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Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)

  • Sector:

    Executive Search & Selection

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    Competitive Package

  • Contact:

    Stephen Womersley

  • Contact email:

    centralgovernment@veredus.co.uk

  • Contact phone:

    07808 015 674

  • Job ref:

    2219

  • Published:

    22 days ago

OVERVIEW

Smart DCC operates the secure national data network to support the roll-out and operation of 53 million energy smart meters in homes and businesses across the UK - making Britain more connected so we can all lead smarter, greener lives. With 30 million homes and businesses set to use smart gas and electricity meters by 2024, DCC has a key role to play in supporting delivery of the UK’s commitment to Net Zero 2050.

As one of the most ambitious, challenging and exciting projects of its kind in the world, the building of the smart meter network will be a catalyst for the most significant, expansive and innovative changes to the energy sector in decades. This smart metering network will help make Great Britain a global leader in smart energy.

PURPOSE OF THE ROLE

Oversees the organisation's security and technology-related strategies and initiatives. Plans for the company's security and technology needs and addresses any tech-related problems. Analyses threat intelligence, information and communicates with the chief executive officer and other executive board members to make sure everyone stays on the same page. Helps the company move forward with advances in security and technology and methods of processing and managing information and data privacy. Serves as a leader and innovator for the company's security and information technology department.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Define DCC information security strategy, functional plans and budgets

  • Provide expert advice on all cyber matters, as well as IT technology matters

  • Ensure the Security Operations Centre capability remains relevant to the scale and security of the business, smart meter network and any additional authorised or mandated business.

  • Work closely with external agencies such as NCSC, GCHQ and economic regulators as well as service provider CISOs

  • Take ExCo lead on all security/cyber incidents

  • Examines the company's whole operations and how security and technology works within it and provide a roadmap aligned to the 5 year busines plan

  • Ensure the DCC retains its ISO 27001 certification

EXPERIENCE

  • Substantive experience in a similar CISO role

  • Experience of leading Enterprise IT operations

  • Substantial experience in senior management in a complex IT organisation encompassing service delivery, application development and IT infrastructure

QUALIFICATIONS

Mandatory

  • Hold or be able to hold UK Security Clearance

Desirable

  • One or more or the following:

  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)

  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

  • Certified Information systems Auditor (CISA)

  • MSc Information Security

  • Achieved Senior or Lead level certification in the NCSC’s Certified Cyber Professional scheme in one or more of Security and Information Risk Advisor (SIRA), IA Architect, IA Auditor, IT Security Officer

  • Full membership of the Institute of Information Security Professionals

What can you expect in return?

  • Competitive salary

  • Bonus scheme (upto 50%)

  • Executive Car Allowance

  • Holiday entitlement: 25 days, plus bank holidays. 

  • Pension scheme

  • Hybrid Working

  • Private Medical Insurance

  • Plus a host of additional employee benefits

Application Guidance

Veredus is the executive search & selection and interim management provider of choice for both Public & Private sectors with a strong track record of filling niche, hard to fill roles.

To Apply

For details on how to apply please see the Information Pack under Supporting Documentation below:

Supporting Documentation

Candidate Information Pack

Annex A - Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form

Annex B - Candidate Supporting Information Form

Closing Date: 5pm 17th December 2021