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Compliance Analyst

Posted: 13 Nov 2019 Closes: 12 Jan 2020
London £28890 - £35709 per annum, Benefits: Civil Service Pension
Permanent & Full-time 25728-433262742

Locations: London and Reading

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is the UK government department responsible for safeguarding our natural environment, supporting our world-leading food and farming industry, and sustaining a thriving rural economy. Our broad remit means we play a major role in people's day-to-day life, from the food we eat, and the air we breathe, to the water we drink.

Government security is undergoing a step change, and now is an exciting time to get involved. The security profession has an increasingly important role to play in a more digital world - the vision is to create an energetic, forward-thinking and technically proficient profession for government that leads the way in balancing security risks with the delivery of cost-effective, high-quality services. As part of this step change, Defra’s specialist security function is currently undertaking a transition to a more integrated model bringing together skills across physical, personnel and cyber security.

We are currently recruiting for a Compliance Analyst to help deliver a robust compliance frame work capable of protecting Defra from a wide range of threats.

Utilising their security and audit expertise, the Compliance Analyst will support the Compliance Lead in ensuring that Defra Group continues to meet legal and regulatory requirements, by monitoring compliance of security capabilities, processes and procedures against related regulations, standards, policy and procedures. This will include adherence to ISO27001, Security Policy Framework and Departmental Health Check.

In addition it will assist in the production of compliance reports and to support the Compliance lead in ensuring that all contracts with third parties adhere to Defra Group security policies and standards. The role covers the whole of the Defra Group.

Job description:

• Produce and maintain the annual compliance review schedule using a risk based methodology to prioritise business functions, processes and suppliers for review.

• Assist with the implementation of compliance regimes throughout the business and Defra third party supply chain.

• Maintain a gap analysis document which is used to track the current compliance posture of Defra Group against the business and regulatory requirements found in the ISO27001, Security Policy Framework, Departmental Health Check and Defra Group strategic objectives.

• Conduct security compliance reviews across Defra Group suppliers and delivery teams to support assurance requirements.

• Produce audit reports, detailing findings and noting areas for improvement.

• Ensure that remediation plans are agreed and followed through to conclusion.

• Provide input on and constructively challenge the development of security policies and procedures to ensure that they reflect requirements of relevant standards.

• Assist during Accreditation and other key audits throughout the year, supporting Defra Group, ensuring where possible that the auditor remains within scope of the audit.

The ideal candidate will have:

• Experience of working within central Government or large corporate institutions in a security compliance or audit role.

• Experience of establishing, implementing, maintaining and continually improving an information security management system (ISMS) using ISO 27001 methodology.

• Experience of working with the Security Policy Framework and other UK Government regulatory requirements.

• Experience of conducting security compliance audits.

• The ability to form excellent relationships within your department and with the wider security community.

• Experience of managing complex and diverse workload, drawing on multiple teams to complete tasks.

• The ability to perform effectively to deadlines, maintaining focus in challenging situations and adapting to find solutions that meet the needs of stakeholders.

The successful candidate will either hold SC clearance or will be required to obtain SC clearance prior to commencement of the role.

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