Cyber Security Risk Manager Lead

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1st May




£41,725 - £45,257



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We're looking for an exceptional Cyber Security Risk Manager Lead to help us make a difference to our planet.

As our Cyber Security Risk Manager Lead, the job may be suitable for hybrid working, which is where an employee works part of the week in the office and part of the week from home. This is a voluntary, non-contractual arrangement and the location advertised will be your contractual place of work.

Our opportunity is full time, 37 hours per week, but we would also consider applicants wishing to work less and we will also try our best to consider those intending to work a job share. Our people are at the heart of what we do and we'll do our best to agree a working pattern that works for everyone.

World changing work

From science to technology, from meteorology to management, and from planning to communication, our expertise helps us stand out as the authority on weather accuracy and climate prediction. We help individuals, industries and government to make better decisions to stay safe and thrive. This is the Met Office. This is who we are.

  • We're a force for good - focusing on our environmental and social impact
  • We're experts by nature - always learning and developing to do things better
  • We live and breathe it - putting our purpose at the heart of decision-making
  • We're better together - understanding partnerships and inclusivity make us greater
  • We keep evolving - pushing boundaries to make tomorrow better for our customers

Your world of expertise

As a Cyber Security Risk Lead working across the Cyber Security Architecture and Supply Chain Cyber Security teams you will be able to identify, understand, and offer appropriate solutions to mitigate cyber-related risks. Enabling service owners, project managers, and contract managers to make well informed, risk-based decisions.

Key Duties

  • Autonomously undertaking cyber risk management activities for projects, services, and third party suppliers.
  • Leading the evaluation of business-supporting cyber security needs, undertake cyber security related risk assessments, conduct threat modelling, and ensure activities are consistent with applicable regulations and legislation.
  • Providing advice to a range of stakeholders on how to remedy identified risks by proportionately applying security capabilities, using published guidance, standards, and drawing on a range of experts as well as personal expertise.
  • Providing expert cyber security advice that highlights cyber security related risks, so service owners can make well-informed, and auditable decisions.

Why join us

Our work is life-changing, often life-saving and always life-enhancing. The Met Office is accredited as a 'Great Place to Work UK 2023' and in addition has achieved a place on both the UK's 'Best Workplaces in Tech' and 'Best Workplaces for Women' lists.

As our Cyber Security Risk Manager Lead, your total reward package will be up to £63,639 annually, which includes:

  • £41,725 base pay
  • An outstanding Civil Service pension, with an average employer contribution of 27%
  • Recruitment Retention Allowance - you will be paid £6,000 per annum as a market supplement to reflect the demand for your skills. Whilst in post, you will be paid this market driven allowance from April 2024 until September 2025 in your monthly pay
  • 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

Essential Criteria, skills and experience:

  • Expert by nature - Demonstrable experience in the application of cyber security risk management to enable appropriate and secure business outcomes.
  • Keep evolving - You keep abreast of cyber security developments and can apply your gained knowledge to new or existing problems.
  • Better together - Evidence of developing effective relationships to support security outcomes across a wide range of stakeholders.

How to apply

If you share our values, we'd love to hear from you. Apply below using your CV and a Cover Letter/Supporting Statement with evidence against each of the essential criteria. We recommend candidates use the CARL method (Context, Action, Result and Learning) for presenting evidence of experience and skills.

Closing date Sunday 19/05/2024 at 23:59 with first stage interviews commencing from 27/05/2025. You will hear from us once the closing date has passed.

How we can help

If you are considering applying and need support 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 Scheme. To be invited to interview/assessment under this scheme, your application must meet the essential criteria for the role.

We understand that great minds don't always think alike and as an equal opportunities employer we welcome 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. We require Security clearance, for which you need to have resided in the UK for at least 3 of the last 5 years to be eligible. You will need to achieve full security clearance within your first 6 months with us.

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