Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S)
Job description for Cyber Security Consultant
Are you a Cyber Security Consultant looking to support decision making across the life-cycle of multiple complex projects? At Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S), we currently have several exciting opportunities for Cyber Security Consultants to work within our Internal Technical Support (ITS) team.
We provide specialist security and information assurance support to a huge variety of projects including Challenger 3 and other military platforms. This covers combat aircraft and armoured vehicles to submarines, aircraft carriers and land-based communications. DE&S ensures the UK military have access to equipment with world leading capabilities that is resilient to cyber-attacks. This team makes a big difference to projects integral to supporting our Armed Forces!
Our team works closely with clients across a range of delivery teams as intelligent decision makers and subject matter experts (SMEs). Working within this demanding, fast-moving, and ever-changing environment, we offer great opportunities to develop your skills and knowledge with us to build a career in Cyber. You will be empowered to provide guidance and advice on areas including information risk management, architecture development, security accreditation, threat investigation, cryptography and information technology assessment within agreed time frames and budgets.
Hear from Cyber Security Consultant Frances – “As a new recruit I have been welcomed into the team and am already given the opportunity to contribute to interesting and challenging projects, with support from senior staff.”
We are keen to attract, develop and retain Cyber Resilience specialists, therefore we will support and encourage your development in the following areas:
Cyber Security Consultants can choose their permanent workstation from the list below:
Please be advised that due to the nature of security, these roles are reserved for sole UK Nationals only.
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Responsibilities for Cyber Security Consultant
To be successful with your application, you’ll need to show that you meet the following essential criteria:
In addition to the responsibilities above, the following technical competences and behaviours will be assessed at interview:
We believe in creating an inclusive environment where our people can grow, thrive, and be their authentic selves. We value diversity of thought and the ways in which it enriches our culture and our work. So whether you’re looking for a new opportunity, a next step, or a helping hand as you return from a career break, here you’ll find a supportive, family-friendly organisation to be a part of. And if you need any assistance with your application, just let us know.
Selection process details
Your application will go through the following stages of assessment:
1. Pre-sift – We will check that you meet any essential or eligibility criteria that are listed in the Person Specification section of this advert. On your CV, please clearly show how you meet the essential criteria.
2. Sift – Your CV will be assessed against the following categories, using a simple numerical scoring system: Key Achievements; Relevant Experience; Applied Knowledge and Skills
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3. Interview – If you’re invited to interview, you’ll be assessed against the Sift categories listed above, as well as the Technical Competences and Behaviours listed in the Person Specification section of this advert.
Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview.
Ready to join us as a Cyber Security Consultant? Apply today.