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Cyber Security Principal Consultant

Posted: 4 Jul 2022 Closes: 17 Jul 2022
Leeds or Exeter Band 8C - £78,796 - £91,048 (Which is inclusive of a 20% Recruitment and Retention Premium)
Permanent & Full-time NHS_2174

About the role

NHS Digital is a growing Organisation and as such, we will be using this campaign to appoint to multiple vacancies, across multiple teams, both now and for the next 6 months. It is an exciting time to join this profession and NHS Digital.

At NHS Digital, we believe in improving lives through data and technology. We engineer digital health and care services and solutions, using our technical expertise to drive beneficial change at pace, without compromising on user experience, privacy, and confidentiality.

During the pandemic, NHS Digital has played a crucial role, working around the clock to deliver data and insight used by key decision makers to tackle the pandemic and to plan for recovery.

With a new CEO and Executive Director of Security, we are entering an exciting phase in our development as a trusted delivery partner to the NHS and all those who rely on the unparalleled breadth and depth of the critical services it provides.

An extraordinary health and care service deserves exceptional talent to support its delivery.

This is a new senior role within our security function.

The role

In this role of Cyber Security Principal Consultant, you will be primarily focused on the provision of expert cyber security consultative advice and guidance to those responsible for delivering NHS Digital products and services.

You will build strong working relationships with teams within NHS Digital, as well as suppliers and security providers. You will lead the team collaboratively, using your experience and deep knowledge of security services.

This is an exciting position offering you the opportunity to support the delivery of world class services which have a direct positive impact on our Society; all within a flexible, caring organisation which puts its people at its heart.

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About you

Some of the skills and experience we're looking for:
  • proven experience of delivering security consulting services.
  • delivering transformative security capabilities within a diverse, complex operating environment and technology landscape.
  • Developing and maintaining security policies and standards.
  • track record of delivering collaboratively, building exemplary stakeholder relationships both internally and with external partners.
  • your people-focused nature, using your open communication and leadership skills to develop a world-class team.
You can find out more about the technical requirements of the role in the attached role profile, however, we encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and abilities. Don't worry if you don't meet all the criteria we've suggested - knowledge and experience you've gained in other ways might make us think about the role differently.


What's in it for you


  • a role as part of a dynamic team using data and digital technology to transform health and care
  • a range of opportunities to build your experience in an environment where your
    work has a direct and positive impact
  • a real commitment to your personal and professional development with access
    to a broad range of learning opportunities
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About us

NHS Digital is a great place to work. What we do matters.

Our outstanding teams are passionate about technology and public service, making use of everyone's skills to improve people's lives.

We collaborate to deliver world class tech and intelligence, so come and join us. We are committed to sustainability, diversity and inclusion; our people are at the heart of what we do.

Find out about the amazing work we do by visiting our website: https://digital.nhs.uk/about-nhs-digital

Find further information on the current work we are undertaking meeting the challenges of the pandemic here: https://digital.nhs.uk/coronavirus

Why you should apply

We value the different experiences our people bring to their work at NHS Digital. We're working to create an environment where everyone can make a full contribution no matter their background, identity, or circumstances.

Which means, we encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and abilities.

Our work matters. You matter.

What we offer you:
  • we're moving to a hybrid working approach which offers you an informal, flexible way of blending home and office working
  • flexible working opportunities - we value and respect the diversity of our employees, and applications from prospective candidates who require flexible working arrangements are welcomed; these include part-time hours, job sharing, flexible hours and part-remote set ups
  • 27 days annual leave increasing to 33 days with service
  • ability to buy and sell annual leave
  • a generous pension (with our contribution equal to 20.6% of your earnings)
  • NHS Discounts including shops, restaurants, gym, mobile phones, and insurance
  • employee benefit schemes including our Season Ticket Loan, Car Lease and Bike to Work schemes

Next steps

Applicants who are shortlisted for interview will be contacted by email andasked to undertake a remote security skills test week commencing 18thJuly 2022 prior to a remote interview taking place via MicrosoftTeams, provisional dates are Tuesday 26th and Wednesday 27thJuly 2022.

To view further information please see the attached role profile.

This post is not exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. We only ask applicants to disclose convictions which are not yet spent / unspent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Following an offer of employment, we will carry out a Basic Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check as part of the pre-employment check process.

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