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Cyber Projects Specialist

Apply now Job no: 073549
Work type: Permanent Full Time
Location: Remote - work from anywhere within the UK
Categories: Technical Analysis

Business Unit: Digital & Innovation 
Salary range: £36,800 - £50,000 per annum DOE
Your life more Virgin starts here

We’ve made huge progress on our transformation into a digital bank – from launching new digital propositions for customers to giving our colleagues more flexibility and Virgin oomph. Together, we’re creating something unique in UK banking. And we’re accelerating our digital drive to position ourselves as the number one digital bank, so it’s a massively exciting time to be joining us.

Here’s what it means for YOU:

  • 38.5 days annual leave for all colleagues (including bank holidays and pro rata if part-time)​
  • Up to five extra paid well-being days per year​
  • A 35-hour working week
  • 20 weeks paid, gender neutral family leave (52 weeks in total) for expectant parents and those looking to adopt
  • Market leading Pension & Private Medical Insurance
  • Flexible benefits including Cycle to Work, Wellness & Health Assessments and Critical Illness
  • Ability to work anywhere in the UK​ (where the role allows)

And you get these Red-Hot Rewards from day one!

With this in mind, we currently have an exciting opportunity within our Cyber Projects team a Cyber Security Specialist to join our Cyber Projects team. If you like a fast-paced role that will challenge you, then you may have just found it! We're looking for self-motivated enthusiastic individuals, who have a real passion for cyber security, and are ready to make a real difference to a successful team.
As a Cyber Projects specialist, you will become part of the dynamic Cyber Projects Team within the Information Security & Resilience function. The Cyber landscape is constantly evolving, and with this so too are security threats and risks. You will have an important role in protecting the Bank and its customers working across a number of the Bank’s change initiatives and provide security expertise to Business and Technical stakeholders. You will play a key role in ensuring that security controls are delivered inside Projects and change initiatives in line with business risk appetite.
The role is all about…
• Defining appropriate security requirements and controls to mitigate identified security risks across change initiatives.
• Influencing the right security risk outcomes for the organisation in line with risk appetite.
•Driving compliance with Information Security Standards, as well as Legal, Regulatory and Scheme security requirements.
•Ensuring that required controls are implemented by working closely with Design, Build and Test teams as well as Business stakeholders.
• Assuring key controls through the coordination of 3rd party security testing.
•Communicating security risks to stakeholders at all levels throughout the organisation.
•Working collaboratively across the Information Security & Resilience team, as well as the wider Bank, to ensure cyber risks and threats are appropriately managed on change initiatives.
• Assessing security control gaps in technical design documentation and provide input into the development of solutions to ensure that security standards are understood and complied with.
•Provide support for Front Door requests to ensure these are complete, understood and allocated in a timely manner.
We need you to have…
• A passion for Cyber Security and risk.
• Working knowledge of fundamental technical security concepts.
• Practical experience of multiple Information Security domains.
• Practical experience and application of risk, within a cyber security context.
• Excellent communication skills and ability to influence change at all levels.
• Excellent presentation, oral and written communication skills
• An ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-changing environment.
•An aptitude to quickly assimilate and understand complex changes in order to efficiently present information to identify issues and consider solutions.
•The ability to engage a range of stakeholders to influence decisions to improve security across the company.
•Practical experience of risk management principles and methodologies.
• Proven ability to make sound pragmatic decisions and judgements under tight timelines, within a dynamic and fast-moving project environment
We’d love it if you had, but not essential….
• Professional Information Security Qualification, for example CISM, CISA, CompTIA Security+, CmpTIA.
• Working knowledge of best practice Security Standards and Principles, including ISO/IEC 27001, CSC Security Cloud Principles, NIST, PCI DSS etc.
• Experience of working within an agile project development environment.

Inclusion at Virgin Money

Inclusion is at the heart of everything we do here at Virgin Money. It’s good for you, it’s good for us and it’s amazing for our customers. We know that great minds don’t think alike, so we rely on your diverse thoughts, feelings, beliefs and backgrounds to be the best we can possibly be. Got any questions about this or need some support with your application? We’d love to hear from you so get in touch with our careers team at

Now the legal bit…
Living A Life More Virgin allows our colleagues to be based anywhere in the UK (if the role allows it) but we will need to you to confirm you have the Right to Work in the UK.

If we offer you a job and you accept, there are some checks we need to complete before you can start with us. This will include a credit and criminal record check, as well as providing 3 years' worth of satisfactory references.



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