Junior Cyber Security Analyst (Fixed Term) Ref 20390

School/department: ITS
Hours: full time part time
Location: Brighton, United Kingdom
Contract: fixed term until May 2024.   
Reference: 20390
Salary: starting at £22,630 to £23,662 per annum, pro rata if part time current salary scales can be found here
Placed on: 3rd May 2023
Closing date: 23rd May 2023  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: To be confirmed
Expected start date: As soon as possible

Job description

The University of Sussex is a leading academic institution nestled in the beautiful South Downs, on the outskirts of Brighton. With staff and students from over 100 countries, we are a diverse and innovative environment, and one of the highest performing universities in the world. We are also a major local employer, with a revenue of over £320m per year and over 3,000 employees. 

Led by an award-winning Chief Digital Transformation Officer and inspirational leadership team, we are now embarking on an ambitious programme of transformational change. Over the coming years, this digital transition will be an ever-developing programme supported by senior stakeholders both financially and strategically. Put simply, whilst we are already a highly successful organisation and business, the University will be a very different world in years to come and achieve levels of performance and digital delivery as yet unseen in the sector. All of this is underpinned by major construction and estate renewal, an exciting programme of work to add thousands of accommodation spaces, and a network replacement project to install the latest digital infrastructure as part of the journey towards a fully data-enabled organisation. 

We are moving to an agile world and need to take the organisation on the same journey; to be sector leading and to deliver a model of digital delivery fit for the coming years. As this programme gains momentum, we need more people to join us as we unpick our challenges and legacy systems and move towards meeting our potential. 

The Junior Cyber Security Analyst works within the Cyber Security team ensuring that the services and systems that underpin the University activities form a digitally safe environment and deliver a seamless environment and experience for all our students and staff. The role supports the University’s Cyber Security ‘business as usual’ activities and the improvement programme by assisting with actively identifying and addressing security threats and mitigating risks and working to ensure compliance to standards and certifications such as Cyber Essentials Plus.  The role involves collaboration with colleagues, University stakeholders, 3rd Parties and project teams to support the delivery of strategic objectives.

To be successful in the role you will be able to demonstrate an interest for IT and in particular basic knowledge of Cyber Security systems and controls, including end point security, vulnerability management, web content filtering, intrusion prevention, SIEM, email security, data loss prevention, NAC, IAM, cloud security and firewalls. An interest in cyber threat landscape including emerging threats, risks and vulnerabilities aligned with mitigation strategies used to defend and protect information will also be of particular interest.

You will have well-developed interpersonal skills with the ability to quickly build rapport to effectively contribute to team working as well as effective oral and written communications skills to work with colleagues and customers providing information and responding to questions and queries, with the ability to relay technical issues to a non-technical audience in an engaging and informative manner.

This role will have a structured support network that will allow you to grow your experience and enhance your current skillset and therefore we are seeking an individual that has a willingness to learn from others and is happy to take direction in your day to day work.

You will receive full training on a number of our IT systems used by the University’s main ITS department. You will gain general experience of working in a professional services environment, including the day to day running of a team and the use of our systems. All University of Sussex staff have access to professional development opportunities in areas such as equalities, IT, wellbeing, and cultural awareness.

Not only do we offer flexible and remote working, a vibrant atmosphere, use of our incredible facilities, benefits, and an amazing pension; but we are offering the opportunity to be part of a transformation that will see us set the benchmark for a model of digital delivery in the HE sector. 

For further information please contact Michelle Richardson at michelle.richardson@sussex.ac.uk

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

You can find out more about our values and our EDI Strategy,  Inclusive Sussex, on our webpages.

Download job description and person specification 20390 [PDF 177.64KB]

The University requires that work undertaken for the University is performed from the UK. 

Visa Sponsorship Queries:

  •  This role may be eligible for sponsorship. For a job to be eligible for sponsorship it needs to be assigned an eligible SOC code & meet minimum salary requirements and be full time. Please contact HRCompliance@sussex.ac.uk so they can check if this role can be assigned to an eligible SOC code and meets the minimum salary requirements. You can also consult our Skilled Worker Visa Information page for further information

How to apply

Download our professional services application form - Dec 2020 [DOC 203.00KB] and Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Form [DOCX 65.11KB] and fill in all sections.

You must email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to jobapps@sussex.ac.uk

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email in PDF format (we are unable to accept applications as google.docs or .pages) and use the format job reference number / job title / your name in the subject line.

You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.

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