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Council HQ John Muir House Brewery Park Haddington, EH41 3HA
£42,703 - £47,685 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week
Work From Home:

Vacancy Information

Hourly rate of pay: £23.40 - £26.13

Days and Hours of Work:
Monday - Friday, 09:00-17:00
Flexi time is applicable and starting and finishing times are flexible.
To start 1st June 2024.

If you’re an IT and Information Security professional who is passionate about being part of a team proud to deliver fantastic customer service, East Lothian Council has an exciting opportunity for you.

The work of a local authority is varied, challenging and essential to the lives of local people. The council provides a range of valued services to communities across one of Scotland’s fastest growing areas. Our IT Service plays a critical enabling role in the delivery of these services, supporting our people in carrying out their duties with safe and secure use of technology.

We are seeking to hire an IT Specialist in Information Security to join our Infrastructure & Security team reporting to the Team Manager and is responsible for ensuring the cyber security and resilience of the Council, providing advice and working closely with colleagues in IT, other Council departments and partners in the 3rd and commercial sectors.

As part of your role, you will be required to promote security awareness and raise cyber security risks to management and colleagues. Your role will require that you have a broad range of technical and cyber security experience. You will also have a passion for continuous learning & development and will be keen to develop your skills and knowledge and remain abreast of the latest challenges and trends within cyber security.

By joining our team, you’ll be taking on a vital role which underpins our values of ‘Enabling, Leading and Caring’ - in a flexible working environment where we value individuality whilst focusing on maintaining an inclusive and collaborative culture.

Home Working Consideration
Applications for homeworking or hybrid working will be considered for this post, subject to a trial period and in accordance with East Lothian Council’s Home Working and Worksmart Policies which can be found here. Home or Hybrid working options can be discussed with candidates invited for interview. All applicants must live in the UK and will be expected to attend Council offices from time to time as required.

Job Details

Responsible for managing the Councils Information governance and technical compliance function for the Council by designing and implementing effective measures to ensure effective and compliant security of the Councils information systems in the face of cyber and other information security threats preparing avoidance, mitigation and contingency measures for identified risks.

Please download the Job Outline/Person Specification (available under 'Job Attachments') for the full range of tasks and duties associated with this job. You will need to refer to these in order to complete the application form. You must ensure you meet every 'essential' criteria stated on the Person Specification to be considered for interview.

The ‘East Lothian Way’– values and behaviours we expect our employees to demonstrate in their everyday work. Should you be invited to interview, you may be asked questions based on these behaviours. Please refer to the document via the link to familiarise yourself with them.

Job Requirements

Relevant Qualifications
Relevant degree and/or able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge, skills and competencies gained through relevant experience.

Driving Licence
A full current driving licence is desirable for this post.

The preferred candidate for this position may be subject to a Basic Disclosure provided by Disclosure Scotland prior to a formal offer of employment being made by East Lothian Council.

Please note:
If a Disclosure check is required and you have spent more than 3 months working or living outwith the UK in the last 5 years then you will also be required to present a copy of an overseas criminal record check. Details of how to apply and contact details can be found on the GOV.UK website.

Additional Information

For additional East Lothian Council employment information please click on the following link:

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If you require further information about this vacancy, please call 01620 827868, or email us on

Please note: We do not accept CV's (either electronically or by mail). All our vacancies must be applied for by fully completing the on-line application form. Although there is an ‘import data from my CV’ function on MyJobScotland, this only imports very limited data and should not be relied upon to complete the application form.

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