Head of Vulnerability Assessment Department for Work & Pensions

Reference 1618369
Location Leeds, London, Manchester or Newcastle
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 Vulnerability Assessment 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. We are looking for candidates with

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 Vulnerability Assessment you’ll join our Technical Vulnerability Assessment Team (TVAT), 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 estate, service users and customers

You and your role

The Head of Vulnerability Assessment (HoVA) will lead and provide strategic direction. They will be responsible for developing a strategic plan and implementing that plan within teams, as well as leading and managing staff. They will also be expected to develop policies, standards and processes to support the work of the Technical Vulnerability Assessment Team.

The HoVA will also be tasked with reviewing products and tools used by the Technical Vulnerability Assessment Team to ensure that they are fit for purpose and that the Department is continuing to invest in those areas that provide maximum return on investment.

You’ll take lead in developing management information and KPIs to provide an accurate view of the capability of our teams and the impact they are having on the security posture of the organisation.

What are we looking for?

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Where You’ll Work

You’ll join us in one of our easy-to-reach digital hubs in Leeds, London, Newcastle, Sheffield, Blackpool or Manchester.

Each of our hubs is a modern, vibrant workplace that has been 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.

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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