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Security Assurance Analyst

Havant, Hampshire, England / Reading, Berkshire, England
£42691 - £49626 per annum
Closing date
28 May 2023

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SSE has big ambitions to be a leading energy company in a low carbon world. Following our commitment to invest £12.5 billion in low carbon projects over the next 5 years, we have significant growth plans and are well on our way to achieving our ambition to build a world that's more sustainable and inclusive for you, your family, the community you live in and for generations to come.

About the Role

The Security Assurance Analyst is one of a team responsible for identifying, reporting and reducing the SSE Group PLC supply chain risk. They are also responsible for supporting strategy, documentation, performing supplier assurance activities and reporting; which includes liaising with and presenting to key stakeholders.

Our mission statement is to "Reduce the risk of SSE's supply chain via cyber assurance assessments, in line with SSE's cyber and resilience risk appetite for key suppliers serving legislative, regulatory or high value services relating to logical or physical access, the processing, transmission or storage of data; within IT, OT or Cloud services"

Base Location: Reading, Havant

Salary: £42,691 - £49,626 and a range of benefits to support your finances, wellbeing and family.

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time | Flexible First options available

Security assuring key suppliers operating high risk controls:

- Work with key stakeholders to identify supplier owners and existing supplier controls

- Provide support and guidance to stakeholders for contractual, legal and regulatory compliance including audit functions where required

- Work with key stakeholders to identify supplier owners and existing supplier service reviews

- Perform supplier contract gap analysis against legislation, obligations

Improving the accuracy of supplier data:

- Support the cyber supplier knowledgebase comprising of scoped supplier details, scheduling and assurance outcomes

- Review service catalogue requests, assignment and completion within defined service level agreements (SLAs)

- Work with key stakeholders to identify supplier owners and existing supplier service reviews

- Monitor the management of security risks across SSE Group

Reporting the SSE group supply chain risk:

- Support the team when reporting on cyber supplier assurance

- Monitor the management of security risks across SSE Group

- Review service catalogue requests, assignment and completion within defined service level agreements (SLAs)

What do I need?

To be considered for this role, we would love you to have:

- Ability to pick up new technical skills and apply them where relevant, Development and understanding of new technologies , and ability to carry out self-led learning

- 1 or more Cyber Security Professional qualifications including or equivalent to COMPTIA Sec+, ISACA CISM with applied industry experience. Other supporting certifications and skills such as NIST Risk Management Framework and Agile.

- Organisational and communication skills, Ability to work well under minimal supervision

- Team-oriented interpersonal skills, with the ability to interface effectively with a broad range of people and roles, including vendors and IT and business personnel, Written and verbal communication skills

- Ability to interact with key stakeholders across all business units and organisations, Experience of organisational dynamics and behaviours Customer focus with the ability to support expectations appropriately and provide a great customer experience.

About our Business

SSE IT underpins the technology needs of all the different businesses that make up the SSE group. From emerging technologies to data and analytics to cyber security - we power SSE's growth and enable it to generate value, while keeping it secure. As a trusted business partner that helps SSE lead in a low carbon world, we are proud of our service. Working for SSE IT is all about equipping SSE for now and the future.

What's in it for you?

We offer an excellent package with 34 days annual leave entitlement. Enhanced maternity/paternity leave, discounted healthcare, salary sacrifice car leasing and much more, view our full benefits package on our careers site.

As an equal opportunity employer we encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments you need during the application, assessment and upon joining SSE. Search for 'Inclusion & Diversity at SSE' to find out more.

What happens now?

All applications should be made online, and I'll be back in touch after the vacancy closing date to let you know the outcome.

If you would like to discuss any working flexibly requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact / 01738 275846.

Before commencing your role with SSE, you'll need to complete our pre-employment screening process. This will consist of a criminality and credit check.


We are driven by our purpose: to provide energy needed today while building a better world of energy for tomorrow.

We are a leading generator of renewable electricity and one of the largest electricity network companies in the UK.

We develop, own and operate low carbon infrastructure to support the zero-carbon transition.  This includes onshore and offshore wind, hydro power, electricity transmission and distribution grids, and efficient gas-fired generation, alongside providing energy products and services for businesses, and we have interests across Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Japan, Spain, Portugal, Denmark and Poland.

Our twin focus of practicality and inspiration is a strategy that has seen us through more than 70 years.

We are UK listed, employing 10,000 talented and skilled people and are real Living Wage and Fair Tax Mark accredited.

Because we’re SSE, and we’re for a better world of energy – for everyone.


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