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Information Security Officer - West Berkshire Council

Job Title: Information Security Officer - West Berkshire Council
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Newbury
Salary: £18 per hour
REF: NYKLH11112020
Contact Name: Nanayaw Kyeremeh
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 2 years ago

Job Description

West Berkshire Council - Information Security Officer (IT)

Location: Council Offices, Market Street, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 5LD

Contract: Initial 4 - 6-month cover with possibility of extension.

Hours: Full Time – Monday to Friday – 9:00am to 5:00pm

Payrate: £18 an Hour

Job Purpose

To coordinate and manage the Council’s corporate policies, systems, activities and processes in respect to Information Security, and to advise, lead and support IT and cyber-security activities within the Customer Services and ICT service.


Manage, develop, and maintain Information Security Management Systems for the Council, including:

Develop, and maintain Information Security policies, standards, and procedures

Review Information Security policies and procedures for effectiveness

Coordinate the Security Group Meetings and provide reports to Corporate Board

Act as internal information security consultant to the Council and staff

Act as a focal point for recording security incidents and managing investigations, including risk assessment and mitigation, in accordance with the security incident standard

Develop and implement mitigation strategies for information security risks

Maintain knowledge of the Data Protection Act, and liaise internally with the Data Protection Officer, Caldicott Guardian and other information stakeholders

Develop and deliver Information Security Training to staff and maintain organisational awareness of information security

Provide key statistics in relation to security incidents, training, and effectiveness of security controls

Manage, develop and maintain Information Security Management Systems within ICT, including:

Commissioning of external IT Health Check(s) / Penetration Testing

Management of any remediation / security improvement work required for ongoing compliance with PSN Code of Connection

Advise on information security aspects of all new ICT system implementations and change requests

Management of GCSX/PSN Accounts and use of secure email connections to central government and public sector partners

Ensure ICT Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity processes are aligned to Council priorities

Project management / coordination of information security related activities

Maintain awareness of cyber-security threats and risks

Monitoring and development of the Council’s cyber-security systems and controls in line with perceived risks

Manage capital budget(s) associated with information security projects

Assist with operation and management of ICT information security systems

Recruitment is done in line with safe recruitment practices. 4Recruitment Services is an equal opportunities employer.

To discuss this vacancy or other vacancies in your area please contact Nana Kyeremeh on 0208 514 9137 or Email