Information Security Specialist

  • Salary: £22,000 + fantastic benefits
  • Job ID: 165309
  • Category: IT

NRG are working exclusively with a large organisation in the healthcare sector and due to their continued growth are looking to recruit a Information Security Specialist to join their digital services team.

Starting Salary: £22,000 + pay progression + fantastic benefits including:

  • Holiday entitlements of 27 days per year, plus eight general and public holidays, rising to 33 days after 10 years' service.

  • Better career and salary progression based on the application of your knowledge and skills.

  • Excellent pension scheme with contributions ranging from 5%-14%, dependant on your pay grade.

  • Personal development reviews to support your career aspirations.


  • To help ensure high availability, security and usability of Trust digital services.

  • Manage, test, and monitor the ongoing update process for mobile and desktop applications and operating systems and liaise with Application Management and Development teams to ensure no impact to live systems.

  • Liaise with Server and Infrastructure teams to assist with testing and deployment of operating system and firmware updates.

  • Liaise with Mobile/Agile Specialist to ensure that all mobile and agile services remain secure as they evolve, and that new services are compliant.

  • Review daily malware and breach detection logs and alerts to ensure all detected threats are being managed.

  • To troubleshoot and resolve assigned security related support calls in a timely manner and in line with Trust standards and service levels, and work with technical support teams to mitigate/remove threats.

  • To administer web filtering categories and exclusions, and generate web activity reports as required. To develop and maintain procedures and documentation for the configuration, administration, and support of service security tools.

  • Maintain register of non-domain PCs and audit same on a quarterly basis, ensuring best possible threat mitigation is in place based on available tools, controls, and required operations.l

  • CareCERT notifications, establishing risk profile, and escalating high severity cases to the Information Assurance and Security and Manager.

  • Work with users, services, and third-parties to find secure solutions to required data management needs.



  • Degree, or equivalent, in Computer Networks, Computer Forensics, Engineering or related subject (modules in Cyber Security would be advantageous) or equivalent work experience.

  • Current Cyber Security Qualification is desirable.

Knowledge of:

  • Information security management frameworks, such as ISO 27001

  • The principles of cyber security, cyber risk and cyber threats

  • Common law duty of confidentiality

  • Data Protection Act 1998

  • GDPR

  • Access to Records Act 1990

  • Freedom of Information Act 2000


  • Configuration, deployment and support of corporate IT systems.

  • Working with Active Directory and TCP/IP networking as they relate to network authentication and delivery of secure services.

  • Troubleshooting hardware and software issues, including IOS and Windows products.

  • A broad range of IM&T areas acquired through relevant experience

  • Experience of investigating and resolving cyber security incidents

  • System management, administration, and reporting tools.


  • Must be able to demonstrate sound technical diagnostic skills.

  • Must be able to use knowledge and judgment to identify the most appropriate security approach to meet customer requirements,

  • Must be able to work with minimum supervision, managing daily workloads

  • Must possess good oral and written communication skills

  • Must possess excellent organisational skills

  • Car Owner/Driver for travel across Trust customer base on business related activity.

  • Coaching and mentoring practices and tools (either knowledge / experience of or skills and attributes in these)

  • Quality improvement tools, techniques and methods (as above, either knowledge / experience of or applied skills ...)

  • Work within ITIL Service Management definitions