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Head of Cyber Security

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Head of Cyber Security for an Executive Agency in a major Government department is needed to manage a small team responsible for supporting the IT Security Function supporting all business activities.

This is an important role in the IT leadership team and will be expected to collaborate with other IT team leads (the Infrastructure team) to ensure that the IT team operates on a ‘one team’ basis and that the organisation maintains strong operational resilience.

You will establish and oversee the approach to security including:

• the secure use of information, cyber security and associated technology

• oversight of personnel security

• oversight of business continuity and resilience

You will be accountable for setting the strategic direction for security in the organisation, including:

• keeping the Board, Accounting Officer and senior managers updated and aware of the organisation’s security obligations including risks associated.

• developing and delivering strategic improvement plans and how they fit into the overall organisation strategy.

• active management of relevant corporate risks.

• setting accessible and relevant policies that follow suggested relevant standards, legislation and regulations.

• developing and maintaining the appropriate security culture within the organisation.

Experience needed includes.

Leading on cyber security strategy with practical experience of

* Supporting a business on the direction of their IT Strategy

* Applying the relevant IT tools to support an organisation.

* Practical experience of facilitating workshops, presentations at all levels and giving guidance to staff on all aspects of IT Security.

* Experience of producing good documentation to be shared with senior management.

* Board level stakeholder management.

Technical skills

* IT knowledge of Security tools and patching.

* IT knowledge in the following areas: IT infrastructure set up, networking, storage and backup solutions, mobile, device management, telephony systems and virtualisation.

* Providing support to the organisation’s infrastructure, including regular patching work as required.

* Project management.

* Ability to resolve issues quickly and efficiently using skills acquired in previous roles.

* Ability to contribute to the continuous improvement of the teams’ methods and processes.

This is a fantastic opportunity to take your career to the next level: the organisation has a collaborative, supportive and open culture. Benefits include training and development budgets for individuals.

Base salary to £90k plus 27% (£24,300) Pension contribution plus bonus, Hence package to £125k. Other benefits include – 17.5 days holidays to start (plus Bank holidays), financial support for undertaking professional qualifications, skills training and development that are relevant to the role, individual subscriptions to professional bodies and hybrid working

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