Cybersecurity Consultant at H M Revenue & Customs (HMRC), UK, 9 Months, £Contract Rate

  • Contract Spy
  • United Kingdom
  • Jul 04, 2024
6 Months or more Information Technology

Contract Description

9 month contract role

Hybrid working from one of our Regional Centres
SC clearance must be already in place

The Role 

As a Senior Cyber Security Professional leading service delivery within Cyber GSeC, you will play a key role in improving the cyber security posture of His Majesty’s Government. Championing the outcomes of the Government Cyber Security Strategy you will oversee the design, implementation, uptake, and continued improvement of Cyber Security best practice and Cyber GSeC services that provide tangible improvement to the cyber security of Lead Government Departments and their underlying ALBs. You may also be required to contribute to other outcomes of HMRC’s Cyber Security Technical Services function.

You will be assigned to one of our technical services, delivering against dedicated milestones. You will be confident in your ability to engage at senior levels across the UK security community and will be expected to be involved in our engagement with a wide range of key stakeholders that may include the Government Security Group (GSG), National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and the Central Digital and Data Office (CDDO). 

The core element of the Senior Cyber Security Professional role will be to provide targeted, expert and risk-based technical security advice and guidance across the breadth of HM Government. The successful candidate will be able to evidence their technical skills and experience in cyber security fields relevant to the services we deliver.

Responsibilities can include:

• Delivering outcomes against one of our service lines in support of the Government Cyber Security Strategy (GCSS).

• The development, implementation, delivery, and continuous improvement of Cyber GSeC advice and guidance services across circa 400 government organisations, ensuring alignment to relevant cyber security standards and architectural requirements.

• Selecting suitable security techniques, tools, and test strategies to confirm compliance with relevant HMG security standards, providing suggested remediation actions.

• Leading the development of Security Principles, Policies and Technical Standards aligned to business context and risk appetites and curating communication campaigns for a wide range of stakeholders to encourage an improved cyber security stance and the uptake of Cyber GSeC services.

• Supporting the delivery of balanced and efficient cyber security risk management decisions, identifying vulnerabilities and resolutions in sophisticated technical environments.

• Recognising when security measures impact on users or business needs, providing targeted and expert advice to inform business decision making, and handle partner concerns.

• Identifying, raising, and advancing cyber risks in keeping with HMG risk appetite and delivering effective cyber services from our catalogue, while supporting Secure by Design and the security lifecycle.

• Research, identify, validate, and lead the adoption of new technologies and methodologies and engage with and contribute to a wider security technology and tooling strategy providing direction to the organisation and HMG.


Essential Criteria

At application and interview, you must demonstrate intensive experience of:

• Minimum 3-5 years’ experience working as a Cyber Security Consultant or IT Security Consultant

• Demonstrate intensive senior stakeholder management across partner organisations, clients, and suppliers, using strong communication skills to communicate effectively at all levels to technical and non-technical audiences.

• Security and privacy risks and associated threats with a solid understanding of key considerations such as confidentiality, integrity, availability, non-repudiation, and privacy.

• Successful delivery of security aspects of major projects, demonstrating professional credibility and authority.

• Crafting and conveying information security and risk management guidance aligned to corporate risk appetite across several enterprises.

• Working with leading standards such as NIST, ISO, CIS, and Cyber Essentials

• Extensive experience in security assurance

Please ensure your CV clearly demonstrates how you meet these essential criteria.

Desirable Qualifications

It is desirable that candidates hold some relevant qualifications.

Relevant IT Security qualifications include (but are not limited to):

• NCSC Certified Cyber Professional (CCP)

• Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP)

• Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP)

• Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)

Please note that SC Clearance is required for this position.