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Cyber Defence Team Lead

Job summary

£38541 - £46599
Dundee and Glasgow
Around 37.00 per week
Closing Date
10 February 2021 at midnight
IRC85645 E
Employment Type
Permanent Employee

We are currently seeking applications for a Cyber Defence Team Lead within the Social Security Scotland based in Dundee or Glasgow. 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 £4,000.00 DDaT pay supplement after a 9 month DDaT 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 Social Security is a Directorate of the Scottish Government. The Directorate sits within the Director General Organisational Development and Operations.
The Directorate is responsible for ensuring the safe and secure transition of benefits to be devolved to Scotland from the UK under the Scotland Act 2016. The Directorate is also responsible for new benefits created within the framework established by the Social Security (Scotland) Act 2018.
The Chief Digital Officer (CDO) division is one of five divisions in the Social Security Directorate.
CDO is delivering an ambitious digital programme to support the transfer of welfare powers to the Scottish Government, supporting the strategy of a leading digital organisation and ensuring Scotland becomes a leading digital nation.
The Social Security Scotland IT systems will be the largest, most complex IT programme of change since devolution. The team have started with an almost blank page and the IT spend over the course of the project is estimated at circa £190m.
The team is responsible for all of the architecture, technology, platforms, security, cloud infrastructure, capability and solutions that underpins Social Security Scotland, in delivering Scotland's first devolved welfare system.
From 1 April 2021, CDO will move from being in the Social Security Directorate, to become the technical delivery branch of Social Security Scotland.

Essential Criteria
1. Experience of managing a technical security function, ideally vulnerability management.
2. Thorough understanding of networking, infrastructure and application architectures both cloud based and on premise.
3. Comprehensive experience of applying government and international security standards, e.g. ISO 27001, Cyber Essentials etc.
4. Excellent verbal and written communication, with the ability to describe technical issues in a non-technical manner.

To apply for this post, you will need to provide the information requested below via the online application process. These must be combined into one document as the system can only accept a single document upload per application.
A CV (no longer than two pages) setting out your career history, with key responsibilities and achievements. Add to your CV your personal statement (no longer than 750 words) explaining why you consider your personal skills, qualities and experience suitable for this role, with particular reference to the criteria in the person specification.
Failure to submit a single combined document (CV and personal statement) will mean the panel only have limited information on which to assess your application against the criteria in the person specification.
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.' For further information on this post please contact Amanda Gorry at Amanda.Gorry@gov.scot.

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.

If you experience any difficulties accessing our website or completing the online application form, please contact the Resourcing Team on 0131 244 8500 or via recruitment@gov.scot.

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