Senior Cyber Security Consultant

At Marclay we empower people to leverage their technical expertise as part of our team to provide a comprehensive and first class service to our clients
  • Location: Holborn, London (some UK and international travel expected)
  • Working From Home: Expected but with some office time required
  • Line Manager: Director of Consultancy
  • Salary Range: Competitive (dependant on experience)


Job Overview:


As a Senior Cyber Security Consultant, you will be expected to support and lead for the business across a wide range of cyber related projects, whilst working under the guidance of the Director of Consulting. You will be expected to lead cyber security projects and manage the consultants who are supporting your projects. You will be expected to develop the more junior consultants within the consultancy to ensure they are fully engaged and have the resources necessary to complete their assignments. Moreover, you will be expected to manage client engagements and be the focal point for stakeholder engagement, mapping client requirements, developing cyber strategy and general project management tasks. You will deal with high-profile individuals and very senior business figures during your assignments.

Responsibilities and Duties:


  • You will be responsible for being able to identify and report systemic weaknesses in security control effectiveness to senior stakeholders
  • You will be responsible for building, owning and managing cyber security programmes
  • You will be required to actively drive projects and delegate tasks to more junior consultants
  • You will be expected to manage several projects at once across a range of cyber disciplines
  • You will build and manage reports for the clients and engage with stakeholders on a regular basis
  • You will be expected to be commercially aware of how consultancy engagements operate and build strong relationships with clients
  • You will be required to understand how to develop new business and relationships with current and new clients
  • Be able to respond to urgent requirements (i.e. incident response)

Skills and Characteristics:


  • Detailed understanding of one or more of the following disciplines - cyber crisis management, cyber investigation, security auditing, penetration testing, OSINT and virtual-CISO
  • Possess established cyber security technical and analytical skills within at least one discipline
  • Relevant cyber security qualifications for a senior consultant
  • Project management experience
  • Cyber Risk Management experience
  • Auditing of cyber security controls and programmes
  • Business Development experience
  • Very good report writing skills and the ability to brief senior stakeholders
  • Integrity in a professional environment
  • Ability to work independently and in a team
  • Organisational skills

Person Specification


Essential Skills/Attributes:


  • Project Management experience
  • Consultancy experience (5 years+)
  • Cyber Security experience (5 years+)
  • Information Security Framework experience (e.g. NIST, ISO27001)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Desirable Skills/Attributes:


  • Degree in Computer Science or related subject
  • Any relevant intermediate to advanced qualification in cyber security within the mentioned cyber security disciplines
  • Security Cleared

Additional Experience/Skills:


  • Ability to translate a technical requirement to a non-technical audience and appeal to relevant stakeholders
  • Excellent report writing skills in both technical and non-technical language
  • Sound technical understanding of information security
  • Experience providing security auditing, implementing frameworks (PCI DSS, NIST, ISO/IEC 27000 series etc), leading penetration testing teams, conducting cyber and OSINT investigations
  • Business development experience

Personal Attributes:


  • Analytical skills
  • Integrity
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Organised
  • Critical thinking

About Marclay


Marclay Associates is recognised as a leader in the provision of Cyber Security services and is CREST certified for incident response and penetration testing.


We specialise in working with high-profile and high-risk organisations to provide solutions that help secure information in a rapidly changing world of digital threats. Headquartered in London, we operate on a global scale, supporting companies and organisations navigate through the challenges of information security and resilience.