Senior Cyber Essentials Specialist

About the role

As the Senior Cyber Essentials Specialist here at the University, you will play a pivotal role in the successful delivery and implementation of our Cyber Essentials Plus accreditation. This is a significant and high-profile project for the University and has implications to its ongoing cyber stance and capability as well as its ability to successfully bid for research grants now and in the future.

You will be a core member of the project team and will be expected to work across IT Services, Sussex Projects, and the wider Sussex community, demonstrating a willingness to be proactive in approach, work collaboratively, and be supportive of colleagues.

You will be working within our infrastructure environment supporting colleagues responsible for network, firewall, server, storage, backup, identity, and security etc, as well as our operations group in support of endpoint systems and endpoint management solutions, aligning these services in support of Cyber Essentials Plus.

This is a highly hands-on role where you will need to be adaptable and flexible in your approach, and adept at coordinating and working with an array of team resource in meeting challenging targets and deadlines.

About you

You will bring your knowledge and experience of delivering security frameworks such as Cyber Essentials Plus and your technical background to bear with responsibility to act as the technical bridge between the project team and members of IT Services, supporting the successful delivery of associated work packages that will improve our ability to achieve the Cyber Essentials Plus accreditation.

You will utilise your knowledge and experience to interpret CE Plus requirements and map these across to the technical environment, engaging and facilitating technical teams in the delivery of individual tasks, complex implementations, and new developments.

About our Division

Led by our Chief Digital Transformation Officer and his Leadership team, we are now embarking on an ambitious programme of change. Over the coming years, this digital transition will be an ever-developing programme supported by senior stakeholders both financially and strategically. This University will be a very different world in years to come and aspires to achieve levels of performance and digital delivery 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.

Why work here…

Our University is situated just off of the A27, next to the beautiful South Downs where you will enjoy everything that our 150-acre campus has to offer. We are easily accessible by public transport; a 5-minute walk from the train station and bus stops within the campus. We have dedicated cycling paths and encourage our staff to cycle to work with our offering of a cycle to work scheme. 

Sussex is a renowned, research-led International University and this is only possible because of the people that work here. Whether you are Faculty, Student, or a member of a Professional Services Team, it’s our people that make us great and we want you to be part of that.

The benefits that you will receive from day one:

  • Generous pension scheme: 31.4% total (grades 7-10)
  • Life insurance of up to 3 times your annual salary for any pension-enrolled employees.
  • Purchase additional Annual Leave though our Scheme for a great home and work life balance
  • Discounts on public transport, Cycle to work Scheme, and special rates in hotels in Brighton and the Sussex region.
  •  Discounts on high-street shops through our Rewards partner, along with a Cash back Health Plan.
  • Considerable discount on our on-site Gym Facilities because we care about our employees’ Health and Wellbeing.

Please contact Michelle Richardson ( ) for informal enquiries. 

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