Contract Security and Risk Manager

Job Req ID:  1506
Posting Date:  12-Jan-2023
Function:  Cyber Security

Stow On The Wold, Cheltenham, United Kingdom

Salary:  Competitive plus excellent benefits

Job Title: Contract Security and Risk Manager
Location: Cheltenham

Closing Date: 29/01/2023

Security isn't always the first thing that comes to mind when you think of BT, but when it comes to keeping everyone safely connected, We Are The Protectors. We deal with thousands of cyber-attacks every day, so that millions of people can safely go about their daily lives and run their businesses. We deliver vital work at scale, with real breadth and impact. We connect for good.

About this role

You'll be joining a specialist security team that is a trusted partner to governments worldwide, protecting critical national infrastructure and committed to the safety and security of our nation and global communities. Our mission focused work is innovative, inspiring and technologically challenging in a way that makes every day different and stimulating. We provide the opportunity to work on rare projects, with exciting tools and brilliant people. Everyone has access to unparalleled professional and personal development opportunities and your contribution is always valued.


Based in our Cheltenham core office, you will have a truly unique opportunity to make a difference. The great customer experience you deliver, helps provide the clarity our customers need in understanding their security risks to their data and assets, whilst contributing to the protection of brand, reputation and margin on managed contracts and other commercial arrangements. 

Security Clearance: The nature of our work means you will be expected to obtain and maintain a DV clearance, so if you don’t currently have one, we will need to undertake pre security checks before starting the role with us. Once you have obtained DV, you will be eligible for an additional £5k annual payment.


You'll have the following responsibilities

  • As a Cyber Security & Risk Manager, you will draw upon your expertise, being responsible for Government issued accreditations and certifications, which are defined through contracted obligations and/or defined security policies. Your role will be to effectively manage security governance, deliverables and in life assurance:
  • Be a risk manager for security accreditation activities
  • Maintain and manage ISO 27001 security deliverables and certifications.
  • Provisioning necessary support to security programmes, propositions and contract teams, ensuring they maintain and manage contracted security obligations (cyber, technical, physical and personnel).
  • Security policy management.
  • Support the development and in-life delivery of cyber assurance products and services.
  • Support the strategy and vision for BT Security in the delivery and shaping of its customer contracts, frameworks and services through your work packages.
  • Maintain relevant security relationships with internal and external stakeholders and customers.

You'll have the following skills & experience

  • Obtain and maintain a DV level security clearance.
  • Achieved or actively working towards a recognised Industry Security Qualifications e.g. CISSP and ISO27001 Implementation and audit. 
  • Membership of, or aspiration to join an accredited professional body e.g. Full Member of CIISec.
  • Knowledge of Regulation and Industry Standards – e.g. GDPR, ISO27001.
  • Appreciation in Security Governance Risk and Compliance.
  • Understanding of security assurance processes.
  • Good stakeholder management skills, possible people management experience, cross-team (matrix) basis.
  • Core competencies - Self-managing, well organised, calm under pressure, excellent negotiation skills, able to translate security risk into business language.
  • Be able to travel (as required).


  • Discounted BT Broadband, TV & mobile packages and BT products
  • On target Bonus
  • Share options and 10% pension contribution
  • Professional development and paid for industry certifications/qualifications
  • Flexible benefits/rewards including dental insurance, healthcare, gym memberships etc.
  • Well-being support for you and your family
  • 3 days paid volunteering a year
  • Flexible and smart working (subject to business needs)

About BT

There are two things that we want to share with anyone considering joining us.


Firstly, we’ve got big ambitions for our colleagues and the future of the organisation. These include our vision that inclusion and accessibility drive every conversation we have and every decision we make. We want our workforce to fully represent the communities and customers we serve, because a diverse business is a better business. We value every colleague, their diversity and the contribution that they make. When we say you’re welcome at BT, we really mean it.


Secondly, the one thing the pandemic has taught us is that a lot of current and future colleagues, where and when possible, want to embrace hybrid working. Therefore, we are introducing Smart Working at BT. Smart Working means having the flexibility to choose, as a team, how and where you work depending on your team’s deliverables and needs; when you are at your shared core location to connect with others and when not. It may not be for every role, and, as part of the recruitment process, you’ll have the chance to discuss Smart Working and how it might work for the job you are applying for.

Security is one of the fastest growing parts of our global organisation. We protect our networks from more than 6,500 cyber-attacks each day, invest over £40m in research each year and employ more than 3,000 people - which makes us the largest private cyber security employer in the UK. With incredible opportunities to learn, develop and grow your skills, we’ll invest in you, nurture potential and shape your future – whatever your background or experience. You can find out more about Security in BT here


In today’s world, safe and secure digital connections have never been more vital. You’ll be joining a global company operating at the forefront of the information age: BT employs 90,000 people in 180 countries. With huge scale, we’re capable of achieving great things, striving to be personal, simple, and brilliant for our customers whilst creating an inclusive working environment where people from all backgrounds can succeed. Play your part. Make a difference. We are the Protectors.


How to Apply

It's easy to apply online; you just need a copy of your up-to-date CV and to follow the step-by step process. Don't worry if you need to make changes - you'll have the opportunity to review and edit your work on the final page. We look forward to receiving your application!