My client is looking to employ an experienced Cyber Security Governance professional to lead the cyber agenda across multiple sites of an enterprise environment

This a remote role but my Essex based client will want to see you on site a few times during the contract, so an infrequent commute to Essex will need to be possible for you.

You will be a Subject Matter Expert in risk management and cyber security.  It is also expected that the post holder is an ITSM expert, familiar with the SABSA framework and naturally has an in-depth knowledge of the fundamentals surrounding Cyber security governance/compliance controls and practices and their application, plus significant experience of protective monitoring and security incident management

You will also be an excellent communicator and unafraid to espouse alternative views, negotiate, influence and propose change.  Your role will be to stay abreast of the ever changing landscape of cyber security and to lead and manage the delivery of all cyber security governance services within my client’s environment.

Key requirements:

  • Lead on the cyber agenda
  • Chair the Cyber Security Steering Group
  • Action the recommendations from the Cyber Security Maturity Outcome Report
  • Manage the cyber budget
  • Project Management

Required Knowledge/Experience:

  • An understanding of the standards that are applied to the protection of personal information
  • In-depth knowledge of the fundamentals surrounding cyber security
  • Experience and knowledge of the Cyber Assurance Framework (CAF)
  • Experience and knowledge of the Data Security Protection Toolkit
  • Excellent understanding of the management and transformation of services
  • In-depth knowledge of the fundamentals surrounding Cyber security or governance/compliance controls and practices, and their application.
  • Significant experience of protective monitoring and security incident management
  • Practical experience within ITSM and ITIL best practices

Duties will include:

  • Cyber risk management
  • Data Security Protection Toolkit (DSPT) compliance against cyber related assertions, policy and procedural lifestyle management
  • Managing the annual penetration testing
  • “Levelling up” compliance against CAP and ISO27001
  • Incident management to include annual cyber security tabletop exercises
  • Assurance reports for audits and testing
  • Informing the relevant stakeholders about changes to cyber related legislation/guidance

This is a newly created, interim role that will be available whilst a permanent resource is being sought.  The contract will last 4-6 months

If you are an experienced cyber security governance lead with excellent service delivery experience and network security knowledge who is looking to work in a collaborative environment, then we would love to hear from you.  To find out more about this position, please contact Keith Wilkins or send your CV for review to [email protected]

Please note that every application received is personally reviewed by our specialist team and it does not use automated screening tools. On occasion, a high volume of applicants will mean that we are unable to respond personally to your application and should this be the case please accept our apologies in advance.  Applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK to apply for this role.

Service Desk Institute (SDR)/Avocet Strategic Resourcing is committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender identity, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.


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