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Cyber Security Analyst

Job Posted: 23 May 2023
Job Updated: 25 May 2023

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Job Title: Cyber Security Analyst

Function: I.T.

Location: Nottingham (Hybrid)

Type: Permanent

Job Ref: 466

Salary: £47,005 rising in increments to £55,300 in year 3

Closing Date: Tuesday 6th June 2023


NHS Supply Chain are recruiting for a Cyber Security Analyst.


Purpose of the role


As a member of the Cyber Security team, you will ensure that the confidentiality, availability and integrity of NHS Supply Chain’s information and systems is protected. Reporting to the Cyber Security Manager, this is a new appointment arising from an ongoing cyber security improvement programme. The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in shaping the future of cyber operations at NHS Supply Chain. The role will involve hands on, practical application of cyber operations. The Cyber Analyst will configure, monitor, respond and escalate security events and incidents as per response plans.  This role will work closely with colleagues in IT, both internal and third party, as well as those in Data Protection; however, they will also need to engage effectively across the business to ensure a consistent approach to cyber security.


We are flexible and would be keen to hear from candidates who have a range of qualifications and backgrounds. NHS Supply Chain offers a supportive and collaborative environment, where the successful candidate will be given the opportunity to develop their specialist skillset.




Coordinate triage activity across a number of platforms (inc. AV, user reporting, Microsoft tooling) to ensure appropriate and effective response to security events.


Design, build, implement, and refine Cyber operating procedures.


Support Incident Management during active incidents or rehearsals.


Develop and maintain accurate incident (inc. event and observation) logs to ensure there exists an adequate audit trail on response activity.  


Work closely with Data Protection colleagues to align breach and incident management into Cyber Incident Response Plans.


Lead on threat hunting and security analytics.


Shape the development of policy, process and training / awareness programmes, with SME knowledge of known cyber threats.


Support the analysis and implementation of new technologies and processes to reduce cyber risk.


Provide support and guidance in the configuration of security systems and applications.

Contribute and present to various stakeholders about emerging threats to upskill and raise awareness across business units.


What skills, qualifications and qualities do I need to be successful?


This role will suit you if you are/have: 


Demonstratable experience of working in technical security role(s).

Analytical mindset and ability to approach complex problems in a methodical manner.

Attention to detail in order to spot trends in data.

Strong understanding of cyber threats and associated methodologies and frameworks such as the Mitre ATT&CK framework.

Good understanding of networking fundamentals, and security concepts.

Excellent communication skills. The ability to work with technical, and senior members of staff, with professionalism, in a concise manner.

Exposure using and/or configuring firewalls, endpoint protection, SIEMs, Microsoft 365 Security & Compliance features.

Experience within Scripting languages such as PowerShell, desirable but not required.

Demonstratable enthusiasm for security.

Ability to prioritise and manage own work without supervision.




Applicants are encouraged to demonstrate experience in place of, or to supplement the points below. Therefore, they are desirable, but not essential.

Any technical related certifications such as Security +, Network+ that demonstrate good foundational knowledge of core technical concepts.

Demonstratable contribution to security focussed communities, or participation in security focussed events, such as CTFs, forums.

A-Levels, Diploma, or Degree in a technology related field.

CISMP, OSCP, GIAC, or other related industry certifications.  


How you’ll work


Hybrid working; a blend of home and office working 2/3 days in the office and 2/3 days at home.


In return for your passion, enthusiasm, and hard work you will be rewarded with an attractive salary and benefits package, consisting of:


Performance led annual bonus scheme

27 days holiday plus bank holidays, with the option to purchase up to an additional 5 days

Generous contributory pension scheme (up to 6% employee / 12% employer contributions of your base salary)

Access to Flexible Benefits Scheme – you will be able to choose from a variety of benefits such Life Insurance, Critical Illness Cover, Income Protection, Health Cash Plan, Dental Insurance and additional pension contributions that suit you

2 days paid Volunteering Leave

1 day paid Wellbeing Leave

Long Service Awards

Access to the Blue Light Card and NHS Discounts

Flexible working options

National Annual season ticket purchase scheme

Eye Care vouchers

Access to a free 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme


NHS Supply Chain, who are we?


We are a part of the NHS family, and our role is to source, deliver and supply healthcare products, services and food for NHS trusts and healthcare organisations across England and Wales. We make sure the products we supply are always safe, quality assured and delivered efficiently.


We’re always listening to the people who use our products, so that we’re aware of the changing needs across the NHS. In all, we serve every NHS Trust and operate a national network of distribution centres. We also manage relationships with more than a thousand suppliers, delivering more than 8,000,000 orders each year to more than 17,000 locations.


And by doing all of this on behalf of the NHS, this gives NHS staff more time to focus on their main priority of proving excellent patient care.


Our, Purpose, Vision and Strategy are clear. We provide direction, leadership, and commercial focus to improve health outcomes.


Vision: To make it easier for the NHS to put patients first


Purpose: Our role is to support the NHS to save lives and improve health



Be Authentic

Be Inclusive

Be Driven

Be Enterprising

Be The Difference


Other Information

SCCL is a not an NHS organisation, you will join on SCCL terms and conditions.

For more information on SCCL and the NHS Supply chain please visit:

For an informal discussion about the role in confidence please email us at


NHS Supply Chain is an equal opportunities employer

SCCL is a company Registered in England and Wales, with company number 10881715, to act as the management function of the NHS Supply Chain.

SCCL values and respects the diversity of its employees and aims to recruit a workforce which reflects our diverse communities. We welcome applications irrespective of people’s age, disability, gender, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or other personal circumstances.

Our policies and procedures reflect our commitment to ensure that all applicants are treated fairly and consistently at every stage of the recruitment process.

SCCL reserve the right to close any vacancies from further submissions when we have received sufficient applications from which to make a shortlist. Please apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role.

If you are shortlisted for interview you will be required to provide proof of ID and the right to work in the UK.

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