ICT Security & Information Assurance Manager

Independent Office for Police Conduct
Quinton, Birmingham
£59,740 per annum
26 Jun 2019
23 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Providing clarity; building trust. A job that matters

Job Title: ICT Security & Information Assurance Manager

Location: Birmingham, Cardiff, Canary Wharf, Croydon, Sale or Wakefield

Contract: Permanent

Grade: IOPC Grade 15

Salary: £59,740 (plus London Weighting Allowance of £4266, if based in London or Croydon)

Your role

In this varied and challenging role you will be responsible for cyber security, information assurance, and critical incident management at the IOPC. This is a period of change within the organisation as we move through a process of disaggregation from a single supplier model.

Key to your role will be defining information security requirements; undertaking risk assessments for all elements of the services managed by or provided to the IOPC; developing and maintaining information security strategies; managing the security components of services supplied to the IOPC, and being a lead advisor to the SIRO on cyber security, governance and information assurance.

You will work with ICT suppliers to ensure that risks to the security of the IOPC's systems and its information assets are managed in accordance with business requirements, and IOPC and national policies.

This will be an exciting opportunity to shape the requirements and delivery of information security in an organisation with a strong commitment to investment in its staff. We operate a flexible working approach and there will be plenty of opportunity to work from home, if preferred.

What you will need
  • Significant experience of managing both in-house and outsourced ICT security teams.
  • Degree, professional qualification (ideally CLAS or CISSP qualified), professional status (MBCS / CITP) or equivalent experience in an Information technology related subject.
  • Up-to-date experience of ICT security, particularly as it applies to network management, cloud/web services, VoIP, remote access and DR and of relevant industry security standards.
  • Experience of establishing and maintaining Information Assurance and data handling processes especially as they relate to collaboration and sharing of information across trust boundaries.
  • Experience in developing security strategies, undertaking risk assessments and defining information security requirements
  • Sound working knowledge of security products, protocols, access controls and cryptography needed to support an environment where the is a great deal of sensitive material environment such as secure VPN, IDS and remote monitoring.

You will need to be currently cleared to SC level, or be able to obtain this, during the pre-employment process.

What we offer
  • 27.5 days paid annual leave (increasing with service to 32.5 days)
  • options to carry over, buy or sell annual leave
  • Civil Service pension
  • Bupa employee assistance programme
  • Access to Civil Service Sports Council (CSSC) membership
  • staff networks focussed on each of the protected characteristics - run for staff, by staff
  • flexible working options, including regular homeworking

About the IOPC

As a totally independent body, not part of the police or government, we oversee the police complaints system in England and Wales. As well as setting the standards the police should apply when handling complaints, we investigate and make decisions on some of the UK's most sensitive cases, including where police action may have led to death or serious injury.

To Apply

Please attach a document (no more than two pages of A4) telling how you consider your personal skills, qualities and experience make you suitable for the role.