Cyber Security Engineer


15th December 2021

About the Job

Interview date to be confirmed

The University is seeking a highly motivated, knowledgeable and experienced Cyber Security professional, based within the IT team, in a full time, permanent position, to lead the development of technical cyber security defences and processes, to provide effective protection and response, being technically hands on, helping protect the Universities information and information systems from unauthorised access, use, disclosure, disruption, modification or destruction, through the implementation of properly managed security solutions, and continued application of effect.

This post will provide essential advice and pragmatic solutions to colleagues across the University to help ensure the security of systems and infrastructure.

Smarter Working

We want you to be able to carry out your work in a way that best supports UON and our students, but also you as an individual. We understand this may vary between different areas of the university as well as from one person to another. With Smarter Working you can work with increased flexibility, if you would like to, which can facilitate greater freedom and autonomy.

Our job opportunities all include an excellent benefits package that includes many features that are hard to find in the private sector:

Generous annual leave allowance, including Christmas/New Year closure;
Pension scheme membership to provide benefits for you and your family;
Generous sick pay;
Employee assistance programme with advice line and counselling;
Learning and development opportunities;
Cycle to Work Scheme;
Long service awards;
Staff discounts on a range of products and local services including the ability to purchase a TOTUM student discount card which gives you access to over 350 student discounts;

About You

Relevant experience in a similar role within IT / Information Security
Demonstrable ability of delivering continuous improvement relating to cyber security
Experience of technical project ownership and delivery
Excellent analysis skills to monitor and evaluate IT security events
Advanced knowledge and hands on experience with: incident management, log management, system administration, firewall management, intrusion prevention and detection, identity management and web filtering
Experience or knowledge of IT security incident management (including investigation, detection, analysis and eradication)
Ability to demonstrate initiative by suggesting modifications to existing tools or technologies
Knowledge or experience of ISO27001 and other frameworks, such as PCI-DSS, ISO27005 and ISO22301



CompTIA Security or ComTIA CySA+ or relevant experience

Degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience

ITIL Foundation


Microsoft MCSE certification
ISSAP – Information Security Architecture Professional or Engineering


IT Services – Security Team

About Us

Come to the University of Northampton and you will see that we do things a bit differently.

We are one of the youngest universities in the UK but we are already leading the way in adding value to society, which we call social impact. We have won multiple awards for our work in this area, among others, but what matters the most to us is ensuring that our students and graduates have the opportunity to make their mark on the world too. That’s why we were the first university in the UK to be named as a Changemaker Campus in 2012.

We want to break the mould of what Higher Education can be. This has led us to build a whole new University from the ground up that is designed to reflect the way that students actually learn rather than the way they are expected to learn. Waterside Campus opened in September 2018.

Our commitment to transforming lives and inspiring change is at the heart of all that we do.

Right to Work

All candidates will be asked to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK at interview.


The University of Northampton is committed to providing a vibrant, ethical and sustainable work, study and living environment that values equality, diversity and inclusion.

This commitment, along with our legal and moral obligations, provides an inclusive environment for staff, students and the public who may be affected by our activities.

Together @ UON confirms our commitment to equality and inclusion, underpinned by our belief in taking action. We are dedicated to creating an environment that celebrates equality and harnesses the power of diversity.

Together @ UON demonstrates our pledge to our staff, students and partners to nurture and develop an environment where equality and inclusion can thrive whilst we Transform Lives and Inspire Change.

To find out more, please visit:


For information and to apply please visit the website

Copyright © 2021 Wonkhe Ltd.

Company Number: 08784934

Wonkhe Ltd, Lower Third Floor Evelyn Suite, Quantum House,

22-24 Red Lion Court, London, United Kingdom, EC4A 3EB