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Cyber Security Advisor

Public Sector Resourcing (PSR)
Glasgow or London – Hybrid Working
Closing date
30 May 2024

Job Details

Cyber Security Advisor (Inside IR35)
Contract Term: 6 Months (Extension Likely)
Contracting Authority: The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
Location: Glasgow or London – Hybrid Working

As a Cyber Security Advisor your main responsibilities will be to: 

•    Provide cyber security and risk management advice for change programmes, projects and service procurement.
•    Collaborate with Delivery Mangers, Product Owner and Solution Architects on Security Risks within technical projects.
•    Deliver high-quality risk assessments and supporting documentation to the RSO Security Governance Authority. Justifying decisions characterised by high levels of risk, impact and complexity.
•    Respond effectively to reviews and challenges from RSO, Cabinet Office, and NCSC Staff, incorporating feedback collaboratively to deliver approved risk assessments.
•    Work with Product and Delivery Managers, Engineers, and Architects to produce accurate security documentation for product delivery, maintenance, and support, including solution technology costs, licensing, resource requirements, and total cost of ownership.
•    Assess the robustness of third party and supply chain cyber risk arrangements. 
•    Create and maintain security documentation. 
•    Provide advice on security strategies, architectures, policies and standards.
•    Contribute to the development of policies, standards, and guidelines. 
•    Keeping abreast of new ICT technologies and security best practices. 
•    Collaborate with other Security Group teams to improve security posture within PMO and wider services.

You’ll have relevant experience in:

•    SC Clearance is an essential requirement for this role, as a minimum you must be eligible and willing to undergo these checks.
•    Demonstrable experience in threat modelling system solutions.
•    Experience working with various cyber threat intelligence feeds and turning the intelligence into actionable reports. 
•    Providing advice, guidance and assuring documentation against security standards such as NIST, ISO27001, Cyber Essentials, CAF, HMG GovS 007 and NPSA Regulations.
•    Proficiency in identifying and mitigating potential threats including social engineering, phishing, network access, lateral movement, and persistence.
•    Strong ICT-related knowledge and skills to identify appropriate security solutions.
•    Experience of working in multiple projects and initiatives with limited supervision.
•    Working effectively across multiple internal and external stakeholders groups including senior officials, customers, and suppliers. 
•    Experience managing internal and external cyber security risks to IT systems, services and data storage, particularly within Digital Cloud services.  
•    Proficiency in Microsoft Visio, Atlassian Jira/Confluence and standard Microsoft Office applications (PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Outlook).
•    Broad understanding of industry standard IT technologies across Business, Data, Application, Technology, and associated security risks.
•    Awareness of security architecture's role in designing integrated solutions to meet business needs.

If this role sounds like something that you would be interested in, please click the link to apply or get in touch with 

Disability confident 
As a member of the disability confident scheme, FCDO guarantees to interview all candidates who have a disability and who meet all the essential criteria for the vacancy. In cases where we have a high volume of candidates who have a disability who meet all the essential criteria, we will interview the best candidates from within that group.
If you qualify for the above, please notify us on 
We will be in touch to discuss your suitability and arrange your Guaranteed Interview.
Should you require reasonable adjustments at any point during the recruitment process or if there is a more accessible way for us to communicate, please do let me know.

In applying for this role, you acknowledge the following, this role falls in scope of the Off Payroll Working in the Public Sector legislation. Any rates of payment quoted will reflect the gross rate per day for the assignment and will be subject to appropriate taxes and statutory costs. As such the payment to the intermediary and your income resulting from this contract will be different.

Please be aware that this role can only be worked within the UK and not Overseas.


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