• Job ref:


  • Location:

    Corsham, Wiltshire

  • Sector:

    Defence and Security

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £600 - £700 per day

  • Contact:

    Sean Hendon

  • Email:

  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

  • Duration:

    12 Months

  • Start date:


NSoIT(D) Chief Information Security Officer:

£600-£700 a day - Outside of IR35


SC Clearance is a must/DV Clearance is preferable

The New Style of IT (Deployed) Programme is a large scale IT transformational programme which delivers operation Information and Communication services for the deployed forces in all physical operational environments. The NSoIT(D) Programme is looking for a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) to drive and lead on the Information Security strategy and approach for the programme who will be reporting to the NSoIT(D) Plans and Assurance Lead.

The successful candidate for the NSoIT(D) CISO role will need to demonstrate strong leadership , strategical thinking and extensive understanding of Information Security of complex and secure ICT systems.


  • Accountable for Information Security across the NSoIT(D) programme

  • Define approach to Information Assurance and Accreditation

  • Develop and drive the appropriate operating model to ensure Information Security is embedded within the programme

  • Define and drive the Information Security and Assurance framework aligning to the entire life cycle of the programme

  • Review and approve security policies, controls and cyber incident response planning

  • Maintain a current understanding of the IT threat landscape

  • Provide mentoring and leadership to the Security Assurance Co-ordinators and Security Architects

  • Assure the information security artefacts ensuring they align to the strategy and approach of the programme

  • Accountable for the identification and mitigation of security risks

  • Work collaboratively with the NSoIT(D) Functional Heads

  • Ensure Information Security approach, policies and procedures are communicated to all teams of the programme

  • Ensure compliance with the changing policies, laws and applicable regulations

  • Provide the required management reporting to the Programme Director and Functional Heads

Essential Skills:

  • Extensive understanding and experience of DAIS Security Accreditation and HMG security policies

  • 10+ years as an Accreditor or a Security Assurance Co-Ordinator on complex secure systems

  • CCP SIRA Senior Level

  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

  • ISO27005 Certification in ISMS Risk Management (CISRM)

Desired skills: