Senior Data Security Manager

Department for Work and Pensions

Apply before 11:55 pm on Monday 4th July 2022

 

Details

Reference number

213543

Salary

£49,171 - £59,589

Grade

Grade 7

Contract type

Permanent

Business area

DWP - Digital

Type of role

Digital
Information Technology

Working pattern

Flexible working, Full-time, Job share, Part-time

Number of posts

1

Contents

This role will be based in Blackpool, Leeds, Newcastle and Sheffield. Please find further information on the Corporate hub locations here.

Summary

Are you a data or security professional looking for an opportunity to lead a team of Data Security Managers to deliver all aspects of data security, assurance and governance of products and services derived from DWP and cross-government data assets?

Are you keen to combine design-thinking and technology to transform user experiences, playing a leading role in a once-in-a-generation opportunity developing transformative products and services which improve millions of people’s interaction with government?

If so, this is a fantastic opportunity to join an exciting, empowered, high profile team in an environment which values passion and creativity over hierarchy. The Data Security Team is an embedded security enabling function to support Data & Analytics (D&A). The team controls access to data and secures data flows, whilst providing security assurance around the handling of bulk personal data to ensure that DWP meets its obligations under social security legislation and data protection law.

We are looking for enthusiastic, skilled and passionate people. We provide comprehensive training, and provide access to tools, materials and expertise that encourage continuous self-development enabling our people to reach their potential and help DWP meet its strategic goals.

Job description

Leading the Data Access & Personnel Security Team you will be responsible for coaching and developing data managers, and ensure compliance with all governance and assurance policies, processes and protocols.

As a Senior Data Security Manager you are responsible for leading, managing, and delivering all aspects of data security, assurance and governance of products and services derived from DWP and cross-government data assets.

You will:

• Lead a service to control data access to the D&A Data Warehouse environments, in line with the data access policy.

• Risk assess and make decisions about user requests to access data that balances business needs with the principles of least privilege, need to know, separation of duties and data minimisation.

• Lead and manage a team of data managers to develop their skills, knowledge and capabilities.

• Manage a small D&A personnel security function that provides advice, guidance and assurance on national security vetting.

• Advise customers on security concerns and recommendations with regard to the security of data and systems.

• Build strong relationships with service areas to foster excellent team working and support improved data security.

• Own, consult, develop and enhance the data system security policies and processes in relation to data access.

• Communicate with all levels of staff including senior staff in the organisation in relation to information security and data protection legislation, policies and standards.

• Represent and support the SRO at internal and external meetings in relation to data and information security.

Responsibilities

The responsibilities are outlined in the job description above.

If you would like to learn more about the role, please contact clare.hennessy@dwp.gov.uk.

This job role may be suitable for hybrid working, which is where an employee works part of the week in their DWP office and part of the week from home. This is a voluntary, non-contractual arrangement and your office will be your contractual place of work. The number of days that anyone will be able to work at home will be determined primarily by business need but personal circumstances and other relevant circumstances will also be taken into account. If you are successful, any opportunities for hybrid working, including whether a hybrid working arrangement is suitable for you, will be discussed with you prior to you taking up your post.
• An employer pension contribution of up to 27% For further information please click here.
• Annual leave rising up to 30 days, (based on your working pattern).
• Family friendly flexible working arrangements, such as hybrid working, job sharing, term-time working, flexi-time and compressed hours.
• Learning and development tailored to your role this could include industry recognised qualifications, coaching and mentoring.
• An inclusive and diverse environment with opportunities to join staff networks including: Women’s Network, National Race Network, National Disability Network (THRIVE) and many more.

Salary Information

Salary for this role is from £49,171 (Band min) to £59,589 (Band max).

Our offer to successful candidates will be based on an assessment of your skills and experience as demonstrated at interview.

Existing Civil Servants who secure a new role on lateral transfer should maintain their current salary.

Existing Civil Servants who gain promotion may move to the bottom of the next grade pay scale or 10% increase in salary whichever would be the greater.

Security

Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.
Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check.

See our vetting charter.
People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.

Selection process details

Stage 1: Application

Your application will consist of three parts:

1. A Personal Details application form.

2. Your employment history detailing your responsibilities, skills, accomplishments, plus your qualifications and relevant training. Please copy this information into the box field provided.

3. Personal statement 750 words.

When giving details in your CV and personal statement you should highlight your experience in line with essential criteria below:

• Managerial experience in either an information security, data protection or bulk data role.

• Experience of applying government or industry security standards and frameworks, and (preferably) an information security qualification.

• Experience of delivering and improving services or processes to protect data or information in accordance with security and data protection standards, policies and legislation.

• Strong communication (written and verbal) skills with the ability to communicate and exchange complex and technical information.

• The ability to work under pressure and adhere to strict deadlines, whilst paying attention to detail and the ability to prioritise appropriately.

• Have demonstrable experience of providing strong leadership, direction, and decision making, with the proven ability to steer senior conversations (and leadership).

The sift panel will use the information in your employment history and personal statement to assess your experience, skills and knowledge against the essential criteria above.

For Hints and Tips on completing your application visit our blog Getting Hired at DWP Digital .

Important Information

• You will be asked to complete your employment history any information that you would customarily share on a CV should therefore be entered onto the application form.
• Personal details that could be used to identify you including your name, contact details and address must be removed for your application to be considered.
If your employment history/personal statement contains any personal details your application will be withdrawn.

Stage 2: Interview

If you’re successful at sift stage you will be invited to a video interview via Microsoft Teams. There, you will be assessed against the experiences listed in the essential criteria.

You will be asked to do a short (10 minutes) presentation on a specific topic. Further details will be provided to candidates invited to interview.

Interviews will take place from early-July 2022. Sift and interview dates to be confirmed.

Further Information

A reserve list may be held for a period of 6 months from which further appointments can be made.

Reserve list candidates will be posted in merit order by location.

You must meet the security requirements before you can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check.

For meaningful checks to be carried out individuals you will need to have lived in the UK for a sufficient period of time, to enable appropriate checks to be carried out and produce a result which provides the required level of assurance. Whilst a lack of UK residency in itself is not necessarily a bar to a security clearance, and expectation of UK residency may range from 3 to 5 years. Failure to meet the residency requirements needed for the role may result in the withdrawal of provisional jobs offers.

Any move to DWP from another employer will mean you can no longer access childcare vouchers. This includes moves between government departments. You may however be eligible for other government schemes, including Tax Free Childcare. Determine your eligibility at here

If successful and transferring from another Government Department a criminal record check may be carried out.

n order to process applications without delay, we will be sending a Criminal Record Check to Disclosure and Barring Service on your behalf. However, we recognise in exceptional circumstances some candidates will want to send their completed forms direct. If you will be doing this, please advise Government Recruitment Service of your intention by emailing Pre-EmploymentChecks.grs@cabinetoffice.gov.uk stating the job reference number in the subject heading.

Applicants who are successful at interview will be, as part of pre-employment screening, subject to a check on the Internal Fraud Database (IFD). This check will provide information about employees who have been dismissed for fraud or dishonesty offences. This check also applies to employees who resign or otherwise leave before being dismissed for fraud or dishonesty had their employment continued. Any applicant’s details held on the IFD will be refused employment.

A candidate is not eligible to apply for a role within the Civil Service if the application is made within a 5 year period following a dismissal for carrying out internal fraud against government.

Before applying for this vacancy, current employees of DWP should check whether a successful application would result in changes to their terms & conditions of employment, e.g. mobility, pay, allowances. Civil Servants that would transfer into DWP from other government organisations, following successful application, will assume DWP's terms & conditions of employment current on the day they are posted, unless DWP has stated otherwise in writing.

Reasonable Adjustment

If a person with disabilities is put at a substantial disadvantage compared to a non-disabled person, we have a duty to make reasonable changes to our processes.

If you need a change to be made so that you can make your application, you should:

Contact Government Recruitment Service via digitalrecruitment.grs@cabinetoffice.gov.uk as soon as possible before the closing date to discuss your needs.

Complete the “Assistance required” section in the “Additional requirements” page of your application form to tell us what changes or help you might need further on in the recruitment process. For instance, you may need wheelchair access at interview, or if you’re deaf, a Language Service Professional.

If you are experiencing accessibility problems with any attachments on this advert, please contact the email address in the 'Contact point for applicants' section.

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

This job is broadly open to the following groups:

  • UK nationals
  • nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UK
  • nationals of the Republic of Ireland
  • nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with settled or pre-settled status or who apply for either status by the deadline of the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil Service
  • certain family members of the relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals
Further information on nationality requirements

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.
The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.
The Civil Service also offers a Redeployment Interview Scheme to civil servants who are at risk of redundancy, and who meet the minimum requirements for the advertised vacancy.
This vacancy is part of the Great Place to Work for Veterans initiative.
The Civil Service welcomes applications from people who have recently left prison or have an unspent conviction. Read more about prison leaver recruitment.
Once this job has closed, the job advert will no longer be available. You may want to save a copy for your records.

Contact point for applicants

Job contact :

  • Name : Clare Hennessy
  • Email : clare.hennessy@dwp.gov.uk

Recruitment team :

  • Email : digitalrecruitment.grs@cabinetoffice.gov.uk

Further information

Appointment to the Civil Service is governed by the Civil Service Commission’s Recruitment Principles. If you feel your application has not been treated in accordance with these principles and you wish to make a complaint, you should in the first instance contact DWP by email: HR.BUSINESSASSURANCE@DWP.GOV.UK. If you are not satisfied with the response you receive from the Department, you can contact the Civil Service Commission here to visit Civil Service Commission

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