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M365 Consultant

Virtual Req #24
24 November 2023

Established in 1982, Bytes has grown rapidly and now employs over 450 people across 5 locations in the UK and Ireland. Our turnover in Financial Year 2019 was in excess of £520M. We work with SME’s, corporates and public sector organisations to modernise and digitally transform their IT infrastructures.

We invest in our employees through on-going support, training and advice to help them achieve their career aspirations, rewarding success both financially and personally. There is opportunity to grow and move internally which can be seen through our long-standing employees who have developed existing and new skills to move into senior positions in the organisation leaving space for new team members to begin their journey.

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Here's a bit about us...

  • Over 550 staff (plans to double in size over the next 5 years)
  • Operating from modern, hybrid working environments with offices in Leatherhead, Reading or Manchester
  • Winners of an array of industry awards
  • Sunday Times Top 100 Best Places to Work
  • Excellent training and career prospects offered
  • Fantastic office with gym, canteen, open plan, smart casual dress code, regular incentives and company events
  • Supporters of 85+ charities with strong commitment to diversity and sustainability



Position Title:

M365 Consultant / CoPilot

Reports to (POSITION):

Microsoft Services Manager


Technical Solutions – Cloud Support


Technical Solutions





We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated M365 Specialist to join our growing team.  As a M365 Specialist, you will play a pivotal role in ensuring the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of our customers’ data within their Microsoft 365 environments, whilst also preparing them for adopting M365 Copilot.


Your primary focus will be on data security within Microsoft Purview, specifically - Data Loss Prevention (DLP), Data Classifications and Data Labelling. However, the role will also cover the rest of the M365 Suite, so knowledge of other areas such as Microsoft Defender, Sentinel, SharePoint Online/OneDrive, Exchange & Intune is also essential.


The successful candidate will work as part of the Cloud implementation team to help customers improve their data security posture and ensure their organisations are protected from data centric threats. As part of this, you will also ensure customers are prepared for the adoption of M365 Copilot.


Experience with building and scaling M365 environments and being able to articulate the impact of configuration settings would be hugely beneficial.


The successful candidate will need to be comfortable in presenting and be able to fully understand the security & productivity requirements of customers.  Someone who has previously worked as a security analyst & has a good understanding of M365 would be ideal for this role.





  • Engaging with customers to understand their current M365 environments with a focus on security
  • Implementation of Microsoft Purview solutions
  • Understanding of how to classify and label data based on the requirements of the customer
  • Understand how to implement DLP in customer environments based on their requirements
  • Remediating issues with CIS benchmark scans (primarily M365)
  • Preparing customers environments so that they are secure ahead of Copilot implementation


  • Delivering workshops to customers to implement M365 security & productivity solutions.
  • Discussing and implementing DLP rules and policies with customers
  • Discussing and implementing data classification labels with customers
  • Engage with customers to design and implement an Azure AD Access Review solution
  • Understanding and keeping up to date with Copilots features
  • Advising customers on Copilot Security and Privacy Considerations
  • Working with the Cyber Consulting team for scanning customer environments
  • Remediation of recommended changes from the security scans




  • All Sales, Technical Pre-Sales, Delivery Services Team & Microsoft Team


  • All relevant customers & Microsoft




Educational Qualifications:

  • Educated to GCSE Level with minimum of A-C Grade in Math and English


Professional Qualifications

  • SC-400: Microsoft Information Protection Administrator
  • SC-200: Microsoft Security Operations Analyst
  • SC-300: Microsoft Identity and Access Administrator
  • MS-100: Microsoft 365 Identity and Services
  • MS-101: Microsoft 365 Mobility and Security







Years of Experience

  • 3 years’ experience or similar customer service focused role


Other Requirements




CORE Competencies & SKILLS

  • Experience with M365 EMS
  • Experience with Implementing DLP
  • Experience with Implementing data classification labels
  • Experience with Azure Information Protection (AIP)
  • Experience designing and deploying a Microsoft Defender environment
  • Experience with configuration of Sentinel
  • Experience managing and configuring SharePoint online
  • Experience managing and configuring Exchange online
  • Experience migrating from SharePoint to SharePoint online/Exchange to Exchange Online.
  • Advanced knowledge of Intune
  • Experience with 3rd party management tools like Purview, Varonis, and Avepoint
  • A confident communicator
  • Can work as part of a Team or as an Individual to meet key deadlines

Other details

  • Job Family Employee
  • Job Function Technical Solutions
  • Pay Type Salary