Cyber Security Specialist

University of Essex - IT Services (Infrastructure)

The Role and Duties

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a permanent, full-time Cyber Security Specialist to advise and deliver the best technological information security solutions at the University of Essex – a world class University with outstanding teaching (Teaching Excellence Framework – Gold) and ground-breaking research.

Qualifications and Skills

The successful applicant will have the technical expertise to deal with a broad range of cyber security threats and be able to provide guidance to enable business and system owners and individuals to meet their information security responsibilities. With substantial experience of systems design and administration within a large organisation, the post holder will have a proven track record in improving cyber security through security architecture, systems and controls.

Excellent communication skills will be required to enable you to explain technological concepts to all audiences and at times influence others including senior managers. You will have highly developed analytical skills, as well as a degree and CISSP or equivalent, problem solving abilities and strive to continually improve the customer experience.

The post is based in Colchester but the Cyber Security Specialist’s responsibilities apply to the entire University: all campuses, all parts of the University’s organisational structures, and all members.

At the University of Essex internationalism is central to who we are and what we do. We are committed to being a cosmopolitan, internationally-oriented university that is welcoming to staff and students from all countries and a university where you can find the world in one place.

Please visit our website ( ) for a full job description, person specification and more information relating to this post. We recommend you read this information carefully before making an application.  Applications should be made on-line, but if you would like advice or help in making an application, or need information in a different format, please telephone the Resourcing Team (01206 874693/873521).

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