Senior Security Analyst

Scottish Court Service
Edinburgh, UK
21 Oct 2019
25 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Senior Security Analyst

Location: Edinburgh

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours of work: Full-time; Part-time/Jobsharers will also be considered, please indicate this in your application

Number of posts: 1

Salary: £29,650 - £34,205 per annum + IT Pay Supplement of £4,000

Outline of job role and purpose

The Senior Security Analyst will take on the responsibility for day-to-day monitoring and initial response to cyber related information security incidents across the SCTS. They will work across a number of technologies and platforms and act as an escalation point for cyber incidents.

The post holder will contribute to information security policy and to risk management. Demonstrating both proactive and reactive responses to protecting the digital information processed by the organisation.

The post holder will be based within the Digital Services Team and will work with Digital Service colleagues. Will also support staff and judiciary and liaise with Justice Partners. They will support a number of corporate projects and smaller initiatives giving a varied and changing workload.

Outline of candidate profile

The Senior Security Analyst will have experience in cyber security. They will have the ability to work at pace in a complex and evolving environment, with a proven track record of gathering and assessing information and acting with integrity to determine best course of action.

The successful candidate will demonstrate their experience of reporting at to senior managers, with excellent interpersonal skills and ability to adapt their communication style for all stakeholder groups.

The successful candidate will have experience in cyber incident response.

Familiarity of the Scottish Public Sector Action Plan and Public Services Network accreditation process would be desirable.

Experience in supporting independent penetration testing would be desirable as would experience of drafting guidance would be desirable.

What Scottish Courts and Tribunals offers you

The post holder will be supported in working towards CISMP and CISSP or similar certification.

In return we offer an interesting and flexible work environment, various policies aimed at helping you balance the needs of your work and home life, exclusive offers and discounts, access to funding for further education, vocational qualification, 25 days holiday entitlement, 11.5 days Public and Privilege holidays and a civil service pension. Opportunities for career progression are also excellent.

If you are interested in this challenging and rewarding opportunity, please click apply.

The closing date for the post is Monday 28th October 2019

Interviews will be held Friday 8th November 2019

By virtue of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exclusion and Exceptions) (Scotland) Order 2013 (as amended), the protections of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) are disapplied to this appointment in the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service. This permits us to ask applicants to disclose details of all unspent convictions, unspent cautions (from England, Wales and Northern Ireland) and spent convictions for an offence listed in Schedule A1 of the 2013 Order but only if: 15 years have not elapsed since the date of your conviction if you were aged 18 or over on that date; or 7 years and 6 months have not elapsed since the date of your conviction if you were under 18 on that date. Any spent conviction that is a 'protected conviction' does not require to be disclosed. Individuals without existing security clearance will require a standard level Disclosure check completed before employment can commence. Further information on the different types of convictions that should be disclosed in this application form and which are included in a Standard Disclosure can be found at

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