Cyber Security Analyst - MID03154

at Midlothian Council
Location Midlothian House 40-46 Buccleuch Street, United Kingdom
Date Posted November 4, 2019
Category Digital
Job Type Full-time
Contract Type Fixed Term
Salary £30,001 - £40,000
Hours 36


Job Description

The importance of cyber resilience has never been greater. Digital technologies bring enormous opportunities for Scottish public services – but they also bring with them new threats and vulnerabilities that we must take decisive action to manage.

You must be customer focused and be able to balance security requirements with business needs while ensuring operational compliance with relevant legislation, regulation and security standards such as ISO27001, Cyber Essentials Plus, PSN, PCI DSS and GDPR.

You will undertake technical and security audits of in-house and hosted third party applications and systems to ensure that their security and integrity is fit for purpose

 Knowledge, Experience and skill set required

You must have an Honours degree or at least 5 years equivalent experience in a Cyber security type role.
A strong knowledge of cyber security, business continuity and technical compliance to support the implementation of compliance measures in a complex environment.
General understanding of the general legislative, compliance and regulatory environment that affects information governance.
Experience of working with a range of IT security technologies along with working within a regulatory and compliance environment.
Evidence of competence in project management, management reporting, analytical, numerical, presentational and interpersonal skills are essential.
Excellent communication and negotiation skills.
It is essential that you have a full driving license.

What you will get in return

Along with a competitive salary, you will have the opportunity to work in an exciting and dynamic environment.
Flexible working hours
Generous annual leave and public holiday entitlement
Access to the Local Government Pension scheme
Excellent career development and training opportunities Requirements

Position Title: Cyber Security Analyst

Position Number: RB0XX

Directorate: Resources

Location: Midlothian House

Contract Status: Fixed Term until Dec 2020

Hours of Work: 36

Weeks per year: 52

Please note that it is Midlothian Councils policy that successful applicants will be appointed to the first point on the salary scale.

Based on you working 36 hours over 52 weeks per year the minimum actual salary for this position is £34,376.18 per annum.

CLOSING DATE: 22nd November2019

INTERVIEW DATE: Proposed week beginning 9th Dec


The post is considered Regulated Work with Children under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007. Therefore, it is an offence to apply if you are barred from working with children.

Successful candidates will require PVG Scheme membership for Regulated work with Children. You will be required to join the Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check prior to commencing employment with Midlothian Council, the cost of which will be met by you.

For further information on the PVG Scheme please visit

The Individual

If you have difficulty applying for this post or in accessing attached documentation, or if you have a disability and reasonable adjustment is required, please call 0131 271 3063 to speak to a member of the Recruitment Team, stating the post reference number.

Midlothian Council is currently undergoing a period of transformation, changing and improving the way it delivers services in Midlothian. As a consequence, there are a number of existing employees for whom we are committed to seeking suitable alternative employment within the Council in accordance with our legal obligations. Candidates are advised that, for some vacancies, internal candidates in this situation will be interviewed before the wider selection pool and a slightly longer delay may be experienced before application outcomes can be advised to you. Thank you for your patience in this matter.

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