Technical Security Assurance Specialist - Government - Newcastle upon Tyne.

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Technical Security Assurance Specialist - Government - Newcastle upon Tyne.

  • Reference J14067
  • Remuneration £42,414 per annum
  • Role/TypePermanent/Full Time
  • LocationNewcastle upon Tyne
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Our client is seeking a Technical Security Assurance Specialist to work with the business areas to understand and shape their security requirements, ensuring that customer data and other assets are secured, whilst enabling open and modern secure digital services.

Working with the Security Operations Team Manager and ICT Security Architects, you will actively review and develop processes to ensure the security of the organisation’s network infrastructure and information systems, maintaining a solid knowledge of their information security principles and practices ensuring timely technical support is provided to satisfy business needs.

The post holder will assist with maintaining the organisation's ICT Security Operations functions supporting the Security operations team manager in developing and supporting a range of products and services, including proactively assessing and investigating potential items of risk and of vulnerabilities in the network.

You will be an active member of the ICT (Technology) department based in Newcastle, with occasional travel to other locations. Working under general direction and within a clear framework of accountability you will exercise substantial personal responsibility and autonomy to plan own workloads to meet objectives and delivery timeframes.

Essential Criteria

  • Developing, implementing and maintaining effective control monitoring activities, ensuring compliance with Information Security Standards ISO27001
  • Extensive experience of managing security technologies including; firewalls, anti-malware, IDS/IPS, web filtering, email filtering, SIEM, patch management, MDM, DLP
  • Designing and recommending appropriate controls to enable the achievement of ICT security and wider business goals.
  • Evaluation of threat intelligence data from multiple sources to inform decision making
  • A range of skills and specialism across a diverse and detailed technical knowledge, covering web technology applications and services, information, infrastructure, cloud and managed service architectures.

Desirable Criteria

  • Has a real interest in information security and ensure you keep up-to-date with the latest Security news – such as monitoring GovCertUK, CiSP, CareCERT and vendors as appropriate.

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne.

If you are interested and have the relevant experience, please email your CV to

Contract: Permanent

What is in it for you?

This is a fantastic opportunity to join an organisation that is running a portfolio of services managing over £30 billion on behalf of the NHS.  It has an excellent reputation with clients and is planning to grow its service portfolio going forward. As part of this process, it is embarking on a major change programme that will radically transform the way in which the organisation delivers its services with a focus on self-service supported by effective ICT and digital delivery.


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