Head of UK CSIRT

  • Job Reference: 16664
  • Date Posted: 5 January 2021
  • Employer: National Grid
  • Website: https://careers.nationalgrid.com
  • Location: Warwick (CV34 6DA), United Kingdom
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Information Technology (IT)
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Duration: Undefined
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

About the role


Head of UK CSIRT, Permanent, Warwick


Our vision is to be recognised as a world leading Security function in the energy sector.

In this exciting new role the Head of UK Cyber Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT) will report to the Head of Security Operations and lead the team responsible for detection and response to cyber security events.  

The key responsibilities will include incident resolution, identification and taking accountability for the continuous improvement in the UK CSIRT, where you will provide senior leadership of an established high performing team of analysts of the 24/7 Cyber Security Operations Centre (CSOC). 

About you


We are looking for an experienced Incident Response Manager with deep cyber security knowledge and high impact leadership skills who has proven abilities to provide technical analysis and direction for investigations gained in response across a variety of incidents and verticals.

You will have a deep knowledge of the current threat landscape, response and mitigation tactics in information/cyber security, with the ability to organise and coordinate the incident detection and response, together with supporting recovery and investigation.  

You’ll be leading and motivating a highly technical team of managers and analyst responders, and so will be expected to have extensive hands-on experience leading technical security response teams with products ranging from SIEM (specifically Splunk), End Point Detection and Secure email gateway tools. 

Experience providing cybersecurity incident response in a FTSE or global company with strong skills in developing a high-performing cybersecurity response team is desired, preferably with previous responsibility for Critical Infrastructure (e.g. Utility or Telecom).

Personably, you will have strong management and mentoring skills, as growing the capability and professional development of the team is crucial, with the ability to build good relationships at all levels and across all business units and organisations.


About us


National Grid touches the lives of almost everyone in the UK, with an energy network that stretches across the Atlantic. We’re an international team, and our work underpins the lives of millions of people. Feet forwards, head up, and eyes bright, we’re working hard to create value for people today – and shape the future of energy tomorrow.

In the UK, we don’t generate or sell energy – we join the dots to get energy from A to B. From making a cup of tea in the morning, to keeping the lights on in hospitals, our electricity network puts power in the hands of people. Without it, the world as we know it would grind to a halt.

The world of energy is changing beyond recognition. Working at National Grid, you won’t just be touching the lives of almost everyone in the UK – you’ll be shaping the way we use and consume energy for generations to come.

Our values and principles

At National Grid, through listening to what our customers need, every day we do the right thing and find a better way.

As a National Grid employee, you’ll treat our customers as a priority, taking time to listen and work with them to help give them the best experience we possibly can. You’ll need to be proactive and flexible in your approach and continually look for ways to exceed their expectations – sometimes in unexpected and helpful ways. You’ll provide accessible information when our customers need it and make things simple by using your expertise to guide them. Above all, you’ll follow through on your promises to deliver value, drive efficiency and give them a great customer experience.

We offer inclusion and diversity training for everyone here at National Grid, with a view to building an inclusive working environment and developing all our employees. Training opportunities range from unconscious bias and reverse mentoring to targeted training initiatives which are tailored to support our diverse and innovative work force.

What you'll get


A competitive salary, car allowance, and a bonus of up to 20% of your salary for stretch performance, and a contributory pension scheme where we will double your contribution to a maximum company contribution of 12%. 

You will also have access to a number of flexible benefits such as a share incentive plan, a salary sacrifice technology scheme, Private Medical Insurance for you, your partner and your family available through YouFlex programme, support via the employee assistance line and matched charity giving to name a few.