Accreditation Security Professional

Guidant Global
GBP 60,000 - 80,000
Job description

Accreditation Security Professional



650 - 780 per day Inside IR35

We're currently seeking a ambitious Accreditation Security Professional to work with our exceptional client in a secure environment.

This contract role requires active SC clearance.

The Accreditation Security Professional must have demonstrable experience working in situations with reasonably complicated risk management scope.


  • Making and recording accreditation decisions, confirming that the residual risks on behalf of their organisation(s) are within the risk appetite(s) as recorded in relevant framework documentation escalating as appropriate.
  • Identifying Information Risks that have implications beyond the framework and communicating them to the relevant framework(s).
  • Ensuring that relevant standards and policies are appropriately applied.
  • Ensuring that all Information Risk Management Artefacts that are the responsibility of the Accreditor are established, proactively monitored, and kept up to date.
  • Establishing the Framework risk assessment and agreeing the controls that will cover physical, personnel, procedural and technical domains.
  • Building open and honest collaborative relationships with Framework owners, using narratives to influence behaviours and actions, to meet the organisations security requirements.
  • Providing constructive and timely advice on Information Risk mitigation strategies and their implications.
  • Providing updates on and relaying key issues pertaining to Framework(s) in team meetings and Framework reviews.
  • Proactively collaborating and sharing knowledge with other IA professionals.
  • Ensuring that technical and business skills remain current.
  • Being able to justify their accreditation decisions to stakeholders in terms of business objectives, threats, risks, vulnerabilities, controls, and business impacts.
  • Providing constructive, pragmatic, and timely advice to others on whether proposed solutions are likely to result in significant risks that may go beyond the risk appetite of the business.
  • Continually assessing the health and operation of a framework.
  • Provide a comprehensive knowledge transfer on completion of individual tasking to an identified point of contact.

Skills required:

  • An expert in Risk Management,
  • Able to build relationships with stakeholders at varying seniority levels
  • Possess excellent communication skills
  • An ability to clearly understand the impacts of risk from a Security and Legal perspective
  • Actively keep up to date with industry relevant skills and advancements
  • Possess an array of technological skills and awareness
  • Eliciting information to fully understand requirements
  • Able to work independently
  • Consultative by nature
  • Take initiative in problem solving and related tasks
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