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IT Security Specialist

Posted on Jul 2, 2019 by CV-Library

Leicester, Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Wholesale Trade
Immediate Start
£43.3k - £48.7k Annual
IT Security Specialist

Leicester is a leading University committed to international excellence, world-changing research and high quality, inspirational teaching. We are strongly committed to inclusivity, promoting equality and celebrating diversity among our staff. Located in the heart of the UK, you will have the opportunity to progress your career in a supportive and varied environment that values hard work and recognises individual achievement.

Position: IT Security Specialist

Location: Leicester

Job type: Full Time, Permanent

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Salary: £43,267 - £48,677 per annum

Closing date: on midnight 15 July 2019

First interviews week commencing: 22 July 2019

Second interviews week commencing: 29 July 2019

About the role:

As a key member of IT Service Delivery, you will work closely with technical experts across IT Services, providing strategic and technical leadership for IT security throughout our technology stacks, processes and working practices. You will be part of our virtual architecture function, helping to design high-quality technical solutions aligned to our agreed strategy, principles and practices; innovatively using new and existing technologies to deliver services in more efficient, effective and secure ways. You will support and challenge technical colleagues to ensure they are able to incorporate appropriate levels of IT security into developments from the outset; as well as explain and champion these decisions proposed to IT Services Senior Leadership.

The role gives you the opportunity to design and develop IT security solutions which meet the needs of our digital campus, allowing staff and students to be as creative and productive as possible with confidence that the systems they use and the data they store are protected by appropriate security measures.

You will establish and own our IT security related processes and functions, including a virtual Computer Security Incident Response Team and the IT Security Risk Register, ensuring these operate effectively and in conjunction with our existing service management processes and best practice.

About you:

We are seeking an experienced and enthusiastic individual to lead IT Security for the organisation. You will be educated to degree level with experience in a relevant discipline and posses a high level of understanding of the challenges facing IT and the Higher Education sector in the area of IT Security.

You will have deep technical understanding of complex IT environments and comprehensive understanding of Penetration Testing, Vulnerability assessments and Security Risk Management.

Experience of working in a senior IT Security position within a complex environment, as well as being able to demonstrate extensive Cyber Security knowledge, is essential to the successful candidate. To minimise potential negative effects to the University, you will be able to advise teams on best practices and support colleagues in ensuring they adhere to these standards.

We look forward to receiving your application.

We anticipate that the first round of interviews will take place during the week commencing 22 July 2019. With a second round of interviews anticipated to take place during the week commencing 29 July 2019 for candidates successful in the first round.

In return for your hard work, we offer a working environment that is committed to inclusivity, through promoting equality and valuing diversity. We offer a competitive salary package with excellent pension scheme and a generous annual leave allowance. Located close to Leicester city centre, our award winning campus benefits from a wide range of cafes, a fully equipped sports centre and nursery facilities. Further information regarding our extensive range of staff benefits is available here.

You may have experience of the following: IT Security Officer, IT Security Engineer, IT Security Consultant, Network Security Engineer, Security Assurance, IT Compliance Officer, IT Security Manager, IT Security Systems Analyst, Cyber Security, etc.

Ref: 87396

Reference: 210333105

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