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Information Security Officer
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Recruiter: United Learning
Listed on: 6th June
Location: Peterborough
Salary/Rate: £35,000 - £40,000
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: UL1
Contact Name: United Learning

Central Office staff work closely with schools, offering a wealth of expertise to underpin schools' own knowledge. Our specialist departments, including HR, finance, technology, strategy and performance, estates, and marketing, work alongside dedicated school improvement teams. By joining us, you will provide ongoing support to schools, ultimately improving the outcomes of our pupils.

As the Information Security Officer at United Learning you will play a key role in ensuring that our 70+ schools and central offices are able to avoid disruption to their operations and that the 45,000 children being educated within the organisation can learn in a safe environment.

The successful candidate will be:

  • Confident and outgoing, with the social skills to manage difficult situations and to achieve outcomes by influencing others
  • Able to simplify complex processes with clarity for non-specialists
  • Knowledgeable about and interested in the issues and risks around information security and data protection
  • Possessed of a functional knowledge of cyber security risks, tools and practices
  • Able to think through risks and create proportionate security solutions
  • Willing and capable to acquire knowledge of the specific products in use at United Learning for the General Ledger, HR, schools' MIS and Azure/ Office365
  • Generally technically competent and fluent, unfazed by the complexity of technology
  • Committed to excellence and continuous improvement, constantly seeking ways in which systems and processes can be refined, sped up and made more effective

You will be working with the support of colleagues with legal and technical expertise and we consider attitude and willingness to learn to be the crucial success determinants. The ability to demonstrate experience in the field and to have achieved a recognised information security qualification are also essential.

The work of the Information Security Officer will encompass both system improvement (doing things incrementally better through technical, policy and educational action) and the day-to-day support of colleagues centrally and in schools who are dealing with issues around information security.

United Learning will invest in relevant training as required and flexible working arrangements may be considered for the right candidate. This post qualifies for flexitime, which gives employees the flexibility to shape their time at work around core hours to better suit the demands of wider life.

United Learning

United Learning is a large, and growing, group of schools aiming to offer a life changing education to children and young people across England.

Our schools work as a team and achieve more by sharing than any single school could. Our subject specialists, our Group-wide intranet, our own curriculum and our online learning portal all help us share knowledge and resource, helping to simplify work processes and manage workloads for an improved work-life balance.

As a Group, we can reward our staff better: with good career opportunities, benefits, and ultimately, the satisfaction of helping children to succeed. We invest in our staff wellbeing. It's an ethos we call ‘the best in everyone'.

United Learning is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

All positions are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

To Apply

Please apply online by clicking on the APPLY button.

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United Learning comprises: UCST (Registered in England No: 2780748. Charity No. 016538) and ULT (Registered in England No. 4439859. An Exempt Charity). Companies limited by guarantee. VAT number 834 8515 12. Registered address: United Learning, Worldwide House, Thorpe Wood, Peterborough, PE3 6SB.



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