Head of Information Rights and Security (various locations)

  • Location:

    England

  • Sector:

    IT

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Salary:

    £750.00 - £950.00 per day

  • Job ref:

    214332432_1583769442

  • Published:

    28 days ago

  • Duration:

    12 months

  • Start date:

    ASAP

  • Client:

    Undisclosed Company

Head of Information Rights and Security, Record of Processing Activities (RoPA), Transport, Cyber Security, Compliance, Governance, FOI, DPA, NISD, PSN, GCHQ, CPNI, Data Protection,

Our Government client in the Transport sector are recruiting for a Head of Information Rights and Security.

The role is to manage and maintain the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data and information assets, through definition, implementation and maintenance of information policies and operational controls.

Head of Information Rights and Security will lead the following teams:
Information Rights
Primary location of the existing HE Information Rights is Manchester, consisting of:

  • Lead Information Rights Officer
  • Data Protection Officer
  • Freedom of Information Officer
  • Data Protection administrator
  • 2x part-time Freedom of Information administrators
  • Information Security

Primary location of the existing HE Information Rights team is Bristol, consisting of:

  • Cyber Security Team Manager
  • Engagement Lead
  • Cyber Security Lead
  • Lead Security Analyst
  • Security Projects Lead
  • Information Security Analyst x 9
  • Incident Response Manager
  • Support Specialist x 2

What the specialist will work on

  • Lead our client (in the Transport sector) to maintain compliance with relevant Information Rights & Security standards, legislation and monitor requirements. Including but not limited to FOI, DPA, NISD, PSN and as a provider of Critical National Infrastructure.
  • Provide and maintain sufficient management systems and lead resources to prevent, detect, respond to and mitigate threats to prevent loss of confidentiality, integrity or availability of information assets.
  • Responsible for the delivery of policies, processes and systems to manage the continuity of information services and the recovery of information systems, services in the event of crisis, disaster or other unforeseen circumstances

Key Skills / Experience

  • Lead the provision of information rights & information security management systems in accordance with accepted legislative or industry best practice requirements.
  • Provide and maintain sufficient management systems and lead resources to prevent, detect, respond to and mitigate information security threats to prevent loss of confidentiality, integrity or availability of information assets.
  • Responsible for the delivery of policies, processes and systems to manage the continuity of information services and the recovery of information systems
  • Coordinate the cyber security arrangements with the UK Government Security Services, including GCHQ and CPNI.
  • Ensure compliance with the Network and Information Systems Directive.
  • Provide technical support to the existing Information Technology Directorate working for the Chief Data Officer.
  • Knowledge and experience of Record of Processing Activities (RoPA) requirement
  • Training and awareness activities
  • Ongoing management and review of Information Sharing agreements
  • Automation of business processes
  • Contributing to the delivery of technology solutions supporting major modernisation projects.
  • Knowledge and experience of the Freedom of Information Act
  • Knowledge and experience of the General Data Protection Act
  • Represent the client with external stakeholders including safety and financial monitors, UK industry, European and other technical bodies to enhance the company's interests.

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