The Head of Security will direct the development, implementation and monitoring of an effective strategy to mitigate risk, protect our employees and assets, and maintain continuity of operations.
The Head of Security will be expected to represent the company and liaise with police, security agencies, relevant government authorities and other defence industry partners, and act as the subject matter expert on all security related matters at Armstrong Works.
The role will be responsible for establishing policies and standards affecting the security of staff (including training), the facility and classified data/assets held by the company.
The Head of Security will also work collaboratively with our commercial specialists, who hold responsibility for our security clearances and contractual security commitments.
The incumbent will ensure security protocols and mechanisms are in place to address each possible threat, its context and environment. The Head of Security provides direction and technical support in developing and maintaining context specific security plans.
This role will be based at our Newcastle site, but occasional UK and international travel will be required.
The onsite security team currently consists of 12 employees.