The selection process will be designed specifically for the role. As a result, your assessment could include:
• An interview
The sift is due to take place w/c 31st January 2022
Interviews are likely to be held w/c 7th February 2022
This vacancy is aligned to the Government Security Profession Career Framework, and we will assess your experience and technical skills. If successfully short-listed you will be invited to attend an interview.
To apply for this role you must provide a CV.
You will be short-listed against the following criteria:
• Hands-on experience of working in a CSOC environment in a junior analyst role
• Hands-on experience in security monitoring, incident detection and response using SIEM and other Endpoint Detection & response (EDR) tools
• A working knowledge of security technologies including Firewalls, IDP/IPS, Endpoint Protection, IAM, Cloud technologies and remote working
You will be interviewed against the following criteria:
Government Security Profession Skills profile:
• Cyber Security operations - Working
• Intrusion detection and analyse - Working
• Protective security – Working
• Incident management, incident investigation and response – Working
• Information risk assessment and risk management - Working
For further details on these skills please visit: Government Security Profession Career Framework User Guide (publishing.service.gov.uk)
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Things you need to know
• Security – successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check and gain a Security Clearance.
• This position is a permanent non-reserved post which is open to full time, part time and job share candidates. The role will be contractually based at our Head Office in Taunton, you must be able to travel to the office as and when required.
• This is a development role. Successful candidates will achieve substantive B2 promotion on completing of their development plan.
New Entrants to the Civil Service will be expected to join at the salary minimum of the grade for which they applied. If an applicant at the offer stage wishes to negotiate higher starting pay, they will be required to submit a case with supporting evidence; UKHO will consider the case against several factors, including our total reward and benefits offering, the difficulty of recruiting the role and scarcity of skills. Higher starting pay will only be considered if the salary range (i.e. the minimum and maximum) for the role, and/ or specific allowance, has been advertised.
Those who are successful for a level graded role will retain their current salary.
Those who are successful for a higher graded role will have their promotion salary calculated.
Further information can be found in the attached document “Additional Pay Information”
Existing civil servants from other government departments (OGDs): are subject to UKHO’s internal pay policies. Further information can be found in the attached Document “Additional Pay Information”.
SC – non reserved
This is a Ministry of Defence non-reserved post and although open to UK, British Commonwealth and European Economic Area nationals, successful applicants will require a security clearance (SC) and therefore need to have resided in the UK for a minimum of 12 consecutive months within the last 5 years.
Candidates will be subject to UK immigration requirements as well as Civil Service nationality rules.
If you’re applying for a role requiring security clearance, please be aware that foreign or dual nationality is not an automatic bar. However certain posts may have restrictions which could affect those who do not have sole British nationality or who have personal connections with certain countries outside the UK.
How to Apply and Further Information
For further information on this vacancy and to apply, please visit Civil Service Jobs.
We have adopted anonymised recruitment. This means that your name, date of birth and other personal details will not be seen by the sift panel.
We may hold a merit (reserve) list for up to 12 months. During this time, if a similar role is identified and you have been placed on the merit list you may be considered for the post.
It is likely we will be able to start your employment with BPSS clearance (your clean DBS certificate and satisfactory references that we will obtain) before your SC clearance is successful – this is called a conditional offer.
You will be presented with an unconditional offer only once you have obtained the necessary level of clearance for the role.
If your fail to gain SC clearance, whichever is appropriate for the role you have applied for, your employment with UKHO will be terminated immediately.
Our ability to start employment on a conditional basis is subject to the specific requirements of the role and cannot be guaranteed; please contact our recruitment team if you would like further information: Recruitment@ukho.gov.uk
Please note, if you have not been resident in the UK for the last 5 years (for SC clearance) or for the last 10 years (for DV clearance) then you may be requested to supply the information below:
• Evidence of your actual overseas residence (bills or rental agreements confirming addresses etc)
• Police Certificate providing confirmation that no criminal record is held in the overseas country of residence.
• Reference/Confirmation of employment from an employer in the overseas country of residence.
• Reference/Confirmation of residence or travel from friends, companions or fellow travellers that have knowledge of or have been in the company of you, when resident outside of the UK.
• Reference from a UK based organisation maintaining contract with a sponsorship of you, while residing overseas
Disability Confident – Guaranteed Interview
UKHO embraces diversity and promotes inclusion and equality of opportunity. We are a Disability Confident employer, which includes offering a guaranteed interview to candidates with disabilities, providing they meet the minimum selection criteria.
By ‘minimum selection criteria’ we mean that the evidence you provide in your application must demonstrate that you meet the minimum pass mark, set by the short-list panel, for each criteria listed in the ‘short-list’ section, above. The short-list panel will not be made aware of any disability you may choose to declare; this information will be processed solely by HR, in accordance with Data Protection legislation.
If you are a disabled candidate, please ensure you complete the Equality and Diversity form or inform our HR department, at email@example.com, if you wish to be considered under the Disability Confident guaranteed interview scheme.
Civil Service Recruitment
From 01/10/2020, UKHO’s HR Department is to provide a Fair Processing Notice (FPN) to all new applicants after they have been successful at interview.
These candidates will be informed that, as one aspect of pre-employment screening, their personal details – name, NINO and date of birth - will be checked against the Civil Service Resourcing Extract Internal Fraud Database (IFD) and that anyone included on the IFD will be refused employment unless they can show exceptional circumstances.
UKHO’s HR Department will also include the FPN wording advising of the check against the extract IFD in the advert for employment for the pilot departments.
UKHO’s HR Department will, on behalf of the vacancy holder, inform applicants when they are refused employment because of their inclusion in the IFD.
Civil Service Commission
Recruitment into the Civil Service is governed by the Civil Service Commission which has two key functions.
? To maintain the principle of selection for appointment to the Civil Service on merit on the basis of fair and open competition.
? To promote an understanding of the Civil Service Code which sets out the constitutional framework in which all civil servants work and the values they are expected to uphold, and to hear and determine appeals made under it. More detailed information can be found at on the Civil Service Commission website: http://civilservicecommission.independent.gov.uk
The Department’s recruitment processes are underpinned by the requirement of selection for appointment based on merit, open and fair competition as outlined in the Civil Service Commissioners’ Recruitment Principles, details of which can be found at http://civilservicecommission.independent.gov.uk
If you feel your application has not been treated in accordance with the Recruitment Principles and you wish to make a complaint, you should contact the UKHO’s Recruitment Team, Human Resources, Admiralty Way, Taunton, Somerset TA1 2DN or email firstname.lastname@example.org , in the first instance.
If you are not satisfied with the response you receive you can further contact the Civil Service Commission at:
Email: civilservicecommission.independent.gov.uk or in writing to:
Civil Service Commission, Room G/8, 1 Horse Guards Road, London SW1A 2HQ
Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.