Security Risk Manager Department for Work & Pensions


Reference 73815
Number of vacancies 1
Location Newcastle
Salary £35,310 — Up to £40,666
Work hours 37 per week (flexible working)
Employment type Permanent
Job benefits

A brilliant Civil Service pension with employer contributions circa 27%, generous annual leave, flexible working, great work life balance and lots more

Closing date 30 October 2020

Job description

DWP. Digital with Purpose.

We’re looking for a Security Risk Manager, to implement a risk-driven approach to product development, build, implementation and run.

DWP currently has an enormously ambitious and challenging agenda. We provide services and support to over 20 million people, and are responsible for over 730 million benefit payments each year.

Security is seriously important to us. If you feel the same click apply to start an application now.

Design. Work. Projects.

Reporting to the Retirement Bereavement & Care Deputy Director the Security Risk Manager you will be collaborating with Enterprise Security Risk Management (ESRM) to ensure that our project’s security risk position is assessed, documented and managed effectively.

You’ll ensure that projects are governed to deliver products that have been thoroughly assessed to ensure security risks are fully understood, mitigated or managed.

Working closely with DWP’s Cyber Resilience Centre and intelligence agents from the wider cyber security community to identify and deal with system(s) vulnerabilities, you will undertake security risk identification and evaluation of assets for Retirement Bereavement & Care Digital Services.

You also work closely with DWP’s other security experts, including Security Architects and Enterprise Security Risk Management practitioners, to identifying potential security threats to these assets.

You will continuously assess projects for vulnerabilities that could be exploited to compromise these assets. And you’ll stay in ongoing communication with a wide range of stakeholder who need to know about these security risk positions.

What skills and experience are we looking for?

It’s essential that you have:

• knowledge and practical understanding of risk management frameworks and risk management best practice

• experience of working on enterprise scale GRC (Governance, Risk Management and Compliance) programmes and risk management frameworks

• experience of identifying and assessing risks, including business impacting, production of risk assessments and identifying appropriate risk based controls

• experience of working in an IT Security setting

It is desirable that you have:

• experience of security risk management for Digital Cloud based solutions

• good knowledge of the security considerations for Digital Cloud based solutions

• Certificate in Risk and Information Systems Controls (CRISC)

• Certificate in Information Security Management Principles (CISMP)

Where will you work?
You’ll join our team at our digital hub in Newcastle.

Only a short Metro ride from the city centre, the hub has a modern, informal and collaborative working environment. Our facilities include two restaurants, catering pods and vending machines, sports facilities, cycle shelter, showers and Wudu washing facilities.

Have a closer look at the facilities via this link.

We also all have the tech and tools we need to enable our people to work flexibly, and many of us are working remotely at the moment due to COVID-19.

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.

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