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Technical Information Security Engineer

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Seaton Delaval
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
31 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Reporting to the Information Assurance and Security Manager, this is a senior technical position in a busy IT Security team which supports and advises the operational Digital Services implementation teams in delivering robust and secure projects and improvements across the Trusts infrastructure.

You will be responsible for designing and leading the Trust's Cyber Security monitoring profiles and risk assessments to protect, and provide assurance for, the Trust's innovations.

Working with other technical teams, clinical and business colleagues, and third parties, you will ensure that a risk-focussed approach will be taken to deliver solutions which are as secure and as flexible as they can be.

You will role-model compassionate and inclusive leadership to other team members, empower others, use coaching to promote quality improvement, and facilitate team working and collaboration within teams.You will deputise, as required, for the Information Assurance and Security Manager

Main duties of the job

As a Technical Information Security Engineer you will apply a range of IT experience, skills, and knowledge - networking, endpoint computing, servers, cloud computing, mobile devices, software development - and knowledge and experience of of Cyber Security monitoring and reporting tools to assess and mitigate Cyber risk in the Trust's business and clinical operations.

You will work with suppliers and internal teams to ensure the Trust's cyber toolset is configured to to best effect, and is maintained to provide appropriate monitoring, alerting, and protection. This will involve the regular review and implementation of daily, weekly, and monthly, processes to provide assurance in the face of prevailing threats.

You will take the lead in managing technical security processes which will have a Trust-Wide impact, such as Cyber Security Awareness, Privileged Access Management, and Multifactor Enrolment, and will advise on possible future developments.You will provide risk assessments as required for the assurance of new or modified, systems, and perform vulnerability assessments across the IT estate, prioritising remediation activities, and working with colleagues to test and deploy.

You will encourage and mentor other staff in the team to help develop their skills.

You will be an active participant in the Trust's cyber-risk management process, recording risk, prioritising and actioning mitigation.

You will provide advice and support to other Digital Services teams.

About us

We manage three major locality hospitals at North Tyneside, Wansbeck and Hexham, plus a number of smaller community hospitals and clinics from Tynemouth to Berwick on Tweed, covering one of the largest geographical areas of any NHS trust in the country.

Do you want to work in one of the best performing NHS organisations in England? Work in an organisation that supports its staff and focuses on staff experience as much as it does the experience of its patients?

You can live and breathe in an area that has the cleanest air, cost effective living, great nightlife, some of the best schools with a wealth of history available on your doorstep. Sound too good to be true? Well it isn't, this is what you get when you work for Northumbria Healthcare, this is the Northumbria Way! Please read 'applicant guidance notes' before submitting your application.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Implement security controls and monitoring in line with the Trusts agreed architecture documentation and decisions.

Ensure all projects and improvements across the Trusts infrastructure are risk-assessed for IT security, and that appropriate controls and monitoring are identified and implemented.

Diagnose and investigate technical IT security issues.

Plan and implement Trustwide IT security mitigation and remediation projects to ensure reduction of associated cyber security risk.

Monitoring the performance of implemented security solutions to identify any issues.

Perform security analysis on networks, firewalls, servers, operating systems, applications and devices.

Working closely with other operational teams to ensure any project work or infrastructure changes are in accordance with security procedures.

Devising plans with the Technical Architect Team to resolve issues and mitigate future issues ensuring plans are in accordance with security procedures.

Responsible for proactively communicating the impact of upcoming security and compliance changes to the organisation.

Uses their up-to-date knowledge of IT security to identify opportunities to use emerging technology to increase security and compliance.

Deputise, as required, for the Information Assurance and Security Manager

Person Specification



  • Degree, or equivalent, in Computer Networks, Computer Forensics, Engineering or related subject (modules in Cyber Security would be advantageous) plus specialist Its security knowledge and expertise in large-scale IM& T procedures and techniques.
  • Current Cyber Security Qualification or evidence of attendance on a range of Cyber Security Training courses is essential.

Knowledge and Skills


  • Experience of delivering large-scale cyber security solutions.
  • Administration and deployment experience of a range of enterprise security tools
  • A broad range of IM& T areas acquired through relevant experience
  • Specialist security advisory and delivery experience in a corporate environment
  • The principles of cyber security, cyber risk assessment and cyber threats

Employer details

Employer name

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Northumbria Healthcare Manufacturing and Innovation Hub

Avenue Rd

Seaton Delaval

NE25 0QJ

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