Cyber Operations Specialist Lead Ref. 2067

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IT, Science & Technical
Gloucestershire
Permanent
£36,902 - £50,702 (this is made up of basic salary acquiring-applying + £2,147 concessionary payment)

The Role
We are looking for passionate individuals to lead a team of cyber specialists who routinely operate in hostile environments. Your role, using your specialist knowledge, will be to guide them in exploring these environments and collect strategically important information to protect the UK and its interests.

With your skills and experience our operators will be able to overcome technical challenges and make a real difference. At times, the pace of work may be driven by real-world events, and your skills will help shape the outcome.

Requirements
This role will suit a Cyber Security Professional with experience in penetration testing and vulnerability testing with at least five years’ experience.  Candidates need to have a proven record of being able to learn, understand, and then apply technical information.

You should be able to demonstrate both a breadth and depth of knowledge relating to penetration testing, from low-level vulnerability research to high-level network expertise. Knowledge of researching new or novel security issues would be advantageous.

Training and Development
At GCHQ we’re proud that we offer an inclusive and supportive working environment that encourages open minds and attitudes. As an organisation that values and nurtures talent, we’re committed to helping you fulfill your potential. With comprehensive training and development opportunities, tailored to your needs and the requirements of your work, we’ll enable you to flourish in your role and perform to the best of your abilities.

About Us
At GCHQ we work alongside other London agencies and international partners to safeguard our nation. We work against unique complex threats – everything from cyber-attacks and espionage to terrorism and organised crime. It means your work will be incredibly interesting, and unlike anything you’ll find anywhere else.

Salary
Salary between £36,902 - £50,702 (this is made up of basic salary acquiring-applying + £2,147 concessionary payment). Plus, the potential to earn skills bonuses and additional payments dependent on experience and on successful completion of probation period.

Location
Gloucestershire (within an hour’s journey of Birmingham and Bristol and Oxford)

Selection Process
To apply for this position, you must meet our nationality, residency and security requirements. You’ll find more details here.

As users of the disability confident scheme, we also guarantee to interview all disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria for our roles.

You can familiarise yourself with the general competencies we use to assess the aptitude if candidates here.

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