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This role is suited to an individual who is passionate about information security and has the technical ability to assess threats, risks and vulnerabilities, highlighting and responding to those that are relevant to the business

The successful candidate will be able to lead the response to security incidents, demonstrate keen problem-solving skills and have excellent attention to detail.


The role

The IT Services team provides support to over 700 internal customers and we are responsible for developing, installing and maintaining a wide range of services to support business systems and processes.

The team is routinely challenged with new technical requirements from our internal customers in the pursuit of market-leading innovations.


Your responsibilities

  • To carry out research and maintain an up-to-date awareness of information security, focusing on new or revised security solutions, security processes and the development of attacks and threats
  • To assess threats, risks and vulnerabilities relating to emerging security issues and highlight those that are relevant to the business
  • To carry out security reviews of new applications and services
  • To recommend information security solutions or improvements to existing security solutions to support continuous improvement
  • To conduct and coordinate perimeter and internal security assessments via in house and third-party penetration tests and vulnerability scanning, highlighting security threats
  • To handle security incidents, undertake root cause analysis and prepare security incident reports, escalating incidents and advising users as required
  • To contribute to IT projects, provide information security advice to colleagues throughout the business and carry out security reviews as required
  • To create and maintain security policies and procedures
  • To perform event and log monitoring and analysis to identify and highlight information security risks to the business



To be suitable for this role, you should have:

  • A thorough understanding of the available tools and technologies to protect and monitor information security
  • A technical background with experience of security, network or UNIX administration
  • The ability to technically understand security threats and determine business relevance
  • Experience of maintaining and improving information security for on premise and cloud based services
  • Strong technical knowledge and a desire to learn
  • Capable of working to defined procedures
  • Excellent communication, documentation and interpersonal skills
  • The ability to work well within a small team
  • Good organisational skills
  • Strong self motivation

Due to the nature of the work, it will be necessary to obtain security clearance for the successful applicant, and therefore the applicant must hold UK nationality.




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  • Competitive salary reviewed annually 
  • Company profit share 
  • Generous pension 
  • Hybrid working model 
  • Flexible working hours and location 
  • 25 days annual leave plus public holidays, with flexibility to carry over / borrow 
  • Comprehensive insurance - Life, disability, private healthcare and travel insurance (business & leisure)
  • Enhanced family leave benefit of 13 weeks full-pay parental leave for those that meet qualifying criteria
  • Career development and training opportunities
  • Social committee
  • Discounted train season tickets, through Travel Plan Plus
  • If travelling to Cambridge by train; Free shuttle service to/from Cambridge North train station, through Cambridge Science Park
  • Whilst in the office; Free canteen - breakfast, lunch & refreshments 
  • A comprehensive relocation package is available, if applicable 

Future prospects

Cambridge Consultants is committed to developing its employees' careers and has a flexible policy for individual capabilities and preferences. Promotion is linked to merit.

Diversity & Inclusion

Cambridge Consultants is a workplace where everyone is welcome. When the brightest minds come together and feel included, that’s when we develop the most important technology breakthroughs. We believe that diversity can only flourish when everyone feels involved and has a sense of belonging. We welcome and value all people regardless of their characteristics and encourage applications from all backgrounds and dimensions of society.

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