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30 Jun 2020

Full-Time SDA – IT Assurance/Compliance Manager

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

Job Description


£34,850 – £41,000 per annum (plus benefits)

Job description

Information Security is at the very forefront of the challenges facing the United Kingdom today with numerous forces around the world constantly looking to exploit any weakness.

The Nuclear Propulsion Project Team (NPPT) has an existing opportunity for an IT Professional to own and manage Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) Certification for the Nuclear Submarine Enterprise (NSE) Network. The new network replacing the existing NNPP Net is a UK owned domain distributed across UK sites. NSE is currently in Design and Manufacturing phase. The role is essential to the day-to-day operation of the PKI, performance of the contractor and implementation of authorised changes in respect of the NPPT PKI. This role is critical to the secure implementation and operation of the network. As an integral part of the team, the PKI Manager will be responsible for the day-to-day operation of the NSE PKI.


• Ensuring that the NSE PKI continues to operate in accordance with the relevant requirements and policy
• Monitoring and reporting on the performance of the PKI and the contractor.
• Producing plans to ensure the continued delivery of PKI services, policies and procedures and submitting these for reviews and approvals.
• Managing the implementation of all work packages and changes.
• Management, operation and maintenance of the PKI Change Management System.
• Timely provision of advice and guidance as required to the contractor in respect of the operation of the PKI and the interpretation of policies and directives
• Maintaining all PKI documentation, the file store and records areas.
• Reviewing and updating all PKI documentation to ensure its accuracy, relevance and usefulness.
• Undertaking customer satisfaction surveys, providing analysis and developing improvement plans based on the received feedback

To be successful you will also be able to demonstrate:

o Knowledge and experience of managing the operation of PKI
o Experience as system administrators on Microsoft Windows based IT systems with knowledge of Active Directory management.
o Excellent communication and stakeholder management

Please note, the role is open to SOLE UK NATIONALS ONLY.

Please note that you may be considered for similar positions at the level below the advertised role.

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, 25 days holiday +1 additional day every year you work up to 30 days with plenty of 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 on or after 5 October 2018 may have implications on an employee’s ability to carry on claiming childcare vouchers.

About SDA and your team

The Submarine Delivery Agency (SDA) is an Executive Agency of the Ministry of Defence responsible for the procurement, in service support and disposal of the UK’s nuclear submarines. Our work is of unparalleled strategic importance nationally and internationally, ensuring the security of the UK’s continuous at-sea nuclear deterrent, and delivering the most technically complex programmes in Defence. We employ over 1400 people and have an annual spend of c. £3.5 billion.

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.


To find out more about our employee benefits please click here.

This post is not eligible for relocation allowances.

How to Apply

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Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Assurance, Bristol, IT Professional, and SDA. Salaries: 20,000 - 40,000.

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