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Cyber Security Engineer

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 a year p.a inc of HCAS (outer)
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

Cyber Security Engineer Band 6

Reporting to the Cyber Security Manager, this role is responsible for providing Cyber Security technical expertise and operational support for the Trust Digital Services Department as a subject matter expert.

This role will encompass day to day operations and project work in supporting the Trust to meet its Cyber Security Agenda, Framework and Strategy to deliver secure digital services operations in line with established legislation/directives, industry best practice and the assertions outlined in the NHS England Data Security Protection Toolkit, including Cyber Essentials Plus.

This is a highly technical position supporting the Trust digital services assets and resources against malicious vectors. Requiring the post holder to maintain up-to-date knowledge of the current and emerging cyber security threats and vulnerabilities, using multiple security tools, knowledge bases, and the maintenance and monitoring of security systems in order to assist the Trust to mitigate risk.

The post holder will act as one of the Trust's representatives for the Cyber Associates Network and engage in current and emerging work programmes related to NHS England offerings.

The role will ensure ongoing consideration of obligations under the Data Protection Act 2018 and GDPR in addition to the objectives of the Networks and Information Systems Regulations 2018.
Interview dates: 12th and 13th of June 2023 (proposed)

Main duties of the job

  • Support the Cyber Security Manager in maintaining systems used by the Cyber Security Team ensuring upgrades of the systems/servers and related software is undertaken within an agreed programme of maintenance.
  • Assist with operating and monitoring specific core Cyber Security systems and their related activity including performance, capacity and connectivity in order to ensure the security function operates in a pro-active manner enforcing and delivering Digital Services policy, procedures and processes.
  • Actively participate in the implementation and use of any new systems managed by the Cyber Security Team.
  • Work with a variety of Digital Services Department solutions.
  • In conjunction with other team members, receive, investigate, remediate/action and record alerts to completion status as received from various sources.
  • Support Trust responses to NHS Digital CareCERT cyber security alerts, ensuring the responses are in line with DSPT timescales.
  • Present and make the use case for controls and measures to deliver effective Cyber Security.
  • Identify security or process violations, report as appropriate, and put forward areas for security improvement.
  • Liaise with service users and other teams/3rd parties in order to resolve technical security matters.
  • Contribute technical expertise, advice and support regarding cyber security threats and vulnerabilities, policies, standards, procedures, processes and strategies.

About us

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust provide hospital and community services from a number of community and specialist clinics throughout Croydon. The Trust was formed on 1st August 2010 through the integration of Croydon Community Health Services and Mayday Healthcare NHS Trust. Around 4,100 staff provide services for a population of over 360,000 people who are relatively young with a high level of ethnic diversity.

Our main hospital site, Croydon University Hospital is one of the busiest in London. We're also leading the way in providing more healthcare outside hospitals at clinics, specialist centres and in people's homes. Our experienced district nursing teams, Allied Health Professionals and community matrons look after people of all ages across Croydon and our Children's Hospital at Home cares for children with long-term conditions without them having to come to hospital.

Across the NHS everyone is working hard to meet growing demand and we're no exception. But with the right people on board, we are rising to this challenge, putting our people in the driving seat, encouraging innovation and transforming our services to give local people the quality of care they deserve. Croydon Health Services puts a great deal of importance on education and training throughout the careers of all of our staff. As well as offering access to a range of core skills training and professional development.

Job description

Job responsibilities

***Please see the attached supporting document which contains more information about the role in the job description and person specification***

Person Specification



  • oDegree in a technology discipline, or relevant experience in a technical or security role



  • ITIL Foundation qualification



  • Experience of operating security tools/technologies/applications within a Cyber Security Environment and how they relate to Cyber Security such as Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, Firewalls, Anti-virus, Privileged Access/Password Management, Auditing, Monitoring and Logging, SIEM



  • Experience of investigating suspected and actual security incidents and reporting on security breaches. Including phishing and malware analysis.



  • Experience of working in a NHS/Healthcare environment.



  • Knowledge of relevant legislation, guidance and standards e.g. Network and Information Systems (NIS) Regulations, Cyber Essentials Plus, NCSC 10 Steps to Cyber Security, ISO27001.



  • Good understanding of a range of security authentication and encryption methods



  • Intrusion Protection and Intrusion Detection

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