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Cyber Security Lead

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Recruiter: Rhondda Cynon Taf
Listed on: 29th July
Location: Tylorstown
Salary/Rate: £44,863
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

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Rhondda Cynon Taf's ICT & Digital Services is seeking to recruit a key individual to drive our Cyber Security initiatives and ensure our protection and compliance. This role is key to help define our future digital direction, influence our stakeholders, and increase Cyber Security levels within the ICT & Digital 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 be currently based at home (although there may be times that site visits need to be undertaken) and will provide you with the opportunity to be part of our team leading exciting transformation programmes that will deliver our priorities for the Council. We need an ambitious, innovative, effective Cyber Security leader and highly skilled enterprise security technology specialist to join the team as a Cyber Security Lead.

Leading and working within collaborative, multi-disciplinary teams, you will have proven large-scale Cyber design experience, have provided quality assurance and transition into support and delivery of 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 developed strategies for delivering Cyber Security protection and 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. This 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.

Within this role you will:

  • Provide excellent knowledge of current threats and attack vectors.
  • Provide excellent knowledge of Network infrastructure and architectures.
  • Deliver risk assessment, analysis and proactive incident management.
  • Support development of safe and secure solutions to underpin the Council's Digital Strategy, including leading specific projects to affect change.
  • Lead security solution selection, design production and commissioning within the Council, performing a role in Technical Design Authority across multiple technology areas delivering holistic security across technology stacks.
  • Lead incident responses and provide guidance for integration of solutions including Networks, Firewalls and IDS, client/server, endpoint protection, anti-malware, hygiene, and applications.
  • Provide strategic direction, leadership, and the forward vision necessary to support technology investments within the Council across the digital portfolio of services.
  • Provide senior level representation and engagement in relation to technology services, customer relations, supplier management and regional or national initiatives on behalf of the Council.
  • 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 governance across large programmes of work
  • Be supporting our service teams with guidance and driving the development of security skills within the service

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.

The deadline for receipt of applications is midday on 31 August 2021.