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Insider Threat Manager

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
Berkshire, West Berkshire, England
Up to £55000 per annum
Closing date
18 Nov 2021

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Business & Non-Engineering
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We are recruiting an Insider Threat Manager to develop AWE's approach to manage the risks posed by those that work for us

We are looking for a security professional with experience of tackling insider threat within government, defence or large commercial organisations. You will have a good understanding of the motivations and life choices that lead to individuals wittingly or unwittingly undertaking insider acts and will have experience of working with stakeholders on people security issues.

AWE's understanding and mitigation of insider threat is already industry-leading. You will be expected to champion best practice and mature AWE's approach to become enduring capability. The role is a key position in AWE's multi-disciplined security team working to mitigate the full range of threats that AWE faces. We value diversity and are looking for professionals who can demonstrate strong people skills working with the full range of stakeholders, employees and contractors to enable our programmes to flourish securely.

We are extremely keen to develop our staff and can provide professional qualifications and experience to develop the right candidate in the role and through their career at AWE.

Location - This is a full time post working for AWE in the Reading area.

AWE (one of the best 25 big companies to work for in the UK) offers an attractive array of benefits which include:

Market leading contributory pension scheme

Generous holiday entitlement (270 hours a year plus every other Friday off)

Flexible working hours

Salary sacrifice scheme

Consideration for either full time or part time hours. Just let us know on your application if you wish to work part time

Relocation package available (terms and conditions apply)

Key Accountabilities:

Lead a programme that transforms AWE's approach to managing insider threat:

  • Develop a strategy that draws across the full range of security functions (personnel, physical, information and cyber) to reduce AWE's vulnerabilities to deliberate and unwitting acts an insider might deliver to impact the programme.
  • Develop and implement measures that consider insider threat throughout AWE's employment lifecycle. .
  • Develop strong stakeholder relationships that embed insider threat prevention measures.
  • Develop and implement tools to identify and report insider threat warning indicators and ensure response plans are timely and proportionate
  • Maintain and promote high personal standards in environment, safety, health, security and quality, and be a great team player.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Understand the environment that could lead to insider threats developing and continually review security, HR and wider AWE procedures so that workforce expectations are clear.
  • Develop and maintain a risk based approach to carefully prioritise AWE's insider threat mitigations.
  • Continually assess the performance and effectiveness of insider threat mitigations, including exercising and testing.
  • Develop insider threat security culture, through education and awareness activity, so that AWE's workforce is a vigilant, and highly engaged layer of AWE's security posture
  • Identify security requirements within AWE's transformation and capital projects programme that consider people security perspectives.



We’re looking for talented and ambitious people to join us in our work at the forefront of nuclear defence engineering, science and technology.

To work at AWE is to play a valuable part in keeping our country safe and secure.

Working at AWE gives you access to exceptional technologies, facilities and projects no ordinary company can provide – and the support of world-class professionals at every stage of your career.

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