IT Security Analyst

Job Reference
Date Posted
Friday 10 May 2024
Application Closing Date
Sunday 26 May 2024
Preston Campus
£33,966 to £39,347 per annum
Full Time
Contract Type
Job Category / Type
Professional Services
School / Service
IT Solutions
36.25 hours per week
Interview Date
To be confirmed

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This is a really exciting time to join the University as we invest and transform our IT solutions service to help drive improvements in student experience and deliver our wider university strategy. As a key member of the team, you will play an important role in helping to execute our strategic plan and help offer life-changing opportunities to everyone who can benefit from them.

Joining our ambitious and passionate IT team means you can help us transform our vision into reality. The role offers a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic and inspiring individual to play a key part in the continuing and future success of our University and its wider role in the North West region.

To help ensure we can deliver, develop and enhance, at the same time as supporting our core activities, we are looking to grow our Learning and Information Services team with this new role. Over the strategy period we will be modernising and transforming our IT systems and services, including migrating services to the cloud, building and developing new student-facing services in Dynamics 365, enhancing student administrative services in the Ellucian Banner platform, and modernising our approach to system and data integrations, security, authentication, automation and service management.

We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced cyber security professional to help deliver our security objectives. You will have experience in cyber security, along with a thorough working knowledge of security principles, technologies and best practices.

Certifications such as CompTIA Security+ or SSCP would be beneficial. Experience using tools such as SIEM, IDS/IPS, antivirus and endpoint protection (e.g. Microsoft Sentinel and Microsoft Defender for Endpoint), vulnerability response/mitigation is essential. 

The successful candidate will be responsible for carrying out key activities across detection, investigation and response alongside our key partners in cyber security. They will also have a degree or equivalent in a relevant subject. 

Joining the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) means being part of a thriving community of talent, united in a commitment to transform the lives of our students and the communities we serve.

We offer a competitive reward package, flexible working hours and opportunities for professional development and growth.

To read more about the benefits of working at UCLan, please click here

We are proud to be a diverse, multicultural university. We are committed to building a truly inclusive culture where diversity is championed. Applications are particularly welcomed from individuals who will support the diversification within the University and support its development of a culture that is inclusive and welcoming to all.

UCLan is committed to providing a safe environment to study, work and visit, protecting children, young people and adults at risk from harm and abuse. Our safeguarding policy and safer recruitment procedure outlines our approach, alongside other internal policies, procedures and guidance which can be found on our website at Safeguarding - UCLan 

Applicants applying for roles in regulated activity and that are listed as an exception under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 will be required to disclose any spent and unspent convictions and undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check at the appropriate level, UCLan will only ask an applicant to make an application for a DBS check if they are legally entitled to.