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  • Ref no: GCU00739
  • Published: 27/9/19
  • Closes: 11/10/19
  • Location: Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road, G4 0BA
  • Salary: £28,331.00 - £32,817.00 per year
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Hours: 35 hours per week

Applications for this job cannot be made online. Please refer to the advert for further information.


Glasgow Caledonian University a vibrant, multi-cultural, modern university in the centre of Glasgow and is placed amongst the top 200 modern universities in the world (THE, 2018) and in the top 50 universities globally for social impact (THE, 2019).  Our welcoming community of 20,000 students from more than 100 countries enjoy a wide range of award-winning support services and state of the art facilities across each of our campuses in Glasgow, London and New York.   Our University mission, commitment to the Common Good and core values of integrity, creativity, responsibility and confidence is integral to everything we do and how we deliver our mission.

Information Services, which provides centralised IT support to GCU academic and professional support departments, wishes to appoint an IT Advisor with experience in the field of Cyber Security.  Recent graduates with a Cyber Security degree and a willingness to learn in what is a rapidly evolving industry will also be considered.

Working as part of the Information Security team and reporting to the Information Security Manager the successful candidate will play a key part in building and enhancing the information security landscape and culture within the University and will also assist in the development, implementation and delivery of initiatives which support the University’s program of continuous improvement of information and cyber security.  Other key responsibilities will include incident response, conducting vulnerability assessments and penetration testing and engaging in ethical hacking.

The successful candidate will have excellent IT and analytical skills (to include knowledge of computer networks, operating systems, software, hardware and security), an eye for detail and a knowledge and understanding of vulnerabilities and threats to IT systems and the measures required to deal with them.  Good interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate with technical and non-technical people using both formal and informal techniques are essential; as is an ability to work independently and as part of a pro-active and forward thinking team and to build strong relationships with fellow staff members and other relevant individuals.  An ability to exercise complete discretion, integrity and responsibility in dealing with highly confidential and commercially sensitive information is considered pre-requisite.

This role presents an exciting and unique opportunity for the post-holder to make it their own.  The successful candidate will be encouraged to use their initiative, be pro-active and will work with minimum day to day supervision.

As the University for the Common Good, we are committed to embedding equality and diversity, as well as our values in everything that we do.  As such, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates who demonstrate the GCU Values.

The University offers a range of benefits including opportunities for professional development, family friendly policies, cycle to work scheme and onsite childcare facilities.

Applicants must have the continued right to live and work in the United Kingdom to apply for this vacancy.

Please note that the appointment will be made on the first point of the salary scale (unless by exception).

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