UK Government Security Support Architect


Time Type

Full time


Competitive Salary


Amazing Benefits

Close Date


Area of Business



Andover - Weyhill Road

Job ID 00022724

About the role

As UKGSS (UK Government Security Support) Architect you will be tasked to ensure all technical requirements and legal obligations are met within all operational, tactical, and strategic technology platforms.

So that's what you'll get up to, but what about us?

Well, we're super proud of our history, helping communities to stay connected with oodles of top-notch products and services. We offer the full works – Broadband, TV, mobile and landline – equipping our customers out with the very latest tech.

But it's not just what we do, but why we do it that really matters.

Our mission is to become the most recommended brand, by our people and our customers. A massive part of that journey is about how we ensure that our brilliant people have a working environment in which they can truly belong and thrive. For us, it's absolutely critical that every single person can bring, and be, their whole selves at work and we're working hard every day to achieve this.

Tell me more, tell me more…

Please note due to the confidential nature of the systems required for access in this role you will be required to work at least three days a week in the office in Andover as access to these systems externally is prohibited as well as hold current UK SC clearance.

It will be your job to work closely with internal and external teams to support the UKGSS Principal Architect in monitoring strategic technologies in external markets to minimize risk to VM’s UKGSS operations as well as assisting the operations Engineering team with 3rd line technical support and strategic capacity planning.

A key area of this role will be liaising with UK Government customers to keep on top of external projects we are running for them and Ensure IP ACT 2017 Annex-C notices are submitted, tracked and that any official government responses are managed back into the VM business as required.

The must haves

  • Must hold current and valid UK security clearance
  • Must be able to attend our office in Andover on a regular basis
  • Previous experience with scripting and load balances
  • Experience with storage area networking
  • VM Ware skills

What’s in it for you?

We know that benefits mean so much more than the 'stuff' we can give you, so we offer a wide range of support, rewards and tools - all focused on helping you to prioritise what really matters.

All work and no play just isn't our style! We're already planning our future ways of working, for when life becomes a little more normal again. We're constantly evolving our approach to enable you to find a great work life balance.

If you go on to be successful in your application, some of the many benefits you'll get are:

25 days annual leave, plus UK Bank Holidays.

A defined contribution pension scheme, run by Fidelity, matched up to 10%.

Access to wellbeing benefits such as the Unmind App, personal medical

cover (which you can opt to upgrade to cover loved ones) and critical illness cover.

Your birthday off every year, to treat yourself.

The option to buy and sell up to 5 days annual leave, to suit your personal needs.

Next Steps

If you think you've got some amazing skills to offer us, and Virgin Media feels like a place where you can belong, we'd love to learn more about you. Once you've submitted an application the next steps of the process, if successful, are likely to include a call from the recruiter to discuss further.

When you apply, you'll be asked about any adjustments you might need to support the recruitment process. Let us know and we'll be sure to discuss it with you.

Thanks for your patience in the meantime and for showing an interest in joining the Virgin Media family.

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