Cyber Security Policy Lead

London / Hybrid / Flexible
£37,510 - £43,361 per annum + benefits
19 Apr 2022
15 May 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

The Opportunity 

As our Policy Lead, you’ll develop the policies that help determine Parliament’s cyber security controls. Parliament offers a unique threat profile, and this is your chance to play a significant role in protecting the heart of government. Your duties will be highly varied and include:

  • Working with a wide range of stakeholders (including members of both houses of Parliament) to align new cyber security controls with existing practices. 
  • Advise contacts across Parliament on complex cyber-related issues.
  • Advise project and technical teams on how new systems and services can be developed and implemented.
  • Support, maintain and review our cyber security controls, taking into account best practice, legislation and business requirements.
  • Communicate policy to technical and non-technical audiences.

What You Need

  • Experience in developing technical policy, consulting stakeholders and developing knowledge in cyber security.
  • Strong communication skills — both written and verbal — are essential.
  • You should be able to build strong working relationships.
  • A good knowledge of cyber security, risk assessment and relevant technology is important, but you don’t need to be an expert.
  • All candidates must pass security clearance in order to join the team.

About The Team

Parliament has significant digital ambitions as well as considerable cyber threats. The cyber threats to Parliament are particularly challenging to meet, balancing security and transparency whilst protecting some very high-profile targets. The cyber function has to constantly evolve with the needs of the UK public and is undergoing significant change in how it operates. 

The cyber team is responsible for operational cyber security including logging and monitoring, incident response, threat and vulnerability management, intelligence-led penetration testing, development of cyber policies and standards, security architecture, forensic investigations and risk management.

About Us

Parliament is steeped in history. It’s also incredibly progressive. Which is why it’s undergoing a huge digital transformation powered by technology. Here in the Parliamentary Digital Service, we have a vital role to play in making sure that Parliament and its activities are fully accessible to the public – something that will help to strengthen our democracy and make it even more open and inclusive. We work with the House of Commons and the House of Lords on all their IT and digital needs where the provision of excellent digital services is at the heart of it.

Our Package 

  • Up to 43 days annual leave including bank holidays
  • Generous maternity pay policy (up to 6 months full pay)
  • Great pension scheme options (contributory and non-contributory) 
  • Hybrid working options that includes flexible working
  • On-site gym, catering services, nursery, hairdressers and post office
  • An Employee Assistance Programme offering confidential advice
  • Training, professional development, coaching and mentoring opportunities
  • Interest-free loans to purchase a bike or season ticket

How To Apply

Before you make your application, please make sure you’re clear on the full requirements of the role – these are listed in the Job Description and the Candidate Information Pack. To apply, you will need to upload your CV and demonstrate how you meet criteria 1,2 and 3 as listed in the Job Description. Our application process is anonymous, so please make sure there’s no information on any file attachments (if requested). including the filename that could identify you.

Our Culture

We provide an unrivalled opportunity for people to bring their talents to an organisation that sits right at the heart of UK life. The work we do here creates visibility, generates opportunity and gives people from all walks of life a voice. After all, if our parliament and its processes aren’t open to all, neither is our society. The scale of our impact is a true differentiator when it comes to how we position ourselves as an employer – we really are changing parliament, society and UK life for the better. What matters here is your potential for growth and your commitment to playing your part in our ongoing success. 

We’re passionate about providing an environment which promotes equality, diversity and inclusion for all regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage/civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity, race, religion/belief, sex or sexual orientation, or any of the other things that make you, you. We’re proud to be an accredited Disability Confident Leader and welcome applications from people who feel under-represented in the workforce including those who may feel disadvantaged because of their social or economic circumstances.

Closing Date: 15th May 2022 at 23:55

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