Job details

Salary - Grade
GBP £46,053 to £48,063 46053 - PO3
Contract Type
Contracted Hours
Full Time - 36 hours per week
DBS Required
Finance & Corporate Resources
Closing date

£46,053 to £48,063 plus market supplement £5,767 pa

About the role

As an Information Security Analyst at Hackney, you’ll be responsible for maintaining the security, confidentiality, integrity and availability of the council’s information systems.

You will be an experienced cyber security specialist, who can ensure information systems comply with legislation, regulation and relevant standards so that Hackney’s digital systems are safe and resilient.

To do this, you will:

  • Keep up-to-date with the latest security and technology developments and research, in order to evaluate emerging cyber security threats and ways to manage them
  • Work with services to assist them to analyse and assess vulnerabilities and develop and execute plans to mitigate them
  • Work with teams to ensure cyber governance across all council service areas, developing policies and procedures, and ensuring they are carried out as documented.


About you

We don’t expect you to tick every box on our job description. The most important things we are looking for are an ability to:

  • Lead on the initiation, facilitation and promotion of activities to increase information security awareness within the organisation, supporting teams to embed and continuously improve adherence to good practice
  • Lead, motivate and inspire team members and facilitate dialogue regarding expectations, progress, performance and development needs.


Our priorities

Over the next year our priority areas of focus are:

  • Gaining cyber assurance using the CAF (Cyber Assessment Framework), which includes, but is not limited to:
  • Disaster recovery planning
  • IAM policies
  • Event and log management
  • Vulnerability scanning
  • Cyber governance, including maintaining certifications for the Public Services Network and police Joint Asset Recovery Database, as well as regular monthly governance meetings 
  • Staff training – this will include both data awareness training, which is required by the ICO, and general cyber awareness training for all staff
  • Producing procedures to ensure compliance of developed policies.


What we love about working for Hackney

  • Doing work that has a positive impact on residents’ lives
  • A diverse workforce that reflects our community
  • Flexibility of hybrid working and being able to have a good work-life balance
  • No one day is ever the same and you’ll get to work across a wide range of services.


In return you will benefit from:

  • A generous holiday allowance of 28 paid days, rising to 33 days (after 5 years) plus bank holidays
  • Membership of the excellent Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Standard 36 hour week (7.2 hours per day, Monday to Friday)
  • Wide range of learning and development opportunities 
  • Comprehensive range of staff benefits such as childcare vouchers, new technology schemes, Cyclesheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at leisure centres (Better), restaurants, shops and other local establishments.


Where we work

We offer hybrid working. You will be expected to come into our offices in the Hackney Service Centre to work with your team for a minimum of two days a month, however many of us prefer to come in more frequently. Like many organisations, our hybrid arrangements are evolving and you may be expected to work from the office more frequently in future.

Talk to us or ask any questions 

If you’d like an informal chat about the role, you can speak to Mal Morris, Head of Cyber Security. Email him at: 

There is no better place to work in London than Hackney; we have great pride in our borough, our communities, and our services. Hackney is one of London’s most vibrant and diverse boroughs. It’s one of the most sought after areas to live in London with good schools, parks and local amenities, as well as great transport links and vibrant and diverse communities.

If you want to work in a place where you can represent our values so we achieve the best for our residents, please click on the apply button below.

The recruitment process is anonymous. Therefore, we do not accept supporting statements or CVs.

When applying, there will be a number of questions relating to the post on the application form. It is essential that you complete the application questions, responding to each using examples of your skills, knowledge and experience.

We will not accept applications where Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been used to assist with completing the competency questions or any part of the application form.

This application process replaces a supporting statement.

Closing date for applications: 11 August 2024 (22:59 )

Interview date: W/C 26 August 2024

We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.

Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.

The Council has a dedicated employment support service (Hackney Works), which offers Hackney residents guidance in relation to applying for jobs. If you are thinking about applying for a job, please contact the Hackney Works team to find out what support is available: