Cyber Security Manager

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£57,600 - £58,725 per annum plus £7,500 per annum market supplement.
Civic Centre
Job Type
Full Time

Who we are

We are Merton Council, a London borough that is committed to delivering high-quality services and improving the lives of our diverse communities. We are looking for a Cyber Security Manager to join our IT Service Delivery team, which is responsible for ensuring the availability, performance, security and resilience of our IT infrastructure, systems, and services.

What you'll do

    • You will create an enabling cyber security strategy and approach that allows our products and services to be continually iterated, baking good security behaviours into our practice.
    • You will articulate the value of cyber security and security architecture across the organisation, working with stakeholders at all levels.
    • You will oversee and mitigate the cyber security risk profile of the organisation, ensuring compliance with relevant standards and legislation.
    • You will take responsibility for the cyber security design and architecture of our products and services, baking security into our standards and practice.
    • You will support the whole organisation to build modern technology services which are secure but maintain the highest levels of accessibility; you will be a trusted source of advice.
    • You will collaborate with other authorities and partners to enable a London-wide approach to security and innovation.
    • You will provide mentoring opportunities for more junior staff and deputise for the Head of IT Service Delivery when required.

What you'll need

  • Expert knowledge of adopting business-value focused best practice security methodology/standards (including standards such as ISO/IEC 27001 and Cyber Essentials).
  • Deep knowledge of using information and security legislation to enable business outcomes (e.g. GDPR, FOI, PCIDSS).
  • Strong knowledge of modern technology security practices around services, infrastructure, hosting, and platforms.
  • Knowledge of open-source technology and cloud native solutions.
  • Understanding of modern software and software development practice, including the various options around self-built, low-code and outsourced services as week as devops/secops practices and culture and associated methods.
  • Communicate in plain English with people of all types and levels in the organisation.
  • Handle current and emerging threats and countermeasures and the organisational challenges to addressing these threats.
  • Qualifications we are looking for include - Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), MSc Information Security, Achieved Senior or Lead level certification in the NCSC’s Certified Cyber Professional scheme in one or more of Security and Information Risk Advisor (SIRA), IA Architect, IA Auditor, IT Security Officer, Full membership of the Institute of Information Security Professionals.

What you'll get

  • You will get a competitive salary of up to £65,000 per annum, depending on your skills and experience.
  • You will get a generous pension and annual leave allowance.
  • You will get the opportunity to make a difference to peoples’ lives in an innovative and ambitious IT service.
  • You will get the encouragement to be the best “you”, you can be.
  • You will get the flexibility to work how you want/where you want, just be here for important meetings.
  • You will get a team who will listen to (and appreciate!) your ideas, and help make them happen.

How to apply

  • Please send your CV and Supporting Statement [maximum 4 pages] to You can also set up an informal chat with her and learn more about us and the role.
  • The closing date for applications is 14/6/24
  • The interviews will be held on 20/6/24.

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