Cyber Security Manager

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Permanent
Job Description

We welcome applications from every part of the community. We’re particularly interested to hear from Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic people, women, disabled people and those who identify as LGBT+. We believe everyone is involved in making DVSA an inclusive and great place to work.

Are you an experienced IT security professional, highly skilled in absorbing information and translating this into a solution?

Do you have a background of managing teams, with the ability to motivate others to deliver challenging objectives?

If so, we would love you hear from you!

DVSA Digital, Data & Technology

We have an exciting opportunity for a Cyber Security Manager to join our Cyber Security Team here at DVSA. This role will focus on project activity and ensure compliance with information legislation and DVSA policy. You will provide direction for Information Management and Security, whilst managing the ongoing assurance for DVSA’s information assets and products by liaising with Department for Transport Assurance Authority or equivalent.

Responsibilities

Roles Responsibilities include (but not limited to):

  • • Creation and management of, and reporting against a project assurance programme
    • Ensuring the relevant funding is in place for, and lead in the sourcing of, any external expertise which is necessary for independent assurance of DVSA’s systems and policies or in support of periodic assurance of DVSA systems
    • Scope the ITHCs to support SPD&T Strategy and value for money
    • Support members of the team to work with project managers developing new systems, and where necessary, support members of the team to continuously assess the shortfall between both actual security measures in place and being effective and those established at a policy level thus highlighting deficiencies for remedial action. Report through the relevant Governance routes
    • Ensuring DVSA’s compliance with key principles and outcomes outlined in HMGs Security Policy Framework and NCSC 10 Steps to Cyber (and related governance models) and supporting the reporting of these to DfT and Cabinet Office
    • Provide advice and act, where necessary, in response to Audit findings and recommendations and in respect of information security
    • Responsibility for the reporting of any security incidents (including losses of equipment and/or data) to the appropriate authority in line with the Incident Management Policy; this may include reporting to SIRO/Director level within DVSA and/or DfT

Please see the attached Job Description for an in-depth view of the post.

About you

We are looking for an experienced security professional, with a clear understanding of risk management, including the threat intelligence environment and how risk appetite influences advice you provide.

You will ideally hold a background in and broad understanding of Government Information Security principles and Industry standards and be able to apply this alongside the data protection law to advise DVSA in developing appropriate controls to support information/data management standards and processes.

You will be a proven and adaptable communicator and listener, highly skilled in the delivery and absorption of information, both verbally and in writing, with colleagues at all levels.

This role will require working with stakeholders at all levels, so the successful candidate will have a history of working collaboratively and inclusively with external organisations and other stakeholders, sharing information and knowledge to achieve common aims.

Going forward we are committed to encouraging and enabling our staff to develop in and above their role and will support you in undertaking further development opportunities/qualifications.

The above experience will also be complimented with an academic or vocational certification in Information Security Management Principles and Lead Auditor Qualification (or a willingness to work towards.

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About us

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) helps everyone stay safe on Britain’s roads.

We do this by helping people through a lifetime of safe driving, helping them keep their vehicles safe to drive, and protecting them from unsafe drivers and vehicles.
Our work affects millions of people and thousands of businesses. Most importantly, our work saves lives.

We’re an organisation that values professional expertise. We work in inclusive and diverse teams. Meeting the needs of the people who use our services runs through everything we do.

We have exciting plans for the next 5 years to continue making our roads safer. Join us on our journey and help us to save lives.

We are part of the Department for Transport (DfT). DfT is a great place to work, and our ‘one team’ approach really makes a difference. We value our staff and that’s why we’re committed to nurturing an inclusive environment across the Department.

You’ll be part of an innovative organisation that invests in all our people, ensuring we have the diverse skills to deliver transport that moves Britain ahead now and into the future.
We welcome applications from a diverse range of backgrounds and communities, including individuals who identify as female, male, trans, non-binary, disabled, black, Asian or minority ethnic etc.
Find out more about working at DVSA

Behaviours

We’ll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Working Together
  • Seeing the Big Picture

Technical skills

We’ll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:

  • A background in and broad understanding of Government Information Security principles and Industry standards and be able to apply this alongside the data protection law to advise DVSA in developing appropriate controls to support information/Data.
  • Experience of scoping, arranging and managing ITHCs, and reporting findings to the business to support effective remediation activities.
  • Experience of scoping, arranging and managing ITHCs, and reporting findings to the business to support effective remediation activities.

MORE INFO 

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Contact point for applicants

Job contact :
Name : Digital Resourcing Team
Email : digitalresourcing@dft.gov.uk

Recruitment team :

Email : dftrecruitment.grs@cabinetoffice.gov.uk

Further information

If you feel your application has not been treated in accordance with the Recruitment Principles and you wish to make a complaint, in the first instance, you should contact Government Recruitment Services via email: dftrecruitment.grs@cabinetoffice.gov.uk If you are not satisfied with the response you receive from the Department, you can contact the Civil Service Commission: Click here (https://civilservicecommission.independent.gov.uk/) to visit Civil Service Commission

Attachments

Candidate Guidance for CV and Personal Statement Opens in new window (pdf, 405kB)
Candidate Notes Opens in new window (pdf, 823kB)
Role Profile – Cyber Security Manager Opens in new window (pdf, 382kB)