Senior Cyber Security Consultant – Defence

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Senior Cyber Security Consultant – Defence

Salary:£65000 per annum
Location: Bristol, Bristol
Consultant:Kat Gorman
Senior Cyber Security Consultant – Defence
Job Description

The Role:

There is an increasing demand in the projects for Information Assurance and Security Consultants, my client is looking to grow the team in order to meet the demand. The role will suit a recently qualified professional who is looking to take their career to the next level and provide real benefit to clients that make use of cutting-edge technology. In return, my client offers a challenging and rewarding role, career development, an empowered and supportive working environment with a competitive reward package.

This position will be based in Bristol, (although hybrid working allows there to be flexibility in your location), projects are likely to involve working on client sites in the location of Bristol, with some travel requiring overnight stays.

The Responsibilities:
The successful candidate will be a knowledgeable, enthusiastic and conscientious individual who has the relevant Information Assurance and Security qualifications. You will work on a range of client facing projects, large and small, but will also be expected to contribute to winning new business and managing delivery. To be successful in this role you need to have the ability to work on multiple projects and with many stakeholders concurrently.

Your key responsibilities will encompass the following:
  • Provide Cyber Security advice and guidance for clients in ‘business as usual’, technical refresh and new project environments.
  • Be able to apply technical security knowledge, with creative and innovative thinking in a broad range of complex and non-routine contexts.
  • Identify and establish good security governance to meet client business requirements.
  • Use knowledge of Defence security policy and process to enable successful security outcomes of managed systems.
  • Conduct and manage security assurance activities of Defence systems, ensuring compliance with Defence, corporate or regulatory requirements and secure use in operational environments.
  • Perform Cyber Security risk assessments, determining the most cost-effective deployment of security controls and solutions in line with business risk appetite, protecting information assets from loss misuse, leakage, or corruption.
  • Create, update or review security related artefacts and policies, such as RMADS, Security Cases, Security Aspects Letters, SyOPs etc.
  • Build successful working relationships with team members, key customers and stakeholders that improves the value of the security services we deliver.
What you can bring?
Essential –
  • Experience of delivering technical Cyber Security consultancy in multi-disciplined environments.
  • Experience of Information Assurance, including risk assessments, risk management and the deployment of appropriate controls.
  • An excellent communicator, verbal (active listener) and written (able to write concisely).
  • Ability to articulate and pitch Cyber Security advice both at a technical and non-technical level, directly to key customer stakeholders.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects and tasks concurrently, successfully balancing business and client priorities.
  • Ability to provide high-quality work under pressure that delivers security outcomes to tight deadlines and manage client stakeholder expectations.
  • Ability to work both effectively individually and within a team in a multi-discipline environment and in a matrix organisation.
  • A wide awareness of Cyber Security across Government and Industry to include HMG Information, Assurance Policies, Standards and Guidelines, including the Security Policy Framework, the CESG IA Portfolio and MoD JSPs such as JSP440, JSP604 (plus other standard MoD IA methods).
  • Experience with IT Computer Systems and interconnecting systems and networks.
  • Certifications such as ISO27000, NIST Cyber Security Professional, CISMP etc.
  • Flexibility over UK, and potentially overseas travel.
Desirable –
  • Certified Information Security Manager Principles (CISMP) or equivalent.
  • Associate/Full Membership of recognised security professional body such as the Institute of Information Security Professionals (IISP), IS2, BCS.
  • Understanding of ‘Secure by Design’ methodology and NIST 800-37 Risk Management Framework.
  • A keen interest in the latest technology with a focus on security technologies.
  • Ambition to work in a challenging and rewarding role that provides real benefit to clients.
  • An interest in maintaining and enhancing technical and consultancy skills.
  • Experience within programme and project environments.
Position - Senior Cyber Security Consultant – Defence – Permanent
Location – Bristol
Salary – up to £65k DOE

Keywords: Cyber Security Consultant, IA, Information assurance, Defence, RMASS, JSP440, JSP604, ISO27000, NIST, CISMP.

Only apply for this role if you currently hold the specific Government Security Clearance or are eligible for Government Security Clearance.

Due to the nature of work undertaken at our client's site, incumbents of these positions are required to meet special nationality rules and therefore these vacancies are only open to sole British Citizens. Applicants who meet this criteria will also be required to undergo security clearance vetting, if not already security cleared to a minimum SC level.

Electus Recruitment Solutions provides specialist engineering and technical recruitment solutions to a number of high technology industries. We thank you for your interest in this vacancy. If you don't hear from us within 7 working days please presume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. You are of course free to resubmit your CV/details in the future and we shall assess your suitability at that time.

This is a Permanent Role
Kat Gorman