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Cyber Security Officer

Technical Services - General (Technical Serv)

Location:  Sunderland Campus
Salary:  £34,304 to £40,927 per annum
By annual incremental progression
Hours per Week:  37
Closing Date:  Sunday 17 July 2022
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  0558-21-R2
Further details:    Job Description    

It’s an exciting time to join our Cyber Security Team as we look to grow to meet our new challenges. Having recently appointed to 2 brand new roles, we are looking to recruit a 3rd team member to work in this fast-growing area.

The University's Digital Transformation Programme is now into year 4 of a 5-year plan which has moved the University to a future-fit technology platform, providing flexibility and stability in our infrastructure and services. Cyber Security is a fundamental part of the programme ensuring the University’s digital business remains secure for the future.

We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated and technically driven individual to work within the Cyber Team to provide a professional technical security support service to our colleagues and students. As a Cyber Security Officer, you will work within our talented Cyber Security and Information Governance team at a key time in delivering transformational change across the University in these areas.

Reporting to the Cyber Security Architect, you will play a fundamental part in managing and delivering changes in a number of Cyber Security domains including; Security & Risk Management, Security Architecture & Design and Security Operations. You will be able to work with considerable autonomy in the role and can shape this role to affect change in an important way.

The University is currently making significant investment in cyber security in both people and technology. A number of significant cyber security projects are due to take place in 2022/23 including the implementation of a new SIEM solution, new network security solutions and the deployment of a security operations centre bringing together all of the University technology stacks.  The University is also looking to move towards industry recognised standards and frameworks such as ISO27001, NIST and Cyber Essentials. This role will be instrumental in the delivery of these projects, specifically the standards and frameworks piece and it is anticipated the successful candidate will spend a significant amount of their time with operational responsibility for the delivered solutions.

Shortlisted for University of the Year in the 2021 Times Higher Education Awards, we have recently extended our teaching provision at our London campus in Canary Wharf.

The life changing University of Sunderland has 20,000 students based in campuses on the North East coast, in London and Hong Kong and at its global partnerships with learning institutions in 15 countries. We are proud of our long-established commitment to raising aspirations through our careers-focused curriculum, world-leading research, public and private sector collaborations and our track-record for providing high quality student experience.

If you have any questions about this role or would like to have an informal chat, please contact Andrew Spenceley, Cyber Security Architect via email:

To apply for this position please upload a CV and provide a short statement when prompted about how you meet the requirements of the role. We have recently advertised for similar positions and would advise unsuccessful applicants not to apply at this time.

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The University of Sunderland is proud to be an equal opportunities employer, treating all applicants equally and ensuring recruitment is based on merit. However we particularly welcome applications from the following groups as they are underrepresented within the University of Sunderland at this level/in this area: Women, LGBT+ and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic applicants, as well as candidates with disabilities, whether hidden or otherwise. In addition, we are ‘happy to talk flexible working’.

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