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Cyber Security Analyst

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Recruiter: Rhondda Cynon Taf
Listed on: 16th July
Location: Ferndale
Salary/Rate: £35,745
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

We are seeking to recruit a key individual to support driving our Cyber Security initiatives and maintain our protection and compliance. This role is key to support our future digital direction and increase Cyber Security levels within the ICT Service and across the breadth of the Council. We want to provide the best secure solutions to allow service improvement and support delivery of our services safely, efficiently, and effectively.

This new role will provide you with the opportunity to be part of our team supporting and delivering exciting transformation programmes that will deliver our priorities for the Council. We need an ambitious, innovative, effective Cyber Security analyst and highly skilled enterprise security technology specialist to join our team.

Supporting and working within collaborative, multi-disciplinary teams, you will have proven Cyber implementation and suitable design experience, have provided quality solutions and transition into support focused on modern desktop user solutions. You will have a proven track record of translating complex requirements into delivered security designs, also you will have proven delivery of solutions that will effectively enable our business/ICT transformation.

The ideal candidate will be able to evidence examples of when they have supported strategies for delivering Cyber Security protection and experience of dealing with compliance frameworks. Key frameworks include Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials +, others include PSN, BACS and PCI. Technology skills should include Firewalls, EndPoint protection, Network Security, connectivity solutions like VPN and Email Hygiene solutions. Experience is key to the role as we change our services, moving to remote workstyles and moving applications and systems to cloud. 

You must be creative, with a ‘can-do' approach and have detailed experience of project delivery. Digitally savvy, you will be able to successfully challenge traditional ideas and ways of thinking, as well as having the proven ability to effectively deliver secure technology solutions and lead incidents and resolutions.

A proven approach to self-development is key in a fast-moving area. Qualifications in industry qualifications like CISSP and/or CISM are desired.

Within this role you will:

  • Have excellent knowledge of current threats and attack vectors.
  • Provide support with excellent knowledge of Network infrastructure and Security products.
  • Support risk assessment, analysis and support proactive incident management.
  • Support development of safe and secure solutions to underpin the Council's Digital Strategy, including leading projects to affect change.
  • Support incident responses and provide support for integration of solutions including Networks, Firewalls and IDS, client/server, endpoint protection, anti-malware, hygiene, and applications.
  • Have extensive knowledge across Cyber Security technologies within an Enterprise Architecture and proven track record of delivering multiple cross technology security solutions.
  • Have a proven track record providing technical project hands on delivery across large programmes of work
  • Support our service teams with guidance and supporting the development of security skills within the service

This role is currently working from home, although there may be requirements to attend RCT sites.

Protecting children and vulnerable adults is a core responsibility of all staff appointed to the Council.

The Council values diversity in its workforce. We are committed to ensuring that no unlawful discrimination occurs in the recruitment and selection process on the grounds of age, sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, transgender, including those with non-binary identities, religion or belief or pregnancy and maternity. We offer a number of staff networks for employees including the Allies Network, a Disability and Carers Network and Perthyn our LGBTQ+ Network.

An application submitted for this post in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English.

The deadline for receipt of applications is midday on 8 August 2021.


Contact Name: Rhondda Cynon Taf
Reference: TJ/9829/3894
Job ID: 2956124

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