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Information Assurance Lead Practitioner

Job Description

Are you an Information Assurance professional looking for a new challenge within a passionate organisation?

Are you interested in progressing your career by supporting technical and dynamic professionals?

As an organisation, we demand constant innovation, and have an immediate opportunity for a Lead Information Assurance Practitioner to join our office in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.

Different thinking for a Different world

Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in autonomous systems, cyber, C4ISR, strike, and logistics and modernisation to customers worldwide. In Europe, we are among the leading defence and security suppliers with 2,500 employees and long-established businesses in the UK, France, Germany, Italy, and Netherlands.

We are involved in a range of future game-changing programmes. Whether this is as a partner in the F-35 Lightning II providing the aircraft with its situational awareness and communications, as a specialist in cyber and intelligence datasets, as the pre-eminent provider of High Altitude Long Endurance unmanned aircraft, or as the ‘go to’ provider for open system architectures for battlespace networks, communications, and command and control, our reputation as an innovator is unparalleled.

How you will make a difference


You will be an experienced consultant who will support the program delivery within our rapidly changing fast paced environment.   

Key Responsibilities…

The main tasks and responsibilities of this role are as follows:

  • Ensure IA contributes to strategic business objectives
  • Influence across a senior information risk owners (SIRO) area of responsibility
  • Influence the corporate investment portfolio or corporate governance to optimise the balance between security and other business objectives
  • Undertake any other reasonable task as requested.

Key criteria required…

  • CESG Certification for IA professionals 
  • Experience as a Lead Practitioner in IA (SFIA responsibility level 6)
  • Recent experience providing IA activities in a large Public Sector organisation.
  • Strong analytical as well as verbal and written communications skills are required
  • Good interpersonal skills for written, oral and face to face communications
  • Skills in influencing and negotiation methods and techniques
  • Capable of dealing with conflicting priorities between different specialist groups  

Also, we would love it if you have…

  • A basic understanding of available and emerging IT technologies.
  • An ability to understand how the IT technology supports the business.
  • Experience of UK Government working practices would be desirable.
  • Ability to communicate effectively at different levels within the organization, which includes security working group level, operations personnel and customers.

If you can do all this and more, you’ll enjoy a growing career as we work hard to continuously innovate the world of cyber security.

Additional information for your consideration...

You will need to hold and maintain UK Government clearances

Being a part of Northrop Grumman gives you the opportunity to use your skills to make a difference in our mission of enabling global security. Our company grows because of our employees' dedication and commitment to achieving our mission, something we always remember. In return for working for us you will have access to a benefits package that provides you with flexibility to balance your professional career with your personal life, health & well-being benefits, discount schemes, pension benefits and investment in your future development.

We are committed to equality and diversity in our workplace. Northrop Grumman provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to an individual’s protected status, including race, ethnic origin, colour, nationality, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender, gender identity/expression, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marriage/civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity, religion or belief, creed, age, disability, genetic information, or any other protected status or characteristic.