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Policy Architect Manager remote working

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22 Oct 2021

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Job Description

Policy Architect | Contract | Remote and Occasional Client Site

Inside IR35

12 Months

SC Silver

About Atkins:

At Atkins we advise our clients how to adapt to the fast-rising tide of digital disruption and realise the desired benefits from their transformational change programmes.

Our consulting services are provided across the entire project lifecycle to our clients across sectors as diverse as aviation, defence, security, local and central government. We also work alongside our colleagues in the other parts of the Atkins business world-wide.

The Role:

The Policy Development Team is a project within our Cyber Resilience Programme (CRP). Through the revision and update of policy the team supports the CRP mandate to reduce cyber risk. The remit of the Cyber Resilience Programme Security Policy Team is to address JSP440 Pt2 specific leaflets and JSP604, as the main Security and ICT manuals. These require an update to reflect ongoing developments in cyber defence and industry, and we require an experienced policy architect to assist us in this task.


Reviewing policy to ensure it is technically correct and providing comments back to the policy developers (60% of the time),

Engaging with technical stakeholders within the client organisation (20-30% of the time),

Providing clients with security policy insights derived from NIST CSF/800-53, ISO 27001, and other industry frameworks,

Extracting client intent and feeding this back into the policy development team,

Providing guidance regarding best practice and challenging content in relation to operational scenarios,

Advises and guides internal policy developers on technical and operational delivery content,

Advises the team lead / project manager to make technical decisions when required.

Essential Skills:

Proven technical background in information and cyber security, preferably with recognised qualification such as CISSP,

Technical or security policy writing experience (ideally within the MOD),

Experience in a technical assurance and/or quality assurance role,

Experience of ICT systems in a delivery or architecture/design role,

Experience of risk management,

Strong stakeholder engagement and relationship management,

NIST CSF and ISO27001 familiarisation,

Experience working within MOD.

Desirable Skills:

Working knowledge of JSP440 and JSP604,

Previous roles in Information Security as an ISM or auditor,

Strong written English.

Worker Type

Contingent Worker
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