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Security Assurance Practitioner

Job ID: R0102462 Location: Reading, England, United Kingdom
Full time, Regular Employment
Location: Reading, United Kingdom

In fast changing markets, customers worldwide rely on Thales. Thales is a business where brilliant people from all over the world come together to share ideas and inspire each other. In aerospace, transportation, defence, security and space, our architects design innovative solutions that make our tomorrow's possible.

Together we offer fantastic opportunities for committed employees to learn and develop their career with us. At Thales UK, we research, develop, and supply technology and services that impact the lives of millions of people each day to make life better, and keep us safer. We innovate across five major industries; Aerospace, Defence, Ground Transportation, Security and Space. Your health and well-being matters to us and that’s why we offer you the flexibility to do what’s important to you; whether that’s part time hours, job sharing, home working, or the ability to flex your start and finish times. Where possible, we support a working pattern that suits your lifestyle and helps you reach your ambitions.

The Security Assurance Practitioner will be responsible for supporting the Internal assurance and external accreditation requirements for all IT systems that store, process and handle customer and Thales information.

You will be required to assist in the production of risk assessments against Thales UK systems ensuring compliance against Thales Chorus 2 policies and contractual requirements. This will enable the Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability of Information held by Thales UK to be protected to an assured and acceptable level from compromise.

In addition, you will support both Strategic and non-strategic Site accreditations to maintain group compliance for connection of Thales network and assist the security assurance activities associated with the BMN programme in order to ensure business managed systems are assured and accredited as appropriate.

Key Tasks

  • Assure business and programme Risk Management Accreditation Documents Sets (RMADS) required for the accreditation of all Thales UK Information Systems

  • Support the submission of all DART applications for Thales UK

  • Identify assurance requirements for new bids and projects, both internal and external

  • Identify key business security risks which may need to be placed onto the Risk Portal for mitigation or acceptance

  • Assist with the customer and internal supplier assurance activities where necessary including Octavian input

  • Provide KPIs and reports when required


The ideal candidate will be an security assurance/accreditation professional with advanced level of knowledge and understanding of both IT / Network and Standard security assurance/accreditation protocols.

Experience working with MOD accreditation and on a programme/project basis is highly advantageous

In line with Thales' Baseline Security requirements, candidates will be asked to provide evidence of identity, eligibility to work in the UK and employment and/or education history for up to three years. Some vacancies may require full Security Clearance which can require further evidence to be provided. For further details of the evidence required to apply for Baseline and Security Clearance please refer to the Defence Business Services National Security Vetting (DBS NSV) Agency.

At Thales we provide CAREERS and not only jobs. With Thales employing 80,000 employees in 68 countries our mobility policy enables thousands of employees each year to develop their careers at home and abroad, in their existing areas of expertise or by branching out into new fields. Together we believe that embracing flexibility is a smarter way of working. Great journeys start here, apply now!

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