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Senior Cyber Security Risk Manager

Department of Work && Pensions



£52412 - £73116/annum


Posted: 05/07/2024

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DWP. Digital with Purpose.

Are you a Cyber Security Risk Manager with experience in a large-scale organization?

We're looking for Senior Cyber Security Risk Managers like you to join our team.

These are critical roles for us - Risk is the first line in our three-line defence model. You'll be co-ordinating and delivering the Digital Security Risk management programme of work, driving security, and enabling a clear, practical, and realistic view of Cyber Security Risk information.
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.

Our DWP Digital teams are changing the face of public services used by nearly every person in the UK, using the latest tech, tooling and thinking. The scale of what we do is extraordinary, and our purpose is unique.

If you want to use your skills to make a difference to the security of products and serves used by millions of people, we'd love you to join us.

Delivering world-class protections

As our new Senior Cyber Security Risk Manager you will help deliver 1st line risk identification, assessment, remediation, and treatment of risks across DWP.

You will identify controls and make recommendations to address security vulnerabilities and control weaknesses in products, projects, and programmes.

You'll be working with product owners and Subject Matter Experts to help them to make well informed risk-based decisions. And leading and influencing management of tactical and strategic risks.

Day to day you will:

Manage and support DWP Digital's Cybersecurity risk management lifecycle, including1st line risk identification, assessment, remediation, and treatment of risks
Drive a culture of effective and accurate security risk management and facilitate the governance of Digital Security Enterprise Risk Management within the four stages of the Security/Fraud Risk management lifecycle
Provide thought-leadership and effective Security Risk expertise, advice and support to business managers, Senior Risk Owners, and the Executive Team within DWP
Work closely with Security & Data Protection and other internal and external stakeholders
Identify and implement delivery controls to mitigate weaknesses in products, projects and programmes, working with relevant teams to inform risk-based decisions and influence strategy.

What skills, knowledge and experience do you need?

You can lead complex risk assessments, working with and influencing senior management
You can develop complex and innovative information risk management plans either as an individual or leading a team
You have experience of leading corporate threat intelligence processes
You lead development of corporate Information Security strategies
You are certified in Risk and Information Systems Controls (CRISC), or equivalent risk management qualifications, and or proven knowledge of risk management frameworks - identification, assessment, risk response and mitigation, control monitoring and reporting (this one is desirable only - you can work towards these qualifications, experience and certifications here with supported learning)

Details. Wages. Perks.
You'll join us in one of our impressive digital hubs in Blackpool, Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle or Sheffield, whichever is most convenient for you.

We also have all the tools and tech we need to enable our people to work and collaborate flexibly.

We work a hybrid model with some time at home and some time in a hub.

We offer competitive pay of up to £73,116.

You'll also get a brilliant civil service pension with employer contributions of 28.97%, and a generous leave package starting at 26 days and rising to 31 days. Plus, all the public holidays you'd expect.

We 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 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
Working in an award-winning environment and culture
Professional development, coaching, mentoring and career progression opportunities.

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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