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Head of Cyber Operations

Band 8B

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Band 8B
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
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IM&T Management
£60,058 - £68,891 per annum inclusive of HCA pro rata
Salary period
25/11/2020 23:59
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London Ambulance Service covers an area of 620 sq. miles, serves one of the world’s most dynamic and diverse cities and is the busiest ambulance service in the UK. We handle over 1.9 million emergency calls from across the capital and attend more than 1.2 million incidents every single year as well as delivering a 24 hour NHS 111 Integrated Urgent Care Service in South East and North East London that we estimate will respond to around 1.4million urgent care calls by the end of the year.


We employ over 8,000 people who work or volunteer across London to respond to the health needs of over eight million people who live, work and travel in the capital. We work closely with our NHS partners and are commissioned by 32 clinical commissioning groups spread across 5 sustainability and transformation partnerships (STPs) and NHS England for our specialist services. We work alongside London’s hospital, mental health and specialist trusts, as well as the five STPs across Greater London.


In addition we work in partnership with the other emergency services, London’s Air Ambulance and London’s Resilience Forums to make sure we are ready and prepared to respond to major incidents and ensure we keep Londoners safe. As the only pan-London NHS provider we have a unique opportunity to play a leading role in integrating access to emergency and urgent care right across London.


By 2023 we will improve outcomes and experiences for all our patients by providing the right care to patients at the right time, and in the most cost effective way. This will mean up to 122,000 fewer patients being taken to emergency departments when their needs could be better met in a different way, and we will deliver significant efficiencies in avoided costs to the urgent and emergency care sector.

Head of Cyber Operations

An exciting opportunity for the right candidate to become a key part of the IM&T Services at London Ambulance Service. We are seeking an extraordinary candidate for the role of Cyber Security Manager within our IM&T Services Team.

We require a strong leader who can demonstrate expertise in Cyber Security and with practical technical experience of a large, complex and busy enterprise IT environment. The role focuses on establishing and managing a team of multi-disciplinary Cyber Security specialists in order to keep the Trust’s Network, server infrastructure and end-user compute platforms safe from constantly evolving Cyber threats.

The individual will need to be a self-disciplined and capable of working at a very senior level within the Trust. They will need to engage with all stakeholders when developing proactive and reactive measures to protect the organisation from Cyber threats. The fundamental requirements of this role are the ability to think outside-the-box, be the subject matter expert in Cyber Security matters for the Trust.

The individual must be able to deal with fast-changing and complicated situations, solve problems and describe risks and solutions clearly and simply. The role has responsibilities to act as the Subject Matter Expert on Information & Cyber Security for the Trust; providing expertise and specialist advice on national and local security standards/practices and to be accountable for the line management of Cyber Security Operations Team. Working alongside the Chief Information Officer and SIRO, to provide expertise and support for the information security improvement plans identified through the Data Security Protection Toolkit (DSPT).

We reserve the right to close the application window early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications.

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Applicant requirements

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

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Barry Thurston
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