This is your chance to defend the UK Parliament from malicious cyber activities. Using state-of-the-art technologies and security tools, you'll lead our Response and Monitoring team at the Cyber Security Operations Centre (CSOC). Guiding this highly-skilled digital team in their protective monitoring and incident-response activities, you'll anticipate and mitigate issues before they arise - and if an incident does occur, you'll keep the team calm and focused as they tackle the problem.
With an interesting array of projects to work on, it will be your job to evaluate the service that we are currently offering (including using penetration testing to identify vulnerabilities) and put measures in place to improve this wherever relevant. As an inspirational leader, you'll also:
Provide a technical and management escalation point, finding solutions for the technical response and monitoring staff.
Communicate with a broad range of senior stakeholders and be responsible for defining the vision, principles and strategy for incident response.
Review high-priority or high-complexity analysis of security event data to manage security incident response, making key decisions and advising senior stakeholders.
Lead organisational incident response exercises. This will include coordinating initiatives in both Houses.
Contribute to the organisation's response policies and processes to meet the needs in line with appropriate standards and frameworks.
Have access to a range of training platforms for continuous learning and development, and the opportunity to shape training needs for the team.
What You Need
This is a great opportunity to join a friendly and collaborative team who place great value on working together to deliver exceptional results. To be equal to the challenge, you will need to have:
The ability to lead a Security Operations Centre (SOC), developing and inspiring staff, strategy development for incident response and monitoring functions, implementing roadmaps and planning prioritising work.
Sound judgement and decision-making skills, with a 'hands-on', problem solving approach whilst being able to remain calm under pressure and take control of incidents.
The ability to use analytical and investigative techniques including intelligence analysis, predictive research, root cause analysis and vulnerability report analysis
Exceptional influencing and communication skills
UK Parliament is steeped in history and tradition. It is an important part of UK life and we need to ensure as many people as possible can engage with its work. This is why we are at the start of a huge transformation programme powered by technology. The Parliamentary Digital Service (PDS) works with the House of Commons and the House of Lords with all their IT and digital needs. We are here to realise the digital ambitions of a modern Parliament and welcome you to join us in building a digital democracy.
Please refer to our Candidate Information Pack for a full list of our benefits which include:
up to 35 days annual leave in addition to bank holidays
generous maternity pay policy up to 6 months full pay
great pension scheme options (contributory and non-contributory)
on-site subsidised gym, nursery, catering, post office, travel office and GP
flexible options including hybrid working and family friendly policies
How To Apply
Please make sure you're clear on the requirements of the role. These can be found in the Job Description and Candidate Information Pack. You will need to upload a CV and show how you meet criterion 2,4,5. Our application process is anonymous, so please remove any personal information from your CV.
Apply By: 24th November 2023 at 23:55
Interviews: 5th/6th December
Format: Panel Interview (Remote)
For our people, we provide an amazing opportunity to bring their talents to an institution that sits right at the heart of society in the UK. We are helping to change UK Parliament and strengthen democracy. What matters here is your potential for growth and your commitment to playing your part in our ongoing success.
We are passionate about providing an environment which promotes inclusion, diversity and equality. Regardless of your age, gender, ethnicity, beliefs or any of the other things that make you, you. We welcome applications from people who feel under-represented in the workforce. This includes those who may feel disadvantaged because of their socioeconomic circumstances.