Head of Operational Capability Department for Work & Pensions

Reference 1623913
Location London or Leeds
Salary Up to £62,146
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 22 April 2019

Job description

Do you want to be part of something really big? If you’re a creative and curious leader, you want to be empowered to make decisions and challenge the norm, and you 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 an experience security profession to become our Head of Operational Capability for our Cyber Resilience Centre. You will 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.

You will work in the Department’s Cyber Resilience Centre (CRC). CRC has a vital role in securing the DWP IT Estate. We ensure that DWP service delivery is not affected as a result of potential malicious activity from either internal or external threat actors. You will work to ensure the integrity and the smooth running of the function.

You and your role

The role involves driving forward the Cyber Resilience Centre’s (CRC) operational capability to enhance the maturity of the Cyber Resilience Centre.

You will lead on ensuring compliance audit and management of operational security capabilities. You will provide senior management assurance that effective security controls are in place and meet all required standards, regulations and policy.

Key Responsibilities:

You are responsible for identifying and implementing internal cyber-security related development initiatives to support our priorities, establishing a clear strategic direction.

You’ll provide advice and support to the Head of CRC and the leadership team on recruitment, learning and development opportunities.

You will drive forward capability development, to support and improve operational maturity, identifying and resolving issues and gaps to maximise efficiency.

You will make sure the alignment and delivery of Cluster Security Unit 3 compliance, audit and management of security operations systems, material and areas are achieved to the required standard (in accordance with the handling of crypto (IS4) for highly classified material). You’ll manage approval of security controls through third party and internal audits.

You’ll also work with internal/external stakeholder to provide appropriate information security assurance. And you’ll manage business change and get involved in exciting special projects too.

What are we looking for?


Where You’ll Work

You’ll join us in one of our easy-to-reach digital hubs in either London or Leeds

Each of our hubs is a modern, vibrant workplace that was designed for and by members of our community. Our city hubs have the best of the city on the doorstep, with great options for lunch, shopping and an after work social nearby.

In Leeds we have great facilities onsite including a restaurant, coffee shops, a swimming pool/gym and even a dentist. In London our restaurant does a mean jerk chicken special, and you can enjoy table tennis, yoga, our library and loads more.

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.

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.

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.

Our Offer

In return for your skills we offer competitive salary Up to £62,146, 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:

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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