Security Operations Lead

Job reference: 01152

Location: Leeds

Closing date: 03/11/2019

Salary: £74,132 - £94,376 (including 30% RRP)

Employment type: Permanent

Hours per week: 37.5

About the role

This is an exciting time to join NHS Digital’s Data Security Centre, as we continue to invest in improving the cyber resilience of the products we deliver to front line NHS organisations, and improve the expert advice and guidance we provide directly to them on a daily basis.

The Security Operations Lead is a highly visible, strategic leadership role responsible for the ongoing development, delivery and management of the NHS Digital Cyber Security Operations Centre (CSOC)

As part of the role you will be responsible for

•    Being primarily focused on the maturing of the Cyber Security Operations Centre, you will be a highly skilled and knowledgeable expert in Cyber Security. The strategic aim of this engagement is to help improve the cyber security posture of organisations and NHS Digital, and help ensure they are resilient to a cyber-attack
•    Representing the Cyber Security Operations Centre (CSOC) team at broader NHS Digital technical meetings and projects, providing advice and guidance on the security risks of future work
•    Acting as the Training leader for the broader CSOC team. Developing training pathways for permanent team members and short-term supplementary staff such as Graduates, Apprentices and secondees
•    Line Management responsibility for around 12 Cyber Security Senior Analysts

About you

•    Advanced specialist knowledge of modules, processes and technologies of Information Security Operation Centre (ISOC); ability to detect, response and utilize related platform and applications to perform cyber security initiatives
•    Experience in Team leadership and management positions
•    Evidence of continuous professional development in the field of Cyber Security
•    Membership of professional body such as ISACA/ISC2/SANS 
•    Knowledge of the NHS desirable

What we offer

In addition to a competitive salary with planned, transparent progression you can look forward to the following benefits:
•    27 days annual leave entitlement increasing with service
•    Buy and sell annual leave scheme   
•    Contributory Pension (with a 20% contribution from us toward the cost of your pension)
•    Flexible working opportunities
•    A range of NHS Discounts covering, for example, shops, restaurants, gym, mobile phones and insurance
•    Season ticket loan
•    Car Lease scheme   
•    High profile work providing professional development and ability to significantly impact on health and care services

About us

We are the national information and technology partner to the health and care system. Our task is to build and run excellent digital products and services that NHS and care staff across the country can rely on every day.  

We have proven expertise in delivering large scale technology infrastructure and work with our NHS partners to ensure the technology we build is adopted quickly, safely and effectively, bringing about maximum benefits for patients. 

We power the research that is developing new ways of tackling disease and fully support the role the Government wants the NHS to play in keeping the UK at the forefront of life sciences research. 

We are proud of what we have achieved and our amazing people, many of whom have deservedly received public recognition in forums ranging from Women in IT awards to our own Queen’s Honours List.

Next Steps

Interviews for successful applicants will take place week commencing 11th November in Leeds. Applicants selected for interview will be contacted by email.

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We are unable to accept speculative CVs, all applications must be made through NHS Digital’s career site. NHS Digital values and respects the diversity of its employees and aims to recruit a workforce which reflects our diverse communities. 

NHS Digital is undertaking a period of organisational change at the moment to ensure we have high calibre people, with the right skills to support us in delivering our business, now and in the future. While we deliver the organisational change required through to April 2020 we have identified that we still need to recruit to critical roles to maintain our delivery roadmap but we need to make you aware that should you be successful you may still be subject to a change initiative in the future. We wanted to be as transparent as possible so you can build this into your decision making process when considering at this time whether to apply for a role at NHS Digital. 


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