IT Security Assurance Consultant, DV Clearance (179lw)

  • Job Reference: 179lw
  • Date Posted: 10 July 2024
  • Employer: Ex-Mil Recruitment Ltd
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  • Location: Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire
  • Salary: £70,000 to £75,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: £70,000- £75,000 pa + benefits.
  • Sector: I.T. & Communications
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

IT Security Assurance Consultant, DV Clearance (179lw) - Staffordshire – £70,000- £75,000 pa + benefits.

An incredibly exciting time to secure a pivotal role within an esteemed team of a rapidly growing SME.  ‘Military friendly’ with the opportunity of great training, our client is a trusted service delivery partner within the defence industry.   They specialise in providing fully managed secure ICT services to the UK's Defence and Security sectors, as well as other government departments with complex and demanding security requirements. Our client prides itself on its successful track-record of delivering real benefits to its customers, but also on its ethos of investing in its employees’ personal and professional growth.

Our client is seeking a Security Assurance Coordinator whose primary responsibility will be to oversee and manage security assurance activities within the organisation. This entails coordinating efforts to ensure compliance with HMG’s security classification system while delivering innovative, cost-effective, and profitable solutions.

The role will involve two main areas: Information Assurance and Information Security. Your responsibilities include implementing measures to protect and safeguard critical company information and systems, ensuring integrity, availability, authentication, confidentiality, and non-repudiation. Additionally, you'll work to prevent unauthorised access, usage, disclosure, alteration, disruption, and destruction of information and systems, all aimed at achieving data integrity, availability, and confidentiality objectives.

Job Responsibilities

Coordinate security accreditation and assurance processes for new and enhanced services.

Support the completion of IT Health Checks, MOD assurance activities, and JSP processes.

Support junior members of the information security team.

Maintain the Information Security Management System including Risk Management and Accreditation Document Sets and Company Security Policies.

Identify and manage risks to the Company's information security, collaborating with the Senior Information Security Manager.

Plan and execute information security compliance activities, including monitoring Information Assurance and coordinating protective security activities.

Act as Incident Manager during security incidents, coordinating business recovery/contingency plans and investigations.

Support the delivery of the Company’s Information Security awareness, education, and training programme.

Coordinate with suppliers, consultants, and service providers on security matters.

Represent information security on relevant project workgroups and boards and ensure compliance through continual audit and policy review.

Conduct security exercises and oversee follow-up actions.

Education and Experience Requirements

Working towards or qualified in CISSP/CISA/CISM is desirable, or equivalent professional experience.

Experience in risk and regulatory frameworks and standards such as NIST, ISO27001, MOD JSP440, JSP604.

Proven track record in Information Security and Assurance.

Initiative, pro-activity, and strong teamwork skills.

Flexibility to adapt to changing organisational requirements.

Excellent communication skills to influence employee behaviour and perceptions.

Proficiency in leveraging technology for effective security solutions.

Experience in managed service environments, with awareness of ITIL best practices.

UK Developed Vetting (DV) clearance is required for this position. Candidates must possess or be eligible to obtain DV clearance.