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Head of Cyber Security Operations

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  • Job type Contract
  • Reference BBBH121670

A large Govenrment client are seeking a Head of Cyber Security Operations on an initial 6 month contract. Security Clearance is essential and if you have DV clearance that would be advantageous. Please read on to find out more:

Essential Skills
You'll have a demonstrable passion for Cyber Security Operations, with the following skills or strong experience in:

  • performing a similar role within the Civil Service or at other organisations with experience of developing and adhering to ITIL v3 / v4 processes and procedures
  • excellent communication and interpersonal skills with a proven ability to communicate effectively and professionally
  • proven ability to lead, manage and motivate large teams
  • effectively managing and influencing a wide range of stakeholders in order to build credible relationships at a senior level
  • in-depth knowledge of Cyber Security operations with a willingness to learn new technologies and maintain industry knowledge
  • developing strategy for a Cyber Security Operations function
  • commercially and contractually astute to inform supplier management activities
  • effectively managing supplier agreements and ensuring the service provided is cost-effective and beneficial for the organisation
  • Advice and Guidance
    • Specialist Advice (TECH) - level 4
  • Information strategy
    • Strategic planning (ITSP) - level 4
  • Business strategy and planning
    • Financial management (FMIT) - level 4
Delivery and Operation
  • Service Design
    • Service Level Management (SLMO) - level 4
Skills and quality
  • People Management
    • Performance Management (PEMT) - level 5
Relationships and Engagement
  • Stakeholder Management
    • Relationship Management (RLMT) - level 5
Desirable Skills
Ideally you will also have the following skills or some experience in:
  • developing cross-functional teams
  • working in a SIAM model
  • product-delivery experience
  • understanding of Lean, Agile and DevOps principles within a Product-centric delivery model
  • Knowledge of targeted cyber-attack, particularly how to respond and mitigate
  • Experience performing monitoring, analysis and recovery procedures
  • Experience performing deep-dive incident analysis by correlating data from various sources
  • ITIL v3 / v4 Foundation
  • Experience of using a range of security monitoring tools (e.g. Sentinel, Splunk, QRadar, Intel McAFee, ArcSight, RSA NetWitness) data analytics (e.g. ELK stack) and security case management (e.g. SNOW).