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Cyber Security Operations Manager

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Recruiter: Met Office
Listed on: 22nd December 2021
Location: Exeter
Salary/Rate: £45,150 - £49,890
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

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Our reward package

We're hiring for a Cyber Security Operations Manager based in Exeter HQ with hybrid remote working.

As our Cyber Security Operations Manager , your starting salary will be £45150.00 and you will have opportunities to progress to £49890.00 over time.

You will receive a market forces supplement of £4500.00 per annum paid quarterly, pro-rated from the date of taking up the appointment to 31 March 2022 - this scheme is currently under review.

Your total reward package is potentially worth up to £68,111 annually, which includes basic salary, market forces supplement, potential corporate bonus and employer pension contributions.

Your package includes: - Outstanding Civil Service Pension - Flexible hours and homeworking - Annual Leave starting at 27.5 days (plus Bank Holidays) rising to 32.5 days (plus Bank Holidays) after 5 years and option to buy or sell up to 5 days per year of annual leave - Cycle to work scheme for the purchase of a bicycle and equipment for healthy, low carbon travel - Access to discounted shopping on a range of retail, leisure and lifestyle categories

Who we are

We provide critical weather services and world-leading climate science, to help people make better decisions to stay safe and thrive.

Our exceptional people deliver scientific, technological and operational expertise and provide critical services. Our people work together to deliver extraordinary impact, making us one of the most trusted forecasters in the world.

Our values - it's who we are: - We're a force for good - We're experts by nature - We live and breathe it - We're better together - We keep evolving

We are the Met Office, come and join us and help us to make a difference.

Job Purpose

The Cyber Security Operations Manage reports directly into the Chief Information Security Officer and has responsibility for day-to-day operational cyber security (security operations centre), security testing as well as working with the CISO on key strategic initiatives, managing the budget and Deputising when required.

As our Cyber Security Operations Manager , the key duties are:

  • Lead and manage the operational security capability (Cyber Security Operations Centre) and respond to operational information security incidents including day-to-day performance of cyber security
  • Manage and develop the cyber security function including training and awareness, vulnerability analysis and assessment, incident management, resolution, and protective monitoring.
  • Manage and develop the protective monitoring investment portfolio to ensure that investment cases are developed on appropriate timescales to support the overall information management strategy.
  • Along with the CISO, lead, manage and inspire the teams within the function to ensure delivery of corporate outcomes
  • Responsibility for day-to-day management and operation of the Cyber Security and Resilience budget
  • Lead on engagement with stakeholders, across the Met Office and work with external stakeholders to ensure successful exploitation and protection of information assets.
  • Introduce a programme of continual service improvement based on industry best practice

We operate an on-call roster in Technology to provide 24/7/365 support to respond to operational service requirements. This post may be part of an on-call roster and the postholder would be required to participate in an on-call roster where in operation. The hiring manager will be able to let you know if this applies to this job.

Essential Qualifications, Skills & Abilities

  1. Proven experience leading a security operations centre including protective monitoring tooling and incident response
  2. Excellent written and oral communication skills, able to influence and negotiate with people at all levels inside and outside the organisation
  3. A pragmatic approach to security risk management and experience of applying information security in a diverse business including collaborative research, corporate and critical operational services.
  4. In-depth knowledge of security concepts such as cyber-attacks and techniques, threat vectors, risk management, incident management
  5. CISSP, CISM, Degree in the Information Security field, or equivalent
  6. Familiarity with standard security frameworks and standards

Desirable Qualifications, Skills & Abilities

We encourage you to apply if you believe you meet our essential criteria, but your application will be even stronger if you have:

  1. Microsoft Security eco system security tooling, AWS and ELK
  2. Specialist SOC related professional certifications such as SANS GIAC/GCIH
  3. Experience of the Cabinet Office Minimum Cyber Security standard/Security Policy Framework

How to apply

Click the link below and attach your CV and a Cover Letter which evidences how you meet the essential criteria. Closing date 16/01/2022 at 23:59 with interviews commencing from 24/01/2022 . You will hear from us once the closing date has passed. Our interviews are taking place remotely via Microsoft Teams.

How we can help:

If you are considering applying and need assistance to do so, please contact us via . You can request adjustments either within your application or by contacting us. Should you be offered an interview, please be aware there may be a selection exercise which could include a presentation, written test or a scenario-based activity.

You can select in your application to be considered under the Disability Confident (Guaranteed Interview) Scheme. To be invited to interview/assessment under this scheme, your application must meet the essential criteria for the role.

We are an equal opportunities employer, welcoming applications from those with all protected characteristics. We recruit on merit, fairness, and open competition in line with the Civil Service Code.

We can only accept applications from those eligible to live and work in the UK - please refer to GOV.UK for information.This post requires you to gain Security Clearance. Developed Vetting may be required in the future due to the nature of the role.