Job Description

Information and Cyber Security Analyst


Full Time


About the Role 

We are looking for an innovative Information and Cyber Security Analyst to join our growing security team. Working closely with the wider team, together you will ensure the safeguarding of our Richmond and Wandsworth communities and residents services and digital data, while driving forward our security capability using best practice solutions. 

The role is crucial in developing a culture and practice of security by design and ensuring that the resident’s data of the two boroughs are kept safe and that the councils systems remain secure allowing the organisation to continue to deliver the highest possible standards to the communities.  

Crucially the post holder will act as our subject-matter expert for some aspects of security relating to Data Security and M365 and Azure or Applications security as per their expertise. The Analyst will take responsibility for designing and implementing robust security processes and features that are fully compliant with industry best practice and regulations. 

The Analyst will communicate with other teams across the business and suppliers to ensure valid integration of security principles into our existing processes and systems inclusive of security solutions implementation and monitoring. 


About the organisation 

The London Boroughs of Richmond upon Thames and Wandsworth have been operating a ground-breaking Shared Staffing Arrangement (SSA) since 2016 – a 4,000-strong workforce serving both local authorities. We offer the unique opportunity to be part of one of the largest most innovative local government organisations in London where both Councils are committed to sharing key business processes and systems; and maintaining quality value-for-money services whilst retaining individual Council sovereignty and the ability to deliver tailored local solutions where appropriate. 


About the Team  

Our growing security team is developing ISMS frameworks to enhance the boroughs security posture and maturity and embed the security by design culture. Cyber security is one of the top priorities for the organisation, to ensure protection of the residents’ services and data and the organisations online security and expanding on the fundamentals of cyber security and building on our security compliant status. 


Our security team also offers a chance for you to develop and progress your career, giving you exposure to a wide range of systems, applications, projects, and security practices. We are keen to develop a team of highly skilled security experts. 


About you 

We are looking for a passionate and experienced Information and Cyber Security Analyst who has demonstrated in-depth exposure to at least three of the following areas: 

M365 and Azure Security: Defender, Sentinel, and Vulnerability Management 

Data security. 

Identity and Access Management security 

Applications security and vulnerability assessment  

The ideal candidate has a thirst for knowledge, attention to details and a determination to deliver quality results. You should be able to communicate and collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams and stakeholders across the organisation and suppliers. 

You should be able to actively participate in vulnerability assessment/management, security risk assessment, incident response and analysis, and contribute in setting up security awareness assessments. 


Closing Date: 03/12/2023

Shortlisting Date: Week Commencing 04/12/2023

Interview Date: Week Commencing 11/12/2023


Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer. This campaign is anonymised.

We recognise the importance of a good balance between work and home life so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working including, working from home, compressed or part-time hours, term time only, job shares and other arrangements.


Salary: £41,435 – £56,470

Job Reference: randw/TP/119278/6539

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