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Become a Cyber Security Functional Support Officer with DHSC Careers

If you’re looking for cyber security jobs, you could help protect the nation’s health with Youth Friendly Employer DHSC. This cyber security officer position has lots of admin and corporate support, and is a great role for a young person with ambition. You get the option of doing a Policy Officer or Business Administration Apprenticeship, too. Find out more!

Are you interested in cyber security and keeping the nation’s health in safe hands? Step right up.

Apply by midnight on 8th March 2020

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The DHSC is a Youth Friendly Government Department, and we support the nation to lead healthier and more independent lives.

In this role you’ll help to make sure health and care is resilient against cyber attacks. That’s a really important part of the vision for driving technology in the NHS. You’ll work in NHSX, a new unit overseeing the digital transformation of the health and care system. IMPORTANT: You don’t need cyber security skills or experience for this role.

Cyber security jobs with the DHSC are a healthy career choice…

The responsibility for ensuring health and care is resilient against cyber attacks is ever more important given the Secretary of State’s vision for driving technology in the NHS, combined with ever-changing global threats – the impact of which was demonstrated in the 2017 WannaCry attack. The Cyber Security Team is a high-profile, fast-paced policy team based within the Technology, Digital and Data Directorate in DHSC. We work across sites in London and Leeds and are a diverse and close-knit team made up of subject matter specialists and policy and operational professionals.

The post holder will work within NHSX, a new unit which oversees the digital transformation of the health and care system bringing together DHSC, NHS England and NHS Improvement with a mission to make sure both patients and staff have the technology they need.

What’s involved in this job?

Provide a secretariat function…

for boards within Cyber Security (Programme Board, Leadership Board, and Assurance Board).

Get involved in…

commissioning and assessing the quality of board papers, managing actions, and producing minutes.


the allocation of infrastructure funds to address cyber resilience weakness in NHS organisations.


answers to parliamentary questions and other briefings requests working across the team.


the working of the Cyber Security Team including organising weekly team meetings, quarterly work planning days, and circulating outputs.


as a human bridge between Chief Technology Officer’s Private Office and NHSX Cyber Security Team for general administration.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for a young person who is organised and proactive and can ensure the smooth running of the team’s work through timely and effective functional support.

No specialist cyber security skills or experience are required for this role.

What skills would be useful?

The DHSC will assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Working Together
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Managing a Quality Service

Pay and perks

Taking part in this Scheme and working for the Civil Service is an amazing opportunity with fantastic benefits. Participants like Hannah, Jenny and Scott agree – you can find out more about their stories below. Here are the benefits you can expect on the DHSC Health Policy Fast Track Scheme.

Competitive salary + pension

Flexible, diverse work culture

Great training & development

Ready to make a change?

You’ve taken the first step and looked through this information to help you decide if you could be a great fit for the DHSC cyber security team. Now let the DHSC help you achieve your ambitions.