Purpose of the role
We’re looking for a Team Lead for Cyber Security that can help conceptualise, develop and deliver transformative cyber related projects as part of our Applied Data and Technology Programme of work at Connected Places Catapult (CPC). The Team Lead will be based for 2 days a week at CPC, and 3 days a week externally on secondment.
The Applied Data & Technology team at CPC is a multidisciplinary team of technologists, data scientists and engineers, software engineers, service designers and researchers. The team plays an important role in enabling CPC to successfully meet its strategic objectives to build the economy and develop businesses to service the advanced urban services and intelligent mobility sectors. We work across a diverse project portfolio and technology areas in support of domains like the built environment, wellbeing, public space, critical infrastructure, mobility and decision-making institutions.
As cities harness new technology for better service provision, they are also increasingly relying on a complex, fragmented and ever-changing technology landscape in which it is crucial to maintain an adequate level of cybersecurity, especially when related to critical infrastructure or technologies such as autonomous vehicles. While there are many innovative UK businesses providing cyber related services, local authorities often do not have the resources or budget to effectively understand the risk landscape and procure and implement adequate cybersecurity measures. Cyber related policy is often underdeveloped or inconsistent across regions, and the cost of cyber-attacks for local authorities go well beyond the financial, affecting wellbeing and critical service delivery for many in their areas.
The Cyber Security Team Lead role combines concept development and delivery – defining and delivering CPCs programme around cybersecurity, as well as delivering projects. You will provide content support for our Business Development team when we scope bids and projects related to cyber security in places. You’ll need to be able to collaborate with a diverse group of internal and external stakeholders from civil servants to software engineers and business developers.
- Gain a thorough knowledge of the key players in this area across central and local government, and the roles that they play – survey the stakeholder landscape, document it and identify areas for policy improvement in consistency as well as depth of coverage
- Establish good working relationships with key stakeholders and strategic funding bodies to facilitate increased adoption of cybersecurity and resilience measures
- Liaise with cyber technology providers and academics to understand state of the art in emerging technologies that can be applied to place-based challenges
- Plan cybersecurity demonstrators / pilots – define the scope, resources needed, obtain permission, develop a plan and determine objectives and measures
- Deliver cyber related projects, document project activities and disseminate the findings to a broad audience of government, commercial and academic organisations
- Cyber related policy development to provide a greater level of support and assurance to citizens, government and businesses, and improve resilience against potential threats
- Utilise existing networks to develop opportunities for collaborative, innovative projects aligned to the CPC’s strategy for UK’s economic growth
You may be required to undertake any other reasonable duties to support the Catapult in achieving its strategic outcomes and ensure effective business operations.
Required skills and experience
- Experience of building relationships with city authorities and providers of cyber solutions
- An understanding of the complex landscape of local authority service provision
- Experience and understanding of the threat landscape as well as mitigation options
- Experience or familiarity with some of our core technology areas: IoT and connected devices, 5G + communication tech, data infrastructure + connectivity, augmented + virtual reality, predictive + diagnostic analytics, artificial intelligence.
- You are excited by the possibility of working in one of the world’s leading urban innovation centres, a place full of a diverse group of talents and perspectives.
- You have a strong desire to thrive in an environment that sits between public and private, between cities and tech, between art and science, between research and practice.
- Experience of policy development will be very useful for this role
If you would like to apply for this role, please email your CV and covering letter, quoting the relevant job role you are applying for, to: email@example.com
This is a FTC for 6 months. The closing date for applications is 24th October 2020.