Head of Data Security

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Head of Data Security
Hybrid - Remote + 1 day/week onsite in either London, Bristol or Manchester
Inside IR35
Working on secure site

Our client, a leading Government body giant, is looking to hire a Head of Data Security to join a well-established team, working on a hybrid basis. You will be part of CDDO and the Data Strategy and Standards (DS&S) Directorate at an exciting time as we build a new data governance and policy function and establish a Data and Technology Architecture Design Authority (DTADA) to sit alongside the established Data Standards Authority.

Our team has some big ambitions. We want to improve services for end users and improve how new policies are developed through the effective use and reuse of data. A key part of that will be to establish a Data Architecture that is appropriate for system-wide and cross-government adoption, underpinned by agreed principles, policies and standards. Within this function we recognise the need to develop pan government approaches to common data protection and security challenges. We need great people to make that happen.

As the Head of Data Security you'll:

  • Act as a senior advisor on best practice cross government data security development, in relation to our data enterprise architecture, able to deploy multiple levers to ensure the best outcomes.
  • Apply your creativity to how our standards and frameworks are presented so that our reform remit and our ambitious, but achievable, goals are easily understood so that we sustain support for our plans. Excellent verbal and written communications skills are critical to performing this role effectively
  • Develop a clear government roadmap and plan for consistent data security principles and frameworks (inc on risk and compliance)
  • Develop a strong market intelligence and horizon scanning function
  • Represent the programme with internal and external senior digital leaders and policy advisors.
  • Be part of the ds&s senior team, who you will partner with to lead the delivery of the long term vision and near term strategy for the programme so that it reflects strategic requirements of the whole of government, fits with wider public sector domains, and keeps pace with technology innovation
  • Ensure stakeholders across government are both informed about and consulted on priorities, progress and plans, and understand the strategic importance of making effective use of data security standards to meet their business goals

Next Steps:
If you are interested, please forward me your CV. Applicants should submit their CV at the first instance.
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