Deputy Director of Cyber Security - SC Cleared at Cabinet Office, Remote/Manchester, 6 Months, £Contract Rate

  • Contract Spy
  • Remote (Manchester, UK)
  • Jun 08, 2021
6 Months or more

Contract Description

Note: Location: London, Manchester or Bristol (remote working and access to the office 2 days a week at either hub)

Are you an SC Cleared Cyber Security leader looking for a new contract opportunity? Can you demonstrate a senior leadership background delivering large cyber security functions? If so PSR would like to speak to you.


The Cabinet Office (CO) is at the heart of driving Civil Service reform and has a crucial role to play in modernising the Cabinet Office through digital transformation.

Providing a wide range of services at the heart of government and supporting an array of government and public customers comes with its unique security challenges. Increasingly exposed and integrated services must be protected against sophisticated cyber-attack and cyber-fraud.

As Deputy Director of Cyber Security your main responsibilities would be: 

  • To establish the Cyber Security function for success to deliver their new remit to provide effective and proportional protection from, and in response to, cyber threat activity across the Cabinet Office’s core estate
  • To provide day to day leadership, direction and support to the Cyber Security team within CDIO
  • To collaborate with and influence peers outside of CDIO to develop and execute a cross CO-wide Cyber Strategy audited through appropriate governance forums
  • To gain a better understanding of the wider CO estate, its critical assets (inc. Information Asset Registers) and services
  • To work with the Head of Technology and other peers within and outside CDIO to develop and strengthen the CO’s operational resilience
  • To input into and help develop a single integrated incident response capability for CDIO
  • To support the CDIO in its plans to deliver a more cohesive approach to security i.e. CO level incident response (Gold/Silver/Bronze), integrated run books and testing across CO functions, including those reporting to the Prime Minister
  • To contribute to the development and maturity of the CO CDIO Directorate, representing Cyber Security at the senior leadership level and on relevant boards
  • To be accountable for the delivery of Enterprise SIEM and security tooling relevant to the security defence and response.

Essential experience:

  • A valid and active SC Clearance
  • Experience of senior leadership with experience leading a cyber security function in an agile environment
  • Strong stakeholder management with senior stakeholder management experience ideally within the public sector and government
  • Experienced delivering large scale complex security programmes
  • A deep understanding and demonstrable experience of setting standards and development of procedures that deliver end-to-end tightly monitored and supported environments
  • Solid understanding of Cyber threats and mitigations in a fast-paced digital environment
  • Experience of developing strategies and owning final decisions on balancing quality and long-term sustainability with need for rapid delivery

Desirable Experience:

  • An understanding of new and emerging digital technologies and the opportunities they provide to improve the delivery of public services in the UK