Security Analyst (IT Services)

Plymouth, Bristol or Newcastle
18 Jun 2018
17 Aug 2018
Role Classification
Other Professional
Vacancy Type
Contract Type

Protecting our people and clients, our IT infrastructure and our reputation as a Top 20 law firm in the UK is of vital importance to us.  In today's ever-changing security landscape, protecting against the threat of cyber-attack is a big job - read on to find out how we're doing it and how you can help.

So what's the job?

The job will see you leading the ongoing work to protect our firm from cyber crime.  As Security Analyst you will be recognised as the technical subject matter expert in the IT Infrastructure team and ensure that our firm continues to be protected to the highest level against cyber security threats.  This is an influential position that requires expert cyber security knowledge and experience.  You'll be analysing, reporting and advising on continuing improvement requirements as you identify emerging security threats.  We're also looking for you to have a strong technical IT background and I'll come back to this as it's an important part of the role. Our IT team have a well-deserved reputation for being innovative and forward-thinking and you'll work with some great people who are valued and talented experts in their field.

This is a permanent job which can be located in either of our Plymouth, Bristol or Newcastle offices.  All our offices are impressive and looked after by our great Facilities and Guest Services team.  We have onsite deli's offering hot and cold food and as you'd expect from a firm our size you'll receive a comprehensive benefits package which you can manage personally. We've won various over the past year and have an Investors in People accreditation.

What will I actually be doing day to day?

You'll have oversight of our incident management process, security policies, security change controls and activities.  You'll lead and implement related projects/ elements of projects to ensure security requirements are considered, identified and delivered against.  You'll also be called on to assist with the completion of client tenders, audit responses, and GDPR compliance. You'll drive forward measures to protect the firm and facilitate ongoing education and awareness programmes providing advice, insight and make recommendations.

This is just a snapshot, we have a more comprehensive job description.

Who will I work with?

You'll report to our Infrastructure Manager and work closely with the wider infrastructure team.  You'll also provide support to our IT Director, other IT Managers, Service Desk, Operations, Training, Test and Development and Change Management.  Our IT team are based across our offices so there will be the opportunity to travel to other sites.  You'll also work with our Risk and Best Practice team including compliance, internal audit and business assurance.  Then there are our Partners, Lawyers, Directors, Managers through to Paralegals, Legal Secretaries and Support teams.  It goes without saying that you'll need effective communication skills and the ability to influence, challenge and engage our people at all levels.

Ok so what qualifications and experience do I need?

This is a challenging role so naturally we have a 'wish list' of essential skills.  Firstly you'll need to demonstrate previous experience and expert knowledge of current and industry specific threats.  Ideally you'll already have succeeded in managing cyber security including performing upgrades and installations of the full end to end suite of IT security solutions. I mentioned that we are also looking for a strong technical background and this is because we'll look to you to provide additional expert knowledge in areas such as firewall analysis and configuration, identity management, authentication and federation with 3rd parties as well as an in depth knowledge of security software.  Being a qualified CISSP would be an advantage.

We're open to different industry backgrounds, so you do not necessarily need to of worked within the legal sector.  What's most important is your expert knowledge.

What makes it great to work here?

We know that it's not all about us. You'll want to be assured that this is the right opportunity for you and we really believe that this is a fantastic place to work. You'll be joining a supportive team where you can also learn from some exceptionally talented individuals but where your experience is also valued highly. Supported by a collegiate approach, and firm wide commitment to career development there are fewer better places to develop your career within the legal sector. And that's not all, alongside a competitive salary, as I've mentioned, you'll also receive a flexible benefits package so you can pick and choose between the benefits that matter most to you.

Womble Bond Dickinson is a full-service transatlantic law firm, created on 1 November 2017 through the combination of UK firm Bond Dickinson and US firm Womble Carlyle. In the UK our heritage spans 200 years and we have ambitious plans to continue our growth.

We're a Top 100 law firm globally and have more than 420 partners and 1,000 lawyers based across the US and UK including a significant presence in London. The firm's reach also extends to Europe where it has strategic partnerships with other law firms in Germany and France.

But most of all – it's our people and culture that make it a great place to work.

So you're interested but have some Questions?

Sounds like role that you can do? Then we want to hear from you.  Please follow the instructions to make a formal application – just a few contact detail questions and then upload your CV. 

If you have questions about the role please do contact me Lisa Gater on 0117 989 6772 or email (No agencies please we are an in-house recruitment team).    

If this isn't the role for you (or the right time) why not connect with me on LinkedIn or follow us on Twitter (@WBD_CareersUK) to keep up to date with all of our opportunities.  We also have  a Facebook page (

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