter explaining why you are suitable for the post to by the closing date and state the job title in the subject line.
Due to the nature of our work and the projects you will be working on, all candidates must be eligible to gain security clearance. ATLAS ELEKTRONIK UK Ltd is an Equal Opportunities employer and welcomes applications for all posts from suitably qualified people regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

Only successful applicants will be contacted.

Winfrith Newburgh
Dorset DT2 8ZB