Principal Consultant

Location - Newbury or home based

Reward Package

25 days annual leave
Employee rewards package

Overall purpose of the role

You are Arcturus, by forging strong and consultative relationships with your clients, your management and control of your team, projects and client base will make us stand out. Working with the team you will own the relationship with your accounts. Constantly looking for ways to improve how we deliver the best service to our clients. You are a key to the success you the Company.

Key attributes

  • A Politician – Amazing client facing skills and able to build and grow the client relationships
  • A Leader – Manage your team to deliver the best possible services to your clients
  • A Guru – Understanding of technics for exploiting security vulnerabilities
  • A Tech Specialist – Strong technical knowledge of operation systems, networks and web applications
  • A Driver – Ability to work autonomously and manage your time either when on or between assignments
  • An Innovator – Identify and develop areas of improvement within the business
  • Excellent written communication skills

Main purposes of job

  • Take ownership of client relationships and be responsible for delivering their project requirements
  • Look for new business opportunities within you client base
  • Be responsible for the quality of the service and final deliverable of your team
  • Lead client-facing jobs and manage projects through to completion, dealing with client issues acting as a project lead and as an interface between the company and the client
  • Manage and coordinate resources on projects to utilise the team to its maximum, to ensure successful delivery
  • Manage members of your team to ensure they are full engaged and performing to the best of their potential
  • Take responsibility for improving areas of the methodologies, tools and processes used by the team
  • Provide training and mentoring to other consultants on projects
  • Write reports to a high standard, and review reports of others consultants
  • Liaise with clients to understand their requirements and define the scope of new business
  • Carry out research and development work as required, to continue to advance core knowledge areas/develop niche interests and specialisms

Person Specification

To be amazing at your job you will:

  • A natural desire to want to help clients understand and solve their security challenges
  • To never be satisfied with “adequate” service and to strive to deliver exceptional service
  • Be commercially minded and contribute to improve the business succeed
  • Be invested in the development and well-being of your team
  • Naturally have a questioning mentality and want to challenge existing assumptions
  • Have a creative and tenacious attitude to problem solving
  • To be able to work autonomously, and keep productive both during and between assignments
  • Epic team player who’s keen to work with others and share knowledge
  • Be able to eloquently explain complex technical problems to a non-technical audience


  • Experience developing and building client relationships
  • Worked within a commercial team to scope client requirements
  • Leading large penetration testing project from start to finish
  • Managing teams of technically skilled consultants
  • Penetration Testing in an IT Consultancy or blue chip environment
  • Reviewing other consultants reports and providing constructive feedback
  • Writing reports and face to face presenting to clients
  • Experience in resolving issues with clients at a senior level
  • Knowledge of industry compliance and regulation requirements


  • Degree in business or IT related discipline
  • CREST CCT or CHECK Team Leader qualification useful but not essential

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