Allen Lane Ltd.
We are thrilled to be working with the Parliamentary Digital Service on the recruitment of a Director of Information Security to work as part of the Senior Management Team to provide strategic leadership and ownership of Parliament’s information security interests.
The role holder will be responsible for implementing and running the enterprise information security program. That will involve identifying, evaluating, and reporting on legal and regulatory, IT, and cybersecurity risk to information assets, while supporting and advancing business objectives.
This is a new role and the senior leader appointed will need to manage the change process required to define and establish it as a pan-Parliament capability.
This new capability aims to ensure the use of information within Parliament:
Criterion 1 Strong credentials and experience in successful design, implementation and operation of an effective, evidence based, information security framework within highly complex Matrix managed organisations.
Criterion 2 An excellent understanding and proven expertise in operating within legislation and regulations that impact information Security eg Data Protection Act (2018), Freedom of Information Act, PCIDSS whilst reflecting best practice within Information Security and risk management in a proportionate and effective way, including standards such as ISO/IEC 27001, NIST (including 800-53), Cyber Essentials and CObIT.
Criterion 3 Highly effective leader with strong stakeholder management skills and evidence of the ability to translate business requirements and user/stakeholder needs into effective work plans and practical working solutions within a highly complex Matrix managed organisation. This includes the ability to work across boundaries and form alliances, and able to transcend the challenges that come with complex decision making, political shifts in direction and distribution responsibilities across Parliament.
Criterion 4 A demonstrable ability to provide strong leadership, building and maintaining a high performing and actively engaged network of colleagues, including promoting a diverse and inclusive working environment).
Criterion 5 Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present complex information clearly and effectively in appropriate styles at all levels.
Criterion 6 One or more of the following qualifications:
This is a hybrid role which will require 2 days a week in the office.
Please submit your CV alongside a supporting statement (up to 1,250 words) saying why you are interested and highlighting your relevant experience. You will be asked to complete a diversity monitoring form, which will complete your application.