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Cyber Operations Specialists

Job description

Here at GCHQ, we have a clear purpose – we want to help protect the UK. We work against cyber-attacks, terrorism and espionage. So everyone who works here, works towards that goal. But we always do it together, supporting each other every step of the way. We’re proud to collaborate, and even prouder to work with purpose.

For our Cyber Operations Specialists, this means hacking the computers of terrorists and criminals to discover and interrupt their plans. It’s incredibly interesting work where, under strict legal safeguards, you’ll develop your skills doing things that simply aren’t possible elsewhere.
So there’s plenty of variety here, covering all manner of skills. You could be gathering intelligence, or disrupting terrorists using software you’ve developed. No matter your project, you’ll use bespoke tools to prevent criminals from harming the UK.

You’ll need to apply technology creatively and be keen to experiment to find the right solution. And with an understanding of the drawbacks, as well as the benefits of internet technology, you’ll fit right in. As well as keeping up-to-date with technological developments, you’ll work lawfully, ethically and impartially at all times.

You’ll have the chance to complete comprehensive training tailored to your role. And you’ll be supported by everyone in your team, and around GCHQ.

So if you have the passion and curiosity we’re after, but not necessarily all the skills, we can teach you the rest.

What we are looking for

To join, you’ll need to demonstrate your ability in the above areas, through either personal projects or degree related study. You’ll also need to have (or be expecting) a 2:2 in any STEM subject. Or, you might already be working in a relevant field. But even with your experience, the learning will never stop.

Accepted degree subjects


Additional job details


this is made up of basic salary £28,080 + £4,000 specialist pay plus £3,000 recruitment bonus plus £2,147 concessionary payment)

How to apply

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 13 April 2020

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Closing date:  13 April 2020

Expires10 days

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