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Deputy Chief Information Security Officer

Deputy Chief Information Security Officer

£51,500 - £65,000 plus £1,750 location allowance and excellent benefits

Based Hanslope Park, Milton Keynes (Engineering, Technology Directorate)

At FCO Services, we keep information, assets and people safe all around the world. The Foreign & Commonwealth Office is our main customer but we also work with other UK government departments and friendly foreign governments.

Join our Engineering and Technology Division, which is responsible for IT standards and governance across FCO Services, and your technical knowledge and expertise will keep vital information safe.

Protect information for government customers around the world

Your job will be to manage our IT security technical function. This will involve working closely with technical architects and project managers, to provide them with expert advice on IT security architecture and ensure information security is built into projects from the start. Other key elements of the role include evaluating systems for vulnerabilities and making sure recommendations from our regular systems tests are always followed up and detecting and responding to IT security incidents, working out why they happened, and suggesting action to avoid them happening again. You will also deputise for the CISO as and when required.

Apply your technical knowledge where it really counts

With significant previous experience in IT security, you’ll have a strong technical understanding of IT systems, cloud and mobile technologies, and will know all about the theory and practice of risk management. You will be responsible for line managing a Systems Assurance Advisor, so it’s important that you have good leadership and motivational skills. A relevant technical professional qualification is also essential (for example CISSP). Other key qualities we look for include integrity, drive, a cool head under pressure, and the ability to communicate effectively with customers and stakeholders at all levels.

Take your information security career to the next level

This role gives you the chance to have a big impact on FCO Services, as you drive technical improvements that benefit our customers, our employees and our business as a whole. It could also have a major impact on your career, given the invaluable knowledge and experience you’ll be able to gain while deputising for the CISO and the clear career path you’ll have ahead of you. The benefits are pretty amazing too and include an excellent work-life balance, flexible working, on-site OFSTED-registered nursery, Civil Service pension and more.

All our employees have to be security cleared to the highest level, so you will need to undergo a comprehensive vetting process before joining.

FCO Services are regulated by the Civil Service Commission.

Job summary

£51,500- £65,000
Hanslope Park
Closing Date
25 February 2020 at midnight

Further information

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  • 1.  Role Profile
  • 2.  Extra Information
  • 3.  Civil Service Recruitment Principles
  • 4.  Civil Service Code