Chief Information Security Officer

Discipline: IT

Sector: Central Government

Location: Bootle (near Liverpool), Cheltenham or London

Type: Permanent

Date posted: 04/06/2021

Start: ASAP

Duration: Permanent

Salary: c. £95,000 per annum

Details

We are seeking an exceptional leader to join the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) in the role of Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), to define and deliver ONRs cyber and Corporate Security capability.

This is a unique and exciting career opportunity to operate in an industry which is undergoing rapid change. ONR is a Public Corporate with a mission to protect society by ensuring safe nuclear operations, ensuring the highest standards of safety and security across all of the UK’s licensed nuclear sites.

ONR is the UK’s independent nuclear regulator with the legal authority to regulate nuclear safety, security and conventional health and safety at 36 licenced nuclear sites in Great Britain. Our staff are drawn from an eclectic range of professional background, from civil and mechanical engineering to nuclear physics. ONRs responsibilities include assessing safety cases, inspecting nuclear sites, regulating transport of nuclear and radioactive materials, and representing the UK and ONR within the wider International nuclear community.

ONRs corporate infrastructure has been developing and maturing over the last 5 years, as has the recently created IT function. This is a crucial time for the organisation to embed an outstanding cyber security practitioner capable of collaborating with the Senior Leadership Team to deliver meaningful change, leading and supporting a ‘one ONR’ culture.

As Chief Information Security Officer, you will report into the Deputy Chief Executive. In order to effectively deliver ONRs Corporate Security capability, your duties will include (but not limited to):

  • Delivery of the cyber and Corporate Security capabilities for ONR, ensuring confidentiality, integrity, availability, and accountability of ONRs digital and non-digital information, people and assets.
  • Drive best practice in all security domains and ensure security is developed and embedded in the organisation through excellent engagement and communication.
  • Delivery of the cyber and Corporate Security capabilities in line with HMG policy and be the senior owner responsible for Corporate Security within ONR.
  • Manage, lead, build, and develop a small internal cyber team in response to the risks faced by ONR, while cultivating a diverse, inclusive and motivated workforce.
  • Act as a representative of ONR internally and externally, influencing change and sharing ideas while keeping abreast of new and emerging threats.

In order to be effective in post as CISO of a wide-reaching and influential organisation, it is essential applicants provide evidence and proven examples across the following selection criteria (but not limited to):

  • Significant experience of successful cyber security delivery and management in a similar regulated organisation.
  • Substantial experience in cyber security management experience and of managing the operational security of cloud-based platforms such as O365, Azure, AWS.
  • Expert knowledge of security standards including Cyber Essentials, ISO/IEC 27032 ISO/IEC 27001, and NIST CSF.
  • Demonstrable knowledge and experience of HMG security policy and NCSC security guidance with experience of implementing cyber security policies according to best practices.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills, and proved experience of auditing and assuring information systems.
  • A Masters degree or higher in Cyber or Information Security, as well as relevant security accreditations (e.g. CISSP, CISM, SSCP, CCSP, CSSLP or equivalent).

Further information on the role duties and person specification can be found in the candidate pack, to request this please email ONR@allenlane.co.uk.

This role is available as full-time permanent appointment to be based from one of ONRs offices in Bootle (near Liverpool), Cheltenham or London, with travel throughout the UK to be expected. The successful applicant will have access to the Civil Service pension scheme, 25 days per annum leave allowance and be required to work a minimum of 37 hours per week.

The successful applicant will need to hold or obtain DV clearance before appointment.

For an informal confidential discussion about the role please contact Ed Stroud at Allen Lane on 07920 104 751.

Application submissions (CV, supporting statement of no more than 2 sides and diversity form) should be submitted to ONR@allenlane.co.uk. It is mandatory that your application includes a completed diversity monitoring form.

Closing date for applications: 23:59 on Sunday 27th June 2021.

ONR is committed to being an inclusive employer and we welcome and encourage applications from all applicants. We will make reasonable adjustments and adaptations to ensure the recruitment process is inclusive and barrier-free. We will offer an interview to disabled people who meet the minimum criteria for the role.

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