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Technical Leader for Information Assurance

Summary Information for vacancy - reference IAS/TL/10


Government Communications Headquarters


£51130 - £51130 Per Annum


Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, South West

Closing Date

05 December 2010

Interviews start

Not specified


Not Specified


Middle management

Pay frequency


Appointment Terms


Working Arrangement

Full time

Travel required


No of vacancies


Field of work

Operational Delivery

Brief Description

GCHQ is one of the UK’s intelligence services and helps counter threats which compromise national and global security, by using highly sophisticated technology to intercept communications and electronic signals to produce ‘intelligence’. GCHQ also helps protect Government communications and information systems from attack.

CESG, as the National Technical Authority for IA, and part of GCHQ, has a requirement for a senior Technical Leader to provide direction and technical leadership. This is an exciting opportunity to join and enhance our existing pool of experts that influence and shape the technical direction of IA.

Vacancy description

The roles includes representing GCHQ externally, consulting with senior customers from other government departments and other IA industry partners/professionals. The role will lead teams responsible for the delivery of IA activities.


Relevant knowledge and considerable experience of working in IA.
High levels of competence in a range of IA skills.
Previous experience in a technical IT/IA discipline.
Proven Track record in influencing and shaping technical direction within the IA arena.
The ability to communicate complex technical issues to non-technical specialists.
Leadership of multi-disciplinary teams.
Effective communications skills and the ability to negotiate with colleagues and senior members of staff.


You will have recent industry experience and have both excellent technical skills and interpersonal skills with the ability to mentor staff.

Further information

CRB check required - Yes

Regulated by OCSC - No

Reserved for existing civil servants - No

Reserved for UK nationals - Yes

How to apply

Further information about this vacancy is available on our website – The website also contains details of how to apply by registering and submitting your application online. Everything should be self explanatory but should you require any assistance you can contact the Recruitment team via the 'HR Service Desk' (telephone 01242 221491, ext 86664), or email them at

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