Head of Cyber Security - Glasgow - Technojobs

Head of Cyber Security


BAE Systems

Listed on

27th June




£95,000 - £100,000



Job Title: Head of Cyber Security

Location: Glasgow, Filton or Portsmouth, or any UK based site. Flexibility to work from home/remote work with ad hoc on-site presence for workshops.

Salary: Up to £100,000 dependent on skills and experience, plus executive benefits, including bonus and car allowance

What you'll be doing:

  • Defines and deploys the Cyber Security standards for Naval Ships, ensuring compliance with the Global Cyber Security Standards, the Security Policy Framework and leveraging other appropriate standards such as ISO27001, Cyber Essentials Scheme and other relevant Government frameworks
  • Acts as a key point of contact for senior stakeholders and influencers and supports the safeguard of information through supporting business change by building relationships with and between senior strategists, planners, designers and operational business partners
  • Maintains an in-depth understanding of the external security environment; developing plans, policies and processes for security risk management, managing the security programme and resourcing requirements where applicable
  • Lead the response to Cyber Security incidents and breaches including establishing and maintaining a Cyber Incident response plan
  • Setting strategic goals and priorities for the Cyber Security team, with clear KPI's that track, manage and measure overall performance and communicate progress where appropriate
  • Ensuring people development, learning and capability development is structured into an overall Cyber Security People Plan
  • Leading and managing the ongoing investment cycle through consolidating and prioritising proposals and aligning technology with business outcomes and efficiency
  • Establish and effectively leading all planning cycles including business plan, annual budgeting, budget previsioning and operational plans
  • Continually seek opportunities for improvement in security deliverables, driving cost improvement and cost reduction whilst maintaining security good practice aligned to business risk appetite

Your skills and experiences:

  • Strong Knowledge of Information/IT Security activities within the defence sector, maritime or closely linked domain
  • Expert level of cyber security infrastructure technologies, their implementation and configuration
  • IT Security Architecture experience including TOGAF and/or SABSA
  • Conversant with security best practices (including ISO27001 and/or NIST 800-53) and relevant security legislation
  • Will have achieved certification as a CISSP, GIAC or CompTIA Security+ (or equivalent)
  • Strong understanding of Zero Trust methodology
  • Extensive experience of working with internal or external service providers to deliver IT systems in a regulated / accredited environment
  • Experience of working in a complex, multi-site, federated and decentralised organisation


You'll receive benefits including a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. You'll also have access to additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and employee discounts - you may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

The IM&T (Information Management & Technology) team:

You will be joining at an exciting time as we grow to meet current program needs in the UK and recent export wins including the Hunter Class Frigate for the Australian Navy and the Canadian Surface Combatant.

The Head of Cyber role is responsible for the overall cyber security architecture across Naval Ships.

The role is responsible for maintaining a view of the current security estate, developing, and communicating our current and future security architectures including areas for improvement and working closely with the IM&T team, Information Security, the wider business, as well as external suppliers.

Why BAE Systems?

This is a place where you'll be able to make a real difference. You'll be part of an inclusive culture that values diversity, rewards integrity, and merit, and where you'll be empowered to fulfil your potential.

We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our industry, including women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals. We also want to make sure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible. If you have a disability or health condition (for example dyslexia, autism, an anxiety disorder etc.) that may affect your performance in certain assessment types, please speak to your recruiter about potential reasonable adjustments.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and your place of birth may limit those roles you can perform for the organisation.

Closing Date: 10th July 2024

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.



Contact Name: Justine Poulastides

Reference: TJ/6190/117624_1719468143

Job ID: 3329247

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