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Cyber Specialist

Reference: MAY20211135
Expiry date: 23:59, 11 June 2021
Location: London
Salary: £65,000.00 - £70,000.00 Per Annum
Benefits: Competitive benefits
Attachments: CyberSpecialist-CandidateInformationPack.pdf

Join Police Digital Service as Cyber Specialist

Police Digital Service is looking for a Cyber Specialist to play a key role in the Cyber Services Team, ensuring secure solutions are delivered into National Policing.


About Police Digital Service

We exist to harness the power of digital, data and technology to enable UK policing to better protect the communities it serves. Ours is a team of experts in commercial services, technical assurance, data, digital transformation and innovation, with a unique experience in policing and national programme delivery


Why Join us?

  • Balance is important and we want you to take time off to recharge – so we offer 28 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays, rising to 29 days after 2 years of service, and 30 days after 3 years of service.
  • We care about your well-being – we have an employee assistance programme that offers not just welfare benefits and counselling at the end of a telephone line but also discounts.
  • We want to help you plan for the future – so we offer an excellent pension scheme and life assurance cover.
  • We want you to be able to put your mind at rest regarding your health – offering remote GP, mental health and physiotherapy appointments via video consultation.

Key Responsibilities


  • Support the Cyber Delivery Manager, providing specialist advice, reporting and assurance to principal stakeholders within PDS, Policing, Home Office, APCC, NPCC and IMORCC.
  • Support implementation of the PDS Cyber Services strategy, roadmaps and business plans, bids and business cases to ensure that PDS, PDS CS and Police Forces achieve their short, medium and long-term objectives.
  • Monitor security, technological, social and scientific trends that could influence the National Policing policy and consulting approach and provision of Cyber services.
  • Ensure that outcomes and benefits are maximised from all people, process and technology investments as part of the PDS role in leading delivery for the National Digital Policing Strategy 2020-30.
  • Advise on necessary technical and procedural governance, control systems, standards and procedures to ensure that decision making for policy and consultancy activities meet business objectives and comply with all legal, regulatory and policy standards, requirements and/or directives, at local and national levels.
  • Forge strong relationships with National Policing Programme personnel and key PDS stakeholders across Policing, enabling effective implementation of all cyber specialist activities in support of their corporate objectives.
  • Provide technical architectural input and recommendations to the Security Design Authority and IS&R groups in reviewing and reporting risks to provide clear visibility of local and national risk exposure to policing.
  • Provide direction, oversight and guidance to security consultancy subcontractors in the provision of security advice, secure solutions and risk identification and quantification for National Policing projects and programmes
  • Use your experience to proactively provide specialist security advice to representatives of PDS and National policing in line with the demands of the Strategic Portfolio.


What you need to succeed in the role

Essential experience

  • Degree in a technology discipline (Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Cyber Security or equivalent) or significant relevant experience.
  • Industry recognised certifications (CISSP, CCSP, SABSA, TOGAF, NCSC Certified Cyber Professional (CCP) SIRA, IA Architect) or equivalent experience.
  • A minimum of 3 years of proven IT/Information security and risk consulting experience in large organisations with complex security and compliance requirements.
  • Proven experience of delivering security in one or more of the following cloud service provider environments: Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP).
  • Experience in defining and/or implementing security controls across multiple layers of the IT architecture stack.
  • Experience in the production of or input to design documentation (HLDs, LLDs, blueprints etc.), supporting cloud architecture design, implementation, operations, and automation in Azure AWS and GCP.
  • Strong knowledge and ability to demonstrate the use of the NIST Cyber Security Framework, mapping and translating NIST Cyber Security Controls to other frameworks such as ISO27001 and CIS Top 20 controls, including understanding of the Azure Cloud Adoption Framework.
  • Significant experience of designing, architecting and delivering cyber solutions within in a large complex multi-faceted organisation, in consulting roles.
  • Demonstrate a track record of developing strong working relationships with a wide number of stakeholders, particularly in managing expectations across many disparate customers, supplier and stakeholder groups.

Desirable experience

  • Experience of Defence, ‘Blue Light’ and/or Government organisation governance.
  • Experience of managing subcontractors providing technical consulting teams.
  • Experience with Strategic thinking, Systems thinking, six sigma or similar business improvement techniques.
  • Proven operations, cyber and security domain knowledge in terms of systems and applications development, from ideation through to operational delivery.


Working Arrangements

Currently the entire Company is working remotely.  We expect that, once government advice changes, a hybrid working arrangement will be implemented for this role, enabling the job holder to split their time between the office and their home.