Head of Cyber Security

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  • Post Date: 29/12/2023
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Cardiff University

Job title: Head of Cyber Security

Job description: We want to make Cardiff University an institution that is respected the world over. Our vision is to be a world-leading, research-excellent, educationally outstanding university, driven by creativity and curiosity, which fulfils its social, cultural and economic obligations to Cardiff, Wales, the UK and the world. We expect to improve our standing as one of the top 100 universities in the world and the top 20 in the UK. Ensuring the security of our research, teaching and administrative systems and their data from theft, compromise and corruption is of crucial importance to enable us to achieve our vision.

University IT provides critical support to c7,000 staff, 35,000 students, and 38 academic and professional service schools and departments. The needs of learning and teaching, research and core services present an ever-changing set of challenges in an organisation that is constantly evolving. We support the University to deliver The Way Forward 2018-23 strategy and its relevant sub-strategies, providing fully integrated, professional programme and project management, business change management, and IT workstreams.

The successful candidate will strategically and operationally lead and manage the University’s Cyber Security function, motivating a team of security professionals who ensure the security of the university’s complex IT infrastructure. Drawing on the university’s academic expertise in Cyber Security research and education, the successful candidate will be the technical lead for the continuous development and implementation of a programme of work to improve and strengthen cyber security controls.

As a passionate and knowledgeable Cyber Security specialist, you will provide specialist and expert advice to colleagues within university IT and the wider university. You will support the senior leadership team by providing insight, advice and guidance on cyber security, and ensure security policies, procedures and controls (technical and process driven) remain appropriate in light of the current threat landscape. You will liaise with the Data Protection Officer and Governance colleagues for information governance issues and be a key contact for operational incidents and projects involving security.

You will support cultural change within the university, explaining the need for and importance of technical controls and processes to protect the university’s data and systems in the context of the specific needs of the research, teaching and administrative needs of the university.

You will direct the development and oversight of strategic security vendor relationship management and identify security related developments and emerging technologies that will enhance the university’s security and initiatives for the future.

Job Application Process

Please provide a copy of a current CV and a supporting statement to demonstrate how your experience and skills match the job purpose and the essential/desirable criteria documented within the person specification.

What we offer
Cardiff University can offer many attractive benefits to its employees, including a competitive salary, 37 days annual leave per annum and a generous pension scheme. More information on what we can offer can be found at .

This is a full time, open ended position.

Date advert posted: Friday, 1 December 2023

Closing date: Friday, 19 January 2024

£59,421 to £64,914 per annum (Grade 8)

Expected salary: £59421 – 64914 per year

Location: Cardiff

Job date: Sat, 02 Dec 2023 23:40:09 GMT

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