Home Office Law Enforcement Community Network (LECN) – Cyber Security Consultant

Closing date for applications: 22/10/2019
Specialist role
Cyber security consultant
Summary of the work
Reporting to the Programme Delivery Manager the Specialist will provide technical security and assurance support to the Law Enforcement Community Network.
Latest start date
Expected contract length
Up to 12 months. Initial Statement of Work will be for 6 months.
South East England
Organisation the work is for
Home Office Police & Public Protection Technology (PPPT)
Maximum day rate
Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
The specialist will work as part of the Law Enforcement Community Programme team reporting to the Programme Delivery Manager and will engage with the different stakeholders from GDS (PSN / FN4G), NCSC, NPTC, NEP and the wider DDaT directorate as well as all relevant portfolios / programme projects / work streams.
What the specialist will work on
Develop/manage a new Security Risk Assessment strategy, policy and process. Perform hands-on gap and risk assessments associated with: o Applications (Home Office Open Systems and Police-to-Police); o Data Centres (WAN-NNI); o Cloud and physical IT infrastructure; o Vendors, suppliers and other third parties. Map controls to policies, standards, procedures and process. Review and monitor IT Security controls to identify operational effectiveness. Interface with CSOC and IAM teams. Interface with security architects, National Information Risk Management, NCSC and other security stakeholders. Provide and contribute to risk assessments. Maintain broad knowledge of standard methodologies and trends in the field of Information Security.
Address where the work will take place
Bernard Weatherill House, 8 Mint Walk, Croydon, CR0 1EA. There will also be a requirement to work at Home Office, 2 Marsham Street, London SW1P 4DF.
Working arrangements
A typical working day is 9am-5pm, however working outside of these hours may be required due to business/project need. The role requires flexibility as individuals may be required to work at any of the Customer premises and/or at supplier sites. The role is currently deemed out of scope of the IR35 regulations. However, at the point of contract award to a successful supplier, the IR35 assessment will be re-visited based on the individual circumstances of the DOS Specialist.
Security clearance
Must be prepared to obtain SC level security clearance, required for access to Home Office facilities/deliverables, if not already SC cleared. Must also be prepared to undergo NPPV-3 (Non-Policing Personnel Vetting Level 3).
Additional terms and conditions
T&S will not be payable for travel to sites within the M25. Travel outside of the M25 will be subject to Home Office T&S policy.
How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
Seek constructive outcomes in discussions. Actively involve colleagues and partners to deliver an outcome. Challenge assumptions but remain willing to compromise when it's beneficial to progress. Make recommendations for decisions and options.
Assessment methods
Evaluation weighting
Technical competence 60% Cultural fit 10% Price 30%
Essential skills and experience
  • Experience implementing or assessing security in a PSN network and cloud-as a service environment.
  • Experience of Cyber Assurance assessments.
  • Experience of working in a Policing environment.
  • Extensive knowledge of security technologies and risk assessment methodologies, policies and processes.
  • 4+ years’ experience working within the technical arena with 2 plus years of information security work experience.
  • Solid technical background in IT systems and networking in both on-premise and cloud environments.
  • Knowledge &experience of: AWS (or similar) cloud security &infrastructure Web-infrastructure security (Applications &APIs) Network-security tools (IDS/IPS, firewalls etc.) Network-visualization (SD-WAN-Networks, network function virtualisation etc.)
  • Encryption technology & implementation.
  • SC security cleared.
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Experience using vulnerability assessment tools and writing risk mitigation plans resulting from the assessment.
  • Excellent analytical, evaluative, and problem-solving abilities.
  • Demonstrable ability to collaborate with technical and non-technical teams to further the goals and mission of the programme.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, as well as interpersonal skills including the ability to articulate to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Experience in security standards such as ISO 27001, 27002, 27005; NIST.
  • Certifications within the security area are a strong plus (CISSP, CRISC, CCSK, CCSP, GIAC or equivalent).
  • Experience in the alignment of solutions with NCSC guidance.
  • Ability to work independently and multi-task effectively.
  • A bachelor’s degree in Cyber Security, Information Security, or Computer Science.

Closing date for applications: 22/10/2019

Home Office Law Enforcement Community Network (LECN) – Cyber Security Consultant

Closing date for applications: 22/10/2019

Specialist role:

Cyber security consultant


South East England


Home Office Police & Public Protection Technology (PPPT)

Maximum day rate:


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