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IT Security Officer

Posted: 7 Apr 2021 Closes: 8 May 2021
Birmingham Competitive
Permanent & Full-time 1882830057

As a IT Security Officer at HS2 you will be responsible for leading on information security assurance and risk management, ensuring that the organisations IT (information technology) systems are designed and operated in a way that keeps HS2's information safe and secure.

About the role:
  • To be responsible for ensuring compliance with General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and other legislation and regulations relevant to information security
  • To be accountable for managing relationships with internal and external key stakeholder groups to ensure compliance with HS2 policy and appropriate reporting of IT incidents
  • To be responsible for identifying, managing, controlling and reporting IT Security activities, issues and risks to operational services
  • To be accountable for supporting with the creation, evaluation and maintenance of IT and Cyber Security policies. Supporting the improvement of the business continuity and disaster recovery plans for cyber security operation
  • To be responsible for managing elements of live IT Security incidents, providing advice and coordination in collaboration with suppliers and internal teams
  • To be accountable for reporting on security audits and activities undertaken; this information will be used to define or revisit priorities on cyber security operations
  • To be responsible for the delivery of cyber security governance and assurance support across HS2
  • Actively promote and embed Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in all your work and support and comply with all organisational initiatives, policies and procedures on EDI.


About You:
  • Analysis. Ability to monitor the analysis of a technical solution and ensure analysis is re-used for similar problem sets. Ability to review solutions and identify areas for change
  • Communication skills. Ability to apply security concepts and accurately communicate security and risk implications across technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • Design secure systems. Ability to design and review system architectures through the development of patterns and principles
  • Enabling and informing risk-based decisions. Ability to work with high impact projects with varying degrees of complex risks
  • Knowledge of the implications of wider business and IT specific changes and it's impacts on IT security policies, processes and operations
  • Knowledge of Data Protection, and Freedom of Information Acts, Environmental Information Regulations, General Data Protection Regulations in relation to managing information
  • Experience of leading or developing IT security domain methodologies, framework, design and implementation
  • Experience of providing IT Security support for complex business change programmes
  • Experience of incident management and the end to end investigative process
  • The post-holder is expected to behave at all times in a manner consistent with the HS2 values of Safety, Leadership, Integrity and Respect.

It is expected that you will actively promote and embed Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in all your work and support and comply with all organisational initiatives, policies and procedures on EDI.

We ask for a variety of detail in your online application, however we perform the first assessment of suitability for a role based solely on the information in your CV. Please attach an updated word version of your CV for each new application and include evidence directly related to the criteria in the job advert.

About Us:

High Speed 2 (HS2 Ltd) will be the UK's new high speed rail network. As well as improving capacity, the new scheme will shorten journey times between a number of Britain's major population centres, boost the economy and create thousands of jobs.

HS2 Ltd will create a skills legacy and develop a diverse range of talent. We aim to be a leader in EDI practice by creating a safe & inclusive working environment for all our staff - living our values of Safety, Respect, Integrity and Leadership.

In practice, this means we are positive and inclusive about making adjustments, providing flexible working, encouraging our staff networks to flourish and providing personal and professional development opportunities.

HS2 Ltd is also a safety-critical organisation. Employees are required to ensure reasonable care of their own and others' health and safety by taking personal responsibility for working to our 'Safe at Heart' programme principles and following safe working procedures at all times.

HS2 Ltd endeavours to ensure everyone working for us and with us feels included, thrives and achieves their full potential.

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