Cyber Essentials Certification Expert

Job Req ID:  2099
Posting Date:  25-Nov-2022
Function:  Cyber Security

1 Braham Street, London, United Kingdom

Salary:  Competitive with Great Benefits

About BT

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Why this job matters

  • Security Governance – enacts security governance as a second line function to support the success of Cyber Essentials 
  • Security Assurance – collates and assesses first line evidence supporting the  effectiveness of BT’s cyber defences at Line 2, and drives improvements to BT’s cyber security risk posture in relation to Cyber Essentials.
  • CFU/CU security – interfaces, communicates and escalates risks to CFU representatives in respect to risks to Cyber Essentials and protecting BT
  • Security Certification – enable private/public sector revenues by driving BT’s compliance to Cyber Essentials
  • Stakeholder – maintains effective security relationships with wider BT colleagues, first line teams, stakeholders and certification bodies to ensure the appropriate management of risks exposed through certification activities
  • Efficiency – enacting Cyber Essentials certification with a continual improvement mindset
  • Expert – being the ‘go to’ person for technical Cyber Essentials interpretation and application within BT


What I’ll be doing – your accountabilities

  • Accountable for second line activities and checks for Cyber Essentials pan-BT and supporting member of key security governance boards. Accountable for ensuring the effective second line of defence for Cyber Essentials on behalf of CIS
  • Accountable for maintaining high quality relationships with internal teams, first line functions, business stakeholders and Certifying Bodies with regard to certification enactment 
  • Security Governance – Ensure assurance/ certification is enacted in the defined governance structure. Reporting, highlighting and escalating risks to relevant bodies within BT.
  • Responsible for driving compliance to security and certification schemes applicable to BT. 
  • Maintain high quality stakeholder engagement with the CFUs, product and capability owners for current and future certified entities to ensure security risks applicable to each are appropriately actioned 
  • Driving and monitoring risk management plans for certified entities within BT’s BU’s.
  • Leading and participating in an external dialogue with external certification bodies.
  • Supporting where appropriate teams’ other security certification & regulation activities.


Skills required for the job

  • Typically qualified to degree level, or equivalent professional experience with recognised qualifications
  • Appropriate security/cyber qualifications such as Member of Institute of Information Security Professionals 
  • Effective inter-personal and stakeholder management skills. Able to communicate and negotiate up to CEO level within BT and equivalent externally
  • Ability to work effectively in a global business context
  • Logical and analytical approach to enacting certification
  • Collaborative approach to working with peers in enacting certification
  • Technologically adept in a range of security technical controls 
  • Supportive of embracing new ways of working


Experience you would be expected to have

  • Experience gained a managerial level with a proven track record in security.
  • Experience of stakeholder management and influencing skills dealing with complex issues.
  • Broad technical control knowledge
  • Extensive in-depth knowledge and experience of certification and risk management.
  • Effective communicator – to team members, peers and stakeholders around the requirements and outputs for certification



  • Competitive salary
  • 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays)
  • 10% on target bonus
  • Life Assurance
  • Pension scheme
  • Option to join the Healthcare Cash Plan or other benefits such as dental insurance, gym memberships etc.
  • 50% off BT and EE mobile pay monthly or SIM only plans
  • Exclusive colleague discounts on our latest and greatest BT broadband packages
  • BT TV, including BT Sport and the NOW Entertainment membership, and 25% off NOW Sport, Cinema and Kids
  • 30% discount for friends and family on EE mobile pay monthly and SIM only plans

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