Senior Cyber Security Consultant

Permanent Senior Cyber Security Consultant role working across Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC)

Your new company

This public sector organisation are responsible for supporting and providing services that impact many New Zealanders lives. They have invested heavily in their cybersecurity function and have a strong team of governance, risk and compliance consultants that provide internal expertise to stakeholders on an array of projects. The organisation have the funding to be able to make significant enhancements to their cyber security function and as such are looking to continue to expand their GRC function requiring a Senior Security Consultant to join their high performing team and continue to develop the organisations security maturity and resilience.

Your new role

As a Senior Security Consultant you will be responsible for conducting security assurance duties across the organisation, including but not limited to risk assessments, audits, technical validations and the organisations compliance with relevant security certifications. You will utilise your strong written and verbal skills to help stakeholders buy in to best security practices as well as communicate findings and risk positions to project teams and management. You will take responsibility for understanding client requirements, collecting data and delivering analysis and problem resolution. You will also coordinate and manage the planning of penetration testing and vulnerability assessments providing authoritative advise and guidance.

What you'll need to succeed

Your extensive experience of working in governance, risk and compliance (GRC) information security roles and developing pragmatic security frameworks will see you excel in this position. Skill sets should also incorporate;

  • Understand and develop on common security frameworks and legislation such as NZISM.
  • Provide assurance to security work performed by external vendors.
  • Implementation and operation of controls and strategies to maintain security integrity and confidentiality.
  • Review and conduct security risk and vulnerability assessments.
  • Solid understanding of the all of government ICT management principles.
  • Investigate and report on potential risk events in a variety of different business functions.

What you'll get in return

A competitive salary of $120,000 - $145,000 annually + kiwisaver in a flexible hybrid working environment. Plenty of development and learning opportunities, both from formal training courses and from the experienced team you will work alongside. A clear progression plan in terms of how you can develop your career with the organisation including regular reviews and promotion opportunities all in a high performing supportive team environment.

What you need to do now

If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call Andrew Dennison on 048863844 or email

If this job isn't quite right for you, but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.



Job Type
Government & Public Services
Cyber Security
$120,000 - $145,000

Talk to a consultant

Talk to Andrew Dennison, the specialist consultant managing this position, located in Wellington
Level 9, 318 Lambton Quay

Telephone: 048863844

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