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Principal Security and Information Risk Advisor

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Recruiter: Met Office
Listed on: 16th July
Location: Exeter
Salary/Rate: £45,150 - £46,150
Type: Permanent
Start Date: 16/07/2021

Our reward package

Starting salary £45,150 with opportunities to progress to £49,890 over time. New joiners to the Met Office will start on the salary band minima.

Additionally, this role attracts a market forces supplement of £4,500 per annum paid quarterly, pro-rated from the date of taking up the appointment to 31 March 2022 - this scheme is currently under review.

Our total reward package is potentially worth up to £68,111 per annum, which includes basic salary, market forces supplement, potential corporate bonus, employer pension contributions.

We also offer:

  • Outstanding Civil Service Pension
  • Flexible hours and homeworking
  • Annual Leave starting at 27.5 days (plus Bank Holidays) rising to 32.5 days (plus Bank Holidays) after 5 years
  • Option to buy or sell up to 5 days per year of annual leave
  • Cycle to work scheme for the purchase of a bicycle and equipment for healthy, low carbon travel
  • Access to discounted shopping on a range of retail, leisure and lifestyle categories

Who we are

We are the Met Office, the national meteorological service for the UK. We provide critical weather services and world-leading climate science, helping people make better decisions to stay safe and thrive.

Our services are delivered through exceptional scientific, technological and operational expertise. We have a team of excellent people, working to deliver extraordinary impact, making us one of the most trusted forecasters in the world.

It is an incredibly exciting time to work at the Met Office. We are an internationally renowned centre of excellence and a world-leading provider of weather and climate services. We have customers all over the world and are at the forefront of computer science. We have amazing technology and tools, including one of the fastest supercomputers in the world. Your skills will help us grow and become even more successful.

Our values - it's who we are:

  • We're a force for good
  • We're experts by nature
  • We live and breathe it
  • We're better together
  • We keep evolving

Job Purpose

To work with strategic Met Office programmes to enable them to achieve and maintain the appropriate level of information assurance to meet the Met Office's legal, regulatory and customer requirements.

Job Responsibilities

Lead a team and provide expert information security advice and guidance to Met Office change activities to enable them to achieve and maintain the appropriate level of information assurance to meet the Met Office's legal, regulatory and customer requirements and lead a team of professionals. · Advise on appropriate security controls, including; security solutions architecture; policies and procedure · Impact analysis of change activities and controls To facilitate and support information and technology risk management within the Met Office. Bringing together an understanding of: · the needs of people and the organisation · the threats they face · the vulnerability of technology and information To work with other governance functions across the Met Office and our external strategic stakeholders to develop, introduce and improve information risk advice and methodologies. .To provide a strategic view of systemic information risks which could impact the Met Office. .The management and delivery of transformational security improvements across an organisation; To keep up-to-date with all aspects of Information Assurance and where there is potential benefit to the Met Office, research, evaluate and pilot.

Essential Qualifications, Skills & Abilities

1. A relevant degree or Information Assurance professional qualification e.g. CISSP, Certified Professional (CCP)

2. Extensive experience working as an Information Assurance professional with a solid understanding of one or more of the following standards: Cabinet Office Minimum Cyber Security standard, NIST and ISO/IEC 27001

3. An expert in guiding effective pragmatic decisions on risk, explaining clearly how the recommendations have been reached

4. Experience in leading, developing and motivating a team of cyber domain experts

5. Detailed working background in IT with demonstrable experience resulting in a high-level of understanding of the application of Information Assurance principles within a diverse business environment

6. A good practical knowledge of security technologies and wider business solutions including Firewalls, IDS/IPS, Identity and access management, remote working and cloud technologies

7. Strong communication and interpersonal skills with the confidence to inspire, inform, engage and influence at all levels of the organisation and the wider Government Information Assurance community

Desirable Qualifications, Skills & Abilities

1. Evidence of delivery of transformational security improvements across an organisation

How to apply and additional information

To apply, please click on the link below and attach the most recent version of your CV, along with a cover letter which briefly states your experience against each essential and desirable criteria.

Closing date 30/07/2021 with interviews commencing from 16/08/2020 . We update all applicants once the vacancy has closed and applications have been reviewed.

At present, all interviews are taking place remotely via Microsoft Teams.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from those with all protected characteristics.

We recognise that Great Minds Don't Think Alike and are committed to being a more diverse and inclusive organisation. We are a Disability Confident, Mindful Employer and we hold an Athena Swan Bronze award for our work on gender equality. We apply the Civil Service Code to ensure that everyone is recruited on merit, fairness, and open competition.

If you are considering applying and need assistance to do so, please contact us via . You can request adjustments either within our application form or via email.

We offer disabled applicants the option of requesting their application is considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme. To be invited to interview/assessment under this scheme, your application must meet the minimum criteria for the role. Should you be offered an interview, please be aware there may be a selection exercise which could include a presentation, written test or a scenario-based activity.

We can only accept applications from those eligible to live and work in the UK - please refer to GOV.UK for information. Our roles sometimes require higher level Security Clearance, which generally requires living in the UK for at least three out of the last five years, but applicants not meeting this criteria may be considered.

Contact Name: Hannah Bird
Reference: TJ/3181/MO-CM00713_1626424505
Job ID: 2956000

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