NCSC Economy & Society Engagement Officer Ref. 2326

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Operational and Surveillance
Cheltenham, London
£34,450

At GCHQ, diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission. To protect the UK, we need a truly diverse workforce that reflects the society we serve. This includes diversity in every sense of the word: those with different backgrounds, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientations, ways of thinking and those with disabilities or neurodiverse conditions. We therefore welcome and encourage applications from everyone, including those from groups that are under-represented in our workforce.

Short Summary of role

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), established in October 2016, seeks to make the UK the safest place to live and work online. https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/

GCHQ’s profile on cyber policy topics has never been higher and the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) is the on the front line of protecting the country from cyber-attacks. We’re at the heart of the Government’s strategy for making the UK secure and resilient to the cyber threat, prosperous and confident in the digital world.  

The NCSC Economy and Society team is one of three Resilience teams in the NCSC. It aims to provide cyber security advice, guidance and services to a wide range of sectors including businesses, educational organisations, charities and citizens. The Economy and Society team prides itself on being a friendly and supportive team and is regularly one of the highest scoring teams for “engagement” in the staff survey.

This role is advertised as ‘any location’ but the primary location for this role is likely to be working from home, with the ability to travel to Cheltenham or London as required.

We are open to receiving applications from people who wish to work flexibly, part-time or in job share roles, and are willing to consider reducing the scope of the role to accommodate any such requirements.

What will the successful candidate be doing?

We have a number of GC9 vacancies in the team. These roles will support the development and dissemination of guidance, tools and services to our sectors and the public. It will involve close working with a wide range of cross sector partners, NCSC colleagues and other government departments.

We are looking for candidates who are enthusiastic, proactive, organised and team players who can comfortably deal with internal and external stakeholders. Previous relationship management experience would be beneficial but not essential. An understanding of cyber security can be developed in post and is not an essential requirement.  

Who are you looking for?  

The role:

•    Building an in depth knowledge of our sectors, the partners and their requirements to ensure our activity supports their needs.
•    Ensuring the principles of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion are included in every action undertaken.
•    Identifying, developing and delivering innovative and mutually beneficial activity with sector partners.
•    Working with colleagues in the team to create accessible and actionable cyber security products and services.
•    Working closely with E&S colleagues to ensure your work aligns and complements wider team activity
•    Identifying ways to evaluate activity and measure impact to ensure the NCSC continually evolves its support to the sector or citizens.
•    Drafting presentations, reports or papers as appropriate.
•    Representing the NCSC externally at a range of different meetings and events
•    Assisting the wider team as appropriate depending on priorities.
•    Helping the sector lead to develop strategic plans.
•    Work with colleagues across the NCSC to develop products and services and promote them to sectors, as appropriate.
The scope of these responsibilities may be subject to change as the work of the team evolves to meet requirements of the new National Cyber Strategy.

Key responsibilities:

Competency Requirements

•    Communication and Knowledge sharing - Intermediate
•    Corporate Vision and Efficiency - Intermediate
•    Change and Innovation - Intermediate
•    Analysis and Decision Making - Intermediate
•    Contribution to Delivery – Higher
•    Managing the Customer Relationship – Higher
•    Working with and Leading Others – Intermediate

You can familiarise yourself with the general competencies we use to assess the aptitude of candidates here - Recruitment Process

If you’re excited about working with us and think you have some of what we’re looking for but aren’t sure if you’re 100% there yet… Back yourself and give it a go!

Training and Development

At NCSC and GCHQ, we are proud of our inclusive and supportive working environment that’s designed to encourage open minds and attitudes.  As an organisation that values and nurtures talent, we are committed to helping you fulfil your potential.  With comprehensive training and development opportunities, tailored to your needs and the requirements of your work, we will enable you to flourish in your role and perform to the very best of your abilities.

·    Access to learning and development tailored to your role and support to gain professional qualifications and certifications.
·    An environment that supports a range of flexible working options (including a flexible working hours scheme).
·    A culture which encourages inclusion and diversity.
·    Support to gain professional qualifications and certifications
·    A civil service pension
·    25 days annual leave, rising to 30 days based on length of service.

Benefits we offer

At NCSC and GCHQ, we are proud of our inclusive and supportive working environment that’s designed to encourage open minds and attitudes.  As an organisation that values and nurtures talent, we are committed to helping you fulfil your potential.  With comprehensive training and development opportunities, tailored to your needs and the requirements of your work, we will enable you to flourish in your role and perform to the very best of your abilities.

•    Access to learning and development tailored to your role and support to gain professional qualifications and certifications.
•    An environment that supports a range of flexible working options (including a flexible working hour scheme).
•    A culture which encourages inclusion and diversity.
•    Support to gain professional qualifications and certifications
•    A civil service pension
•    25 days annual leave, rising to 30 days based on length of service.

Salary

£34,450

Location

London or Cheltenham

Selection Process

To apply for this position, you must meet our nationality, residency requirements. You’ll find more details here – www.gchq-careers.co.uk/recruitment-process.html

As a Disability Confident employer, we will ensure that a fair and proportionate number of disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for this position will be offered an interview. This is known as the Offer of Interview (OOI).
To secure an interview for this role, candidates applying under this scheme must meet the minimum criteria as specified in the description.  

Be prepared to dedicate 60-90 minutes to completing your application. We’re conscious this might be more time than you expected, so our system will allow you to save your application at any time and come back to it later. But remember to submit your full application before the closing date.
 
Once we’ve established that you meet our eligibility criteria, the next steps of this selection process are:

•    Papersift
•    You will be contacted by email and offered a time and date to attend an interview. The format of the interview will be via remote video conference. The interview will take around 45 minutes. Please allow 60 minutes for the whole process.
•    Drugs test
 
If you successfully complete these stages, you’ll receive a job offer, conditional upon you completing our developed vetting (DV) process which enables you to obtain the level of security clearance required to perform this vital role.

The closing date for this role is 18 August 2021.

Please be aware that we withhold the right to bring forward the closing date for this role from the original closing date once a certain number of applications have been received. Please be mindful of this and submit your application at your earliest convenience to avoid disappointment.

This Program / Vacancy is closed to applications.