Cyber Security Advisor

United Kingdom
Jun 12, 2017
Jun 23, 2017
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
The Role
You are an enterprising, experienced, innovative problem solver who wants to thrive within a like-minded team. The team is on an evolving journey driving the next phase of our Cyber Security defence implementation. We have a highly complex environment that hosts and facilitates world class research that places the University of Southampton into the top 1% of universities across the world.

You will directly support the vision that Cyber Security is a core service to the University in the protection of its information and its assets, you will relish solving real world challenges by proactive and consultative working. You will be working within the framework of Information Security management based upon ISO 27001 and also CIS’s Critical Security Controls. The opportunity to build a broad base of security skills and techniques in addition to gaining experience in increasing the security posture of the University will provide for a satisfying and rewarding career

The University will be undertaking a significant shift in its protection arrangements for Cyber Security and privacy protection requirements and this position represents a significant and rewarding opportunity for assisting in that change.

The Person

You will bring to the role your relevant knowledge and experience of IT Security best practice including; a background in Network Support or Security with ideally experience of configuration, risk management and support.

Your skills would be supported by a demonstrable understanding and experience across IT Security or Operations which may include firewalls, security standards, processes and policies within a large and diverse environment.

Your ability to understand and apply data protection frameworks which may include ISO 27001, CSC Critical Security Controls, and PCI DSS which have significant added value to the University would complement your structured thinking and working approach.

Vulnerability scanning techniques and mitigation methods would ideally be something you have had experience or exposure to and if not be able to demonstrate the ability to acquire.

Your responsiveness to actual or potential security incidents and breaches would be an opportunity to demonstrate your commitment to cyber security and the role itself. Your ability to reflect and propose improvements to avoid future incidents would be your instinctive response.


You will be a self-motivated and dynamic individual who is able to challenge and influence others, develop and maintain collaborative working relations across IT and non IT departments; your high level, proven inter-personal and communication skills are essential and demonstrable.

Application procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Suzanne Stone (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 4043. Please quote reference 866217JF-R on all correspondence.

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