Information Security and Risk Co-ordinator
Our work couldn't be more important and is of enormous significance to the security of our nation's democracy. It enables the UK Parliament to run smoothly and transparently, and when you join us in this vital role, you'll be a key member of the Information Security Directorate which enables Parliament to improve the management of its information security through assessment, monitoring and the mitigation of risks and issues.
We'll expect you to keep up-to-date with information rights legislation, and work with the Head of Information Security Risk in developing Parliament's risk management maturity, as well as assuring that identified information risks are being managed within agreed risk appetite. You'll also work with information risk owner for PDS to identify and prioritise departmental information risks: This will include standard Parliamentary assurance, the specific local compliance needs, identifying, and responding to, opportunities for improved information management.
What You Need
With a curious and enquiring mind, and the ability to identify opportunities and areas of improvement, you'll be ready to work with stakeholders to propose improvements and use data to drive change and improve our security risk position.
You should also have:
- experience of risk management
- the skills to support, motivate and share best practice
- highly effective communication and listening skills
- the skills to work collaboratively with a wide variety of stakeholders
- the ability to use well developed influencing, negotiation, and facilitation skills to respond to challenging situations
- the ability to pass security clearance, backed by the right to work in the UK
About The Team
You'll be joining a small, growing team that is committed to improving information security, mitigating a wide range of risks and maintaining security standards of the highest quality. It's pro-active and flexible, and dedicated to building a brand-new culture that will make a real difference to the way our organisation functions. You will play a key part in shaping the team and our service offering. Working alongside a wide variety of stakeholders as it builds information security across Parliament, this is an innovative team with a broad outlook and ambitious strategy. We're dedicated to building our Workplace Equality Network, and with a major focus on Diversity, Equality and Inclusion, all PDS's teams are committed to making Parliament a great place for everyone to work
UK Parliament is steeped in history and tradition. It is an important part of UK life and we need to ensure as many people as possible can engage with its work. This is why we are at the start of a huge transformation programme powered by technology. The Parliamentary Digital Service (PDS) works with the House of Commons and the House of Lords with all their IT and digital needs. We are here to realise the digital ambitions of a modern Parliament and welcome you to join us in building a digital democracy.
Please refer to our Candidate Information Pack for a full list of our benefits which include:
- up to 35 days annual leave in addition to bank holidays
- generous maternity pay policy up to 6 months full pay
- great pension scheme options (contributory and non-contributory)
- on-site subsidised gym, nursery, catering, post office, travel office and GP
- flexible options including hybrid working and family friendly policies
How To Apply
Please make sure you're clear on the requirements of the role. These can be found in the Job Description and Candidate Information Pack. You will need to upload a CV and show how you meet criterion 1, 2, and 3. Our application process is anonymous, so please remove any personal information from your CV.
Interviews: 11th December 2023
Format: Presentation + Panel Interview (Remote)
For our people, we provide an amazing opportunity to bring their talents to an institution that sits right at the heart of society in the UK. We are helping to change UK Parliament and strengthen democracy. What matters here is your potential for growth and your commitment to playing your part in our ongoing success.
We are passionate about providing an environment which promotes inclusion, diversity and equality. Regardless of your age, gender, ethnicity, beliefs or any of the other things that make you, you. We welcome applications from people who feel under-represented in the workforce. This includes those who may feel disadvantaged because of their socioeconomic circumstances.
Our mission is to support a thriving parliamentary democracy - this means being ready to carry out our essential functions to support colleagues deliver excellent services on the Parliamentary Estate and remotely. The balance of location varies according to the requirements of each job role, including some roles which can only be carried out from the Parliamentary Estate. The usual working arrangements for teams in the Digital Service are set out in team hybrid working plans and are by agreement with the managers and leaders of those teams. All teams are required to attend the estate for part of the time to meet business requirements and for team communication, learning and training. Please refer to the hybrid working plan contained in the candidate pack for more information
Contact Name: Parliamentary Digital Service
Job ID: 3289080