We are SEA.

Engineered to protect. We protect what matters – our nations, our waters, our land, our cities, our people, our environment, our world.


Join us.

The Company Security Controller is responsible to the Head of Business Services and Managing Director for interpreting, implementing, and monitoring security controls for the appropriate protection of company personnel, assets and information and government protectively marked assets held on all sites.  The role reports directly into the Head of Business Services and will work closely with other Security Officers, the HR team, the Site Facilities team, and the IT team on Security matters.

Support the development and implementation of security initiatives, designed to safeguard people, locations, information, and reputation.

The role holder will act as the Data Protection Lead (DPL) for GDPR, working with an external consultancy and all areas of the business ensuring the company is compliant with the latest regulations.


What we offer

Your work, your contribution, deserves to be recognised and rewarded. Have a look at the benefits we offer:


Work life balance:

  • Hybrid/flexible working arrangements
  • 25 days’ annual leave, plus buy and sell
  • Up to 16 days flexi leave accrual
  • Half day Fridays
  • Reservist in the armed forces receive special paid leave
Family & wellbeing:
  • Private medical health insurance & Employee Assistance Program
  • Group Pension Plan of up to 7% employer contribution
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Wellbeing centre
  • Sports & Social activities
  • Employee Discounts portal – online and instore discounts, travel savings etc
  • Canada Life GP and financial advice
  • Life assurance policy
  • Publication and recruitment bonus rewards
  • Development opportunities, including LinkedIn learning
Facilities & resources:
  • Electric vehicle charging points at all sites
  • Private seated lunch areas
  • Onsite bistro (Barnstaple office) and free hot and cold beverages
  • Onsite showers and toiletries provision
  • Free onsite parking

What you’ll be doing

  • Liaising within and between the company and all government agencies and GDPR consultancy with respect to Security and GDPR matters.
  • Advising management on the interpretation and implementation of contractual and, where appropriate, legislative security controls.
  • Preparing and implementing the Company Security instructions, making sure that they are made available to, and understood by all appropriate employees, and updating them as necessary.
  • Being readily available for consultation, giving security advice to contractors working on any SEA site if required.
  • Co-ordinate the appropriate security controls for a new contract or for the alteration of buildings where protectively marked assets are to be handled, stored or produced.
  • Ensure Security and GDPR breaches and incidents are reported, working with the relevant staff to ensure a thorough investigation is carried out.
  • Ensuring that any serious breach of security (post internal investigation) is immediately reported to MOD or the respective Contracting Authority and, if appropriate, the regional police and CTSA ensuring that the circumstances are investigated, and a full report and impact analysis is passed to the Contracting Authority or MOD as appropriate.
  • Where SEA (the Contracting Authority) places a separate contract with a consultant who is an employee of a FSC registered contractor, and the work is to be carried out outside the Contracting Authority’s premises, the Security Controller is responsible for ensuring that security controls are appropriate to protect the protectively marked assets against compromise.
  • Ensure the processing of Security Clearances for all staff and Associate Consultants, maintaining the Security Clearance database to ensure review and renewal of clearances in good time. Maintain a record of Security Clearances held, produce, complete, and carry out annual Security Appraisals for each clearance level.
  • Liaise with MoD departments/Defence Industry establishments, to confirm security clearance status of SEA personnel/associate consultants prior to visits to customer sites.
  • Ensure all visitors to SEA sites have the appropriate clearance level when required.
  • Ensure documentation for visits to Military/Defence Industry establishments abroad for all SEA Personnel and associate consultants is carried out and submitted to the International Visits Co-ordination Office (IVCO).
  • Ensure control and maintenance of the SEA Classified documents library.Provide advice to Managers with the production, classification, maintenance, receipt and dispatch of government classified material.
  • Ensure control, maintenance & mustering of all documentation held within the Registry’s on all sites, working closely with the security officers on those sites.
  • Effective implementation of the policies, procedures and notices contained within the Business Management System and coordination of external audits and accreditations in relation to Company Security and GDPR

The skills you need

  • Organised and able to carry responsibility, with capability of organizing and auditing other areas of the business.
  • Able to promote a good security culture and communicate effectively with all areas of the business including the managing director.
  • Previous Auditing experience 
  • Effective leadership skills, experience in managing a team.
  • In depth knowledge of MOD/security industry standards would be desirable 


Join us and be part of something smaller – with 300 people in the UK and Canada – doing something bigger: protecting what matters. 


If you would like to know more, please give our Recruitment Business Partner Kelly-Ann a call on 01373852083.




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