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Cyber Security Practitioner

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Recruiter: Met Office
Listed on: 6th May
Location: Exeter
Salary/Rate: £24146 - £26641
Type: Permanent
Start Date: 06/05/2022

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Our reward package
We're hiring a Cyber Security Practitioner based in Exeter HQ with hybrid remote working.
Your total reward package is potentially worth up to £36420.00 annually, which includes basic salary, RRA, potential corporate bonus and employer pension contributions.
As our Cyber Security Practitioner, your starting salary will be £24146.00 and you will have opportunities to progress to £26641.00 over time.
You will receive a Recruitment Retention Allowance (RRA) of £2500.00 per annum paid quarterly, pro-rated from the date of taking up the appointment This role will qualify for an RRA allowance from 1st April 2022 to 31st March 2024.
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
The weather. It impacts all of us, all the time. But for some people, those impacts can mean real suffering. Landslides, floods, snowfall, and other extreme weather events can cost lives.
At the Met Office, we can't control the weather, but we can try to forecast these life changing events and help to reduce the impacts by allowing people time to prepare. We're great at doing this already, but we can be better, and that's why we need your help.
The UK Government has invested heavily in Met Office IT, with a £1.2B investment in a new supercomputer capability that will help us to increase our forecasting capability, but IT is only as good as the teams that can exploit it.
A career at the Met Office opens a wealth of opportunities to not only work with world class partners, such as Microsoft, ESRI, Amazon and many others, but also to challenge them to create solutions for Met Office problems.
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're the Met Office, come and join us and help us to make a difference.
Job Purpose
To support the Cyber Security Governance, Risk and Assurance Manager by working with the Cyber Security and Resilience Team and its customers to ensure the effective management of cyber risks and the associated controls such as policies, standards and technologies.
Essential Qualifications, Skills & Abilities

Fast learner with an aptitude for quickly understanding and solving problems and knowing when to seek help.
Effective planning, communication with users and colleagues.
A real enthusiasm for working in cyber security with a drive to develop your skills.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills with the confidence to inform, engage and influence at all levels of the organisation.

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:

awareness of cyber security policies and standards
Awareness of cyber security risk management
Evidence of implementing changes in working practices
Understanding of project management concepts

How to apply
Click the link below and attach your CV as well as a Cover Letter which details how you meet each of the essential and desirable criteria. Closing date 22/05/2022 at 23:59 with interviews commencing from 13/06/2022 . 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. GOLD