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Senior Data Security Manager

Department of Work & Pensions
Closing date
26 Jun 2022

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Technology & New Media
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Senior Data Security Manager

£49,171 to £59,589 | Blackpool, Leeds, Newcastle or Sheffield

Are you a Data Security professional looking for a leadership role?

Do you want to use your expertise to be at the forefront of our citizen's data?

Do you want to utilise cutting-edge technology to ensure nationwide data security, whilst being able to influence improvements?

Interested in pay up to £59,589, plus 27% employer pension contributions, 60% home working, flexible hours and great work-life balance?

DWP. Digital with Purpose.

We are looking for a Senior Data Security Manager join our community of experts in DWP Digital.

DWP is the UK's largest government department. We help people into work and make payments worth over £195bn a year, to support some of the most vulnerable people in our society.

We're driving a once-in-a-generation transformation of government services used by millions of people. We're using fresh ideas and leading-edge technologies to create innovative, scalable and user-centric digital solutions.

The Data Security Team controls access to data and secures data flows, providing security assurance around the handling of bulk personal data. This is a fantastic opportunity to join an exciting, empowered, high profile team in an environment which values passion and creativity over hierarchy.

We're looking for enthusiastic, skilled and passionate people. We provide comprehensive training, and access to tools, materials and expertise that encourage continuous self-development, enabling our people to reach their potential.

The scale of what we do is extraordinary, and our purpose is unique. We'd love you to join us.

Delivery. Work. Projects.

As a Senior Data Security Manager you'll lead, manage and deliver on all aspects of data security. You'll be at the forefront of our new technology, looking after our nation's data.

Leading the Data Access & Personnel Security Team you'll be coaching and developing data managers, and ensuring compliance with all governance and assurance policies, processes and protocols.

You'll have real responsibility - owning, consulting, developing and enhancing the data system security policies and processes, in relation to data access.

You'll be enabling efficient access for business-critical initiatives, influencing and advising on data security concerns and making recommendations, risk assessing and deciding on user requests and providing guidance on national security vetting.

What skills, knowledge and experience will you need?

Managerial experience in either an information security, data protection or bulk data role.

Experience of applying government or industry security standards and frameworks, and (preferably) an information security qualification.

Experience of delivering and improving services or processes to protect data or information in accordance with security and data protection standards, policies and legislation.

Strong communication (written and verbal) skills with the ability to communicate and exchange complex and technical information.

The ability to work under pressure and adhere to strict deadlines, whilst paying attention to detail and the ability to prioritise appropriately.

Demonstrable experience of providing strong leadership, direction, and decision making, with the proven ability to steer senior conversations (and leadership).

Details. Wages. Perks.

You'll join us in one of our brilliant digital hubs, in your choice of Blackpool, Leeds, Newcastle or Sheffield.

We have all the tools and tech we need to enable our people to work flexibly. We work a hybrid model, with around 60% home working.

In return for your skills, we offer a competitive salary of up to £59,589.

You'll be eligible for a brilliant civil service pension with employer contributions worth over 27%.

You'll get a generous leave package starting at 26 days, plus all the usual bank holidays, and the option to take extra days off on flexi leave.

We also have a broad benefits package built around your work-life balance which includes:

Flexible working, flexi hours and flexi days

Hybrid working: some time in a hub with the team, some time at home

Family-friendly policies

Time off for volunteering and charitable giving

Bring your authentic self to work with 'I Can Be Me in DWP'

Discounts and savings on shopping, fun days out and more

Interest-free loans to buy a bike or a season ticket, so it's even easier for you to get to work and start making a difference

Sports and social activities

Working in an award-winning environment and culture

Professional development, coaching, mentoring and career progression opportunities.

Don't Wait. Progress.

Stage 1: Application

Stage 2: Interview

We know how valuable your time is. We have a clear and succinct hiring process with only TWO STAGES.

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