Information Security & Digital Risk Officer

Favourite East Renfrewshire Council
Ref no: ERN01364
Closes: Sunday, 28th January 2018
Published: Thursday, 21st December 2017
Location: Barrhead Offices, 211 Main Street, Barrhead, East Renfrewshire
Salary: £44,783 - £46,152 per year
Hours: 35.00 hours per week
Contract Type: Permanent
Position Type: Full Time
Organisation: East Renfrewshire Council
Category: IT / Telecommunications
Sub-category: Management


We are looking for an experienced Information Security and Digital Risk Officer to join our team.  You will be responsible for the establishment and management of a comprehensive information security and digital risk management regime for the Council that ensures that information assets are adequately protected.  In addition you will be responsible for identifying, evaluating and reporting on information security risks in a manner that meets compliance and regulatory requirements, and aligns with and supports the digital ambitions of the Council.


You will have an extensive knowledge of BS 7799 or ISO 27001 Security Standards and the ability to develop a practical framework of policies for the Council supported by pragmatic controls and processes. You will also contribute to the development of the Corporate ICT and Digital Strategies so you must have a clear understanding of how technology contributes to modern and efficient business or Council services.


You will be a methodical self-starter who can work well with others and have the ability to deal with people confidently at all levels and to play a strategic role in the information security and digital risk area. You’ll need to be an excellent communicator and provide advice and guidance whilst understanding business requirements and drivers for change.  You will have well developed organisational skills and be able to manage workloads and competing priorities.


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