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Senior Vulnerability Assessor

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Recruiter: FCDO Services
Listed on: 18th October
Location: Hanslope Park, Milton Keynes
Salary/Rate: £31,638 - £44,197
Salary Notes: plus £1750 Location Allowance and Excellent Benefits
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

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We're FCDO Services (previously known as FCO Services): a government organisation here to protect people, information, and assets all over the world. We do that by providing a wide variety of vital services to high-level government customers, both in the UK and overseas. At any given moment, we'll be involved in a broad range of critical projects worldwide: everything from embassy construction, to diplomatic goods deliveries, and hosting sensitive information safely in the cloud.

That kind of work means we deal with highly sensitive data every day: matters of national importance; secure emails between government departments; even personal details of members of the public, because of our support for passport and visa application systems. Clearly then, everything here has to be absolutely airtight. And that's where you'll come in. Your expertise will help us to ensure that government IT systems are as resilient as possible.

Provide assessment expertise that protects UK interests

Your work here will be pivotal to the UK's interests around the world. Using an array of tools and innovative thinking, you'll make sure that government IT systems meet all the current standards - and test them for vulnerabilities to deliver security at every level. From designing the approaches that identify software and infrastructure risks, to testing applications and virtual servers, to exploiting security vulnerabilities of storage and laptops, you'll not only keep government information safe, you'll shape the future of its IT systems.

Support security on a global scale

It goes without saying that relevant technical experience and public sector knowledge will be essential. But you'll be bridging technical and non-technical aspects of security here, so you'll need exceptional interpersonal and communications skills as well. Compliance monitoring and controls testing will be a key part of your focus. Communicating potential business impacts of vulnerabilities and advising on solutions to non-technical audiences will be just as important. You'll provide consultancy on the security aspects of our projects, promote security awareness and deliver coaching across the organisation. It means that your work will have an enormous impact. And your tenacity, approachability and team focus will come into their own. We're committed to customer service, reliability and responsiveness and we pride ourselves on being easy to work with - you will too.

Be part of something even bigger

You'll be supporting the security of our whole organisation and the UK - and, in return, we'll support you too. 

As well as the excellent benefits, including a Civil Service pension, there will be incredible variety day-to-day, because our work will provide you with some unique and complex challenges. Finally, there's that sense of purpose: using your skills to maintain a business that helps protect people, information and assets all around the world. In short, it's your job, bigger.

All our employees have to be security cleared before being appointed, so you will need to undergo a vetting process as part of your application. This role requires you to go through Developed Vetting (DV). You can find out more about vetting on our website.

To apply for the role, please click apply now.

Closing date: 15th November 2021

It takes a diverse team to protect a diverse world. 

The vital work we do takes an incredible community of colleagues, with different skills, backgrounds, cultures and identities. We support every individual, so that you always know you're welcome and valued. It's what makes us a Disability Confident employer. And a Stonewall Diversity Champion. And Employers for Carers. And it's how you know you're joining an inspiring, inclusive organisation.