Digital Assurance Lead

London / Flexible
c. £98k plus excellent benefits package
07 Feb 2023
20 Feb 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Flexible location - hybrid working with regular attendance in the London SW1 office.

If the opportunity to apply your extensive experience and knowledge of the cyber threat landscape to a unique restoration project in an amazing high profile environment sounds like a challenge you’d relish, come and be part of our structure for success.

The Houses of Parliament Restoration and Renewal (R&R) Programme is set to be the UK's biggest and most complex ever building renovation programme. Indeed, significant work is needed to protect and preserve this fascinating UNESCO World Heritage site and ensure it can continue to serve as the home of the UK Parliament in the 21st Century. 

The mission of our cyber security team will be to provide a good security posture against the shifting backdrop of cyber risks and threats. As Digital Assurance Lead your challenge will be to make sure our digital capability is secure and compliant with regulatory requirements. You’ll also be responsible for leading and managing a Digital Assurance team, including Security and Information Risk Advisors - and ensuring they have access to education and training opportunities. 

Confirming that any technical solutions the business wishes to use don’t come with significant risks will be vital too, as will helping to manage and resolve any security incidents. Playing your part in strategy, governance, policies & standards decisions, participating in, and contributing to, a new cyber security community of practice and providing relevant advice and guidance to projects – all are aspects of this high profile role.

To succeed, you’ll need a track record gained managing the security of the operational technology found in cyber-physical systems, possibly while working on major programmes. You’ll also need expertise in adopting tools and techniques to protect infrastructure and information and familiarity with cloud security concepts and technology. An understanding of the applications and technologies employed in the architecture, engineering and construction industries for the design and implementation of changes to built assets is essential too, as is the ability to evidence an effective approach to analyse and mitigate risk. 

Familiar with the relevant legal and regulatory requirements, you also have excellent stakeholder management skills and the ability to present complex information clearly and concisely at all levels. Experience of the application of shared responsibility security models is essential too, while CISSP certification and/or professional membership of Chartered Institute of Information Security or ISO27001 Lead Auditor status, would be an advantage.

Benefits include:

  • 30 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Discretionary bonus
  • Generous pension
  • Life Assurance
  • Payment of Professional fees
  • Employee discounts in a variety of retail outlets.
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Flexible working (minimum of 2 days per week office based)

We are committed to promoting diversity and to equal opportunities in employment. We are building diverse teams and seek to attract and retain talented individuals from a range of backgrounds and cultures to join us on this hugely challenging and important project.

Please apply by submitting a CV and cover letter stating your current salary and benefits, your suitability for the role and if you believe you have any current or potential conflicts of interest relating to this

We look forward to receiving your completed application by 12 noon on Monday 20th February 2023. 

Successful candidates will be required to complete security vetting to a CTC Security level obtained through the Parliamentary Security Department (PSD). Candidates are required to pass these checks before a start date can be confirmed. Applicants should also be aware that, depending on the role applied for, if they have resided outside of the UK for a total of more than two of the last five years, they may not be eligible for vetting.

About Us

The Palace of Westminster is home to one of the busiest and most historic parliamentary institutions in the world and is an enduring symbol of our national identity. As one of the top 5 most recognisable buildings in the world, the Palace is visited by millions of tourists each year. 

The Houses of Parliament Restoration & Renewal Programme has been set up to tackle all the work necessary to protect and preserve this UNESCO World Heritage site. It will be the biggest renovation of an historic building ever undertaken in the UK.

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