Head of Compliance and Risk

Website Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Job Description:

The DDTS Security team are recruiting a Head of Compliance and Risk. This is a highly influential and strategically important role for Defra.

You will act as the lead for defining Defra group’s approach to security compliance and risk, working closely with senior business stakeholders and policy leads to define the policy and standards landscape, leading implementation of effective audit and monitoring activities and driving continuous improvement.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Lead a small team of compliance and risk analysts, providing support, guidance and line management.
  • Lead the implementation of security compliance regimes, including internal and external audits, ISO27001, minimum government security standards and the Government Security Function Standard 007.
  • Actively engage with other Government departments to ensure that compliance regimes include any latest developments and keep abreast of relevant developments
  • Maintain and monitor Defra group’s security risk picture, ensuring that this accurately reflects compliance status, vulnerabilities and business impact and is communicated effectively
  • Develop the approach to security compliance for Defra group including managing scope and applicability for compliance regimes across core Defra and delivery bodies, drawing on advice from Policy Leads and business stakeholders
  • Use compliance activity to drive continuous improvement of security controls, identifying opportunities to further develop policies and procedures to ensure that they meet business needs and reflect requirements of relevant standards.
  • Engage with wider Government Departments and National Technical authorities to ensure DEFRA Group security risks accurately reflect current and future threats

Job Requirements:

  • Ability to form strong relationships across multi-disciplinary teams and the wider community and to engage, advise and influence all levels, including suppliers
  • Perform effectively to deadlines, maintaining focus and adapting to find solutions that meet the needs of stakeholders
  • Ability and confidence to take charge of diverse tasks. drawing on multiple teams and to achieve high-quality work
  • Experience of building and maintaining compliance management regimes
  • Experience of making risk-based decisions based on business impact
  • Knowledge and understanding of industry best practices on cyber, physical, personnel security standards and frameworks

Job Details:

Company: Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Warrington, England, UK

Application Deadline: N/A

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