Cyber Operations Role - Registration of Interest Ref. 2592

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We’re GCHQ, a world-leading intelligence, cyber and security agency. Our mission? To unlock the complex world of communications and keep the UK safe. Working closely with our partners in the intelligence community, we protect the nation’s people, interests and businesses from threats including serious and organised crime, terrorism, and cyber-attacks.

Do you enjoy problem solving and complex challenges? Are you able to think creatively to deliver innovative solutions? Are you attracted to a role that challenges the way you think? GCHQ is offering you the exciting opportunity to join our Cyber Operations team in Gloucestershire. 

Our Cyber Operations teams use bespoke technology to legally infiltrate the computers of terrorists and criminals to discover and disrupt their plans. Under strict legal safeguards and oversights, we have the scope to do things that would not be possible elsewhere. Working collaboratively in teams, you will work with a broad spectrum of technologies to develop the solutions required to gather intelligence and disrupt those that seek to do harm to the UK and its citizens. 

We’ll shortly be recruiting for the following roles:

Cyber Ops Developer

Working at a deep technical level, you’ll be finding and exploiting weaknesses in our targets’ network environments and software.

Cyber Ops Operator

Working on the front line of our efforts to pursue our targets and complete our mission, you’ll work collaboratively with our developers and intelligence analysts across a wide section of the business to understand our mission.

To apply for one of our Cyber Operations roles you must have, or expect to obtain, a minimum 2:2 degree in a STEM subject. We also welcome applications from experienced candidates who currently work within a related field, regardless of educational background. 

The application window for our Cyber Operations roles will open on 5th September 2022.

In the meantime, we encourage:

  • All those from an ethnic minority background
  • Women (of any background)

to register their interest for these forthcoming opportunities*. 

As part of the registration of interest, you will be invited to several online events prior to the campaign opening. There will be Insight Events where you can find out more about the role. We are also offering a Skills Event which provides general tips about completing a job application, preparing for interview etc. These events will run on: 

Insight Events – Thursday 1st September 2022 (1pm and 5.30pm)

Skills Events – Friday 2nd September 2022 (1pm)

The events will last for approximately 1 hour.

Please note that a registration of interest does not constitute a job application, nor will such registration have any bearing upon the recruitment process itself. Any individuals who register their interest and decide to subsequently apply for a Cyber Operations role will need to complete an application form once the application window has opened. 

*We are confining registrations of interest to these groups only, due to their current underrepresentation in our workforce. Once the application window has opened, we welcome applications from all candidates, regardless of their ethnic background, gender, and/or any other characteristic(s). All applications will be assessed solely on merit. 



This Program / Vacancy is closed to applications.