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Security Specialist

About the role

We’re looking for an experienced Security Specialist to join a highly established organisation in the education sector, on a contract basis for 6 months.

Based in Newcastle.

This role is full-time 35 hours per week with a mix of hybrid and onsite working.

The Security Threat and Vulnerability Advisor will assist in the development, implementation and promotion of security strategy, policies, procedures and improvement initiatives across the organisation.

This will include an overarching security strategy, supporting policies, security threats, vulnerability and risk assessments, and training and awareness programmes.

Job Role

  • Contribute to the development of a security culture

  • Contribute to the development of operational security service activities

  • Implement changes to the design and development of the security management system

  • Provide specialist security expertise and support with the complexity of data and information sources, interpretation and analysis

  • Design and deliver security training, teaching and/or development delivery for all stakeholders

  • Design and deliver a Security Threat, Vulnerability and Risk Assessment Programme

  • Provide proactive and comprehensive input, advice and support on departmental security issues and proactively managing risks

  • Lead on, and conduct, proactive security surveys and risk assessments


  • A recognised Security Management qualification

  • Thorough understanding of managing a Security Management System

  • Knowledge, skills and experience to deliver a Security Threat, Risk and Vulnerability Assessment programme in a complex organisation

  • Experience implementing policy and procedures

  • Knowledge and experience ensuring compliance with regulatory and organisational policy and guidelines

  • Excellent written and verbal communication, with an ability to influence

  • Educated to degree level (or equivalent, relevant experience)

If you’re interested in this role of Security Specialist, click apply now and a member of our team will be in touch.

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