Cyber Security Operations Engineer

Join WPA and take your first steps towards a great career.

Dependent on skills and experience, plus bonus and major employer benefitsPermanent role based in Taunton, Somerset, close to J25 of the M5
Full time (37 hours), for the right candidate we can be flexible with how these hours are worked

The role

WPA is one of the UK’s most respected Health Insurers. Due to our ongoing success and continued growth, we currently have a vacancy for a Cyber Security Operations Engineer to join our Cyber Security Team. This role will work closely with the Information Security Manager and Chief Operating Officer and will be required to offer security expertise for a variety of projects, which include cloud services, application development, network and infrastructure security.

What can you bring to WPA?

  • You will have 5 or more years’ proven experience of working on complex technical cyber security principles, ideally in a fast-paced and regulated environment and a degree in computer science or equivalent professional certification.
  • You will have detailed technical security knowledge (including an understanding of the latest security principals, techniques, threat modelling/handling and emerging standards) and be passionate about protecting all computer systems, software, databases, networks, infrastructures and information.
  • Proven experience in managing security systems (including firewalls, intrusion detection systems, anti-virus software, authentication systems, log management, content filtering), web related technologies (web applications, web services, service oriented architectures and of network/web related protocols) and network security and monitoring tools is essential.
  • You will need to be an excellent communicator at all levels and be someone who can transfer complex security speech into something more practical for everyone to understand - building rapport and having excellent working relationships is key.

If you are interested in finding out more about this exciting role, or applying for the position, please contact Tracy Sheen on 01823 625315 or email her on: - all enquiries will be replied to.

A great career. A great place to work.

Your long term commitment, passion and desire to always be the best you can, will be rewarded. We will help you to develop the career you have been waiting for.

Benefits include

  • Competitive starting salary.
  • Holiday entitlement that increases with length of service.
  • Comprehensive induction programme.
  • A commitment towards your ongoing training to help you develop the career you want.
  • Gain recognised professional qualifications as appropriate.
  • Contributory pension.
  • Private health insurance.
  • Life insurance.
  • Subsidised onsite restaurant.
  • Monthly awards to recognise employee achievements.
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Free charging points for environmentally friendly vehicles.

How to apply

Before submitting your application, please ensure you have a clear understanding of the role and why you think you may be suitable. If you have any queries at all about the role, you are welcome to contact us to discuss these first.

Completing the application form is the first step of the recruitment process and it is your opportunity to demonstrate why you are the most suitable candidate for the job. It is your chance to make sure that with the right effort, your application stands out amongst others.

It is essential that any information provided is accurate, legible and comprehensive as thorough recruitment vetting procedures take place which will verify the content of your CV, including (but not limited to): examination dates and grades, previous employment checks including job titles and dates of employment, any gaps in employment and convictions/cautions/ reprimands/final warnings. Some checks are undertaken as part of the recruitment process, but all job offers are subject to Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), fraud prevention and credit checks, references, proof of eligibility to work in the UK, residency and identity, proof of qualifications and National Insurance number.

Please send your completed application form and covering information to

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