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Security Consultancy Career Manager

Job Req ID:  1322
Posting Date:  01-Dec-2022
Function:  Cyber Security

Snowhill, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Salary:  Competitive with Great Benefits

About BT

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Why this job matters
Ensuring the inherent security in BT’s architecture and services expected by our customers, and constantly appraising the risk BT faces from the wider connected world, this role assures the protection of BT Group’s brands and reputation as the cyber threat evolves. 

  • This role’s leadership and commitment to develop world class security skills to support the organisation is vital to ensure BT can protect itself and it’s customers from the fast evolving threat and actors up to Nation State level. 
  • It underpins the fast growing, dynamic nature of the Security business
  • It provides world leading security resources that engage across BT Group on strategic initiatives or programmes to ensure security risks to BT are identified and mitigated with BT’s risk appetite.
  • It supports the delivery of the overall security strategy and gives the business the tools needed to align to the strategy with minimal disruption and effort.
  • It strives to maximise the value and integrity of security resources to ensure security is positioned according to business need. 


What I’ll be doing – your accountabilities

  • Leads development of world class people to meet the needs of Cyber & Information Security (CIS) specifically and wider BT Security as appropriate.
  • Manages coordination of recruitment within their strategic location and to identify career moves between teams to maximise the opportunities to develop our people across the range of functions BT provides.
  • Mentors and coaches on an individual needs basis to ensure development is tailored to achieve maximum growth potential.
  • Develops cross-skilling capabilities based upon robust skills matrices to develop  career pathways framework for Consultancy
  • Ensures all escalations are directed to the appropriate engagement lead to ensure they are dealt with in a timely fashion.
  • Prepares and participates in the performance management activity for the colleagues in their team and ensures that objectives are a fair mix of functional objectives and line objectives.
  • Locally leads security skills development activities with schools, universities, wider industry and government
  • Monitors, identifies and actions opportunities to flex resourcing across the department to ensure the proactive management of business and security needs.
  • Further ensures that resourcing is matched to Engagement function requirements and forecasts the future resourcing needs of consultancy.
  • Develops and reports on SLA/OKR/KPI measures for team to help drive and identify opportunities for improvement in service.
  • May lead on specific people initiatives on behalf of the TSD or wider CIS.


Skills required for the job

  • Strong People management background with experience in running a large efficient matrix managed team.
  • Demonstrates own initiative to resolve problems and issues as and when they occur, and uses appropriate thought leadership to guide teams to solve their own problems.
  • Typically qualified to degree level, or equivalent professional experience in STEM or business related degree.
  • Inspiring leader and communicator with a proven track record of building high performing, well-motivated teams and capabilities.
  • Highly effective inter-personal and stakeholder management skills. Able to communicate up to senior levels within BT and equivalent externally
  • Highly capable coach and mentor. Challenges and supports the team to be accountable and perform at their best.
  • Understands and empathises the agendas & needs of others, alongside the needs of the business. Breaks down silos, and works brilliantly with partners both within and outside of the organisation to deliver business results.


Experience you would be expected to have

  • Team management
  • Experience of security is desirable to understand the needs and concerns of direct reports
  • Maximising the developmental needs and skills of an evolving team
  • Driving efficiency and improvement 
  • Effective recruitment activities
  • Mentoring and coaching techniques
  • Using reporting to understand opportunities for improvement



  • 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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