Do you have demonstrable experience of implementing information assurance and security in a large organisation, preferably within the public sector?
Are you a self-motivated individual who can work as part of a strong team as well as being able to use your own initiative.
Then this role is for you…..
Working closely with the Head of ICT and the Data protection officer, you will be responsible for ensuring the council is following best practice standards in relation to information assurance and ICT security in line with statutory and government requirements. You will be required to work closely with all services , promoting and embedding good practice and behaviours and supporting with training, guidance and specialist advice. You will also have the opportunity to shape council ICT policies and governance management ensuring a robust foundation to our approach.
Key responsibilities will include:
To lead on ICT Strategy for Information Assurance and IT policy development
Governance monitoring Security management & disaster recovery planning
Project / change management
Specialist advice to the organisation
Prepare and present reports to Council committees and other internal and external meetings
This is a hybrid role with staff expected to work in an agile way with a minimum of 50% of time spent within our Guildford office.
Guildford is a regional centre for leisure, business, education, shopping and culture set in beautiful countryside that includes the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Guildford is a thriving market town and is a principal shopping destination with a vibrant night time economy. The town’s geographical location provides excellent transport links in all directions, London is just 30 minutes away on the train and the town is well-served by frequent bus routes and subsidised Park and Ride facilities. All of this contributes to a quality of life that attracts many people to live, work in and visit Guildford.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need. Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff and post-holders to share this commitment. To fulfil this commitment we have robust systems in place for the safe recruitment of staff and volunteers.