Check Team Lead


As a CHECK Team Lead with CCL Solutions Group, you'll be tasked with leading on-site security assessments in secure environments, showcasing professionalism and maturity at every step.
Reporting to:
Technical Director
Home Based | Travel to client’s sites required (United Kingdom)
Department / Division:
Cyber Solutions
Application Deadline:

Main Job Summary

  • Deliver penetration testing services to CCL clients, including:
    • vulnerability assessments
    • onsite check penetration tests
    • device health check and build reviews.
    • red team and advanced testing simulations
  • Specialise in network infrastructure penetration tests.
  • Conduct technical security tests against information systems or products with the aim of identifying vulnerabilities.
  • Ensure that any testing activity is lawful, compliant with all relevant regulations and within the agreed scope
  • Work effectively alone and as part of a team to deliver consultancy services to CCL clients to an exceptionally high standard.
  • Communicate risk to both technical and C level audiences effectively and with impact.
  • Exceed client expectations with well written technical reports delivered to plan.
  • Deliver work under the CHECK scheme and to CHECK standards.
  • Provide technical consultancy and recommendations..

The opportunity

At CCL Solutions Group, we're more than just a leading provider of cybersecurity services; we're a team committed to making a real difference in protecting communities, businesses, and the critical infrastructure of the UK. We uphold our core values of honesty, integrity, service excellence, and quality in every task we undertake.

Role Overview

As a CHECK Team Lead with CCL Solutions Group, you'll be tasked with leading on-site security assessments in secure environments, showcasing professionalism and maturity at every step. Your responsibilities will include conducting structured programs of security testing, consultancy, and research, as well as delivering detailed reports that highlight engagement outcomes, risk assessments, and remediation priorities. The role of a Check Team Leader is performed onsite in secure environments, this is a dynamic role, engaging directly with secure environments to make a tangible impact.

What We Offer

Support for continuous professional development through certifications, workshops, and more, tailored to your individual career goals.

The Challenge Ahead

We're looking for professionals who are ready to contribute to our mission with their expertise, aligning with our values and professional standards. Holding or being eligible for SC / DV clearance as required by the NCSC scheme is essential for this role.

If you're ready to take on this challenge and contribute to safeguarding the UK's critical infrastructure, come show us what you can do, we'd love to hear from you.

Main Duties & Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned):
  • Scope penetration tests accurately, ensuring compliance with relevant legislation and standards.
  • Work autonomously and under direction, delivering accurate technical results in accordance with the scope and test plan.
  • Perform a broad range of complex penetration tests that demonstrate an analytical and systematic approach.
  • Apply knowledge of configuration errors, vulnerabilities, and coding flaws to create and execute a series of tests to validate the security of a system or product.
  • Communicate penetration test results to both technical and non-technical audiences, facilitating collaboration between stakeholders where necessary.
  • Influence peers and customers by delivering presentations, papers, and reports.
  • Have a good understanding of technology and actively maintain awareness of developments in the penetration testing and information security fields.
  • Participate in technical and/or professional development activities beyond own team, sharing knowledge with colleagues to improve the security testing service.
  • Assist and support active red team engagements.
  • Work closely with the Head of Cyber Security Testing and input into growing existing and developing new service lines.
Required Skill Set & Experience:

To perform this role successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • CHECK Team Leader (Inf). (Crest CCT INF Advantageous)
  • UK Government Clearance to SC level.
  • Experience of scoping projects and writing proposals.
  • Experience of applying in-depth knowledge and experience in one or more specific areas and apply a broad understanding across a wide field in a variety of situations.
  • Ability to manage larger projects and oversee them from a technical perspective.
  • Flexibility and willingness to work additional hours / out of hours as may be required.
  • Have strong inter-personal skills, especially in handling contacts of all types and at all levels.
  • Maintain detailed knowledge of own area of expertise, including awareness of current developments.
  • Have strong written, verbal and presentation skills.
  • Develop awareness and, in some cases, detailed knowledge of areas outside own area of expertise as appropriate.
  • Take innovative approaches to problem solving and devise creative solutions.
  • Convey a level of confidence and professionalism, positively influencing and persuading others to take a course of specific action when there is no direct command.
  • Provide mentoring and management of junior staff on projects, supporting staff development.


Degree level qualification (2:2 or above) BSc in an IT related field; Computer Science or Digital Forensics degrees are desirable

Cyber Security related degrees are desirable.









5 years in Cyber Security industry working as a Penetration Tester, delivering on infrastructure penetration testing projects.

2 years post experience delivering Check penetration testing to large environments, reporting to check standards.  Cyber essentials penetration testing does not qualify for this requirement.

Core Role Competencies:

Working with Others

  • Builds effective working relationships with staff and Management team through clear communication and a collaborative approach.
  • Maintains visibility by regularly interacting and talking with people.
  • Consults widely and involves people in decision making speaking to people in a way they understand and can engage with.
  • Treats people with respect and dignity regardless of their background or circumstances, promoting equality and the elimination of discrimination
  • Treats people as individuals, showing tact empathy and compassion.
  • Sells ideas convincingly, setting out the objectives of a particular approach and striving to reach mutually beneficial solutions.
  • Expresses own views positively and constructively and fully commits to team decisions. Self-motivated with the ability to effectively manage your own time and responsibilities
  • The ability to work under pressure
  • The ability to describe technical solutions and scenarios to a non-technical audience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Sound understanding of Cyber Security concepts


  • Acts with integrity, in line with the values and ethical standards of CCL.
  • Acts on own initiative to address issues, showing energy and determination to get things done.
  • Takes ownership for resolving problems, demonstrating courage and resilience in dealing with difficult and challenging situations.
  • Upholds professional standards, acting as a role model to others and challenging unprofessional conduct or discriminatory behaviour.
  • Acts for and acts on feedback, learning from experience and continuing to develop own professional skills and knowledge.
  • Remains calm and professional under pressure, defusing conflict and being prepared to make unpopular decisions or take control when required.

Leading Change

  • Positive about change, adapting rapidly for changing circumstances and encouraging flexibility in others.
  • Identifies and implements improvements to service delivery, engaging people in the change process and encouraging them to contribute ideas.
  • Find more cost-effective ways to do things, taking an innovative approach to solving problems and considers creative alternatives.
  • Creates a feeling of energy, excitement, and personal investment.

Decision making

  • Gathers verifies and assesses all appropriate and available information to gain an accurate understanding of situations.
  • Considers a range of possible options, evaluating evidence and seeing advice where appropriate.
  • Makes clear, timely, justifiable decisions, reviewing these as necessary.
  • Balances risks, costs and benefits, thinking about the wider impact of decisions.
  • Exercises discretions and applies professional judgment, ensuring actions and decisions are proportionate and in CCL’s best interest.
  • Looks beyond symptoms to identify causes of problems and drives team to routinely perform.

Service Delivery

  • Develop knowledge of CCL staff to enhance delivery of CCL services and customer needs.
  • Demonstrates a real belief in CCL Values, focusing on what matters most and best serves those values.
  • Demonstrates a good understanding of CCL’s Strategic objectives and work to promote their attainment.
  • Ensures possesses understanding of the expectations, changing needs and concerns and strives to address them.
  • Builds confidence by actively engaging with different customers, partners and stakeholders.
  • Identifies the best way to deliver services.
  • Understands customers’ perspectives and priorities and works co-operatively with them to deliver the best possible overall service.
  • Removes barriers to customer service.
  • Seeks feedback from customers.

Other Role Requirements:
  • Minimum 5 years UK residency
  • Full driving licence
  • Satisfactorily pass pre-hire and annual security clearance procedures in accordance with the ACPO(Association of Chief Police Officers) National Vetting Scheme.
  • Must hold SC


  • Can attain and hold SC / DV (non-negotiable).

CCL is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

If you would like to apply for this role please send us your current cv and a covering email.
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