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Lead Security Risk Assurance Manager

Job details
Posting date: 21 April 2021
Salary: £49,171 to £59,589 per year
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 16 May 2021
Location: Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear
Company: Government Recruitment Service
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 109821

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Summary

About the team:

DWP is at the forefront of risk and controls based security within Government and leading on the tranches of the Transformed Security model in HMG. Within DWP, the Enterprise Security Risk Management (ESRM) Security Risk Assurance team:

• Provides impartial assurance that strategic security risks to DWP business objectives are managed effectively.

• Provide the DWP executive team (ET) and senior leadership with confidence that business processes, projects and supporting assets are well protected and effectively risk managed by DWP.

• Provide DWP ET with assurance that the security of Department is sufficient to enable them to meet their DWP Business Objectives.

• Provide DWP ET with a professional opinion of where and how the departments security posture could be improved.

The Security Risk Assurance team undertake multiple activities to gather evidence on the security of DWP assets e.g. interviews, sampling, design review, IT health checks and controls testing. The team analyse findings from these activities to provide confidence that DWP is sufficiently secured against the NIST cyber security framework and make recommendations for areas for investment and improvement.

About the role:

A Lead Security Risk Assurance Manager will lead and manage a team of Senior Executive Officers (SEOs) and Higher Executive Officers (HEOs) to ensure they have the right working environment and tools to deliver assurance activities.
They will:

• Engage collaboratively with stakeholders to set priorities for the team and communicate what is achievable.

• Encourage a culture of innovation focussed on adding value.

• Provide support and guidance to the SEOs and HEOs in their activities, resolving issues which cannot be resolved at SEO/HEO level.

• Collaborate and coordinate activities across teams to prioritise and optimise the work schedule.

• Confidently present findings at appropriate governance forums and meetings.

• Proactively develop team members, and themselves, to ensure an effective and efficient service is provided.

Successful candidates must be prepared to undergo SC clearance prior to taking up duty.

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