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Title:  Cyber Security Specialist


Worcester, West Midlands, GB, WR1 3ZQ

Department:  Information Systems/IT
Operation:  Sanctuary Group
Requisition Number:  105064

Sanctuary Group is one of the UK’s leading providers of housing, care and community services. With around 13,000 employees, we maintain a culture where diversity is valued and talent is nurtured and rewarded.


Cyber Security Specialist


Worcester based with an anticipated balance of home and office working


£39,572 per annum inclusive of policy allowance (rising to £41,655 per annum inclusive of policy allowance after 12 months, subject to satisfactory performance)


35 hours per week


We are looking for a Cyber Security Specialist to join our Technical team based at Worcester. We are looking for a team player who can learn from others’ expertise and experiences and is capable of sharing their own knowledge.  You will be focussed to help to build continuous improvement and best practice within the department and across the organisation.


As a Cyber Security Specialist you will ensure that the technology, infrastructure and systems are adequate and cost-effective protection against cyber threats and all identified Cyber Security risks. You will be a technical person who loves to roll up their sleeves and get stuck in, while also possessing the capability and aptitude to define and create standards and procedures.


The role of Cyber Security Specialist will include:

  • Integrating and automating our key security technologies, such as our SIEM and SOAR
  • Configure and manage our security systems with a particular focus on Microsoft Cloud security tools
  • Supporting the wider departmental activities such as threat monitoring, system hardening, project advice, vulnerability management, assurance testing and incident response.
  • Be a team player to ensure that corporate data and infrastructure are safeguarded from threats


Skills and experiences:

  • Experience of supporting the management of IS infrastructure in a large, complex organisation is essential
  • Cyber security qualifications such as CISSP, CISM, Security+, MS100
  • ITIL V3 Foundation level
  • Clear understanding of cyber threat hunting, attack vectors, techniques, mitigation and detection
  • Proven experience in supporting the resolution of technical infrastructure issues
  • A good understanding of Office 365 security tooling including MFA, Conditional access and Identity protection
  • Knowledge and experience of cyber security risk assessments and risk-based approaches to managing cyber security
  • Good Email and internet communications skills are essential


Why work for us?

One of the UK’s leading providers of housing, care and commercial services, Sanctuary Group employs more than 13,000 people and manages over 100,000 units of accommodation throughout England and Scotland, including general rented, retirement living, supported housing, student and key worker accommodation and care homes. Sanctuary also provides a range of other services including maintenance, care and telecare, all of which are delivered by our dedicated employees who are completely committed to customer service. 


Ready to join us?

As part of our commitment to making Sanctuary a great place to work, where your wellbeing is of genuine importance, we have developed an attractive employment package. The package recognises your contribution, supports your physical, mental and financial health and gives you the flexibility to tailor your employee benefits by offering:

  • 25 days annual leave
  • A pension scheme with matching employer contributions from Sanctuary up to set limits
  • Life Assurance
  • Employee Advice Service including counselling
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Voluntary health plans  
  • Employee discounts
  • Wellbeing support and tools
  • Employee recognition schemes


Role salary is £28,375 with an additional policy allowance of £11,197 per annum (rising to £29,869 with an additional policy allowance of £11,786 per annum after 12 months, subject to satisfactory performance)


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Closing Date: 29 April 2021


We reserve the right depending on application numbers to close or extend the closing dates for positions; we would therefore recommend an early application.


‘For an insight into what it’s like to work for us, take a look at #LifeatSanctuary on Twitter’


Building Equality and Diversity

Sanctuary Group encourages and welcomes applications from people from diverse backgrounds to support our commitment to offering an inclusive environment for our employees and customers. 
We work closely with the Home Office in order to prevent unlawful working.
Sanctuary Group is a trading name of Sanctuary Housing Association, an exempt charity.