Graduate jobs at KCC in Maidstone

Two graduate jobs at Kent County Council in Maidstone. One in security and one in web accessibility.

Graduate Compliance Support Officer
Graduate Programme
| Starting salary £25,238 per annum | Permanent Full Time – 37 hours per week |

The Programme:

As a Graduate Compliance Support Officer, you’ll take on varied and demanding work while supporting our compliance teams in keeping our IT systems safe. The role is an excellent opportunity to gain new skills and experience while developing your existing expertise. While performing risk assessments and reviews on information systems, you’ll support on the submission of compliance across the Public Service Network Code of Connection (PSN CoCo) and NHS Data Security Privacy Toolkit (DSPT).

You’ll also engage with stakeholders across the council to make sure we have a sound understanding of our information assets and how to use them – this includes business managers, technical managers and asset administrators. Naturally, mitigating risk is a crucial part of the role, and alongside other duties you’ll monitor day-to-day audit logs for areas of abnormal activity, working with colleagues to decide on action plans and further investigation if any risk is discovered.

There’s also a strategic aspect to the role, as you’ll produce detailed reports on compliance, explaining issues to peers and KCC managers as well as creating treatment plans and ways to improve our service. You’ll then oversee the implementation of your plans and work with our Information Risk Assurance Officer to action them within agreed timescales.

Whilst on the programme, you will have strong support for achieving the Cyber Security Technologist Level 4 Apprenticeship, as you experience and gain appreciation for the various roles within an IT Compliance team.

Who can apply?

You’ll need experience working in IT and dealing with the technical controls of systems as well as human interfaces and security principles. You should also be comfortable working to a structured methodology, collating evidence and manipulating data in spreadsheets. Communication and collaboration are very important skills here, and you should be able to work with a wide range of teams and stakeholders to resolve issues while making technical processes comprehensible for non-specialists. We’re also looking for candidates who have strong attention to detail and are self-sufficient, able to manage their own workloads and deliver exceptional outcomes.

In terms of qualifications, you should have at least a 2:1 degree or an equivalent qualification in an IT subject, along with GCSE grades A-C or above (or equivalent) in English Language and Mathematics.

Further information and to view and download the applicant pack, including job description and person specification for this role visit:

For further information on this role please contact Kathy Stevens on 03000 413660.

Interview dates: 9-20th March 2020

Closing date: 31st January 2020

Digital Officer

| Starting salary £22,182 per annum | Fixed Term of 12 Months, Full Time – 37 hours per week |

An exciting and unique new opportunity has arisen for a motivated IT professional to play a key role in helping the authority meet its new digital accessibility requirements.

You will be joining the ICT Commissioning Team responsible for setting the technical strategy for the authority, playing a key part in its technical compliance and getting involved in several work streams related to KCC’s ongoing digital transformation.

Based in Maidstone, Kent, you will be provided with training and development opportunities as well as flexible working within a newly formed branch of the team.

You should be able to demonstrate the following:

– Ability to work on your own as well as contribute to the team
– Interest in and passion for technology
– Awareness of accessibility and its importance in society
– Strong written and verbal communication skills
– Problem solving and analytical skills

To view and download the job description and person specification for this role please click here.

For further information on this role please contact James Church on 03000 416597.

Closing date: 16th January 2020