We are looking for a part-time Deputy Director to join a jobshare with our existing part-time Deputy Director for Cyber Security.
This is an exciting opportunity to lead the Government’s policy agenda on data and cyber security, taking forward a significant programme of work to ensure that health and social care organisations proactively mitigate the threat relating to data and cyber security and measurably improve overall resilience.
As Deputy Director for Cyber Security, you will have leadership and responsibility for overseeing the £200m programme to improve data and cyber security resilience, and adjusting the focus as new risks emerge. You will work across Her Majesty's Government to ensure the development of credible and effective government policy and assure effective programme delivery of a cyber security programme across Arms Length Bodies (ALBs).
You will lead the system response to high profile data and cyber security incidents, working with the National Cyber Security Centre and ALBs whilst mitigating any emerging data and cyber security threats, being flexible and responsive in adapting the delivery programme.
You will build and maintain excellent relationships with other government departments and our ALBs to ensure delivery of both new and existing commitments, challenging effectively and holding to account where necessary. You will lead a high performing team who are based across the departments London and Leeds sites whose work will have a significant impact on colleagues across Whitehall, in the NHS and Arm’s Length Bodies and with data and cyber security stakeholders. You should be confident at building on these key relationships and using them as a lever to deliver the departmental priorities.
The role will require significant personal judgement to:
Key Responsibilities to include:
As a key member of the Directorate’s senior leadership team, you will be expected to play an active role in the on-going corporate management and development of the organisation. We expect all our senior leaders to be:
The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate success in the following areas:
Some technical knowledge may be an advantage but it is not essential. This is a Policy Delivery and Leadership role.
Please take time to read the attached Candidate pack for further information about this role and the recruitment process