2 days/week at home

A little flex time – We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements depending on the role you apply for – explore your options with our recruiter during the application process.

Job Description

Job Title: Security Operations Manager

Location: Portsmouth, we offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements – please speak to your recruiter about the options for this particular role.

Salary: Circa £65k + depending on skills and experience

What you’ll be doing:

  • Implementing security strategy, policies, and processes in alignment with the global security strategy for the assigned market or business area
  • Leading and managing a team of security professionals
  • Coordinating security activities, risk assessments, and management to identify, evaluate, and mitigate security threats to personnel, assets, and operations
  • Ensuring security compliance and maintaining an assurance framework for assigned workstreams
  • Supporting incident management, investigations, scenario testing, and the development of security plans in collaboration with the Head of Security

Your skills and experiences:

  • Strong background in investigations, incident management and handling complex crimes
  • Proven ability to work in and lead a team effectively, delivering security management and protecting high value assets
  • Strong understanding of security risks and mitigation strategies
  • Excellent communication skills and stakeholder management experience with the ability to build strong working relationships at all levels
  • Degree in Security Management or equivalent professional experience
  • Membership of a security institute is desirable, e.g., MsyI or ASIS
  • CPP certification and/or CSMP certification and/or SRMC(A) certification is desirable


You’ll receive benefits including a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. You’ll also have access to additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and employee discounts – you may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

The Maritime Security team:

Since everyone in this role has been promoted since it was established in 2021, there are many opportunities for you to advance into more senior positions in your career. Because of the variety of tasks involved in this role, no two days in our diverse team will be the same.

Why BAE Systems?

This is a place where you’ll be able to make a real difference. You’ll be part of an inclusive culture that values diversity, rewards integrity, and merit, and where you’ll be empowered to fulfil your potential.

We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our industry, including women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals. We also want to make sure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible. If you have a disability or health condition (for example dyslexia, autism, an anxiety disorder etc.) that may affect your performance in certain assessment types, please speak to your recruiter about potential reasonable adjustments.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and your place of birth may limit those roles you can perform for the organisation.

Closing Date: 6th June 2024

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.




Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to job sharing
Open to compressed hours
Open to part time work for some roles
Gym membership
Buy or sell annual leave
Bank holiday swaps
Company shutdown periods
Share options
Matched pension contribution
Salary sacrifice
Employee discounts
Lunch and learns
More information needed
More information needed
More information needed
Work-life balance
More information needed
Role modelling
More information needed
More information needed

Working at BAE Systems

Company employees


Office locations

UK-wide - more than 50 locations

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

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