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Lead Cyber Security Specialist

Lead Cyber Security Specialist

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    Public Sector & Not-for-Profit

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  • Salary:

    £50000 - £58000 per annum

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    Jaydn Harding

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

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Lead Cyber Security Specialist - 1 Day a Week On Site (Cardiff) - Up To £58,000

The Opportunity

Digital Health and Care Wales (DHCW) was established in April 2021 and provides word leading digital services, empowering people to live healthier lives and is transforming health and care for everyone in Wales. DHCW is a multi-award-winning organisation, and was voted the UK's Best Place to Work in IT.

If you want to get involved in some of the biggest health tech projects in the UK, be part of new digital solutions that will impact health and care for three million Welsh people and use your tech and analytical skills to help make life better for everyone in Wales, we want to hear from you!

DHCW offers extensive training opportunities, enabling everyone to develop their career at their own pace. They are committed to recognising and celebrating staff as the most valuable part of the organisation and are committed to building and developing teams that are diverse and inclusive. So no matter your age, gender, disability status, sexual orientation, religion, or ethnicity - the Digital Health and Care Wales will treat you with respect.

Yolk Recruitment is working in partnership with DHCW to find them the best tech talent in the UK! We are currently working with them to recruit a Lead Cyber Security Specialist, with a focus on cloud technologies like Azure and GCP. There is an exciting transformation project ongoing, for which you will provide subject matter expertise.

The Role

You will be placed within the Security Operations Centre, taking charge of the high-level security- including being the primary point of escalation for a team of 8.

  • You will be responsible for the Security Design for key DHCW projects
  • You will be a key escalation point for specialised technical advice
  • You will be collaborating with cross functional teams in an internal consultancy capacity to implement security solutions and architectures
  • Work with internal stakeholders and 3rd parties to ensure cyber security best practices are followed


You will have strong an exceptional knowledge of Cyber Security and Security toolings at a design level- and be confident guiding junior members of staff in security best practices

  • Excellent knowledge of Cyber Security best practices
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Azure and GCP cyber security
  • Good experience with SIEM toolings, and SIEM migrations
  • Strong technical expertise in a number of Cyber Security areas e.g. network security, application security, cloud security, security frameworks (NIST/ISO), encryption, identity and access management.


Aside from exposure to some of the biggest health tech projects in the UK and working for the UK's best place to work in IT, the successful applicant for this Lead Cyber Security Specialist role will be rewarded with the following:

  • Salary of up to £58,000
  • 28 days annual leave + public holidays
  • Great work life balance with flexible working and hybrid working (min 1 day a week onsite)
  • Professional development & career opportunities
  • NHS pension (c 20% employer)
  • Employee Assistance Programme and confidential counselling service
  • Cycle to work scheme.

Yolk Recruitment is the exclusive recruitment partner to DHCW and therefore all applications will be managed by the team at Yolk following DHCW's own fair and transparent recruitment process.

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