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Head of Technical Security

Job Req ID:  105050
Posting Start Date:  15-Jun-2021

Solihull, West Midlands, GB

Contract Type:  Full Time
Job Advertisement: 

Job Title: Head of Technical Security

Base location: Birmingham

Salary: Up to £85,000


As a global FTSE 250 company with over 500 contracts across 20 countries we are committed to protecting all our services from threats, whether internal or external, deliberate or accidental, that might have an adverse impact on individuals, our activities and our reputation. As the Head of Technical Security you will provide the technical leadership and subject matter expertise to guide the design, implementation and ongoing operation of the systems and services used by Serco to provide security-enforcing functions. This role spans ‘Security Architectural Design’ and ‘Security Operational’ activities so we’ll be looking for you to use your expertise to provide technical leadership of these functions within the Security Tower and support wider design and bidding activities across Serco.

In return we can offer a supportive and collaborative environment that respects work/life balance and ultimately contributes to the delivery of vital public services in the UK.


What you’ll need to do the role

Firstly, you’ll need broad Information Security knowledge, with a deep and current technical understanding of security relating to applications, infrastructure & cloud services and detailed knowledge of security-enforcing technologies. (firewalls, SIEM tools, Identity and Access Management, etc.). You’ll need strong operational Experience, with demonstrable experience in leading technical / operational security functions or programmes. It’s highly desirable that you are a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) or Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) with proven practical experience working with technical and architectural security. Lastly, you must be willing to support urgent operational incidents outside of standard office hours where necessary.


Why Serco?

Meaningful and vital work: Leading a highly collaborative function, you’ll be able to strongly influence the Security Teams efforts that help us to deliver to our contracts.

A world of opportunity: Working for a globally operating business delivering essential services across 5 vital sectors, your next opportunity and challenge won’t be hard to find.

Great people: You’ll find yourself working with a variety of highly motivated, supportive and experienced colleagues, where no two days are the same.


What we offer

  • Up to £85,000 base salary
  • Bonus scheme
  • Car Allowance
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • An autonomous and supportive culture
  • The chance to make a positive difference to public sector services

About Serco


At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play, from caring for vulnerable people to managing complex public services.  We are a team of 50,000 people responsible for delivering essential public services around the world in areas including defence, transport, justice, immigration, healthcare and citizen services. We are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services for the benefit of everyone.


By joining Serco you will have unlimited access to our Global Employee Networks – SercoInspire (Gender), SercoEmbrace (Multicultural), SercoUnlimited (Disability) and In@Serco (LGBT & Networks). Serco Employee Networks, led by colleagues who are passionate about diversity, inclusion and belonging. 




Please click on the apply button to complete your application. Occasionally we receive a large volume of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment. 


We’re a Disability Confident employer and are committed to equal opportunities. If you have any additional queries, requirements or you need more time to apply, then please contact our recruitment team directly on 0345 010 4000. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview.


Serco supports fair access to employment for those with unspent criminal convictions through the ‘Ban the Box’ pledge (some may be exempt due to the nature of the role and the security clearance required).

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