Cyber Risk Assurer

40644.00 - 45914.00 GBP Annual
15 Oct 2020
12 Nov 2020
Job Type
Employer Sector
Technology, ICT & Telecoms
Contract Type
Full Time

Cyber Risk Assurer for the Home Office

Do you have a passion for cyber security, possessing a skillset in assurance and security accreditation, looking to take on a vast challenge where you will be performing a key role within the cyber risk management function of the Home Offices Office of the Chief Information Security Officer?

Why this role is important

We are currently in the most revolutionary and progressive era of the Home Office where our digital and technological structure is constantly developing. This role is required as part of a huge expansion in the Home Office's cyber capabilities. On a day to day basis the decisions you make have an impact on how the end users in the Home Office are equipped to do their jobs. This means your work will indirectly impact everyone in the UK.

Job Responsibilities

As the Cyber Risk Assurer, you will work to ensure that the Home Office is working to modern Cyber Security assurance standards. You will work with key stakeholders across the department and the wider business, providing advice and guidance on effective cyber risk management processes, policies and standards.

You will be collaborating with other information and cyber security professionals to ensure that best practice cyber security methodologies are developed and followed across-government. The Office of the Chief Information Security Officer unit will work towards re-igniting Home Office security capabilities.

We will see that the Cyber Risk Assurer holds:

  • Experience in information risk management or in a business risk management role with significant exposure to the threat intelligence environment, desirably within government
  • Experience of working in an assurance or approval within information assurance, information security or cyber security, desirably working with accreditors or auditors
  • Knowledge of industry cyber risk management methodologies, control frameworks (e.g. NIST, ISO 27000, COBIT 5, Cyber Essentials, Cyber Defence Controls, Cloud Principles etc. and generally NCSC guidelines) and relevant legislation, preferably working with the NCSC
  • Experience in supporting secure system development, ensuring cyber security is considered throughout the development lifecycle, is desirable
  • A current knowledge of the latest threats and vulnerabilities to data and systems that process data.
  • Experience in complex stakeholder management and liaison

What's on offer

As an employer of choice, the Home Office offers an extensive benefits package including:

  • A competitive salary package consisting of:

Croydon GBP40,644 - GBP45,914*

*Candidates who can provide an exceptional demonstration of the necessary skills and experience may be subject to receiving a Recruitment & Retention Allowance of GBP3000.

  • 25 days annual leave (rising to 30 after 10 year's service in the Home Office) plus 1 additional day for the Queen's Birthday and 8 bank holidays
  • Market leading pension scheme
  • An extensive training and development plan for this role
  • Flexible working to support a healthy work life balance

Hays Specialist Recruitment has been appointed as the recruitment partner for the Home Office. For all enquiries, please contact the Hays Home Office team.

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