About The Role

This is an exciting opportunity to join NHS Digital’s Security function. The successful post-holder will be responsible for driving and delivering the corporate security strategy,. You will contribute to the future development of corporate security strategy, undertaking physical security risk assessments, personnel security risk assessments and investigations across all sites. You will deputise for the head of corporate security. You will liaise with cross sector government organisations, and will have a significant amount of stakeholder management and engagement. You will provide excellent subject matter expertise (SME) on corporate security, maintain policies, make recommendations for change, implement new security plans andyou will mitigate against the risk of insider threat.

As a Corporate Security Manager you will:

  • Work with the Head of Corporate Security to define protective security strategy to protect NHS Digital staff and critical assets.
  • Act as the deputy to the Head of Corporate Security as required and have direct line management responsibilities for the Corporate Security and Vetting Officer.
  • Act as the security SME for estates and facilities and investigate security incidents reported by staff or third parties.
  • Act as the security SME to wider NHS Digital directorates e.g. providing travel security risk management advice to high risk countries in line with FCO guidance.
  • Develop policies, standards, processes and standard operating procedures in respect of corporate security and cyber resilience.
  • Undertake physical and personnel security risk assessments in line with CPNI guidance and make recommendations for improvement via security improvement plans
  • Establish strong security culture and awareness programmes and initiatives across NHS Digital to encompass protective security (cyber, physical, personnel)

About You

Some of the key skills and experience you'll bring to the role:  

  • Masters level degree or equivalent level of experience.
  • Hold industry qualifications such as ASIS PSP, CPP, MSyI or equivalent level of experience
  • Evidence of continuous professional development in protective security
  • Experience of writing and presenting board level papers on security risk management
  • Knowledge and experience of practical application of ISO 22301, BS 11200 and ISO 22320
  • In-depth knowledge of protective security (cyber, physical personnel) leadership
  • Knowledge and practical application of resilience methodologies within information and cyber security domains
  • Knowledge of tools, techniques, approaches and processes of security risk management

About Us

NHS Digital is a great place to work. What we do matters.
Our outstanding teams are passionate about technology and public service, making use of everyone’s skills to improve people’s lives.
We collaborate to deliver world class tech and intelligence, come and join us. We are committed to sustainability, diversity and inclusion; our people are at the heart of what we do.
Find out about the amazing work we do by visiting our website: https://digital.nhs.uk/about-nhs-digital/our-work
Find further information on the current work we are undertaking meeting the challenges of the pandemic here: https://digital.nhs.uk/coronavirus
What we offer
In addition to a competitive salary with planned, transparent progression you can look forward to the following benefits:
  • 27 days annual leave entitlement increasing with service
  • Buy and sell annual leave scheme
  • Contributory Pension (with a 20.6% contribution from us toward the cost of your pension)
  • Flexible working opportunities - we value and respect the diversity of our employees, and applications from prospective candidates who require flexible working arrangements are welcomed
  • A range of NHS Discounts covering, for example, shops, restaurants, gym, mobile phones and insurance
  • Employee benefit schemes which include Season Ticket Loan and Car Lease
For more information visit our Working at NHS Digital page.

Next steps

Remote interviews will take place 18th of August via Microsoft Teams. Applicants who are shortlisted for interview will be contacted by email.

To view further information please see the attached role profile.

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