Security Architect – Applications


Salary: £45,454 – £67,338  + Bonus + Car allowance + 25 days hols + 8 bank holidays + enhanced employer pension contributions up to 10% of salary (BAND3B)

Wider benefits include discretionary bonus, private health care, life assurance, enhanced maternity and adoption packages (note: some are non-contractual).


Location: Bradford or Leeds and hybrid work arrangements


At Yorkshire Water we believe technology holds the key to making the most of this precious resource, and taking care of it, now and in the future. We have a five-year plan that will see us investing heavily in our Technology. Enabling us as a department to focus on our capabilities, increase our delivery and responsiveness for our customers and develop skilled technical and data experts.



As the Security Architect - Applications you will:


  • Provide technical leadership to a team of IT professionals to steer the process for developing, deploying and maintaining secure IT architecture and governance, ensuring that IT solutions delivered are aligned with Yorkshire Waters policy and standards whilst meeting corporate business needs.  
  • Maximise value and exploitation of security solutions within Yorkshire Water.  
  • Define security best practices in the design and implementation of solutions to drive down risk and facilitate the adoption of standard functionality.  Leadership is a key requirement of the role, providing direction, coaching and development.  
  • Develop internal strategies that enable Yorkshire Water to evolve its technology investment enabling secure by design practices. They will ensure agreed architectures and patterns are adhered to and define governance standards. As the recognised expert they will contribute towards maximising value of both internal and external resources to ensure optimal solutions are delivered to the highest possible standard.  




  • Proven track record of large scale solution delivery, preferably in the utilities sector, undertaking a senior architectural role. 
  • Strong people management skills with the ability to mentor and inspire.  
  • Strong ability to articulate business master data requirements in relation to solution design. 
  • Understanding of architectural roles, domains, methodologies and design strategies. 
  • Experience of formal structured methodologies for solution design. 
  • Experience of undertaking technical leadership for a team of senior technical roles, providing direction and influence to ensure completion of activities. 
  • Experience of developing and maintaining effective internal and external relationships at senior levels within an organisation (e.g. Directors, Tier 2s). 
  • Ability to demonstrate relentless drive, energy and determination to deliver sustainable outperformance for YW that rigorously achieves against demanding competitive industry benchmarks and metrics from other organisations. 
  • Ability to prioritise and execute tasks in a dynamic, changing environment and make sound decisions in emergency situations. 
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills. 
  • Ability to absorb complex technical information and communicate effectively to all levels, both technical and non-technical audiences. 
  • Ability to develop and work in a team-oriented, collaborative environment. 
  • Ability to pick up and own issues or projects on behalf of the management team. 
  • Strong organisation and personal management skills. 
  • Possess a strong sense of purpose and proactively seek responsibility and ownership. 
  • Highly motivated and self-reliant with a personal drive for continuous development and demonstrates a strong customer service ethos. 
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities. 
  • Extensive knowledge of the system development lifecycle. 
  • Ability to understand enterprise solutions. 
  • High standards of integrity & ethics. 




  • BCS, TOGAF or equivalent certification in Enterprise and Solutions Architecture 


Although you will have a permanent friendly office to inspire collaborative thinking, and there may be occasions when there is a business need to attend the office we do offer flexible hybrid working arrangements. We appreciate that we all live busy lives and crave now more than ever a good work/life balance, so together we can discuss what this might look like for you as an individual. After all we know we are all good on our own but together there’s no stopping us! 


If you feel this opportunity is suitable and you match the skills required, then please apply online by uploading your latest CV and completing the application process.

What's in it for you?

Career enhancement and development, colleague well-being and a genuinely positive work experience for all are key priorities. We are continuously evolving and improving our ways of working and you will support us in achieving our vision of 'taking responsibility for the water environment for good'.

If you feel this opportunity is suitable and you match the skills required, then please apply on line and complete the application process.

Kelda Group reserve the right to close this position before the published closing date, should the need occur. We therefore advise that you complete and submit your application as soon as possible.

The Kelda Group provides water and sewerage services to domestic and business customers across the UK, managing the following subsidiary companies: - 

Yorkshire Water, is the main subsidiary company providing water and sewerage services to 4.7 million people and 130,000 businesses in the Yorkshire region. Its activities are regulated by the Water Services Regulation Authority, Ofwat Loop Customer Management Ltd specialises in delivering customer service support to Yorkshire Water that includes billing, debt recovery and incident management. Employing more than 600 people, Loop have built up an impressive list of industry awards and achievements since being created in 2000 and is currently listed in the Sunday Times Top 100 list as being one of the best companies to work for.

Kelda Water Services (KWS) manages Kelda's non-regulated water and waste water contract operations. It is now the second biggest player in the UK market for outsourced clean and waste water services.

Kelda Water Services Retail offer quality, integrity and partnership but it is never just about the technologies behind our solutions in water. It is about the structure, delivery and even the financing of those solutions, and about giving our customers a level of convenience they never knew was possible.

KeyLand Developments Limited (KeyLand Developments) is responsible for managing, developing and disposing of the group's surplus property assets, either on its own or in partnership with outside organisations.

Kelda Group values equality, diversity and inclusion we believe that everyone should be treated with respect. We welcome applications from all individuals, regardless of gender, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, religion or belief and trade union membership.

Kelda Group reserve the right to close this position before the published closing date, should the need occur. We therefore advise that you complete and submit your application as soon as possible.

Security Architect - Applications