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Cyber Security Apprentice (Broadland & South Norfolk Council)



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12th June 2024

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Horizon Business Centre, Broadland Business Park, Peachman Way, Norwich, NR7 0WF

Application Deadline
23 June 2024

Job Title:
Cyber Security Apprentice

Salary Range and Hours:
Apprentice - £20,103 - £21,099 per annum, 37 hours per week

Contract Type: 
Fixed Term (24 months)

Other Key Information:
Cyber Security Technician (level 3) apprenticeship

Love being busy and want to work in a fast-paced IT & Digital team?

Role Snapshot…

In this role you will have the opportunity to learn and work across South Norfolk and Broadland Councils, where the work you do will impact the lives of thousands of people. The Councils are looking for an apprentice who has an investigative mindset, with an interest in cyber security.

What you could be part of…

You will have the opportunity to gain an insight and understanding of cyber security operations within a local authority setting and obtain experience which provides a solid grounding for a future career in cyber security, while completing a Cyber Security Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship.

The right candidate should be a highly motivated individual, who can work autonomously as well as working as part of team. You will be expected to use all opportunities to help rapidly improve your skillset.

You will be given full support and special focus from more senior staff – which will allow you to progress, but emphasis is also placed on self-study and a desire to learn. Finally, you must be passionate about cyber security and technology and able to learn and understand new security solutions rapidly.

Working at the Council enables you to be part of an organisation which is proud to deliver high-quality, customer focussed services. Our success comes from us being commercially astute and business-like. Continuous improvement is also vital, and we challenge ourselves to develop new and innovative ways to improve the services that make a real difference to people’s lives.

What you’ll be doing…

  • Participating in the day-to-day operations of the IT Cyber Information Security function, to gain knowledge and experience of the processes and deliverables, providing clearly defined learning outcomes in relation to threat management and incident response.
  • Supporting the Cyber Information Security Officer with entry level tasks such as log monitoring and reviewing security updates.
  • Assisting the Cyber Information Security Officer with analysing and investigating security incidents and events Participate in team exercises and simulations in relation to Cyber Security.
  • Participating in implementing continuous improvements to the security posture of the IT estate.
  • Assisting with monitoring and responding to alerts from security systems.
  • Ensuring that procedure, processes and standards are adhered to and that users are encouraged to adopt best practices with regards to our IT systems.

You must have…

  • The ability to demonstrate good numeracy and literacy skills either evidenced by good general level of education including GCSE Maths and English, or through equivalent experience.
  • The ability to work within a team and also use own initiative.
  • A flexible approach to work.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills to effectively deal with a wide range of customers and members of staff.
  • An avid interest in Cyber Security.
  • A passion for learning and development, demonstrates interest and enthusiasm for the areas in which the apprenticeship is based.
  • The ability to plan, organise and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Excellent organisational skills with the ability to work to tight timescales and demonstrate attention to detail.
  • An understanding of the need to deal with customers sensitively and to keep information confidential.
  • The ability to take on individual project work and demonstrate initiative.
  • Up to 15% of this role’s time will be spent on external communication.
  • You must have the right to work in the UK and have been a UK resident for at least the last 3 years.

Why Work For Us?
Do you want to know more about why our staff work for us? Our website has a fantastic why work for us section where our staff tell us what makes working for the Councils so special.

What Flexible and Agile Working Arrangements do we Offer?
The Councils understand the importance of operating a work life balance in the modern world. The Councils operate a flexible working policy and agile working options available for employees where operationally possible.

What Roles Do the Councils Offer?
The Councils operate a vast and diverse number of services for our residents, so with this comes a vast and diverse amount of job roles within the Councils. Our website has a great graphic showing all our job families and roles within the Councils. From here you can plan your career with the Councils or get some ideas on other roles that you may be interested in.

What Benefits do our Employees Receive?
View all our amazing staff benefits on offer for our employees. Our website has a brilliant benefits section allowing you to see the range of discounts, exclusive offers and total rewards our employees receive. Make sure you stop by to find out more information.

What Employer Accreditations do we Hold?
The Councils have a range of employer accreditations that we have worked very hard to achieve. Our website has a full descriptive list of all our current accreditations and what this means for our employees.

What Wellbeing Support do our Staff Have Access to?
The Councils want to ensure all our employees have a safe comfortable place to work, ensuring that employees feel empowered to actively manage their own wellbeing both at work and at home. The Councils have a large wellbeing section available on the website outlining our commitment to the wellbeing of the employees of the Council.

If external, please apply via our website. If internal, please apply via the internal website found through the job portal on Connect.

Key Information:
If you any questions about the role, then please don’t hesitate to contact the recruiting manager or the HR Team, who will be happy to answer any questions on the role or the Councils.

Recruiting Manager:
Callum Simpson

01508 533740

HR Team:
Email: hrteam@southnorfolkandbroadland.gov.uk
Phone Number: 01508 533995

Closing Date

The closing date for this job offer is on 23/06/2024


£20,103 - £21,099 per annum


This job is located in Norwich, Norfolk

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