Graduate Strategic Security Analyst, IT

Graduate Strategic Security Analyst, IT

Role requirements

This programme consists of rotational placements and therefore you must be willing to relocate as and when the programme requires.

Qualifications: You must have, or be predicted to gain, a 2.1 degree classification or above in a degree discipline related to or in combination with Economics, Law,Business or STEM subjects.

About the role

Would you like to help protect our people, premises and systems, so that National Grid can continue to deliver safe, sustainable and reliable energy services to our customers and communities?

Join our Group Security Team, who identify threats and vulnerabilities across the entire National Grid portfolio and work to reduce the resultant risks.

You will support the development of National Grid’s Corporate Security strategy and vision. Working across various functions, projects and initiatives, you will assist internal investigations, support incident management, provide operational advice and guidance and translate threats into related risks.

You will liaise with stakeholders across National Grid’s business during strategic security reviews, providing expert advice, guidance, recommendations & direction to improve the effectiveness of mitigating controls and ensure risks are managed appropriately.

What you'll do

You will:

  • Strategically analyse security issues of importance to National Grid’s business.
  • Develop companywide communications to deliver protective security advice.
  • Support incident managers to investigate and report on business wide Security incidents.
  • Perform strategic and quantitative analysis of the business security environment including support with risk assessments and producing documented recommendations for mitigating controls and measures, in agreement with the business.
  • Provide support to the design, development, implementation and management of security programmes to protect corporate assets and people.
  • Support assurance audits, ensuring compliance with regulatory and corporate standards across National Grid.
  • Help to identify and develop existing capabilities for the company and those required to operate successfully in a changing external environment.
  • Produce reports, briefings and slide packs for Managers, Directors and the Executive Committee.
  • Develop tools and a performance management matrix to organise and manage information, analysis, strategy documents and plans of the department.
What's in it for you

This role provides the opportunity to work with a dynamic team to ensure an appropriate and proportionate approach to security management across the entire National Grid portfolio is realised.

You will gain:

  • A broad overview of the strategic Corporate Security framework in which National Grid operates globally, and visibility of all business activities across National Grid.
  • Direct experience of key strategic issues for National Grid including insider threat, incident & investigative management and Major Infrastructure Projects.
  • Contact with directors and senior managers, including opportunities for internal and external networking.
  • An opportunity for in depth learning about strategic analysis and planning, threat landscape mapping, risk mitigating controls and scenario planning.
  • Investigative techniques, incident management, operational security and communication skills
What you'll get

You will receive a starting salary of £28,105 (or £29,127 if you hold a Masters) and a £2000 joining bonus. You will also have access to a number of additional benefits such as 25 days’ holiday, a generous completion payment, an accommodation allowance as you move around the business, a competitive pension scheme and a number of flexible benefits to name just a few.

Who we are

At National Grid, we don’t just ask our people to deliver to the highest standards. We also support them to be the best they can be. We welcome and encourage applicants with diverse experiences and backgrounds. National Grid’s ambition is to drive, develop and operate our business in a way that results in a more inclusive culture.

We are committed to building a workforce which represents the communities we serve and a working environment in which each individual feels respected, fairly treated, valued and able to reach their full potential.

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Closing date

The closing date for this vacancy is Sunday 15th December 2019, however we encourage candidates to submit their application as early as possible and not to wait until the published closing date. National Grid's recruitment periods can and may vary. We reserve the right to remove this advert or close it to further applications at any point during the recruitment process.

Further information

If you consider yourself to have a disability, long term health condition and/or require any reasonable adjustments to complete any part of our application process, please make us aware as soon as possible so we can make the relevant adjustments.

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Due to the sensitive nature of this role, if your application is successful, you may be required to undergo National Security Vetting in addition to the standard background checks National Grid carry out. If these additional security checks are required, you may need to evidence that you have resided in the UK for the last 3 years. National Security Vetting is carried out by a third party provider, HM Revenue & Customs Cluster Security Unit (HMRC CSU), which is part of the UK Government. More information about HMRC CSU’s use of your personal data can be found on their website [].