Cyber Security Specialist | Cyber Security Jobs Scotland, United Kingdom

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Job Detail

  • Offered Salary 1000
  • Experience 3 Years
  • Gender Male
  • Industry software-and-internet-services
  • Qualifications computer-science

Job Description

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    Appointment type
    Full time/part time
    Job category
    Science Tech HSE
    Salary range
    £33,296 to £52,959
    Closing Date
    Ref No


    Dounreay, Caithness

    Dounreay is Scotland’s largest decommissioning project and is widely recognised as Europe’s most complex nuclear closure programme. For more than 50 years it was known as the centre of the UK’s fast reactor research and development and now the team is aiming to be recognised as a centre of excellence for nuclear decommissioning. Dounreay offers an opportunity to be involved in some of the UK’s most leading edge technical projects, developing unique skills and experiences which are highly sought after across the industry.

    The package includes relocation assistance (where appropriate), an attractive company pension scheme, generous annual leave entitlement and a company bonus scheme.

    At Dounreay we are committed to creating a workplace that is diverse and inclusive. We value the unique differences that each of our colleagues bring to work every day and are committed to creating an environment where everyone feels respected, included and able to perform at their best. We therefore particularly welcome applications from women, black, Asian and ethnic minorities, LGBT+ and candidates with a disability as they are all underrepresented in our workforce.

    Dounreay is a member of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all candidates who have a disability who meet all of the essential criteria for the vacancy. In cases where we have a high volume of candidates who have a disability who meet all of the essential criteria, DSRL will interview the best candidates from within that group.

    We are open to discuss flexible working.


    Job Description

    Cyber security trainee specialist

    A vacancy has arisen within the security directorate for a cyber security trainee specialist. The purpose of the post is to support the assurance of the day-to-day operation of cyber security controls at Dounreay. The job holder will provide support in the monitoring and review of the technical cyber security controls introduced by the cyber security programme, and those controls which are run directly by Dounreay.

    When fully trained and competent the key responsibilities of the role will be:

    • Participate in cyber security technical projects to meet Dounreay cyber programme objectives
    • Liaise with IT service provider on cyber security issues
    • Provide advice and support to business users in the confidentiality, integrity and availability of information
    • Participate in cyber security risk reviews using the NDA cyber risk assessment framework, and in the selection and application of proportionate security controls
    • Participate in the assurance the IT service provider’s contracted cyber security controls at Dounreay and ensure they are working as designed, and manage any corrective actions
    • Support external cyber assurance programme audits, and undertake associated work improvement actions
    • Support audits from external stakeholders as required including ONR interventions
    • Support measures to improve security culture
    • Perform the responsibilities of management appointments relevant to post, including membership of cyber incident response team
    • Be familiar with Dounreay and NDA cyber strategies and programmes, and with NDA cyber security architecture standards

    Qualifications, aptitude and experience:

    • HNC in cyber security/IT or equivalent qualification or experience
    • Membership of a cyber/IT professional body
    • Relevant IT experience
    • Experience within an IT role is desirable
    • Trainees will be expected to undertake considerable specialist technical cyber security training on an ongoing basis


    For further information, contact: [email protected]

    Interviews to be held: Week commencing Monday 5 September 2022

    If you require assistance at any point during the recruitment process then then contact [email protected] at the appropriate time so that we can make any necessary reasonable adjustment.

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