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Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road, G4 0BA
£43,434 - £50,296 per year
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week
Work From Home:


This is a full time/fixed term opportunity for 12 months

Glasgow Caledonian University - the University for the Common Good - is a vibrant, values-led, multi-cultural University with a global outlook, dedicated to delivering social innovation. Our organisational strategy is aligned with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals and our globally recognised researchers advise governments, industry and international bodies. We’re ranked fifth in the world and first in the UK for promoting gender equality, 69th globally for social impact, and the top modern university in Scotland for research power. In 2020-21, we contributed £1.7 billion and more than 14,000 jobs across the globe.

GCU is committed to widening participation, delivering positive outcomes for our students, and we’re Scotland’s leading provider of Graduate Apprenticeships. With campuses in Glasgow, London and New York, we have transnational partnerships around the world, supporting more than 22,000 students. Guided by our inspirational Chancellor, Dr Annie Lennox OBE, and guided by our values – integrity, responsibility, creativity and confidence - we transform the lives of the people and communities we serve.

Glasgow Caledonian University’s IT department is a central professional service department that provides IT services to all GCU campuses across the UK and USA.  The Information Technology department supports the University by delivering technology-based services for research, teaching and learning, to enable on and off-campus learning and engagement.

This role will mainly focus on a programme of interrelated cyber resilience improvements including:  Identity and Access Management (IAM), Privilege Access Management (PAM), Network Security Architecture and Configuration, Security Event and Incident Management (SEIM), 24x7 Security Operations Centre (SOC), Vulnerability Identification and Remediation and Endpoint Host Security.

The successful candidate will have a proven track record of designing and implementing Identity and Access Management (IAM) systems including Privilege Access Management (PAM), as well as having experience of working with budgets up to £500k.  They should hold a degree or recognised IT/information qualification, or have the ability to demonstrate extensive relevant experience, and an appropriate Solutions Architect certification and/or professional membership, or relevant experience. Previous experience of designing and implementing Network Security Architecture and Configuration, with the ability to share complex ideas with groups of people of various technical abilities is essential.  The candidate should also have experience of application and infrastructure analysis, design, implementation and migration in complex environments, alongside strong people management skills.

Ideally, they should also have experience of designing and implementing a Security Event and Incident Management (SEIM) service including 24x7 Security Operations Centre (SOC).  Previous experience of working within the HE sector is desirable.





As the University for the Common Good, we are committed to embedding equality, diversity and inclusion, as well as our values in everything that we do.  As such, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates who demonstrate the GCU Values.

Glasgow Caledonian University is committed to a fair and transparent recruitment process that is free from bias so that we can attract and retain a high performing workforce which makes a critical contribution to our success​.

The University holds the prestigious Athena SWAN Silver institution award, which recognises our significant record of activity and achievement in promoting gender equality across different disciplines.

As a Disability Confident 'Committed' employer, we are striving to ensure that our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible to disabled people. Although the Disability Confident 'Committed' level does not guarantee an interview for disabled applicants, we will make reasonable adjustments for disabled applicants during the recruitment process.

The University also holds the Carer Positive ‘Engaged’ employer award, which recognises our commitment to supporting staff with caring responsibilities.

Glasgow Caledonian University are committed signatories to the Armed Forces Covenant

The University offers a range of benefits including opportunities for professional development, family friendly policies, cycle to work scheme and onsite childcare facilities.

Please note that the appointment will be made on the first point of the salary scale (unless by exception).

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