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Security Assurance Advisor


Plymouth, Devon, GB, PL1 4SG

Onsite or Hybrid: 

Job Title:                    Security Assurance Advisor

Location:                     Plymouth, UK 

Compensation:             £34,160 + benefits

Role Type:                   Full time / Permanent
Role ID:                           SF 43261

Creating Change Together


At Babcock we’re working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as a Security Assurance Advisor at our Devonport Royal Dockyard site in Plymouth.


As an international defence company, we support and enhance our customers’ defence and security capabilities and critical assets, meeting their requirements of value for money, increased availability, modernisation and flexibility.


Babcock International and Devonport


The Security Assurance Advisor role is based within our Devonport Royal Dockyard business area.


Working at Devonport puts the best of the South West at your fingertips. Amazing scenery, vibrant towns and numerous leisure opportunities - It’s why Devon and Cornwall are such a desirable place to live and work.


Comprising of 14 dry docks, four miles of waterfront and 25 tidal berths, Devonport is the base for numerous surface vessels as well as the base and refit centre for the Trafalgar-class nuclear-powered submarines. Devonport has also recently been selected as the base port for the Navy’s new Type 26 frigates and will become the maintenance centre for the future submarine programme.


For more than a century, Babcock, the Aerospace and Defence Company, has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly-skilled engineering services. We help customers in the UK and around the world to improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within the four market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear, underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, unique infrastructure and specialist training.



The role

The difference our new
Security Assurance Advisor will make

As a Security Assurance Advisor, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. You will ensure that Babcock operations at Devonport Royal Dockyard are compliant and effective in supporting and delivering against Nuclear Regulation and FMSP Contractual conditions.


Day to day, you will be supporting security management of integrated Security Assurance activity to allow decision making at the level where influence can take place. This will include analysis on security performance metrics and indicators and support the identification of factors where security deficiencies at Devonport security arrangements are identified. Moreover, you will be responsible for identifying trends in security performance and potential risks before they materialise. Following this, you will be providing security solutions to various business units to deliver the required security effects in the most effective and efficient manner. This will come in the form of creating corrective action plans, developed on internal findings and monitoring their implementation as appropriate.


At Babcock, we have a history of helping talent go far. With our track record of innovation, you’ll continually develop your knowledge and expertise.


We offer flexible working to give people more options to better integrate their work and personal life, whilst ensuring that business needs are met. This role is based entirely on-site due to the nature of the work.


Essential Experience

  • Previous experience in an Assurance and/or Security role
  • Experience with programme delivery, with excellent policy, regulation and governance interpretation
  • Completed or willing to complete formal Assurance/Auditors ISO qualification.
  • Completed or willing to complete CPNI training pathway; Digital CPNI Foundation, Protecting my Asset (Deter, Detect, Delay) and Follow on courses to the digital training pathway
  • Math and English GCSE minimum
  • Currently holds or ability to obtain SC clearance - Appointment to this post is subject to National Security conditions governed by the Ministry Of Defence. You must be a British born, British national (not dual national) to apply for this role.


What we offer

Generous benefits including:

  • Generous holiday allowance of 25 days plus bank holidays 
  • Reservist in the armed forces receive 10 days special paid leave
  • Matched contribution pension scheme up to 8% of salary, with life assurance
  • Employee share scheme – save tax and national insurance on shares, with 1 free share per 10 purchased
  • Employee shopping savings portal
  • Employment development allowance - £125 per year
  • Payment of Professional Fees
  • Reward and Recognition Scheme linked to Health and Safety
  • Working from home and flexible work patterns
  • Employee assistance programme supporting physical, mental and financial wellbeing
  • Flexible benefits, including cycle to work scheme, discounts and our Share Ownership Scheme
  • Autonomy. Trusted and empowered to be at your best


Babcock International

For over 130 years, we have helped to defend nations, protect communities and build a better world. To continue, we must adapt, advance and be a sustainable business with a shared goal. Change begins with our people and our shared Principles: be curious; be courageous; own and deliver; think: outcomes; collaborate; and be kind. These values not only guide the way we work, but also our efforts to reach net-zero carbon. Yes, our ambitions are big, but together, we can achieve them.

Armed Forces Covenant

We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant. If you are a reservist in the armed forces, we provide up to ten days special paid leave in support of your training commitments.


Application Guidance


All applications should be made online. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please let us know. We’re committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone’s free to thrive.  We are happy to talk about flexible working - please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.







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