Lead Penetration Tester (UK)

Full-time, UK

The Role

We are looking for people who want to work for a consultancy at the cutting edge of information security. We pride ourselves on our unique and meticulous approach to penetration testing in order to ensure that our clients get the most value from it, providing tangible improvements to their security. We empower our consultants to utilise all of their technical ability on engagements, be creative and really get in to the mind-set of an attacker in order to find vulnerabilities that others simply can't.

A Lead Consultant within our Assurance Team at Context has many varied opportunities to advance an already established career, or equivalent skill set in penetration testing, to the next level. People in this role can cement their technical excellence as well and, if desired, develop managerial and team leading skills. Lead Consultants will generally hold the CREST CRT or CHECK Team Member qualifications, and in many cases will also hold the CREST CCT or CHECK Team Leader qualification, or be able to demonstrate an equivalent level of technical expertise.

Person Specification

  • Deliver a range of penetration testing services, including at least one to a high level, learning from other consultants with expertise in different disciplines
  • Lead client-facing jobs and manage projects through to completion, dealing with client issues acting as a project lead and as an interface between Context and the client
  • Take responsibility for improving areas of the methodologies, tools and processes used by Context
  • Provide training and mentoring to other consultants on projects
  • Write reports to a high standard, and provide technical QA for the work of others
  • Carry out research and development work as required, to  continue to advance core knowledge areas/develop niche interests and specialisms
  • The Company

    Our clients look to us to provide solutions to their most complex information security challenges, in order to protect their most critical resources. Our clients trust us with this great responsibility because of the quality of our people; leaders in their field, inquisitive and capable of rising to the most complex of challenges.
    Alongside our employees drive and determination to be the best at what they do is Context’s company ethos. We are passionate about developing our staff, through provision of continuous training and development opportunities. We also pride ourselves on our flexible and social working environment.

    Location and Travel

    The role is based at one of our offices (London, Cheltenham, Basingstoke, Cambridge) but will require travel to client sites when needed.

    Salary and package

    A competitive salary and package aligned to market rates and including annual review.

    Additionally, Context hosts a comprehensive bonus scheme and benefits including:

    25 days annual leave, option to buy up to 5 extra days;
    company pension scheme, contributory of up to 8%;
    company share plan;
    numerous voluntary benefits including Season Ticket Loan; free eye tests and sabbatical options.

    Employees also benefit from an individually tailored learning and development plan which can include financial support with tuition/exam fees and access to various conference opportunities.

    Company ethos is paramount and so, in addition to these bonuses and benefits, Context offers a flexible working environment, regular social activities and various day to day extras such as free refreshments.

    Employees shall comply with applicable data protection legislation in the course of their employment including the General Data Protection Regulation.  In particular, they shall inform the data protection officer of any processing activities which uncover personal data. 


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