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11 Feb 2021

Full-Time DE&S Crypto Custodian

Defence Equipment and Support – Posted by Defence Equipment and Support Bristol, England, United Kingdom

Job Description


£27,200 – £32,000 per annum (plus benefits).


Join an integral part of the UK’s Defence and play your part in the procurement and in-service support of all our armed forces’ equipment, from fighter jets, armoured vehicles, submarines and aircraft carriers, to clothing, food, and ammunition. If you have the pride, passion and commitment to be part of an exciting organisation at the forefront of supporting our country’s armed forces deliver on operations at home and abroad, then apply online now!

Job description

The post holder will be part of the DE&S Infra Security Cell responsible for delivering a range of Cryptographic security services to the MOD, our defence industry partners and other Government departments. The team is responsible for ensuring all duties are carried out to the highest standard in accordance with both MOD and Cabinet Office policy. The Abbey Wood Crypto team provide oversight and administration for the site’s project teams working with Cryptographic projects and material.


• Provide Crypto services to DE&S Abbey Wood(ABW) and act as intermediary between Crypto Services for Defence (CSD) and DE&S Abbey Wood.
• Act as Crypto Subject Matter Expert (SME) to assist Project teams in meeting Project security requirements.
• Provide a central, secure hub for the receipt, storage, distribution and disposal of Crypto items in accordance with MoD Security Policy.
• Control and be accountable for all on-charge Crypto items provided via CSD in accordance with MoD Policy.
• Receive, store, issue, maintain, in cooperation with maintenance providers, and dispose of Crypto equipment and KV IAW MoD Policy or as directed by CSD.
• Assist ABW Project teams and others, including lodger units, in meeting mandated Crypto security requirements by providing advice and guidance.
• Maintain whole life accountability for all cryptographic items IAW MoD policy
• Raise, maintain and control Crypto Authorisation to meet the needs of the business and the requirements of the MoD Policy.
• Ensure routine destruction of crypto material is carried out IAW MoD Policy.

Due to the nature of this role, the position will be open to Sole UK Nationals only as the successful applicant will be require to undertake the DV process once in post. Additionally, The post holds a 24/7 on-call element and the successful candidate will be required to lone work and therefore should be able to work unsupervised for long periods

What you will be assessed against

To be found successful you must demonstrate the following essential criteria:

• Attention to detail and ability to translate and accurately record information. You must be able to accurately transfer vast amount of serial numbers and record ledger entries
• A working knowledge of MS office software
• Available to cover rostered on-call duties after full training and handover and respond within 2hrs, 24/7 on your given week

It would benefit your application should you be able to demonstrate the following desirable criteria:

• A previous Military background would benefit the role, as the role requires Military type Crypto accounting and regular duty hours 08:00 – 16:00.
• Ability to muster a large account, accurately transfer data and numerical information predominantly serial numbers.
• Be prepared to work closely with a colleague to check and cross check data.
• Ability to understand, write and implement local Policy.
• Ability to understand Crypto networking.

If you are invited to an interview, you will be assessed against the following technical competencies:

• Development and Implementation
• Data Literacy

If you are invited to an interview, you will be assessed against the following behaviours:

• Changing and improving
• Making effective decisions

What’s in it for you?

You will receive a generous benefits package including market leading employer pension contributions of around 21% of your salary (not including any personal contribution), annual bonuses, a flexible working pattern to fit you where possible, 25 days holiday +1 additional day every year you work up to 30 days with opportunity for movement and promotion. Some of our sites include an onsite gym, onsite restaurants, cafes and much more.

Find out more about what we offer by clicking here

Applicants should be aware that any move across the Civil Service may have implications on an employee’s ability to carry on claiming childcare vouchers.

About your team

Our mission is to both enable and drive DE&S towards its vision to become a world-class digital business. The IM&IT function employs professionals from information assurance and cyber security to management information and statisticians. We act as the ‘digital partner’ to DE&S, helping the whole organisation to embed new business processes, tools and technology.

Please click the link below to apply by creating an account and upload your details.


Please find ‘The Little Book of Big Benefits’ here

This post is not eligible for relocation allowances.

Things you need to know


Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check.

People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.

Selection process details

Simply click on the apply button to create an account and upload your CV which clearly demonstrates the following areas (which you will be assessed against):

• Key Achievements
• Relevant Experience
• Applied Knowledge and Skills

For additional guidance on writing a CV for DE&S, please click here

Firstly we’ll check that you meet the essential criteria that are listed for the role. If you do, we’ll then carry out a more detailed review of your CV to see if your qualifications and experience are a good match for the role(s).
If you’re successful, we’ll invite you to an interview so you can meet us, discuss your Key Achievements, Relevant Experience and Applied knowledge & Skills. In addition to the above, you’ll also be assessed against a technical competence and the listed behaviours, aligned to our DE&S Behaviours which can be found attached at the bottom of the page.

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

Open to UK nationals only.

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission’s recruitment principles.

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

How to Apply

Apply before 11:55 pm on Sunday 28th February 2021 Click here to apply 

Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Bristol, Crypto Custodian, DE&S, and Defence. Salaries: 20,000 - 40,000.

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