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Information and Cyber Security Officer

Job summary

Grade B3: £39,312- £47,065
DDaT Pay Supplement* £4,000 per annum pro rata
Around 37.00 per week
Closing Date
06 October 2021 at midnight
Employment Type
Permanent Employee

We are currently seeking applications for two Information and Cyber Security Officers within Education Scotland based in Glasgow, Livingston, Dundee or Aberdeen. These are permanent and pensionable appointments 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
These posts attract a £4,000 DDaT pay supplement after a 9 months 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.

Education Scotland is the national improvement agency for Scottish education and an executive agency of the Scottish Government. Our role is to promote improvement through inspection and review, innovation and change, and providing support and challenge to the whole of the education system from early years to adult learning. We are committed to improving outcomes for all children, young people, adults and communities through a relentless focus on excellence and equity. The organisation has many programmes of work to deliver this vision, including lead responsibility for the Digital Learning and Teaching (DLT) programme and a transformation programme. These programmes have a wide range of internal and external customers and stakeholders many of whom are represented on the governance, advisory and supporting groups. These programmes deliver and support a range of new and evolving services and establishes and operates a number of technology related contractual arrangements for its growing customer and user base. This includes Glow, the national online platform for education. This is a fast moving and exciting area of work which offers lots of opportunity for working across many digital services and technologies.

These are exciting new roles within Education Scotland where you will be instrumental in helping to drive forward the implementation of an ambitious Information and Cyber Security programme. Working with the Head of Information Security, the Technical Delivery Team and Digital Services, amongst others, you will help ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of corporate digital systems and Glow, the national Digital Learning platform for schools which has over one million provisioned users.

You will also help to support the design and implementation of cyber security controls and measures for transformative projects within Education Scotland. These are high impact roles which offer the successful candidates the opportunity of making a strong and significant impact to the benefit hundreds of thousands of learners and teachers across Scotland.

Essential Criteria
1. Demonstrable knowledge of Information Security standards such as ISO27001 and NIST 800-53.
2. Understanding of the internal and external information security risks and administrative, physical and technical controls to mitigate against these.
3. Experience of providing information security advice and leading on the implementation of Information Security projects.
4. Knowledge of current legislation including the Data Protection Act 2018 and the GDPR.

Nationality Requirements
This job is broadly open to the following groups:
• UK nationals
• nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UKs
• nationals of the Republic of Ireland
• nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with (or eligible for) status under the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)
• relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service
• relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil Service
• certain family members of the relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals

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 learn more about this opportunity, please contact Antony Bernstein at Antony.Bernstein@educationscotland.gov.scot

To apply for these posts, 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.

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 either 'Microsoft Teams' or 'Webex' applications by which you can undertake the interview/assessment if selected. Should you be invited to interview, you will be told which platform the event will take place on. 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.

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

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