Organisation UKRI
Organisation Detail UK Research and Innovation - Central Services
Reference Number IRC250933
Location Swindon See on Map
Salary £30782
Date Posted 02 September 2019
Grade UKRI-Band D
Contract Type Open Ended
Hours Full Time
Closing Date 17 September 2019
Interview Date

Brief Description

Salary: £30,782
Grade: D
Contract Type: Open-Ended
Hours: Full Time
Closing Date: 17th September 2019
Interview Date: 15th October 2019
Location: Swindon (flexible)

Purpose of the role

  • Monitoring, compliance and support of Information Security operational delivery work within UKRI
  • Take responsibility for the resolution of Information Security incidents
  • Where relevant, lead cross Department teams or act as a CSIRT resource and assist with on-going investigations
  • Assists implementation of effective Information Security in accordance with Policy
  • Reviews the effectiveness of Information Security controls in accordance with UKRI Information Security Policies and system risk management
  • Contributes to development of Security Operating Procedures (SyOPs) for new IT systems
  • Supports the identification of improvements to Information Security Policies, Standards and Procedures, reflecting best practice and organisational experience, assisting with the tailoring of these to reflect business need, benefiting DD&T and UKRI
  • Provides advice on compliance with Information Security Policy, Standards and Procedures
  • Supporting a comprehensive and robust compliance regime throughout UKRI in respect of all Information Security Policies
  • Provides Information Security training and awareness
  • Alerts the risk owner to changes in system use that might affect the level of residual risk
  • Reports Information Security incidents or breaches of Information Security Policy in accordance with local procedures
  • Assists investigations into Information Security incidents, identify lessons to be learnt, preparing recommendations for Information Security improvements arising from such incidents, disseminating learning and supporting the embedding and implementation of improvements throughout the organisation
  • Monitor and backup Information Security tools and information as part of Business Continuity
  • Proactively review and monitor system and network logs in support of acceptable use of ICT systems, HR disciplinary cases and incidents; subject to relevant legislation
  • Proactively pursue, validate and report any system security loopholes, infringements and other issues
  • Take responsibility for the development of particular Information Security tools and applications
  • Develop, promote and expand the wider use of Information Security services within UKRI
  • Work with DD&T IT Leaders, Network Engineers and Architects through the implementation phases of service development to provide authoritative advice and direction with regard to Information Security.

Organization Description

UK Research and Innovation is a new entity that brings together nine partners to create an independent organisation with a strong voice for research and innovation, and a vision to ensure the UK maintains its world-leading position in research and innovation. More information can be found at

The Science and Technology Facilities Council is a world-leading multi-disciplinary science organisation, and our goal is to deliver economic, societal, scientific and international benefits to the UK and its people – and more broadly to the world.

Shortlisting criteria

  • CISMP qualification or willingness to obtain within 6 months
  • Good O Level or GCSE qualifications
  • Knowledge of IS governance process and practices, including ISMS monitoring and control frameworks, such as ISO/IEC 27001
  • Experience of information security management concepts
  • Knowledge of Windows and Linux operating systems
  •  Knowledge of IT networking
  • Awareness of EU Data Protection Laws. (GDPR)

Interview criteria

  • Changing and improving processes, systems, and people to achieve outcomes
  • Effective decision-making and effective communicator
  • Ability to work with third party security providers to complement internal teams
  • Good technical writing skills
  • Experience of working alone on jobs and in teams
  • Knowledge of security architecture principles and processes
  • Experience of vulnerability scanning tools
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be inquisitive, a quick learner with a logical approach to problem solving
  • Must be prepared to travel
  • Risk assessment and/or problem management experience.

UKRI supports research in areas that include animal health, agriculture and food security, and bioscience for health which includes research on animals, genetic modification and stem cell research. Whilst you may not have direct involvement in this type of research, you should consider whether this conflicts with your personal values or beliefs.

To enable us to hire the very best people we will conduct a full and comprehensive pre-employment check as an essential part of the recruitment process on all individuals that are offered a position with UKRI. This will include a security check and an extreme organisations affiliation check.

Limited parking subject to waiting list.

Employee Benefits
UK Research and Innovation recognises and values employees as individuals and aim to provide a pay and rewards package that motivates staff to perform to the best of their ability. The reward package includes a flexible working scheme, a Career Average Revalued Earnings pension scheme, 30 days annual leave allowance and a number of other benefits.

Developing Talent
We are committed to developing employees in their roles throughout their career. Learning and development plans enable employees to continue their professional development through training and development opportunities such as e-learning, classroom training and on-the-job experiences. We encourage our employees to share their learning across teams and organisations.

Equal Opportunities
We strive to make decisions based on individual merit and ability. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and promote equality of opportunity in accordance with the Equality Act 2010. As holders of Disability Confident Employer status, we guarantee to interview all applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.

As this job does not fulfil the Home Office Code of Practice criterion for obtaining sponsored migrant worker status we will be unable to apply for sponsorship for anyone not eligible to work in the UK. At interview, all shortlisted candidates are required to bring with them identification documents and original documents that prove they hold or can obtain the right to work in the UK. You can check your eligibility here:

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