IT Security Analyst

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IT Security Analyst

  • Reference JC-POJ-171010-01
  • Remuneration Band 3S, up to £40,000 per annum dependant on
  • Role/TypePermanent/Full Time
  • LocationSouthampton

Cloud solutions, Automatic Number Plate recognition systems, Crown Prosecution e-files, virtual desktop infrastructure… gone are the days when IT was seen as a ‘support function’. IT is a critical enabler supporting front line policing, crime investigation and linking with partners such as the criminal justice service.  We have now combined the expertise from both Thames Valley Police and Hampshire Constabulary into a single department servicing both forces.

If you want a role with a genuine sense of purpose, a more interactive and engaging experience and a unique opportunity to shape our future technology - we believe you’ve found it.

The role

Your task will be to provide expert Security Architecture advice to Technical Architects and Project Managers to ensure the implementation of pragmatic, cost-effective cyber security controls. You are required to identify technical information risks and propose improvements to management. You will need to find new and emerging technologies and evaluate how these can be used securely to improve communication. You will provide the initial response and management of IT Security incidents across both Forces.  

The essentials

  • Effective communication skills, dealing with customers and stakeholders at all levels.
  • Proven advanced user skills in office computer applications.
  • Appropriate qualification or significant experience in a relevant discipline, e.g. Information Governance, Data Protection, Information Assurance / Security, MoPI.
  • Technical understanding of IT systems and familiarity with Cloud and Mobile technologies.
  • Appropriate professional qualification in relevant discipline, e.g. MSc Information Security, CISSP, CESG Certified Professional etc.
  • Appropriate technical qualifications (such as: Security+, CEH, MCSE, CCNA etc.)
  • Proven ability to work under pressure, prioritise and manage workload whilst remaining positive and motivated.

If you are interested in applying for this role, please send your CV to quoting reference 13237.

If you have any queries please contact People Services Recruitment Department on 0845 2 66 66 77 (internal 301 6500) quoting the job reference number.


The closing date for enquiries and receipt of completed applications is Sunday 29th October 2017.


All posts in Thames Valley Police require a level of Police Vetting as per National Policy. In order to pass vetting you must have been resident in the UK for at least the three years immediately prior to applying for any role. Exceptions to this will be reviewed on a case by case basis. If you’re not a British citizen, member of the EEA or a Swiss National, you must have a visa entitlement to live and work in the UK for a period of time dependant on training requirements.


Thames Valley Police serves diverse communities. To enable us to truly reflect the communities we serve, we are keen to recruit people from Black, Asian and other minority backgrounds. You will need a wide range of skills and experiences which will enhance the services we deliver to the public including an understanding of cultural issues. If this is you, we want you to apply to join us.


We will consider applications from flexible workers and look for job share opportunities where possible.



Generous Benefits Package:

  • Generous Annual leave – minimum 24 days per annum increasing to 29 days after 5 years
  • Competitive Pension Scheme
  • Performance related pay
  • 37 hour working week
  • Flexible working
  • Employee Assistance Programme (Welfare Services)
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Childcare Voucher Scheme
  • Excellent Maternity & Paternity Leave
  • Discounts on healthcare, transport, dining, days out and more...
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