Home Office seeks £110k security leader

Deputy CISO post comes with six-figure salary

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The Home Office is offering a salary of up to £110,000 a year in a bid to recruit a deputy chief information security officer.

The role, which will be based in either Croydon or Manchester, comes with a remit to serve as the department’s main advisor regarding “cyber risk within its own business operations”. The chosen candidate will also “be responsible for bringing together the department’s approach to its own cyber and information security”.

The deputy CISO will assume responsibility for an existing cybersecurity programme, and will be tasked with ensuring it can “enable and sustain elements of the overall cyber strategy for the department”.

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“As an integral member of the DDaT team, you will implement enterprise strategy, approach and processes to reduce information security risks and enable services to the department to be delivered effectively,” the Home Office said. “You will establish appropriate strategy, standards, controls, and implement policies to protect the department’s information assets and technologies.”

The department is looking for someone with a “strong security background” and leadership experience. The ability to work collaboratively with policy and operations professionals and senior management is another necessary skill.

“Previous experience of leadership in government is not required, but you will be expected to quickly get up to speed with the department’s existing culture and processes – not least so you are in a stronger position to shape and develop that culture,” the Home Office added.

Applications are open until 20 May. The chosen candidate will initially be appointed to a two-year contract.


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