Homes England Graduate Programme - Digital, Data & Technology - Cyber Security
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About the Job
Homes England Graduate Programme - Digital, Data & Technology - Cyber Security
Fixed Term Contract - 2 years
Closing Date: 11/03/2024
Please refer to the 'Homes England Graduate Programme Guidance' document attached for guidance with your application, the assessment process and programme information. Also download a copy of our Graduate Brochure by clicking here.
Are you wanting to apply for multiple graduate programme's? If so you only need to submit one application and one of the screening questions will ask you to confirm the details of the other programmes you are interested in.
If you are unsure if this graduate programme is right for you why don't you click here to visit our graduate careers webpage to find out more.
Participants on our Graduate Programme will develop their strategic thinking, problem solving, project management, leadership and relationship building skills whilst undertaking placements within their chosen profession. Day to day, depending on your chosen profession you could be acquiring or disposing of land, providing investment for infrastructure or working collaboratively with our partner organisations. From day one, you will have ownership and responsibility for your own projects / work.
You will be supported by your placement manager; have a buddy and you will be empowered to take ownership of your own learning and development including having access to a coach or mentor. Towards the end of the programme, we will support you to obtain a role aligned to your career aspirations and organisational needs.
A bit about the role...
The Cyber team are responsible for the Cyber Security, Defence and Resilience of Homes England. We accomplish this through the use of defensive security tools, monitoring of current attacks and risk analysis and advanced threat modelling to ensure we have the best mitigations in place to defend us from attack.
The Homes England Cyber Team are linked to and work closely with other Cyber Professionals within DLUHC, the wider Government Security Group and are supported by the National Cyber Security Centre. The role of a Cyber Security Associate on a daily basis is to respond to security incidents that are submitted to Cyber or have been escalated from our external 3rd party Security Operations Centre. Using Mitre Att&ck with other threat and risk modelling techniques the incidents will be categorised and reacted to and closed or the mitigation developed, tested and applied.
An important part of the Cyber responsibilities is the assessment and assurance approval of Homes England 3rd party suppliers to ensure that they do not pose a threat to Homes England, or any data stored within their systems. The Cyber security Team works closely with the Data Protection Officer and Operational Risk team to share context and contextual information to perform and justify these assessments.
Cyber Security is an ever-evolving threat that requires a continuously changing response, this requires us all to continually identify, research, and learn new attack techniques to counteract them. Teamwork is vital between all our colleagues within Cyber and the wider Digital Operations group to share knowledge, techniques, and training to accomplish the common goals of Cyber defence.
A bit about you…
We are looking for the next generation of housing professionals. You will be an innovator who will bring fresh ideas, be commercially minded, a problem solver and a strong relationship builder. You will strive for excellence, embrace change and be curious about future possibilities.
You will be motivated to make a difference and share and be passionate about our vision to effectively drive regeneration and housing delivery to create high-quality and home and thriving places. You’ll be pro-active about your own development.
To be shortlisted for this role you will require a degree ideally in Cyber Security, Computer Science, Computing or a related topic (although not essential).
Who are we?
Homes England : The Housing and Regeneration Agency
We believe that affordable, quality homes in well-designed places are key to improving people’s lives. As the government’s housing and regeneration agency, we create thriving new places and transform urban areas, combining the full breadth of our powers, expertise, land, capital and influence to bring investment to communities and get more homes built.
How? We form long-term partnerships that bridge the gap between the public and private sector to meet local needs and aspirations. We use our influence to champion the creation of sustainable homes, communities and places that are brilliantly designed for the people that live there now, and in the future. And we use our funding and support to build a more resilient, diverse and innovative housing sector, helping new entrants in the market, encouraging modern methods of construction and design, and promoting the utmost attention to building safety.
Together with our partners, we’re accelerating the pace of house building, remediation and regeneration across the country, as we seek to deliver ever more affordable homes in places people are proud to call home for generations to come.
What we offer...
As well as a competitive salary and 33 days annual leave, we are committed to 50/50 hybrid working. We’ll support you, wherever possible, so that you don’t miss out on what matters to you.
Internal applicants: please note that if you are successful, the salary you are offered will be in accordance with our pay controls and pay policy. You can find these on the recruitment pages of the intranet.
If you ever need a bit of extra help, we have a great employee assistance programme, financial wellbeing support and access to many great discounts with leading high street names.
Our range of network groups are also there to support you to be yourself at work and play a key role in helping shape our future.
If you are a member of a professional body, we’ll pay for your membership and once you get your digital kit, you’ll be good to go.
Homes England are a geographically diverse community. We work to a 50/50 office/ home based model. Moving back into our office environments has enabled us to utilise our space and time together in the most collaborative way.
We would encourage all applicants to apply as soon as possible as we may close vacancies early should we receive a high number of applications.
We also encourage you to apply using the full application option as opposed to quick apply, this is especially important if you would like to indicate to us that you would like to be considered under the disability confident scheme.
If your application is shortlisted to interview we will require you to provide proof of your right to work in the UK at this stage.
Still unsure if this is right graduate programme for you?
Join us at one of our sessions, where we aim to share guidance and practical tips to give you the confidence to apply to our Graduate Programme and provide you with a deeper understanding of the Homes England culture.
These sessions are open to everyone and as part of our unwavering commitment to equality, diversity, and inclusion, our goal is to enhance representation and foster an environment where everyone is included, supported, valued, and feels a sense of belonging, irrespective of their background, experience, or identity.
By joining this session, you'll have the opportunity to connect with colleagues including previous and current graduates and gain valuable perspectives on our inclusive culture. Please note that your attendance is purely optional and independent of the application process; it will not influence any future application decisions.
We look forward to welcoming you and sharing more about the culture and community that define Homes England.
The sessions will be held via Microsoft Teams on 21st February 2024 12pm-1pm and 6th March 2024 12pm-1pm, if you are interested in attending please email RecruitmentInfo@homesengland.gov.uk and let us know which session you would like to attend.
At The Hidden Market we're committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, read our policy here. We inform clients that candidates should be evaluated on merit of their skills, experience and commercial attributes in relation to the role, and not background, disability, race, age, gender, sexual orientation, education, or any other discriminatory factor.