Lead Data Security Consultant


Ref: 1507Monday 1 July 2024


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Net Talent are delighted to be partnering with an ambitious Managed Security Service Provider established in Scotland with a growing global footprint.  They are driven to help protect organisations against the rising threat of cyber-attacks in an ever-evolving digital world. 

The have become a known Microsoft Security Partner with NCSC status as well as several prestigious awards to their name.  More importantly, they are a people focused organisation who recognise their success is all down to the employees who make it happen.  This is their biggest achievement!

Due to ambitious growth plans for 2024, they are looking to add a Lead Data Security Consultant to their team.  This can be a home-based role anywhere in the UK.  This will require someone who knows IT Security and Data Loss Prevention while being capable of recommending solutions to a varied client base. 

The Lead Data Security Consultant is responsible for delivering high-quality professional services engagements across both the Cyber and Information Security realms. They are also here to coach junior consultants within engagements, to help refine consultancy offerings and to offer current and prospective customers a professional touchpoint.





  • Lead and execute consultancy engagements focused on data security and regulatory compliance.
  • Participate in end-to-end client projects, including proof of concepts (POCs), gathering requirements, designing solutions, planning implementation, providing guidance, optimizing environments, and operationalizing Purview Security & Compliance capabilities.
  • Employ active listening and probing techniques to comprehend clients' business operations, challenges, and risks effectively.
  • Engage with technical and business stakeholders to assess current and future needs.
  • Translate business requirements into technical architectures, visions, and strategic roadmaps.
  • Act as a subject matter expert in Data Security and Information Governance.
  • Stay updated on industry best practices and maintain a profound understanding of security and compliance technologies.
  • Coach and mentor colleagues to enhance team knowledge and capabilities.
  • Collaborate and exchange knowledge with strategic channel partners, such as Microsoft.
  • Support pre-sales efforts to nurture the Data Security Practice revenue pipeline.
  • Work closely with sales teams to identify and seize new business opportunities and expand the client portfolio.
  • Contribute to scoping, drafting statements of work (SOWs), developing proposals, responding to requests for proposals (RFPs), and delivering presentations to prospective clients.






  • Proficient in articulating contemporary concepts surrounding information classification, data leakage, and risk management within the framework of Microsoft Security and Compliance offerings.
  • Demonstrated ability to create and refine technical and architectural documentation, including designs, operating models, and solution specifications.
  • Comprehensive understanding of the broader Microsoft 365 productivity ecosystem, encompassing Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, and Microsoft Teams, including their operational logic and common deployment scenarios.
  • Familiarity with significant regulatory compliance standards applicable to organizations utilizing cloud services or engaging in general data processing.
  • Proactive and client-centric approach to problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Ideally possess hands-on experience deploying Microsoft Purview and related services in live environments.




What’s included?

  • Competitive salary
  • Unlimited holiday entitlement
  • 5% pension contribution
  • Private healthcare
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Remote working
  • Personal development programme