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Posted: 4 Sep 2019 Closes: 6 Oct 2019
Exeter, GB Salary will start at £30,325 with opportunities to progress within the role up to the maximum of £33,360
Permanent & Part-time met-office/20190904084508

Salary Information

Salary will start at £30,325 with opportunities to progress within the role up to the maximum of £33,360 

Please note, when joining the Met Office all new employees will start on the salary band minimum.


As part of a Cyber Security Enhancement Programme (CSEP) you will work with Information Asset Owners and other key stakeholders to facilitate the identification and recording of critical and high value data and corporate information assets to meet our obligations and in line with our business risk appetite.

Job Purpose

Your contribution will focus on the necessary steps to transition the management of these information assets into business as usual.  Ongoing, this job will help build the organisation’s Knowledge and Information (KIM) maturity, embedding new ways of working that incorporate compliance as part of business as usual and ensure we meet our information assurance obligations.  It will also deliver business benefits through visibility of our important information assets, with clear accountabilities and reliable data capture to describe the assets.

Job Responsibilities

  • Document and communicate processes in relation to the capture, risk assessment, recording and ongoing management of Information Assets via the Information Asset Registers.
  • Raise awareness and provide clear, timely and professional advice to Information Asset Owners and other stakeholders to increase understanding of information asset management to help the business make informed decisions.  This will be done by undertaking analysis, identifying and directing issues, managing enquiries and providing information and guidance in connection with compliance and information assurance.
  • Provide coordination and secretariat support for meetings and other structured activities such as workshops and training events; and provide reports and updates as required.
  • Support relevant Communities of Practice (CoP) by actively engaging with members and using this channel to share knowledge, advocate good practices and behaviours in connection with Information Asset Management.
  • Support KIM activities to promote good practices in information management and assurance and provide support to the CSEP project management


Essential Qualifications, Skills & Abilities

1. Experience of contributing to programmes of work where an understanding of asset management principles is evident, through activities such as auditing, root cause analysis and evaluation to identify issues and to troubleshoot.

2.  Proven experience in running workshops and working with senior stakeholders to make recommendations to address issues and meet business requirements

3. A track record of excellent written and verbal communication skills reflecting an ability to clearly and succinctly communicate with a varied audience in various ways and to challenge constructively.

4. Knowledge of relevant standards (Cyber Essentials, ISO9001, Cabinet Office Guidance and HMG Security Policy Frameworks) and statutory and regulatory obligations in connection with information management, handling and protection and intellectual property rights ensuring Met Office compliance and safeguarding of assets .

5. Good attention to detail and a systematic approach to work with ability to self-prioritise whilst working collaboratively with the immediate team and with other key stakeholders.


Desirable Qualifications, Skills & Abilities

1. Demonstrable interest in helping build maturity in Compliance and Information Assurance, willing to learn and to take on responsibility.

2. Experience in implementing, reviewing and improving information management practices in an organisation   

3. Relevant project management skills and experience

Additional Supplementary Information

To apply, please click on the link below and attach the most recent version of your CV, along with a cover letter which briefly (no more than two-pages) states your experience against each essential and desirable criteria.

Key Dates: Closing date 06/10/2019 with interviews 15/10/2019. Please note that you will be notified if you are successful or unsuccessful.

Should you be offered an interview, please be aware there may be a selection exercise which could include a presentation, written test or a scenario-based activity. If you require any reasonable adjustments during these exercises, please include this information in your application. 

This role will nominally be based in Exeter but we will consider applicants wishing to work elsewhere within the UK. This role is part time, 18.5 hours per week. The Met Office is an equal employer and flexible and UK homeworking requests will be considered within operational requirements.

This recruitment post is not offering UK Visa and Sponsorship and therefore requires all applicants to be eligible to work within the UK / EU without restriction. If you are a non–EU candidate, you will be required to provide and attach all relevant eligibility documentation to your application at the time of applying.

Please note that successful candidate/s will be required to satisfactorily undergo security clearance checks. This will generally require the candidate to have lived in the UK for at least three out of the last five years, but applicants not meeting thiscriteria may be considered.

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