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Cybersecurity Analyst

Digital Services

Location:  Stoke Campus
Salary:   £36,386 to £42,155 Per Annum, Permanent, Full Time
Release Date:  Friday 20 January 2023
Closing Date:   Wednesday 08 February 2023
Reference:  DS21-07R

Who is Staffordshire University?  

We are the Connected University with 100 years of experience and ambition in becoming the UK’s foremost digital Institution. Our main campus is located in Stoke on Trent alongside our Centres of Excellence in Healthcare Education located in Stafford and Shrewsbury. Staffordshire University London’s Digital Institute is our first campus outside the Midlands.

With more than 10,000 Full Time Undergraduate and Postgraduate students on campus, we continue to drive innovation and change, aiming to positively disrupt our sector. For our University, it is about so much more than the numbers. In fact, if there’s one thing that sets us apart, it’s our people who are all #ProudToBeStaffs. Every one of our employees goes above and beyond to deliver on our connected mission, responding to the needs of our students, academic partners, businesses and society.  

Over the past 5 years, we have transformed ourselves into a Gold standard provider of teaching and learning, gaining historically high positions in the UK league tables. With digital skills being at our core, we strive for diversity in all its forms and play an important role in our local communities and regional economies.

About the role 

Staffordshire University is seeking an experienced cybersecurity analyst to join our Digital Services cybersecurity team.

The Cybersecurity analyst will monitor the effectiveness of security controls, by undertaking automated and manual vulnerability assessments, analysing and responding to SIEM alerts, assess the effectiveness of firewalls, review business applications and computer installations for security weaknesses. As part of the role the security analyst will identify emerging threats to the confidentiality, integrity and availability or systems and advise on potential mitigations.

Key initiatives for the security team in the next 12 months will be supporting research activities through obtaining ISO27001 certifications, implementing a University wide security awareness programme, and implementing a “zero trust” approach.

We understand that not everyone may meet every requirement for this role and that the ideal candidate may not exist. However, if you possess most of the skills and experience, we are seeking, we encourage you to apply as you may be a suitable fit for this or other roles.

In return for your dedication, we have a competitive benefits package available

  • Competitive incremental rates of Pay
  • Starting from 32 days Annual Leave (depending on job grade) plus 11 days Bank Holiday and Discretionary days
  • Excellent Pension Scheme
  • Access to continued professional and personal development
  • An opportunity to become part of the wider University community
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Discounted Health & Fitness Facilities on site at the Stoke Campus
  • Discounted Travel by Rail or Bus, with the option of season tickets loans

We reserve the right to close any vacancies when we are in receipt of sufficient applications. All applicants are advised to complete and submit your applications as soon as possible.

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Staffordshire University is committed to promoting and enabling a positive culture where staff, students and visitors are confident to be their authentic selves. We focus on inclusion as a way to ensure equality of opportunity for all our people and to demonstrate our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Human Rights.

We promote applications from all sections of the community, regardless of background, belief or identity, recognising the benefits a diverse organisation can bring for the University. 

We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) people, who are currently under-represented in the University workforce.



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