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IT Manager - Cyber Security

Tyne and Wear
Full time
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Mott MacDonald
10,001+ employees
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Do you want to work for a company whose purpose is to improve society by considering social outcomes, and to transform businesses, communities, and opportunities for it's employees? Mott MacDonald is a global consultancy whose people do exactly that.

Reporting to the Head of IT - Infrastructure and Operations, the IT Manager - Cyber Security is accountable for the following:

  • Developing, implementing, and maintaining a comprehensive cybersecurity strategy.
  • Leading a team of cybersecurity specialists and management of the Security Operations Centre (SOC).
  • Working closely with different business functions and teams to ensure that sensitive information and Organizational assets are secure.
  • Ensuring compliance with legal requirements and accreditation to industry standards.
  • Identifying and managing cyber security risks and audit recommendations.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement cybersecurity strategies: Responsible for creating and implementing effective cybersecurity strategies that align with the Group's goals and vision. Ensure that the Group's infrastructure, software, and networks are secure from cyber-attacks.
  • Manage the cybersecurity team: Manage a team of cybersecurity specialists ensuring that the team has the necessary skills, resources, and training to perform their duties effectively.
  • Monitor and report on cybersecurity events: Monitor cybersecurity events, including threats, vulnerabilities, and attacks. Analyse data from various sources, including security audits, network monitoring, and intrusion detection systems, and provide regular reports to senior management and other stakeholders.
  • Establish cybersecurity policies and procedures: Develop and implement cybersecurity policies and procedures in line with industry best practices, regulatory requirements, and the organization's objectives. They ensure that those policies and procedures are effectively communicated, understood, and followed throughout the organization.
  • Collaborate with other business areas: Work closely with other functions, such as legal, HR, and Finance, to ensure that cybersecurity risks are identified, assessed, and are adequately managed. Also collaborate with external vendors, partners, and consultants to ensure that they meet the organization's cybersecurity standards.

Knowledge and Experience


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience.
  • Willing to achieve and maintain UK Government Security Check (SC) status.
  • A demonstrated track record of managing and leading a cybersecurity team within an organization.
  • An in-depth understanding of cybersecurity technologies, threats, and vulnerabilities.

If you meet 80% or more of what we're looking for, please still apply. We understand not everyone will meet all the requirements, but you might have skills we didn't know we need.

For a full job description, please visit our website- www.mott


How to apply
To apply for this role, please complete our 15-minute application via our website. Our talent acquisition coordinators aim to provide feedback within 5 working days with the outcome of your application. More information about our application process can be found here. If you have any questions regarding your application or the role, please reach out to the dedicated recruiter listed who will be more than happy to help.

Mott MacDonald is Work180 accredited - which means we actively support and encourage women to join our work force!

Benefits we offer:

  • Pension matched up to 7%
  • Life insurance
  • An annual professional institution subscription
  • Continuous development opportunities - because we want you to thrive
  • Agile/flexible working - because life isn't 9-5
  • Enhanced parental leave; shared parental leave policies - for parents and care givers
  • Annual company performance bonus scheme - Subject to company performance
  • Flexible benefits that suit you, including cycle to work & interest free season ticket loans .
  • The opportunity to make a difference; learn more about our social outcomes

Equality, diversity and inclusion
We put equality, diversity and inclusion at the heart of our business, seeking to promote fair employment procedures and practices to ensure equal opportunities for all. We encourage individual expression in our workplace and are committed to creating an inclusive environment where everyone feels they have the opportunity to contribute.

If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to apply or attend an interview, please contact us at and we will talk to you about how we can assist.