Security Training Specialist-12mth ftc

  • Full Time
  • Dublin 1

Website HEAnet

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HEAnet is Ireland’s National Research and Education Network, providing internet connectivity and ICT shared services across all levels of the Irish education system, reaching 1,000,000 end users. We connect learners and researchers across all of Ireland to education resources and to fellow national educational and research networks in Europe, and the rest of the world. We are looking for an ICT Security Training Specialist to join the ICT Security Services Team for a period of twelve (12) months on a fixed term contract basis.

What the ICT Security Services Team does 

The team provides a set of core security services which are common to all of our clients. These include but not limited to: security awareness training, penetration testing, vulnerability scanning, policy review and development.

This role will work with and report directly to the Security Services Manager. The successful candidate will also work closely with colleagues in ICT Security Services and throughout HEAnet. The role will be responsible for HEAnet’s information security awareness and education programme which is delivered to clients of the ICT Security Service offering.

The overall goal of the security awareness and education programme is to reduce information security risk by ensuring that all ICT Security Services clients understand security policies and apply information security practices with respect to institutional data and information technology systems.

In collaboration with other members of the ICT Security Services team, this role will be responsible for a broad set of activities, including drafting security awareness training content, facilitating security awareness campaigns, scheduling security awareness training sessions, creating timelines and infographics; publications, creating and managing website content, and helping to plan outreach, awareness, and educational events.

The ICT Security Training Specialist will also be responsible for evaluating effectiveness of training techniques and resources, ensuring training is delivered in the most effective way for clients.

How we do it

Our company values underpin how we do things in HEAnet. We believe in and live by our values and understand they are integral to making HEAnet a great place to work.

For further information about who we are and our core values, see

What you get from us

From the team
We value knowledge sharing and communication. Each week we have a team meeting to cover outstanding issues and planned work for the week. You will also have a 1:1 meeting every week with your manager.  Each month we have a number presentations from anyone in the company on a wide range of topics from technical demo, project management to mental health.  On different days of the week any team member may be working from home, so we use tools like Microsoft Teams to keep in touch.

We encourage critical thinking and the exploration of new ideas. We often form cross-team special interest groups for specific topic discussions, both ongoing and for fixed projects.

We promote a healthy work/life balance. Work outside of standard hours is rare and agreed in advance. We take the care of our team members’ mental health seriously.

Company Benefits

Annual performance management system
Professional education policy
Comprehensive group and individual training & development initiatives
On-going well-being initiatives
Health insurance for employees
Defined contribution pension scheme
Flexible start/finish times
Working from home
Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
Tax-saver Ticket scheme
Cycle to Work scheme

What we need from you

  • Significant L&D coordination/specialist experience, preferably within the Cyber Security Services field
  • Ability to design and deliver training initiatives / workshops to support the delivery of providing security awareness training adapted to the clients needs
  • Experience in building training plans and programmes, policy and process aligned with business objectives
  • Strong presentations skills and experience presenting to senior management level
  • An eye for continuous improvement and a drive to develop established training practices
  • Ability to act as a trusted advisor to our clients in the Cyber Security field
  • Willingness to support, coordinate, administer and report on training events and activities
  • Ability to work in a team, with a friendly collaborative approach
  • Desire to increase and share knowledge

Bonus points

We don’t need you to have experience in the following areas, but if you did it could be beneficial.

  • An organised approach to work and an ability to prioritise effectively in a busy and changing environment.
  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing excellence in IT Security Awareness programmes.
  • A flexible attitude to the evolving needs of the post and its environment.
  • A high level of motivation and enthusiasm for the job.

More important information

At HEAnet we celebrate diversity and understand how important it is to our ongoing success.  We would like to hear from candidates who are great at what they do and whose values align with ours.

If you need any adjustments made to the application or selection process so you can do your best, please let us know.

HEAnet are delighted to be awarded with the ‘Best in Health and Wellbeing 2021’ through the InBusiness awards from Chambers Ireland and shortlisted as medium company of the year 2021 through the Ibec Keep Well Mark. We take pride in developing, maintaining, and enhancing our culture of wellbeing and continue to focus on this into 2022 and beyond.

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