You should work with England Associates because

We can find you the right candidate for the role and give job seekers the best chance of securing a position within defence.

Over the last 5 years we have built up an extensive network of candidates that we can match to even the most niche of roles.

Many clients will speak to us because they are not satisfied with the level of service and communication they have with their current recruitment provider, who often operate on a transactional level.

We believe in keeping the line of communication open and building lasting relationship with both our clients and candidates which has allowed us to be rated within the top 3 of over 400 agencies within our current contracts recruiting contingent labour into the MOD.

Top tips to make your application stand out

  • Highlight that you have SC / DV
  • Provide relevant details on the projects you have worked on, this is how we ascertain if we will put you forward to the job.
  • Don’t worry to much about the length of your CV (we don’t need a 2 page summary, we need all of the details.)
  • Be upfront and clear if you are working with other agencies as we don’t want to damage your chances by submitting you to the same job twice.

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The latest defence jobs

£ 48000.00 - £ 55000.00 per annum
  • BigIP F5 LTM, ASM, GTM
  • Juniper SRX
  • Cisco ASA
  • Intel/Forcepoint Firewall (aka Sidewinder)
  • Bluecoat CAS, Proxy SG
  • McAfee DLP
  • Responsible for the development and delivery of communication programmes for primarily one IT Security service, including the awareness of the cost of security failure and people's personal responsibilities. Implement and measure effectiveness of the IT and/or Network Security programmes, processes, operations and architectural solutions for the company that support the security strategy and policy and takes into account risks and appropriate legal, regulatory constraints.
  • Contributes to the identification and responsible for the collation and presentation of emerging security risks and threats to influence the direction of our IT Security strategy and policies.
  • Deliver the operations of a number of security services that influences and/or provides the security infrastructure for one or more capabilities for us and customers.
  • Responsible for the implementation of the techniques and procedures for Information Assurance risk assessments, compliance audits and mitigation strategies.
  • Investigate and resolve and where necessary report incidents involving potential or actual breaches of protective security compliance.
  • Responsible for delivering the testing and validation of hardware, firmware and software for possible impacts on security.
  • Responsible for the implementation of the techniques and procedures for the security vulnerability management.
  • Manages the security compliance relationships with national Government bodies and appropriate non-UK Government bodies and across the industry.
  • Responsible for maintaining relationships/partnership with specific customers, suppliers and stakeholders, including all Third Parties, joint ventures and OLOs, ensuring the cost effective provision of a professional Security service
£ 35000.00 - £ 44000.00 per annum
  • A proficient user of the CSP platform helping the company achieve their contractual goals by ensuring that the Quality Standards our customers require, tailored per contract.
  • Support the TDA in delivering the use cases for a customer.
  • Help align our quality assurance processes to the customer requirements.
  • Support the Technical Delivery Managers in reporting progress of the test activities.
  • Support the Quality manager in terms of proving successful delivery of the use cases.
  • Work together with other members of the Test Team to be effective and plan and execute test activities.
  • Supportive of the development of the Cyber Security Apprentices in terms of the technical prowess.
  • Understanding of the CSP product.
  • Understanding the Cyber Threat Landscape and how our products might help our customers manage these threats.
  • Understanding of Big Data Technologies (Cloudera/Hadoop, Elastic, Spark, Flume, Pentaho PDI)
  • Understanding of quality assurance techniques and testing methodologies.
  • Understanding of Testing tools and repositories such as Testrail, HP ALM, JIRA Defect tracking.
  • Experience with Test Automation tools would be advantages
  • University Degree or Industry Experience
  • Able to work with a wide variety of customer and project stakeholders
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£ 25000.00 - £ 45000.00 per annum
  • Security Architect - Manchester
  • Be responsible for, and be the technical leader for a key security portfolio domain.
  • Lead a team of security designers who deliver security portfolio solutions.
  • Ensure all domain deliveries move from initial concept through to a supported portfolio proposition.
  • Take ownership of key performance metrics, such as RFT, delivery metrics, financial metrics, and people metrics. 
  • Be able to translate customer requirements into technical solutions and benefits.
  • Understand strategic impacts in relation to commercial and technical outcomes.
  • Technical skills across security infrastructure technology, cloud technology, and networks.
  • Previous hands-on technical infrastructure experience.
  • E2e solution thinking. 
Experience you would be expected to have: 
  • Experience of delivery lifecycle from project inception through to operational delivery.
  • Delivering to a framework defined by a business case, meeting quality, time and budgetary requirements.
  • Technical design experience, preferably infrastructure (e.g. security, cloud, networks).
  • Industry recognised qualification to expert level, or equivalent industry experience.
  • Previous hands-on technical infrastructure experience (e.g. security, cloud, networks). 
Must have technical / professional qualifications:   
  • Network IP related technologies e.g. BGP 4 or OSPF.
  • Relevant Security endorsement either accreditation or Vendor qualification e.g. PCNSE.
  • CCNP - desirable.
  • CISSP - desirable.
  • CCSP - optional.
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£ 42000.00 - £ 74000.00 per annum
Lead Systems Engineer - Berkshire
We expect the role holder to be an up-to-date, hands-on practitioner in several of the following areas:-
  • Full engineering life-cycle and Systems Engineering (IVV&T) practices from requirements/user story capture and decomposition through to integration, acceptance and customer sign off and associated toolsets
  • Experience of producing high/low level designs
  • Proven track record of driving standards and best practice
  • Software methodologies including Waterfall/V model, Agile, Lean
  • Experience in aspects of test engineering such as Continuous Integration Testing, Test Driven Development, Unit and System level testing, performance, soak and smoke testing.
  • Ratifying requirements against acceptance criteria
  • In depth knowledge of the Windows, Linux or Unix operating systems.
  • Linux scripting with Bash (or similar) and preferably at least one other programming language.
  • Unix/Linux/Windows system administration
  • Big Data systems experience (e.g. ElasticSearch, Hadoop)
  • Experience of integration to ensure multiple components of a software project knit together at a system level in a seamless manner.
  • Comprehensive knowledge in Operating System security and associated network/platform design, hardening and deployment, including firewalls and IDS/IPS etc.
  • Kickstart of linux based components and in-life management using puppet/ansible.
  • Patching methodologies and testing.
  • Development and deployment of monitoring systems for both in-development and live components (Nagios/SolarWinds/Check_MK) including configuration of agents and SNMP.
  • Advanced deployment and configurations of VMware products including ESX, vCenter with VDS and NSX.
  • Understanding of storage platforms and protocols, including SAMBA, NFS, FCoE and high availability enterprise grade storage platforms including Netapp & EMC.
  • Design and debug of underlying networks and protocols including TCP/IP, firewall theory and packet analysis.
  • Design and development of deployment guides.
  • Issue management using tools such as Redmine or JIRA.
  • Understanding of backup and restoration issues for 24x7 support, including development of documentation for 1st and 2nd line support teams.
Desirable skills:
  • An appreciation for Service Management, Service Delivery, Transition to Operations (TTO) and ITIL.
  • An awareness of delivering software projects to time, cost and quality.
  • External recognition and certification e.g. CISSP, SANS GIAC, Security+, Network+, Linux+, MCSE, CCNA or SSCP
£ 40000.00 - £ 55000.00 per annum
I am currently seeking a Network Design IPS engineer to work in Farnborough for a global company.  
The individual will be working in a large technical team designing and building a range of IP networks across multiple platforms.
Essential Skills:
  • IP Addressing/Subnetting
  • Design and build of network solutions
  • Technical knowledge of Cisco & Nokia service provider routers
  • CCNA / CCNP  
Due to the nature of the opportunity the candidate should have an existing DV clearance. This is a permanent opportunity for a large telecoms provider with a good package and opportunities for career progression. Full job specifications are available.
£ 35000.00 - £ 38500.00 per annum
First Line Support Engineer - Farnborough - DV Clearance - £35,000k - £38,500k + package  
To be part of the Operations Team, in a Network Management Centre, providing support to a dedicated Government customers network.  
Key accountabilities and decision ownership:
  • Provide 1st line support to ensure continuation of service to the customer based on the existing managed service framework
  • Understanding of Photonic systems and how they work
  • Must be able to work as part of a team in a demanding and pressurised environment  
  • Provide support on  our internal systems and processes to both customers and colleagues
  • Maintain accurate and detailed working records
  • Represent SSD and XXX at Internal, Customer meetings and be able to report accurately and concisely on these meetings
£ 30000.00 - £ 65000.00 per annum
Automation Test Engineers
I am looking for Automation Test Engineers for permanent opportunities in Gloucestershire (Cheltenham) to work within the intelligence industry. These are exciting opportunities with the chance for career progression within a large company.  
The successful candidate should have good knowledge and understanding of the following:
  • Selenium, Gherkin, Jenkins, Cucumber, LoadRunner
  • Linux operating systems
  • DevOps
  • Mongo, XML, VB
Due to the classified nature of the opportunities, candidates must be willing to undergo security clearances and therefore must be a UK British national.  
Please apply for more information!  
£ 300.00 - £ 550.00 per day
Automation Test Engineer - Ipswich - 6 month initial contract (on - going) - Candidates Must have current DV Clearance - Negotiable Day Rate
I am currently seeking an automation test engineer in Ipswich with experience in:
- Jenkins
- Selenium  
- Gherkin
- LoadRunner
- Scripting  
- Linux / Windows
This is working for a large company who are working on customer projects and need additional support. Send your CV for more information. I have a full job specification available.
£ 28000.00 - £ 55000.00 per annum
Platform Engineers - Permanent Opportunities
Platform Engineers required in Ipswich or Cheltenham! All industry backgrounds considered. 

The candidate must have experience of: 

  • Linux
  • Scripting 
  • An understanding of networking
  • Platforms (technologies like vSphere, VMWare, Docker, hardware servers, switches)
  • Big Data (technologies like Kafka, Flume, Spark, Scala, Hadoop, HDFS, Zookeeper, Zeppelin
Full job specifications are available on request.

Due to Security Clearances required, candidates must be a UK British national and have worked in the UK for the last 10 years.