ICT Security Adviser – Fixed Term

This is a Gloucestershire County Council job.

  • Job Title:                            ICT Security Adviser
  • Job Location:                     Shire Hall, Block 4, 1st Floor 
  • Salary:                               £34,834 – £44,428 per annum 
  • Hours per Week:               37.00 
  • Contract Type:                   Fixed Term 
  • Duration:                            One year 
  • Closing Date:                     16/06/2024 
  • Job Requisition Number:   9114 
  • This post is not open to job share


About the ICT Security Team

The ICT Security Team is looking for a Security Adviser with the skills and experience to support compliance with security audits, provide security advice for projects and programmes across the council, and provide high quality support to the Security Team. This role will be within the Digital and ICT Service and provide support and advice to internal customers and partner organisations.


About the role

The Security Team is responsible for ensuring the Council meets its security assurance responsibilities within required deadlines. We work closely with our internal Information Management Team and our third-party security engineers.

Our responsibilities include:

  • Management of third-party security suppliers
  • Support of audit and compliance activities
  • Processing of security incidents and requests
  • Identification and mitigation of cyber risks
  • Support of policy review and policy compliance activity
  • Undertaking security assessments of supplier organisations


About you

The preferred candidate will have experience of working within a Local Government ICT security environment, using their skills and knowledge to support audit activities, advise customers through the service desk, and to provide specialist support to the Security Team and wider Digital and ICT Service regarding a full range of security activities. Good organisation and communication skills are vital.


Full training and support will be provided as required.


About Us

Here’s what we offer in return for your hard work. A generous pay and reward programme including:


  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Annual Leave entitlement of 24.5 days rising to 29.5 days after 5 years continuous service.
  • Employee Benefits Programme


How to apply 

If you would like to be part of a customer focussed, skilled and friendly team. we look forward to receiving your application or feel free to contact Jo Davies, Lead Information Security Officer on Joanna.davies@gloucestershire.gov.uk for further information.




Additional Information

To access the Job Profile for this role, please follow the link below:-

ICT Security Adviser – Job Profile

We want to be an employer of choice, attracting and retaining excellent people to work for us, so that we can best serve all of Gloucestershire’s diverse communities.  Our promise to you is that we will provide an inclusive and supportive working environment that enables you to bring your whole self to work and realise your full potential.

It is a legal requirement, under the Immigration Act 2016, that anyone appointed to a ‘customer facing role’ must be able to demonstrate an ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in fluent English.

Hybrid working arrangements are available for the majority of our roles, giving teams the opportunity to work in a way that suits them, balancing service need and individual choice, with a mix of both remote and office working.

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