Regional Security & Compliance IT Manager

Job Description

An exciting opportunity has become available to become a Regional Security & Compliance IT Manager.

The role provides a quality assurance, inspection, audit and review function in respect of Regional activity within the department.

This role is to support, offer and advise on all aspects of security to include physical integrity and ethical conduct, whilst identifying and promulgating best practice to the Region.

In this role, your main responsibilities will be:

  • Ensure department compliance with the Manual of Protective Security
  • Carry out audits across the regional estate including physical security, information assurance, Compliance and Protective Monitoring Unit (CPMU), data assurance and crypto IS4
  • Ensure compliance for the security, review, retention and disposal of information and records; and with legislation/department policy
  • STRAPSO duties for the department, including provision of advice, guidance and support, as well as the management, auditing and destruction of STRAP material.
  • Approving manager for secure IT access, including managing Risk Balanced Cases.
  • Review and assess the risks identified in the vetting of department resources, creating action plans, mitigation, and recommendations for sign off by Head of Unit
  • Deliver technical security responses using in line with training provided to the successful applicant.
  • Managing the daily duties of the regional National Secure Network (NSN) engineers and the compliance with Operational Level Agreements.
  • On occasion provide cover in the absence of the Regional Operational Security Advisor in the areas of security, audit and compliance.

Skills, experience and qualifications required:

  • Proven experience of management, leadership and supervision
  • Computer literate at an advanced level, particularly with databases and MS Office applications
  • Awareness of risk analysis and risk management
  • Proven decision-making capability
  • Demonstrable ability to manage conflicting demands and to work within tight time constraints.
  • Experience of representing the business area at local, regional and national forums, with the ability to communicate with stakeholders at all levels.
  • Working knowledge and application of Information Assurance using range of different security measures.
  • Project Management experience

Additional information:

You must be a British citizen to work for the department. If you hold dual nationality, one component of which is British, you may also be considered. However, if successful, you may be asked to relinquish your non‐British nationality (and any entitlement you may have to a foreign nationality) as a condition of your confirmation of appointment with the department. One of your parents should also be British or have substantial ties to the UK. In the latter instance; substantial ties means that your parent is a citizen of a British Overseas Territory, a Commonwealth citizen, US citizen, EEA citizen, British national or citizen overseas, and they would need to have demonstrable connections with the UK by way of family history or have been resident here for a substantial period of time.

If you're already married to, or cohabiting with, a person who isn't a British citizen, you may still be eligible for employment at the discretion of the department. You should note however, that marriage to, or cohabitation with, a person who isn't a British citizen after appointment may, in some circumstances, result in the withdrawal of security clearance and subsequent transfer to another department, or (if this is not possible or the officer does not wish to transfer) dismissal. Each case will be considered on its merits, taking into account the ties between the person involved and the United Kingdom.

Work on a bank or public holiday as part of the normal working week will be compensated in line with conditions of service.

To be eligible to apply for this role you must have a 5year ‘checkable history’ in the UK – ideally this means that you would have been resident in the UK for the last 5 years.

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Blended Working/ Hybrid Working

Avon and Somerset Police encourage flexible working where operationally possible.
This role has been identified as a blended role.
The successful candidate for this role will have the opportunity to work from home whilst also at a secondary work location, which will be a police premises. The successful applicant will have the option to discuss working arrangements with their line manager. All applicants must reside within the UK.