Cyber Security Lea

University of Westminster
January 29, 2023
Offerd Salary:£55,319
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Cyber Security Lead

Ref. 50051550

Salary £55,319 per annum (Incl. LWA)

Department/School Information Systems & Support (ISS)

Location Central London

This post is full time and permanent, working 35 hours per week

Why choose us?

The University of Westminster was established over 175 years ago and has developed into one of the UK's leading Universities, fostering innovation and creativity inspired by research and informed by practice. Now is an exciting time to join us on our journey, as we embed digital at the heart of everything we do. With a £40m investment over the next 5 years, we are looking to grow our dynamic and innovative technology team.

The University supports around 18,000 Students and staff based across our sites in the heart of London. We offer a comprehensive range of IT and Digital Services. Our landscape, like that of many organisations, is changing, with increased need to deliver education remotely. We are looking to invest in emerging and innovative technologies that will create a hybrid digital experience for our students today and for the future.

The role

Working as a Lead for IT Security across the entire IT Services team you will play a vital role in the development of new solutions as well as working at a senior level across the University to help drive the importance and understanding of security across our staff and student communities. Working with the Senior management team within IT you will review and develop our existing security framework, standards, policies and architecture to help drive us to Cyber Essential and security framework based on ISO 27001.

We need you to help ensure our solutions are safe, secure and robust for the future. Security has an important role to play in the next 12 months an enabling us to accelerate our plans around delivering our digital strategy, research technology and developing cloud platforms that will enable us to push the boundaries but in a secure and safe manner

Your Profile

  • Strong background in IT or Cyber security with experience of designing, implementing and improving IT security capabilities, architecture and controls across Networks, Software and applications within a large complex environment
  • Ideally experience of acting in technical lead within a multi-disciplinary IT Team with the passion to help develop people and security expertise
  • Knowledge of applicable security standards and accreditations such as PCI- DSS, ISO27001 and Cyber Essentials, Data Security Protection Toolkit (DSPT)
  • Hands on experience of implementing and managing several of the following: Cloud network and security integration, penetration testing, Server firewall configuration, Application security assessments, Data encryption protocols and ciphers, User or device-based network access controls Intrusion detection systems
  • Experience of managing and leading a cyber security team
  • Communication

  • You will be a self-motivated and dynamic individual who is able to be adaptable and flexible and able to adjust to new situations and environments
  • Proven ability to develop and foster good working relationships with peers and influence them to take a specific course of action when there is no direct line of command
  • Effective oral and written communication skills, with a logical and pragmatic approach to tasks
  • Ability to communicate with people at all levels, including the ability to communicate complex technical information to non-technical users
  • Ability to create and maintain documentation, including policies, knowledge base articles, technical documentation, update solution designs, etc.
  • To apply for this vacancy please click above. Further information can be found in the job description and person specification, which can be accessed through link below.

    At the University of Westminster, diversity, inclusion and equality of opportunity are at the core of how we engage with students, colleagues, applicants, visitors and all our stakeholders.

    We are fully committed to enabling a supportive and safe learning and working environment which is equitable, diverse and inclusive, is based on mutual respect and trust, and in which harassment and discrimination are neither tolerated nor acceptable.

    The University has adopted Smart Working principles to support and further our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion aims of being an inclusive, collaborative and flexible employer. Further details of Smart Working can be discussed at interview stage.

    Closing date: midnight on 29 January 2023

    Interviews are likely to be held on: W/C 6 February 2023

    Administrative contact (for queries only):[email protected]


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