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Cyber Security Engineer

P04, £41,466 - £44,373 p.a

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Digital Services
P04, £41,466 - £44,373 p.a
Full Time - 35 hours per week
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7 Newington Barrow Way, N7 7EP
P04, £41,466 - £44,373 p.a
08/08/2021 23:59

Our ambition

We're determined to make Islington fairer. To create a place where everyone, whatever their background, has the opportunity to reach their potential and enjoy a good quality of life.

We also have an ambitious goal – to be the best council in the country – with every employee clear about the part they play and inspired, focused and supported to give their very best.

We want to build an organisation where employees feel valued, inspired and empowered to help us achieve our goals and provide the best services possible to our residents.

Our values and behaviours

‘Be Islington’ is about setting a clear challenge about what it means to be an Islington employee and sets the standard for every new recruit.

We ask our employees to ‘Be Islington’ – playing their part in working together for a fairer borough and to always be collaborative, be ambitious, be resourceful, and be empowering (‘CARE’).


Be part of our new team – Islington Digital Services: IDS

After undergoing a period of rebuilding and transition by bringing IT and Digital back into the Council as an in-house sovereign service, we are pleased to be recruiting to a number of exciting roles in Islington’s new Digital Services. We are now starting to deliver our approved business plan to:

  • bring our current technology platforms up to date and fit for the future, supporting smart working to provide high quality services;

  • build an agile and customer focussed IT organisation that brings deep technical and business knowledge to how we deliver successful solutions that meet the needs of our residents;

  • unlock the digital capabilities of our workforce in making the most of what technology can offer to transform services.

At the heart of IDS is the drive to invest in growing our internal skills and making IT the trusted go-to place where solutions are delivered quickly, delivering excellent value and integral to the way our Council does business. If you want to be part of this journey please get in touch.

Islington Council is looking to recruit a Cyber Security Engineer to join its Cyber Security team, based within Islington council's Digital Services department.

The new post would work with the Head of Cyber Security to ensure the governance of cyber security risk is being proactively managed within the department, the wider organization and our suppliers.

The key areas the role would be involved in are assisting with planning, implementation, performance and improvement of the Cyber Security framework. In tangible terms this would include updating policies, processes, reports, meetings, investigations, managing security incidents, and remedial actions, etc.

The post holder would collaborate with other colleagues across the Digital Service department to ensure that cyber security is moving in the right direction.

If this role interests, you then please apply and make a difference to Islington Council.

Closing date: Sunday 08 August 2021 at 23:59

Proposed Interview date:  Week commencing 16 August 2021

For further information contact Julia Calinescu, Senior Business Support Officer
Islington Digital Services Email:

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Applicant requirements

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship here. It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form. Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Guidance can be found here. Not everyone needs a ‘Skilled Worker’ visa. If you are applying for a vacancy in health or adult social care, check if you’re eligible to apply for the Health and Care Worker visa instead. It’s cheaper to apply for and you do not need to pay the annual immigration health surcharge

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Duncan Harris
Job title
Head of Cyber Security
Email address
Telephone number
07825 098791

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