Head of Information Governance and IT Security – 5140

Salary £65,000 - £75,000
Job Type Permanent
Location Stevenage, Hertfordshire

Our client is seeking a energetic and keen candidate to progress their career as the Head of Information Governance and IT Security, with remote working, based in Stevenage, Hertfordshire.

Job Summary:

• Be responsible as the designated specialist on information security and IT Governance including GDPR for the business and provide an expert specialist advice service, in accordance with national, regional and local IG and cyber security policies.
• In addition, the post holder will be expected to work with and have access to Chief Executive Officers and Senior Managers should a significant security breach occur.
• To identify areas in which the business is inadequately covered by IT security policies and procedures and, in consultation with Digital leads, Data Protection Officer (DPO) and industry expert Support senior managers in presenting these to the relevant Boards or other approval bodies.
• To be a member of the Information governance steering group and provide expertise and support for the cyber security improvement plans identified through the Data Security Protection Toolkit. To provide this support by making an expert assessment of current IT security controls and make proposals to develop technical and managerial measures to improve IT security.
• To report progress, issues, risk and assurance to the CIO/SIRO and to the Trust Board through the agreed governance structure.
• Occasionally required to work flexibly to meet the demands of the service, e.g. to carry out investigations into possible IT security breaches in the evenings or at weekends. However, these will be the exception rather than the norm. There may be a requirement to provide support outside of normal hours as part of a rota.
• Be responsible for ensuring the requirements of the Data security and protection toolkit are met.

Desired Experience:

• Genuine Occupational Qualification (GOQ)
• ITIL v3 Service Management* Qualification (Foundation)
• Degree or equivalent qualification
• Health care qualification (eg inspirational leaders course, Kings Fund Management course)
• CISSP qualified, or equivalent Information Security qualification
• Management qualification or significant relevant experience
• Understanding of ISO27001
• Detailed knowledge of security, governance,
• implementation for both on premise & cloud-based technologies
• Knowledge and understanding of Freedom of Information Act (2000) Knowledge and understanding of Data Protection Act/General Data Protection Regulations (2018) including GDPR
• Demonstrable knowledge of Information Governance best practice
• Experience of providing specialist advice in relation to IG matters.
• Experience of drafting policies
• Detailed knowledge of IG legislation and regulation
• Ability to deal with Representatives at all levels internally within the Trust and with clients and gain credibility and trust
• Working with multi-functional professionals
• Proven experience of applying methods and techniques for reporting progress and financial compliance against an agreed plan and business objectives to a range of senior managers including directors and the Senior Responsible Officer.
• Proven leadership experience managing and motivating a multi discipline team

Should you have any questions or wish to apply please do not hesitate to contact Clear IT Recruitment Limited.

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