Senior Information Assurance Officer

Ideal Personnel and Recruitment Solutions
Milton Keynes
18 Mar 2017
17 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Our well respected client has a permanent vacancy for a Senior Information Assurance Officer reporting to the Chief Risk Officer.


  • Delivering a GDPR compliant organisation
  • Identification: Identifying the legal and regulatory risks that the business faces and working with the relevant business areas to ensure they are mitigated
  • Prevention: Challenging compliance controls that have been implemented to protect the business from risk, including achieving and maintaining appropriate accreditations such as ISO27001 and ISO22301
  • Monitoring: Monitoring and reporting on the effectiveness of DPA/GDPR compliance
  • Resolution: Driving the resolution of key compliance risks
  • Advisory: Advising the business on risk based compliance rules and controls
  • Ensuring the continuing development of the Compliance Dashboards - Quality is key
  • Ensuring compliance meetings are effective and take place regularly
  • Driving accountability and ownership of DPA/GDPR compliance activities
  • Driving risk performance and ensure that the business is delivering on milestones and deadlines
  • Maintaining excellent working relationships with the Senior Leadership Team
  • Promoting a DPA/GDPR compliance culture within the business that adheres to best practice
  • Reviewing and identifying controls and assessing adequacy for critical processes that support compliance requirements
  • Deputising in the absence of the Chief Risk Officer
  • Management of the Compliance team, to include conducting one-to-ones and appraisals


  • Minimum QCF level 6, this equates to a degree with honours
  • It is a requirement of the job that the jobholder already has or is prepared to study for a relevant compliance management qualification and holds a compliance or audit based qualification.
  • At least 3 years’ proven experience in a risk environment
  • Experience of managing others either directly or via matrix management
  • The ability to influence decisions at senior management level
  • Excellent working knowledge of the Data Protection Act legislation
  • Knowledge ISO standards in relation to information security and Business Continuity
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Strong experience of compliance management
  • Awareness of FCA compliance

Due to the large number of responses we receive it is not always possible to respond to every application. We will only contact those candidates short-listed for this role. If you have not heard from us within 7 days please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion. If you wish to apply for further roles please do so. We will retain your details on file and contact you should a suitable vacancy become available.