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Senior Cyber Security Analyst

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Job summary

Grade B2: £31,266 - £35,813
DDaT Pay Supplement* £4,000 per annum pro rata.
Around 37.00 per week
Closing Date
22 October 2021 at midnight
IRC82760 E2
Employment Type
Permanent Employee

We are currently seeking applications for a Senior Cyber Security Analyst within the National Records of Scotland based in Edinburgh. This is a permanent and pensionable appointment and new entrants will normally start on the minimum of the pay range. Candidates with a disability who meet the essential criteria below will be invited to the assessments.

Ddat Pay Supplement
This post attracts a £4,000 Digital Data and Technology (DDaT) pay supplement after a 9 months competency qualifying period. Pay supplements are temporary payments designed to address recruitment and retention issues caused by market pressures and are subject to regular review.

The National Records of Scotland (NRS) is a Non-Ministerial Department (NMD) within the Scottish Administration. It is headed by a Chief Executive who fulfils the role of two non-ministerial office-holders, the Registrar General for Scotland and the Keeper of the Records of Scotland. It was established on 1 April 2011, following the amalgamation of the General Register Office for Scotland and the National Archives of Scotland.

Qualifications Required
A degree in Cyber Security or Technology is expected, with equivalent experience considered.
Other qualifications equivalent to these may also be acceptable, if you are in any doubt please contact to discuss.
Please note: If you fail to demonstrate how you meet the minimum qualifications as stated above, your application will be automatically sifted out.

Essential Criteria
1. High level knowledge and understanding of the internal and external cyber security risks to IT systems, services and data storage.
2. Demonstrable experience of working with cyber security technologies such as security monitoring, vulnerability detection, privilege access management, penetration testing, sandboxing etc.
3. Knowledge and understanding of Government and International Security standards, e.g. HMG Security Policy Framework, and ISO 27001 (Information Security Standard), PSN accreditation requirements, Sarbanes-Oxley (SOx), CBEST, PCI etc.
4. The ability to analyse, interpret and apply complex technical information.

Further Information
For further information on this vacancy please download and review the “Person Specification and Further Information for Job Applicants” which you will find below.

To apply, please submit a CV outlining your relevant skills and experience for the role (no more than 2 sides of A4) and a personal statement (of no more than 750 words).

When considering how your experience relates to the role, please tailor your CV and personal statement to reflect the role and the essential skills/criteria as described in the job description/person specification via this website before the closing date. Your CV and personal statement should be one document.

Important Information Regarding Interviews
In recognition of the Scottish Government's ongoing measures and guidance in its response to Covid-19 (Coronavirus), we would like to advise applicants that a decision has been taken that all interviews must be conducted in a virtual/remote setting.
In order to facilitate this new way of working, we are asking all applicants to ensure that they have a suitable space to complete the virtual interview. In addition, a personal device of choice, which has the Skype for Business application downloaded.  This will allow candidates to undertake the interview/assessment if selected. We are also asking you to ensure that your personal Wi-Fi/Broadband capacity will be sufficient to carry both audio and video feeds.

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Gary Stewart who can be reached at Gary.Stewart@nrscotland.gov.uk.

If you experience any difficulties accessing our website or completing the online application form, please contact Recruitment@gov.scot. 


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