About the Role

Put simply, we set the standards by which everything is measured. In doing so, the National Physical Laboratory is helping to combat issues on a global scale such as climate change, curing diseases and the development of cutting-edge communications technology. With so much of our activity supported by IT, now – more than ever – we need to make sure we operate securely. As an Information Security Analyst, you’ll see to it that we do. At NPL, we touch ordinary lives in extraordinary ways and you could too. 


In today’s day and age, we need to make sure our IT security measures are robust. As part of the IT services team you’ll provide and maintain security solutions, as well as improve the cyber breach plan, for all information technology services to the business. As and when you make changes, you need to communicate the new procedures, with easy to follow instructions. Of course, minimising disruption is a priority too. You will also monitor and analyse network alerts, as well as determine possible causes and take remedial action. And you’ll document and report on key metrics that covers security breaches, non-compliance, threats and incidents. What’s more, you’ll update us on emerging cyber security trends, as well as make recommendations to enhance our measures where possible. Naturally our IT estate must remain cyber accredited and in line with public sector requirements, so you’ll see to that too.

About You
What you don’t know about cyber security and GDPR isn’t worth knowing about. You’re customer-focused, results-driven and organised. Beyond that, we’re looking for someone who’ll thrive in an environment like ours. At NPL we learn from each other, respect each other and work together to do better. For ourselves and for our customers. And whilst we’re always looking to stretch beyond what we know, we don’t make things more complicated when there’s no needTogether, we’re helping make the impossible, possible. You will have experience in fulfilling the following:
  • Maintaining and administration of information security management system according to ISO27001 standard, ensuring that policies and procedures are in place, performing audits and reviews to maintain conformity.
  • Work independently and as required with internal stakeholders to assess the security control and governance framework of prospective and existing 3rd party technology solutions and cloud service providers.
  • Take an active role within Cybersecurity Incident Response team, acting on cybersecurity events reported through Service Desk tickets and SOC, including supporting end users.
  • Supporting project delivery frameworks and key departments, with activities related to Governance, Risk and Compliance for information security and data protection, including administration of supplier questionnaires and risk assessments.
  • To manage, monitor and arrange educational activities to maintain a high level of Cybersecurity and GDPR awareness, including management of learning platform, producing detailed guides on policies and procedures and working with communications team to ensure effective adoption.
  • Support DPO function in dealing with privacy breaches, queries from data subjects and to communicate with other organizations or customers in relation to Cybersecurity.
Please note:  Applications will be reviewed, and interviews conducted throughout the duration of this advert therefore we may at any time bring the closing date forward.  We encourage all interested applicants to apply as soon as practical.
About The Company

NPL and BEIS have strong commitments to diversity and equality of opportunity, and welcome applications from candidates irrespective of their background, gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, or age, providing they meet the required criteria. Applications from women, disabled and BAME candidates in particular are encouraged. All disabled candidates (as defined by the Equality Act 2010) who satisfy the minimum criteria for the role will be guaranteed an interview under the Disability Confident Scheme.

We’re transforming. As a national laboratory, we’re exploring even more commercial routes to market and that’s presenting us with greater opportunity – for you and us. Our success relies on the diversity and talent of our people, we strive to nurture and respect individuals to ensure everyone feels valued and supported to excel in their chosen field. This value is at the core of our organisation.

We believe in a culture of fairness by treating everyone on the basis of their own individual merits and abilities regardless of their own or perceived identity, background or any other factor irrelevant to a person’s work. At NPL we are committed to the health and well-being of our employees. Flexible working and social activities are embedded in our culture to create a positive work-life balance, along with a broad range of benefitsNPL’s values are at the heart of what we do and they shape the way we interact, develop our people and celebrate success.

As part of our commitment to diversity & inclusion, we signed up to the Institute of Physics' Project Juno in 2015 as a Juno Supporter. NPL were proud to be awarded Juno Practitioner status in 2018. NPL also joined Stonewall as a Diversity champion in 2015, participating in their annual Workplace Equality Index for the equality of LGBT+ community at NPL. In 2018, NPL became a member of the Business Disability Forum and joined the disability confident scheme as level 1 committed employer.

To ensure everyone has an equal chance, we’re always willing to make reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process. If you would like to discuss, please contact us.