Security Consultancy Specialist

Job Req ID:  1309
Posting Date:  22-Sep-2022
Function:  Cyber Security

Snowhill, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Salary:  Competitive with Great Benefits

About BT

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So, if you're interested in the power of potential, why not join us today and release yours? You can read more here about what it's like to work at BT.


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 drives the continual advancement of strong security capability, skills and culture
  • It strives to develop a federated approach to 1st line security by empowering the business to act for itself with guidance from Security.
  • It advances the security architecture to enable the business to advance positively with confidence in security.
  • It ensures that all activity the business engages in is delivered in a fashion that minimizes risk overall to within established patterns and guardrails.
  • 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 acts as a role model for security, with authority and empowered to drive the business to see security as a shared responsibility.


What I’ll be doing – your accountabilities

  • Leads the business to deploy secure solutions utilising established design patterns wherever possible.
  • Takes the lead on sharing applicable knowledge to maintain a record of security experiences.
  • Documents design patterns where gaps for repeatable controls need to be closed.
  • Champions the advancement of security knowledge and awareness throughout the business, and acts as a security coach to relevant stakeholders
  • Takes a solution minded approach to all problems, finding the appropriate balance between business need and security response.
  • Evangelises a security aware culture through all interactions.
  • Continuously strives for improved security outcomes by looking for ways to improve the end-to-end security experience and acting appropriately.
  • Provides strong authoritative and consistent guidance and challenges/ guides the business on potential decisions when appropriate.
  • Co-ordinates the security response with other security stakeholders, acting with transparency and integrity.
  • Takes ownership of their own development and plans accordingly
  • Assesses, escalates and reports on point risk that may affect the business
  • Writes and delivers training material according to the stakeholders with which they are engaged to continuously improve the security skills in the wider business.
  • Acts as a bridge to security architecture priorities to ensure these are considered and deployed where appropriate.
  • Takes a wider programmatic view of all security demand to consider the bigger picture of solution decisions.
  • Utilises threat modelling techniques to ensure solutions are adopting best practice controls.
  • Actively engages in and monitors wider industry response to the changing security landscape.
  • May lead on a specific technical specialist area/domain and act an authoritative decision maker.


Skills required for the job

  • Industry leading knowledge and track record of experience of one or more security domains.
  • Previous experience with Mobile or Fixed Line Networks, or computer security with large programmes
  • Able to work collaboratively across teams to meet security objectives
  • A strong ability to work on their own initiative, prioritise and manage customer expectations
  • An ability to demonstrate an open-minded attitude, objectivity and confidence to provide a consultancy-based service
  • Degree qualification or Security Qualification required.
  • Personal drive to take ownership of ones own delivery and influence/negotiate with other stakeholders.


Experience you would be expected to have

  • Technical background in large scale network or IT environments and strong experience in cyber security
  • Strong analytical thinking: critical in ensuring technical risks are fully understood and mitigation solutions can be correctly identified at a programmatic level.
  • Experience in multiple domains of security.
  • Typically qualified to degree level, or equivalent professional experience in Computer Science, Engineering, Cyber Security or related degree.
  • Appropriate security qualifications such as CISSP, CISSM.
  • Member of a professional body e.g. Institution of Engineering and Technology.



  • 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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