Security incident manager

Department for Work and Pensions
London (Greater)
11 Oct 2018
14 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Security Incident Manager- up to £57,275 + work/life balance and benefits

Do you want to be part of something really big?

If you're creative and curious to learn, want to be empowered to make decisions and challenge the norm, and want to bring BIG ideas to a MASSIVE digital challenge then you'll love it here. And we'd love to hear from you.

We know that better digital services in government will mean better public services. Using fresh ideas and leading edge technologies - and putting the user at the centre of everything we do - we create innovative digital solutions that make a difference to the lives of our 22 million users.

We're looking for a Security Incident Manager to support the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), in implementing change and improvements, including defining requirements on some of the UK's biggest public-facing services.

Working for the Cyber Resilience Centre (CRC), you will provide expert incident management, determining the risk and level of impact to DWP business, including its customers and staff, and coordinating appropriate recovery.

Incident management is a complex and rapidly evolving area and you will be expected to keep abreast of how the security environment and threat vectors impact the business.

The skills required in this team are a complex blend of coordination, investigation, information analysis, decision making and risk management capabilities, married with well-developed inter-personal and communication skills to manage incident recovery

You and your role

You will have proven experience of being the contact point for incident commanders, expert responders and relevant stakeholders during incident response - with experience of communicating complex incident related messages and presenting updates and recommendations in a clear and comprehensive manner to a senior audience.

You will also have experience in auditing incidents to understand the risk of reoccurrence, recommending mitigations to prevent reoccurrence - applying risk based security controls in decision making and using security risk management methodology and techniques for the assessment and management of business and information asset risk.

What are we looking for?

BCS Certificate in Information Security Management Principles (CISMP), or ISACA Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), or an equivalent qualification or experience.

Proven experience of managing / supporting the management of serious and complex incidents; including managing incidents across multiple organisations.

Proven experience of operating and working within an industry recognised standard incident command system.

Demonstrable experience in interpreting threat intelligence and engaging relevant stakeholders to plan and run complex incident exercises / practice drills - taking lessons learned and applying this to incident management playbooks and standards.

You will be part of a team who provides support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and as a result job holders will be required to work as part of an on call rota, which will also attract occasional out of hours working (i.e. after 8pm until 8am), and may include travel to different DWP sites and government agencies and occasional overnight stays.

For us, being 'on-call' is defined as being contactable away from the office; and when necessary, working out of hours remotely from the office. Being 'on-call' would usually constitute being contactable out of office hours 1 week a month.

Where You'll Work

You'll join us in one of our easy-to-reach digital hubs in Leeds, London, Newcastle, Sheffield, Blackpool or Manchester.

Each of our hubs is a modern, vibrant workplace that was designed for and by members of our digital community. Our central hubs have the best of the city on the doorstep, and we have a range of facilities across the sites from cafes, coffee shops and restaurants, to ping pong, a swimming pool, gym facilities and loads more.

Here we provide the latest tech and tooling and foster a collaborative culture to help our agile, multidisciplinary teams think big and try new things. You will work alongside people who care passionately about public service, making a difference and delivering for our customers.

We're the UK's biggest government department with over 80,000 diverse and brilliant people on our team. We are an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications regardless of age, gender, race or sexuality.

Our Offer

In return for your skills we offer competitive salary up to £57,275, a brilliant civil service pension, and a generous leave package.

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

Flexible working

Family friendly policies

Volunteering and charitable giving

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

And lots more

Building Our Future

We believe the work we do really matters, so we're serious about investing in your ability.

You'll have access to a huge suite of training and learning opportunities to complement the new skills and experience you'll acquire on the job. You'll share ideas with colleagues from across the tech community, and grow your skills via our coaching and mentoring programmes.

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