DFT/64/17/DVLA. Senior Cyber Security Consultant

Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency

Closing date: 28 Feb 2017

Reference number



37,428 to 42,991 depending on skills and experience - The role may attract a DigiTec allowance of up to 10k


Senior Executive Officer

Contract type


Business area

Other - ITS

Type of role

Information Technology

Working pattern

Flexible working, Full-time, Part-time, Job share



Number of posts



Swansea, Wales, SA7

About the job

Job description

Are you an experienced security professional who would like the opportunity to play a key role in protecting the things that matter at DVLA and to contribute to the development and support of new DVLA IT services?

If so, our Senior Cyber Security Consultant roles offer you the challenge you are looking for, and real opportunities to build on your professional experience.

Cyber security is currently seen as a key area within Government, addressing a Tier 1 Threat and being a key enabler for the delivery of on-line services. DVLAs role in delivering significant on-line services to the public and caring for the key Driver and Vehicle databases which are part of the UK Critical National Infrastructure, results in cyber security being viewed as an essential activity, in which the organisation continues to invest.

DVLA has an extensive change program to build world class digital services, and in that context getting the security right is an imperative.

The successful candidates will work as part of the Cyber Security Services team, providing cyber security consultancy services for projects and business as usual activities and supporting ongoing compliance and accreditation.

We are looking for security professionals with substantial experience, but this technically fascinating role will provide opportunities to broaden that already significant experience.

You will have the opportunity to:-

Apply your extensive knowledge of cyber and information security
Assess risks to existing and proposed systems and technical solutions, and then devise risk management plans to address such risks
To a large degree manage your own time and resources to deliver the required outcomes
Be actively engaged in the major change program being implemented at DVLA, including playing an important role in solution evaluation and technology selection.
Develop and maintain good relationships with a wide range of stakeholders
Work as part of a team to deliver cyber security services
Develop progress your own skills and career and also to actively coach and develop others

Additional Role Requirements

The successful candidates will be security professionals having significant experience of cyber security, and a broad knowledge of the issues and techniques associated with securing a variety of technologies.

We would expect that such experience will be evidenced, such as by possession of relevant professional qualifications (e.g. CISSP or CISM), though evidence of practical application is also be sought.

A real understanding of risk, and experience of using a range of risk assessment methodologies is expected, along with knowledge of security architecture (familiarity with SABSA would be desirable).

Ideally at least some of the candidates security experience will have been gained in the context of UK Government security, but this is not a requirement.

A limited amount of travel may be expected in this role.

Security Clearance Level

Successful candidates will need either already have, or be eligible to gain Security Check clearance

Recruitment Process

You are invited to submit a CV which demonstrates your ability to meet the requirements of the attached person specification to the following email address DVLACareers@experis.co.uk

An initial sift of your CV will be conducted against the essential criteria, if demonstrated you will be contacted to arrange telephone interview. The final stage of the process will be an interview and assessment.

The interview will consist of a range of question types. These could include questions about your strengths or how you may respond in any particular situation as well as specific examples of things you have done.

We expect the role will be open for applications for up to 4 weeks with candidates being assessed throughout this period and therefore reserve the right to close the scheme early.



Civil Service pension schemes may be available for successful candidates.


Besides the rewarding nature of the job itself, the benefits that come with working at DVLA are excellent.

The package includes generous leave entitlement, attractive pension options, flexible working and other policies to enable a good work/life balance, including beneficial childcare arrangements.
You will also benefit from our commitment to nurturing and developing talent.


The role may attract a DigiTec allowance of up to 10k depending on skills and experience.

Things you need to know


Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check.

Selection process details

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here.


Candidates in their probationary period are not eligible to apply for vacancies within this department.

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.
The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

Apply and further information

Contact point for applicants

Sift/interview dates and location

Interview/Assessments will take place in Swansea during February/March 2017.

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