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Business Continuity and Organisational Resilience Lead

Pertemps Glasgow
Closing date
31 Jan 2022

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Technology & New Media
Contract Type
Full Time
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Our client, a public sector body, seek a Business Continuity and Organisational Resilience Lead.

This role remotely based across the UK, but may require occasional travel to Edinburgh.

This is an interim role initially for 3 months, with potential for extension.

This attracts a day rate £225 - £250.

You will define and win support for a programme of improvement, assessing our current position, identifying our improvement opportunities, defining options for delivery, and securing stakeholder buy-in. This will require you to undertake enterprise level analyses which you will use to define the strategy, policy and delivery roadmap elements as a foundation for our forward journey.

Key deliverables for the role:
  • Gap analysis and/or capability maturity assessment of the organisations current BC/OR position
  • High level risk analyses, business impact analyses (BIA) and business function prioritisation
  • Overarching strategy, policy and/or principles to respond to these analyses
  • Recommendations and options for a BC/OR improvement programme, including benefits, risks, resources and timescales
  • An agreed roadmap and resourcing plan for our onward improvement journey
  • A schedule of proposed testing, monitoring, reporting and assurance of BC/OR capabilities
  • Coach, mentor and knowledge transfer with stakeholders at both decisionmaking and practitioner levels You will also contribute and add value to:
  • Planning, preparation and execution of business continuity and/or cyber incident exercises and simulations
  • Business continuity and incident management elements of our Information Security Management System (ISMS)

Essential Experience ( Please demonstrate in your CV):
  • FBCI or MBCI qualification from the Business Continuity Institute or equivalent Significant and demonstratable experience in the following areas:
  • Leading the design and implementation of Business Continuity Management Systems or equivalent, and their integration with ISMSs
  • Leading a program of improvement activity to enhance and build upon existing business continuity capabilities and maturity
  • Risk management practice (identification, scoring, prioritisation, etc)
  • Integrating enterprise-wide non-technical business continuity solutions with technical disciplines (e.g. Disaster Recovery)
  • Building business continuity capability, training and awareness
  • Designing and delivering a business continuity exercise/testing programme
  • Designing incident management processes and procedures

A sound background in other areas of business continuity management, including:
  • Crisis Management and Communication
  • Operational and Organisational Resilience
  • BC in relation to 3rd parties/suppliers
  • Business and Process Analysis
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