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Workstream 9: Royal Chartered Status

Workstream Purpose 

Workstream 9. is concerned with the development of proposals for, and early implementation of, a common Royal Chartered Status for individuals to aspire to across the range of cyber security specialisms. The Authority anticipates that the Cyber Security Council would licence its organisational members to offer a common Chartered Status to individuals who are members of the organisations. This would allow the range of organisations, some of whom may separately have been incorporated by Royal Charter and others who have not, to issue a common Chartered Status for cyber security overseen by the Council.

This role is not remunerated but the post-holder is able to claim reasonable out-of-pocket expenses. No specified location – commitments can be carried out remotely with expectation of travel to occasional meetings face to face – anticipated to be London but other locations in the UK also possible.


  • Draft paper outlining proposals for UKCSC gaining royal chartered status for individuals:
    • The Supplier must demonstrate that they have engaged with the Authority and relevant government departments to oversee the development of a Royal Chartered status as the gold standard of expertise, excellence and professional conduct for cyber security professional to aspire to.
    • There are several possible ways to implement the objective to licence organisational members to offer common chartered status to member individuals. By way of example only; one option would be for the Council to create a proposal for and apply for a completely new chartered standard. Alternatively, an existing chartered status of a constituent organisation of the Council could be slightly modified or amended. Each of these options would be subject to approval by the Privy Council.
    • The Authority requires the Supplier to work with its constituent members to analyse the options available and to demonstrate that it has developed an approach that successfully delivers the requirement of Royal Charter status.
  • Full implementation of routes to Chartered status for cyber security professionals across all specialisms in cyber security - The routes for Chartered status may be clear within the Qualifications Framework.


Person Specification 

Essential Criteria:

  • Strong technical understanding of the fundamentals of Cyber Security, an educated view on the future of the subject matter and an innovative approach.
  • Experience of working with or for an organisation(s) with royal chartered status and an understanding of common Royal Chartered Status for individuals.
  • Leading experts from institutions/ organisations with strong track record in cyber security as evidenced by reputation and past achievements.
  • Representing “high-growth” companies or application areas.

Desirable Criteria:

  • A passion for making the UK the leading country for cyber security professionalism.
  • A desire to help strengthen the secure digital economy and society in the UK.
  • Experienced across a range of industries/ applications.

This description is intended as a general guide to the scope of the position. 

Roles are to be applied for by organisations with a suitably experienced and senior representative individual identified. 

If you are interested to support the UK CSC Formation Project and feel you have experience in a number of these areas (even if it’s not quite all of them) please send a ‘Letter of Application’ signed by C (or Director) Level for consideration to csc@theiet.org

Please note: There is no template for the letter of application. It should outline credentials and experience in relation to the person specification and the deliverables/ the role summary.  A C/Director Level signature is a helpful indication of organisation's willingness to support the individual's participation in the project.

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion is an important part of any project and it enables us to understand everyone's individual experience and perspective; we kindly request that applicants complete and return our ‘Equality and Diversity Monitoring’ form along with their letter of application.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.


The information provided on this form/email will be processed by the IET, as part of the Cyber Security Skills Alliance, for purposes which support and further the Alliances aims and ideals for the development of cyber skills within the engineering community including the UK Cyber Security Council Formation Project.