Head of Cyber Threat Intelligence Department for Work & Pensions

Reference 1614742
Location Leeds, London, Manchester or Newcastle upon Tyne
Salary Up to £75,707
Work hours 37
Employment type Permanent
Job benefits

In addition to salary there is a very competitive pension, a generous annual leave allowance, great work/life balance include flexible working, family friendly policies and much more.

Closing date 13 February 2019

Job description

Do you want to be part of something really big? If you’re creative and curious to learn, want to be empowered to make decisions and challenge the norm, and want to bring BIG ideas to a MASSIVE digital challenge then you’ll love it here. And we’d love to hear from you.

DWP are looking for a Head of Cyber Threat Intelligence to work with us on in a once-in-a-generation digital transformation. Our people work on projects that are revolutionising products and services that are used by millions of people every day.

We know that better digital services in government will mean better public services. Using fresh ideas and leading edge technologies – and putting the user at the centre of everything we do – we create innovative digital solutions that make a difference to the lives of our 22 million users.

You’ll be keen to take on the challenge of working for the UK’s largest government department in a role with a remit to protect over £170 billion worth of payments including payments to some of the most vulnerable members of society.

As our Head of Cyber Threat Intelligence you’ll be working for the Department for Work & Pensions (DWP) Threat Intelligence Group (TIG), part of the Cyber Resilience Centre (CRC), you will be part of a dynamic, innovative and service-oriented team that delivers intelligence-led cyber security to defend the DWP. You will be working with government and private sector partners to build and mature this capability, detect malicious behaviour, and respond to cyber threats.

You and your role
The Head of Cyber Threat Intelligence will will lead and provide strategic direction, and be responsible for developing a strategic plan and implementing that plan within teams. You will lead and manage staff, ensuring the correct tools are in place and that the team is skilled to use those tools, and has the processes in place that allow those tools to be effectively used.
You will be responsible for developing strategies, policies, standards and processes for the Threat Intelligence Group which align with the over-arching strategic direction of our Cyber Resilience Centre.
The Head of Cyber threat intelligence will also be tasked with working with stakeholders in the Department and more widely in Government, to promote and support the work of the Threat Intelligence Group and ensure that the team is delivering to the requirements of customers and to Government.

You’ll lead the review of cyber threat and vulnerability landscapes to ensure that your team is responding and reacting in response to changes and make sure that we are using the best tools and products for the job (and that we are getting value for money).

We want to be clear that the work we do is are having an impact on the security posture of the organisation so you’ll develop standards and KPIs to ensure we’re doing just that, and improving all the time.

What are we looking for?
• Significant experience of leading and managing technical and generalist teams within the public or private sector, including setting strategies and implementing them.
• Significant experience of cyber intelligence assessment in both strategic and tactical areas. Significant experience in the use of analytical tools to develop assessments.
• Excellent stakeholder management skills.
• Excellent communications skills.

It’s also great if you have…

• Recognised information security qualifications, such as GSEC, CISSP, CISM, MSc in Information Security.

Where You’ll Work
You’ll join us in one of our easy-to-reach digital hubs in Leeds, London, Manchester or Newcastle upon Tyne
Each of our hubs is a modern, vibrant workplace that was designed for and by members of our community. Our central hubs have the best of the city on the doorstep, and we have a range of facilities across the sites from cafes, coffee shops and restaurants, to ping pong, a swimming pool, gym facilities and loads more.

Here we provide the latest tech and tooling and foster a collaborative culture to help our agile, multidisciplinary teams think big and try new things. You will work alongside people who care passionately about public service, making a difference and delivering for our customers.
You will be part of a team who provides support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and as a result you may be required to work as part of an on call rota, which will also attract occasional out of hours working (i.e. after 8pm until 8am), and may include travel to different sites.
We’re the UK’s biggest government department with over 80,000 diverse and brilliant people on our team. We are an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications regardless of age, gender, race or sexuality.

Our Offer
In return for your skills we offer competitive salary up to £75,707 a brilliant civil service pension, and a generous leave package.
We also have a broad benefits package built around your work-life balance which includes:

• Flexible working
• Family friendly policies
• Volunteering and charitable giving
• Discounts and savings on shopping, fun days out and more
• Interest-free loans to buy a bike or a season ticket, so it’s even easier for you to get to work and start making a difference
• Sports and social activities
• And lots more

Building Our Future
We believe the work we do really matters, so we’re serious about investing in your ability.
You’ll have access to a huge suite of training and learning opportunities to complement the new skills and experience you’ll acquire on the job. You’ll share ideas with colleagues from across the tech community, and grow your skills via our coaching and mentoring programmes.

CLICK APPLY for more information and to start your application. If you want to talk about this opportunity before you apply contact me via dean.simon@dwp.gsi.gov.uk

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