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Cyber Security Analyst

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Job summary


The salary for this role is between £26,995 - £ 29,776 plus a  DDaT allowance of £4k after 9 months

Dundee and Glasgow
Around 37.00 per week
Closing Date
20 August 2021 at midnight
Employment Type
Permanent Employee

Eligible Grades – All
Location – Dundee House, 50 North Lindsay Street, Dundee, DD1 4QX or 220 High Street, Glasgow, G4 0QW
Further Information – Staff on any working pattern may apply

Social Security Scotland, an Executive Agency of the Scottish Government, is the largest and most complex IT and digital change programme since devolution. With a lifetime budget of over £300m, delivering a social security system that will support the people of Scotland for decades to come. Due to the demands of this exciting programme of work, the Agency is currently experiencing rapid growth and we require more incredible digital, security and technology experts to join us, including the role of Cyber Security Analyst.

As a Cyber Security Analysts you will be responsible for protecting the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information and information systems used by government and Partners Across Government. The Cyber Security Analyst will support the Digital Risk & Security branch as a member of the protective monitoring team, investigating and responding to security incidents. The Cyber Security Analyst will also assist with identifying, developing and testing new security alerts.

We aim to develop within Social Security Scotland, a positive and inclusive culture, which supports our people to flourish, by embedding a working environment where we all treat each other with dignity and respect, and recognise each other's contributions.

Essential Criteria
1. You will have a broad and up to date knowledge of cyber security, from a relevant degree or equivalent training and experience.
2. You will have good analytical skills with the capability to scrutinise issues and draw conclusions.
3. You will have experience of working in a team.
4. You have excellent organisation skills.

Improving Performance
Analysis and Use of Evidence
Communications and Engagement

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 as well as a personal device of choice with an account registered to the 'Webex' app by which you can 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 undertake the interview. This will then ensure that there are no issues incurred during the interview.

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 for this post, you will need to submit a CV (no longer than 2 pages), and a personal statement.
Your CV should be tailored to reflect the skills and experience relevant for this role, paying particular attention to the essential criteria. Your personal statement should be no longer than 750 words.
Both the CV and the personal statement must be combined into a single document as the system can only accept a single document upload per application.
Failure to submit a single combined document (2 page CV and 750 word personal statement) may mean the panel only have limited information on which to assess your application against the criteria, and could impact any potential invite to interview.
If you are successful and receive an invitation to interview, the interview will be based around the competencies noted on this advert.

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Amanda Gorry who can be reached via Amanda.gorry@socialsecurity.gov.scot.

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


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