Birmingham City Council aims to improve the quality of life for the people of Birmingham today, tomorrow and always. Our vision is to build a city for all that is:
- a Bold Prosperous Birmingham
- a Bold Inclusive Birmingham
- a Bold Safe Birmingham
- a Bold Healthy Birmingham
- a Bold Green Birmingham
We have a fantastic opportunity to join Birmingham City Council’s IT & Digital (IT&D) Service as a Information & Security Specialist. This is an exciting time to join the IT&D team who are on a transformational journey to lead, shape and deliver great digital solutions enabling a positive difference to peoples’ lives.
We are looking for an ambitious, hard-working and committed individual to respond to BCC’s need in delivering its Cyber Security Strategy and the deployment of security technologies and services as well as support interfacing into the technical security operations, threat management, vulnerability/patch management and governance across the Council. In your daily work, you will interact with a broad range of people from within BCC and externally, including suppliers and customers, technical specialists, non-specialists, peers and senior representatives. You will actively seek to ensure the Council can mitigate the impact of a potential cyber security attack as well as comply to industry standards and security related frameworks such as ISO27001 standard for Information Security Management, and the Cyber Assessment Framework (CAF).
The key responsibilities required for an Information Security Specialist are to apply the security principles of Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability that covers a wide range of activities.
This is primarily to ensure compliance to industry standards and security related frameworks such as ISO27001 standard for Information Security Management, Payment Card Industry (PCI), Cyber Essentials, the Public Services Network (PSN), NHS Digital and ISO22301 for Business Continuity.
Technical measures must also be demonstrated for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and IT service continuity particularly relating to cyber incident response, service resilience and disaster recovery arrangements.
Monitoring and enforcement through risk and impact assessments, investigations, incident management, policy development and raising awareness are key to the implementation of solutions and the secure operational delivery of IT services
Interviews for this post will take place virtually via video conferencing. Shortlisted candidates will be provided with further information.
For any informal enquires please contact:
David Moorcroft – [email protected]
We welcome applications from people with caring responsibilities and flexible working options will be considered.
Proof of Right to work in the UK will be required for all applicants in accordance with UK Home Office requirements, before any employment offer can be confirmed. Non-UK applicants (excluding Ireland) may need to apply for a visa from the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and may require a Certificate of Sponsorship from Birmingham City Council for a skilled worker visa (if the job is eligible).