Deputy Security Adviser
Ofgem is committed to making a positive difference for energy consumers through effective regulation of the market and close working with suppliers to ensure sustainable energy for consumers and businesses in the UK.
Background and role
Working closely with the security colleagues and UK Intelligence Community, you will understand the key threats to the department and wider government and use this information to assess the risks to departmental business. You will support senior security colleagues to determine how to manage security risks affecting all business areas. Building a network of security contacts across the organisation and working closely with and advising staff in your department’s technology, HR and estates teams to ensure their security needs are met.
You will act as liaison and intelligent customer, supporting senior security colleagues in owning and requesting the delivery of critical security services from a central hub (Cluster Security Unit) and actively engaging to ensure service standards are maintained. You will build a network of Security Business Partners across the department to ensure that local security advice is available as needed so that projects and services consider security from the outset. With your expertise we can be sure that the security needs of the department will be met.
You will play an important role in delivering education and awareness among colleagues to make sure that security is embedded holistically across the organisation as an important part of everyone’s day-to-day role.
We are aiming to recruit people from diverse backgrounds to make sure we have a wide range of skills to strengthen our security capability across government. We value the fact that our different backgrounds, cultures, genders, experiences and ways of working create a more effective team. Each one of us has a part to play in helping government to keep the UK secure. The most important aspect of the requirement is that candidates have a good understanding of, or keen interest in, security of government assets and people.
If you have a passion for security and are driven by the challenge of leading through influence, at both the strategic and operational levels of security, this role is for you. This challenge is likely to be simulating and unique in many ways. If you are keen to expand your skills and experience in the sector, we can offer the training you need to support your development.
Your key responsibilities will include:
You must demonstrate that you have recent and relevant skills and experience in:
It would also be beneficial if you demonstrate any of the following skills or experience:
The successful candidate will need to hold Developed Vetting (DV) security clearance or be willing to undergo the process.
We’ll assess you against these competencies during the selection process:
Closing date: 20th August 2018.
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