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Junior IT Security Analyst


Alfred H Knight has an exciting opportunity for a Junior IT Security Analyst to join our team, based at our Headquarters in Knowsley, Liverpool. Working as a Junior IT Security Analyst,  you will report directly to the Head of Infrastructure.

This role will involve using your knowledge of Information Security frameworks to transform risks into tangible technical controls. You will also assist with Third Party Due Diligence and auditing, ensuring the safe and effective transfer of critical data. You will also assist to pioneer End User awareness and training initiatives.  This role is fundamental in helping to support the general Security posture of the group globally.



Alfred H Knight is a totally independent, family owned business spanning five generations. A global network of strategically placed offices and laboratories enable global trade by providing independent inspection, analysis and consultancy services to the metals and minerals, solid fuels and agriculture industries.

We have honed & carefully crafted our reputation. Delivering knowledge and professionalism in all aspects of weighing, sampling and analysis. We thrive by continuing to re-invest in our facilities, technology and people. Click here to find out more about AHK.



To be successful at Alfred H Knight you will need to display the following:

Required Knowledge and Work Experience

Required Knowledge

  • Assisting to drive an ever-improving security regime, working proactively with other areas of the business for policy, assurance, and risk management.
  • Ability to understand a business’ unique requirements and adapt your approach to working with the wider team, including IT engineering, IT operations staff, and senior stakeholders.
  • An understanding of the business impact of information security measures.
  • Proven ability to maintain policy, procedures, standards and guidelines.
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills, with the ability to discuss and explain information security concepts in business language and vice versa.
  • Working knowledge of applicable national, international and regulatory information security standards and frameworks such as Cyber Essentials Plus, ISO27001 or NIST.
  • Understanding of performing risk, business impact, control and vulnerability assessments, and in defining mitigation strategies.

Desirable Knowledge

  • Knowledge of IT Infrastructure technologies
  • Knowledge of Carbon Black, Darktrace, Mimecast, Airwatch MDM, and Cisco Umbrella
  • Knowledge of vulnerability assessment tools (e.g. (Nessus, OpenVAS, AppCheck, Tenable),
  • Cloud security knowledge (Google Workspace, AWS, Office365, Azure or Google Cloud)
  • An understanding of IT and network systems and their vulnerabilities and the ability to work with technical specialists to develop solutions and hardening techniques

Required Qualification

  •  A relevant degree or certification in Information Security


  •  Fluency in English is essential
  • Spanish and other languages are advantageous



We are offering an excellent opportunity with a salary and benefits package to match including pension, life assurance and an employee assistance programme.

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