Chief Information Security Officer - Department for Education - London

Chief Information Security Officer
Department for Education

Grade 6

Salary: Cash remuneration of up to £68,000 dependent upon the skills and experience that is being brought to the role plus an Employer Pension contribution worth up to £13,130.
Location: London

We are under constant threat from dangerous individuals who want to cause harm to UK Government through hacking databases, stealing information and causing damage to the systems.

Do you want to be part of a team that helps to defend the Civil Service from these types of attacks?

Do you want to work for a Department that will invest £2bn into enhancing cyber capability over the next two years?

What about a Department that is committed to developing their people and growing their in house capabilities to produce the next generation of Cyber leaders?

If you answered yes to these questions then this may be the job for you!

We are responsible for cyber security in the Department for Education (DfE) and we are looking for a Chief Information Security Officer to join our IT Group. Your work will help to protect the department from cyber-attacks and ensure corporate assets are protected. You will be helping to safeguard over £60 billion of annual budgets and vast amounts of personal and sensitive information relating to children and people employed in the education sector.

You will need to have a strong, well-rounded technical knowledge in cyber security, which will enable you to lead the delivery of new capabilities and manage existing operational functions. You will need to be comfortable working with a range of stakeholders and can quickly establish credibility and influence. Significant experience working in a senior leadership capacity in a large complex environment is crucial for this role, as well as experience establishing new security initiatives, developing financial models, and leading development of cyber security policies and procedures.

In return, you will enjoy an excellent rewards package which includes flexible working, Civil Service Pension and career progression.

Closing date: midnight on Monday 13th February 2017.

Candidates are required to submit a CV and a covering letter outlining why they would be suitable for the role (as outlined above) based on their skills and experience. Please see the candidate information pack for more information.

Pensions Civil Service pension schemes may be available for successful candidates.

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