Cyber Security Officer WCC617232 28 views

Salary range: £40,005 to £46,053 per annum
Work location: Westminster City Hall, 64 Victoria Street, Westminster, SW1E 6QP
Hours per week: 36
Contract type: Permanent
Vetting requirements: Standard DBS Check
Closing date: 19 July 2024
Contact details for Informal discussion: Ishaan Patel, Cyber Security Officer, via email:

About Us:


Digital and Innovation in Westminster City Council is a world of extraordinary stories, where creative and enterprising people put local residents and businesses first.

Today, Westminster is the most connected borough in London. But, when David joined us in the mid-2010s, small businesses were still struggling to get connected to fibre. Without gigabit-capable broadband, some companies even resorted to biking memory sticks around the city, simply to share files with clients.

Although still in a junior role, David took the initiative and successfully made the business case for £2.8 million of European funding to support connectivity for small businesses across Westminster. Feedback from businesses has been overwhelmingly positive as the project has enhanced their communications with clients. The new connectivity allows them to make video calls and work remotely. As the pandemic hit and many more people needed to work from home, it became clear just how vital this investment had been.

Fast-forward a few years. Westminster is leading the way for connectivity, as a result of the project businesses are thriving, and David is heading up a service of his own responsible for delivery of the Smart City strategy.

The Role:

As a Cyber Security Officer in our Digital and Innovation Directorate, you can make your own powerful contribution to helping businesses and communities across Westminster to thrive.  Like all organisations, we’re facing new and evolving cyber threats, which could impact vital services. As data and digital services become more prevalent in every aspect of people’s day-to-day lives, you’ll play a vital role in ensuring they remain secure and safe to use.

Joining a new agile, cross-functional team, you’ll help us monitor, detect and respond to incidents that could compromise the security of our systems and data. Helping us to implement best practices and policies, you’ll collaborate closely with other teams and stakeholders to raise awareness and promote a culture of security as an integral part of service and product delivery.

Please refer to the Job Description for more information.

About You:

Curious, analytical and adaptable, you’re likely to have practical experience of using monitoring and internet audit tools, as well as the ability keep up with new trends and technologies and apply them in practical ways.  You’ll demonstrate good knowledge of security issues relating to hardware and software, including the Microsoft technology stack.  An understanding of ISO27001 and other information security best practice standards, along with storage area network (SAN) security would be useful. As you’ll be working closely with other teams and stakeholders across the Council, you’ll need to be collaborative, communicative and respectful.

What We Offer:

Westminster is an amazing place. We are home to more than 200,000 residents from all backgrounds, over 50,000 vibrant and vital businesses and three-quarters-of-a-million people work in Westminster.

Westminster City Council’s strategy is to work towards a Fairer Westminster. A Fairer Westminster is one in which our communities are at the heart of our decision-making and help to determine the city’s future. By working directly with our communities and other partners, we can build a more inclusive city that celebrates our diverse communities, and where residents, workers and visitors from all backgrounds will feel welcome and safe.

At Westminster City Council, we pride ourselves on being an inclusive workplace and employer of choice. We encourage and welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and aim to have a workforce that, at all levels, represents the communities we serve. We champion equality, diversity, inclusion and wellbeing and aim to create a workplace where everyone feels valued, has a sense of belonging and is empowered to be their best, that is the Westminster Way. To find out more about how we do this visit

As a forward thinking Council we appreciate that people work in different ways, therefore our staff benefit from working a range of flexible working patterns as well as Agile working.

The Council is a Disability Confident Employer. If you have declared a disability in your application , we guarantee an interview if you meet the essential criteria of the job. If you are invited for interview, you will be asked if you need any reasonable adjustments in order to attend, and we will make these wherever possible.

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