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NTR Operations Specialist (Secure Communications)

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
Aldermaston, Berkshire, England
£36640 - £52000 per annum + negotiable
Closing date
24 Jul 2024

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NTR Operations Specialist (Secure Communications)

Salary: £36,640 - £52,000 (depending on your suitability and level of experience)

Location: Reading

Closing Date: 26th July 2024

AWE's Nuclear Threat Reduction (NTR) Operations Team are currently looking for an experienced specialist to work within the Communications and IT team who manage and maintain all of the secure communications and IT systems used by AWE staff to support the response capabilities that NTR are involved with, whilst supporting other government departments. This can include training, exercises, and real deployments.

Within this role, you will be required to support the through life management which can include

  • Contributing to specifying user and systems requirements,

  • Supporting procurement and implementation of new systems to full operational capability

  • Maintaining the systems throughout their operational life.

We would welcome applications from candidates who can demonstrate knowledge or experience in several of the following:

  • Extensive operational experience of using secure communications or IT systems

  • Knowledge and experience of through life management for such systems (upgrades, problem solving, repair, etc)

  • A detailed working knowledge of the security requirements for such systems

  • An understanding of accreditor requirements and how these are applied practically

  • Knowledge and experience of requirements and restrictions for compartmented systems

  • Experience of developing company policy and procedure to ensure compliance in the use of such systems

In addition, it would be desirable for candidates to have the following:

  • The ability to work efficiently with minimal guidance from the leadership team

  • Proven ability to communicate well (both written and verbal)

  • Experience of establishing excellent working relationships with key internal stakeholders

  • An ability to work comfortably in a high pressure environment

  • Knowledge to be able to influence decisions

  • Willing to identify and undertake continuous improvement activities in order to develop the capabilities of NTR

The requirement of this post will also require the successful applicant to undertake travel across the UK and also abroad if required; and to work extended periods away from home.

Candidates must be willing and able to obtain and maintain the necessary security clearance for the role

As part of our People Promise, AWE (one of the best 25 big companies to work for in the UK) has a range of benefits to suit you. These include:

  • Time to recharge your batteries with 270 hours of annual leave (plus every other Friday off work)

  • Consideration for flexible working arrangements so that your work may fit in with your lifestyle. Just let us know on your application if you wish to work part time

  • Opportunities for Professional Career Development that include funding for the annual membership of a relevant professional body, access to mentors and training

  • Employee Assistance Programme and Occupational Health Services

  • A generous defined contribution Group Personal Pension (we will pay between 9% and 13% of your pensionable pay depending on your own contribution)

  • Life Assurance

  • Discounts - access to savings on a wide range of everyday spending

  • Special Leave Policy including paid time off for volunteering, public service (including reserve forces) and caring for your family

  • A host of voluntary & core benefits to suit your health and wellbeing - more information available on our careers site


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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