Senior Data Manager
Department for Work and Pensions
Apply before 11:55 pm on Sunday 5th February 2023
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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.
Leading a team of Data Security Managers, 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 will be 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.
• Lead and manage a team of data managers (security) to develop their skills, knowledge and capabilities.
• Provide specialist advice to include best practice recommendations on data security to include controls to mitigate else address risks and vulnerabilities.
• Build and maintain strong relationships with service areas as well as security expert domains to foster collaboration and an inclusive approach to 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.
If you would like to learn more about the role, please contact Abs.Ali@dwp.gov.uk.
We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:
- Changing and Improving
- Making Effective Decisions
- Managing a Quality Service
We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:
- Legal and regulatory environment and compliance (working level)
- Risk understanding and mitigation (working level)
- Secure Operations Management (practitioner level)
• 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.
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.
Salary for this role is from £50,155 (Band min) to £60,781 (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.
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 up to 1000 words.
Further details around what this will entail are listed on the application form.
When giving details in your employment history and personal statement you should highlight your experience in line with essential criteria below:
• Lead Criteria - Managerial experience in either a 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.
Should a large number of applications be received, an initial sift may be conducted using the lead Criteria listed above. Candidates who pass the initial sift may be progressed to a full sift, or progressed straight to assessment/interview.
For Hints and Tips on completing your application visit our blog Getting Hired at DWP Digital .
Applications will be sifted at regular intervals from the date the posts are advertised. Please apply as soon as you can, do not wait until the end of the campaign.
• You will be asked to complete your employment history any information that you would customarily share on a redacted 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 following:
• Changing and Improving
• Making Effective Decisions
• Managing a Quality Service
• Legal and regulatory environment and compliance (working level)
• Risk understanding and mitigation (working level)
• Secure Operations Management (practitioner level)
You will be asked to do a short (5 -10 minutes) presentation on a specific topic. Further details will be provided to candidates invited to interview.
Interviews will take place from end of February. Sift and interview dates to be confirmed.
The evidence you provide in your application must relate to your own experiences. If evidence of plagiarism is found your application will be withdrawn.
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.
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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.
At DWP we value diversity and inclusion and actively encourage and welcome applications from everyone, including those that are underrepresented in our workforce.
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