Senior preparedness Consultant for Context IS

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Senior preparedness Consultant for Context IS (part of Accenture Security)

CHELTENHAM  JOB NO. R00090459
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Job Description

We are looking for people who want to work for a consultancy at the cutting edge of information security.  We pride ourselves on our unique and meticulous approach to ensure that our clients get the most value from any engagement with us, in order to ensure we provide tangible advice on how to improve their security.

 

We employ consultants with a variety of skills from across a range of industries that allows us to provide a truly broad and holistic range of advice to our clients.

 

Our preparedness expertise sits within Accenture’s Cyber Defence Advisory Services practise and delivers a range of work; primarily in the cyber incident preparedness space. Table-top and simulation exercises are core to what we offer; along with developing incident response plans, playbooks and performing ‘preparedness’ reviews.

 

The role of our Incident Preparedness Consultants is diverse and offers and array of opportunities, both technical and managerial, for industry experts who are highly skilled and recognised within this service area.

 

The person taking on this role will be experienced and flexible – being able to take on a range of bespoke and unusual engagements, understand that ‘one size fits all’ is not appropriate.

 

Role Responsibilities

  • Ownership and delivery of client projects; primarily in the areas described above
  • Development of a specialist discipline, subject matter or service
  • Client engagement and management throughout the project
  • Support on pre-sales, technical proposals, and scoping of complex engagements
  • Manage projects and programme delivery to time and to budget
  • Design and scope complex and bespoke engagements
  • Maintain relevant professional certifications and contribute to industry bodies as appropriate
  • Producing and reviewing technical documentation, helping to set company standards for reporting, project, and technical QA
  • Ability to listen to client needs, interpret and capture specific requirements, mapping these to Accenture services
  • Strong report and technical writing skills
  • Analytical mind-set and approach

 

Personal Specification

  • Essential:
  • Previous consultative client facing experience
  • Considerable in-depth technical expertise working in IT Security
  • Experience in management and governance of IT Security
  • Proven track record of successful delivery of technical projects
  • Experience of having written and delivered cyber exercises and incident response plans
  • Ability to translate between technical and non-technical information and tailor briefings and communications at the appropriate level.

 

  • Desirable:
  • Incident Response and Management experience
  • Previous line management/mentoring experience
  • Board level engagement

 

Location

This role can be based from our dedicated Cyber Defence facilities in London or Cheltenham, or from our Edinburgh office working alongside Cyber Defence colleagues. Alternatively the role can be performed remotely from any location within reach of an Accenture UK office.

 

Salary and Package

  • A competitive salary and package aligned to market rates and including annual review.

 

Mandatory requirement

To be considered for this role we require all candidates to be either SC cleared or eligible for SC clearance. The criteria for SC clearance requires all candidates to have been a UK resident for a minimum of 5 years, and will need to successfully complete all stages of the vetting process which includes: Baseline Personnel Security Standard Departmental/Company Records Check Security Questionnaire Criminal Record Check Credit Reference Check Security Service Check.

 

About Context IS as part of Accenture

About Accenture

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services in strategy and consulting, interactive, technology and operations, with digital capabilities across all of these services. We combine unmatched experience and specialized capabilities across more than 40 industries — powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. With 509,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture brings continuous innovation to help clients improve their performance and create lasting value across their enterprises. Visit us at www.accenture.com.

 

Accenture is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of society and does not discriminate on grounds of race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, or gender identity, or any other basis as protected by applicable law.

 

Closing Date for Applications 31/12/2022

 

Accenture reserves the right to close the role prior to this date should a suitable applicant be found.

 



Qualifications

  • Previous consultative client facing experience
  • Considerable in-depth technical expertise working in IT Security
  • Experience in management and governance of IT Security
  • Proven track record of successful delivery of technical projects
  • Experience of having written and delivered cyber exercises and incident response plans
  • Ability to translate between technical and non-technical information and tailor briefings and communications at the appropriate level.

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