Senior 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 appropriate penetration tests in a variety of disciplines either solo or as part of a team will make us stand out. Working with the team you will provide assistance to account managers with developing, understanding and scoping new business. Constantly growing as a consultant you will perform research and develop new testing tools to aid our clients and keep us at the top of our game.

Key attributes

  • 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
  • A Politician – Solid client facing skills and able to support and manage those relationships through ongoing feedback and relationship building.
  • A Team player
  • Excellent written communication skills

Main purposes of job

  • 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
  • Deliver a range of penetration testing services, including at least one to a high level
  • Manage and coordinate resources on projects to utilise the team to its maximum, to ensure successful delivery
  • 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 to contribute to scoping of new business
  • Build relationships with client contacts and identified new opportunities
  • 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:

  • 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
  • To genuinely care about the client’s security challenges
  • Be sensitive to client’s political circumstances
  • Be commercially minded
  • Focus your approach to the customer requirements


  • Penetration Testing in an IT Consultancy or blue chip environment
  • Performing solo penetration tests from start to finish
  • Writing reports and face to face presenting to clients
  • Experience with working with commercial teams to scope client requirements
  • 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

Reporting to

Managing Consultant

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