Chief Security Officer


Job Type:Full Time
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Why work for Thales?

At Thales we’re committed to caring about the whole of you. Creating an environment of trust and empowerment where your contribution is valued, where your wellbeing counts and you can manage the right work-life balance for you. We believe that embracing flexibility is a smarter way of working. We’re always open to discussing your individual needs, just let us know what works for you.

Our commitment extends through our generous benefits package; that’s why Thales were the first Engineering company in Australia to pay the superannuation guarantee on unpaid primary carer’s leave. Whether you want to work for 4 years and get paid to take the 5th off, or you just need help finding a childcare place, you’ll have our support every step of the way.

Developing your career

We’re committed to giving you opportunities to be your best. We believe in embracing the passion and potential of our people and to achieve this we offer market leading training, development and experiences, along with the opportunity to be mentored and coached by some of the smartest minds in the industry. We hire from within as our first priority, so you’ll have a myriad of opportunities within our diverse, global organisation.

About Thales and our opportunity

We’re inventing the future, right here, right now, at Thales. We design the critical security solution of tomorrow by combining the curiosity to explore, the intelligence top question and the vision to create. Together we clarify complicated problems by combining our experience in market with our leading research and development. Based in Sydney, you will be responsible for the operational development, coordination and audit of the protective security plan, ensuring alignment to policy and statutory obligations. You will also represent the company to relevant government and industry bodies at a policy and strategic level.

Leading a team of professionals your specific responsibilities will include:

  • Implementing and coordinating protective security measures and recognised risk management practices.
  • Liaising with Defence Security and Vetting Service and other agencies as required.
  • Providing strategic and security policy advice to security managers and employees.
  • Approving and directing arrangements for ongoing security education and training for employees.
  • Ensuring thorough investigation of and reporting on significant security breaches; making subsequent recommendations and corrective actions.
  • Developing and maintaining an ongoing audit program designed to promote early identification of issues and instances of non-compliance.

The successful candidate will possess a current or be eligible for a Australian security clearance to Secret level (eligibility criteria are at They should demonstrate significant experience and involvement in the development of commercial or government protective security programs. Additionally you will hold tertiary qualifications or demonstrated equivalence in security, risk management, intelligence, auditing and investigations. You are a strong leader with the ability to motivate, coach and encourage quality team outcomes. You are also an excellent communicator (written and verbal).

Management and operational experience in working for or with Government on security issues in areas such as: Attorney General’s Portfolio; Defence; Defence Industry; Department of Foreign Affairs, National or State Police, relevant compliance or investigation agencies will be highly regarded, as well a background in crisis and business continuity program management.

If this opportunity aligns to the next step in your career please apply today.