CRP – Secure at Reach – Cyber Security Specialist B (CSC)

Closing date for applications: 25/01/2023
Specialist role
Cyber security consultant
Summary of the work
Support the project with strategic technical implementation of cyber risk assessment and solution proposals to mitigate or remediate cyber risks.
Latest start date
Expected contract length
12 months, with an option to extend by a further 6 months, subject to financial approvals.
No specific location, for example they can work remotely
Organisation the work is for
Strategic Command (UKStratCom) part of the Ministry of Defence (MoD)
Maximum day rate
Early market engagement
Not applicable.
Who the specialist will work with
Working with Project Manager and Project Technical Lead. Specialist will be part of the core team and will work within the core team to establish work streams that will involve different suppliers where applicable.
What the specialist will work on
To develop a proven & robust process, backed up with policy and technology that will provide cyber risk identification and reduction in the deployed environment. This also include the provision of high priority risk reduction where required.
Address where the work will take place
London / Corsham (DD CRP) / Occasional Work at UK Military Sites.
Working arrangements
Hybrid working, where the core team will meet at least once every week (London) and work with assessment locations, e.g. base station of an operation. This will be determined based on the work being undertaken.
Security clearance
Minimum of SC level clearance, DV-held preferred. Clearance must be in place prior to the contract start date and remain valid for the contract duration.
Additional terms and conditions
T&S will be reimbursable when travelling to alternate locations (to be confirmed). All expenses must be pre-agreed between the parties and must comply with the MOD Travel and Subsistence (T&S) Policy.Off-payroll working rules apply (IR35 in-scope). Any Personal Services Company (PSC) candidates will require to come through an umbrella company.Risk Assessment Ref: RAR-761977443Cyber risk profile: HighPotential bidders are required to complete a Supplier Assurance Questionnaire (SAQ) against the security controls appropriate to the risk level. Tenderers should complete their SAQ using the form in the following link:
How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
-Work as a team with our organisation and other suppliers [collaboration across defence and its service providers] [5%] -Be transparent and collaborative when making decisions [Recording all artefacts that support the decision making / rational] [5%] -Take responsibility for their Work [Accountability - ability to identify potential blockers, working with multiple stakeholders / contributors to transparently achieve resolution] [5%] -Share knowledge and experience with other team members [Building the project knowledge based through sharing of information / artefacts / documentation to support onboarding and growth within organisation. [5%]
Assessment methods
Evaluation weighting
Technical competence 60% Cultural fit 20% Price 20%
Essential skills and experience
  • Proven track record of delivering defined cyber security consultancy services
  • Experience of implementing cyber security controls and solutions within an operational technology (OT) environment
  • Providing cyber security guidance on critical infrastructure within broad or targeted range of complex systems through normal vs. abnormal contexts of operation
  • Providing cyber security governance, performing cyber security assessments, and providing risk assessment methodologies with outcomes to determine cost effective solution
  • Experience in development of controls, procedures, policies to provide cyber security risk mitigations whilst meeting both operational and regulatory requirements
  • MoD Background or Military with joint effects background preferred
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Have critical national infrastructure projects experience
  • Proven experience / expertise in Assessment of Operational Technology / Internet of Things systems using IEC 62443 or relevant frameworks e.g. NIST CSF, CAF or others
  • Assured Consultant certified through the NCSC []
  • Management of multiple external stakeholders to the project and resolve any impediments around prioritisation of work required alongside other competing priorities
  • Relevant Certified Cyber Professional (CCP) qualifications

Closing date for applications: 25/01/2023

CRP – Secure at Reach – Cyber Security Specialist B (CSC)

Closing date for applications: 25/01/2023

Specialist role:

Cyber security consultant


No specific location, for example they can work remotely


Strategic Command (UKStratCom) part of the Ministry of Defence (MoD)

Maximum day rate:


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