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Cybersecurity Engineer




19 May 2023


18 Jun 2023, 11:55pm

Salary band
£41,642 - £49,860 (Band E)
Contract type
Position type
Full Time

Cybersecurity Engineer [CSE0323]

About the Role:

We are looking for a Cybersecurity Engineer who will work as part of team, providing subject matter expertise in protecting COPFS’ networks and sensitive information, based in our Crown Office (Edinburgh).

This new role will give you the opportunity to work with and develop your expertise in the latest security technologies, current and trending security standards including the Microsoft 365 E5 suite package. You will be supported by specialist internal teams, government and industry subject matter experts in developing your cybersecurity knowledge and skills to support an interesting and ambitious programme of projects and initiatives.

You should possess strong technical skills and have good communication, interpersonal and leadership skills. You will work collaboratively across teams within our Information Services Division to build, develop and configure systems and tooling and processes to maintain and improve the overall security posture.

Although challenging, this is an enjoyable role where you will support colleagues in delivering transformational change. You can expect to join a dynamic, forward-thinking team with a positive ethos, working mostly from home but who are in regular communication. Your initial training period will be spent with your Line Manager and members of the team whilst you learn the role. COPFS will support your desire to learn and develop providing formal training directly from Microsoft and other external providers.

This exciting role offers a variety of job content which will allow you to develop your career within the Civil Service and equip you with the skills and experience within the Cybersecurity field which is now essential to all organisations.

Additional Information:

If you are an experienced and/or qualified security engineer with a working knowledge of cybersecurity technologies architecture, design and standards then please refer to the full Application pack for more details.


We offer an excellent range of benefits which include:

  • 25 days paid holiday + 11.5 public and privilege holidays (rising to 30 days paid holiday after 4 years).
  • IT Allowance of £5,000
  • Flexible working hours and family friendly approach to work.
  • Cycle to Work Scheme and Season Ticket Loans.
  • Employee Wellbeing Support with Mental Health First Aiders and access to an Employee Assistance Programme.