Security and Business Continuity Officer
With markets rapidly evolving, the economy becoming increasingly digitalised, and the UK having left the EU, the organisational demands on the CMA are constantly changing. With this brings potential challenges in our ability to continue being a world-leading competition authority. It is therefore vital that we have the systems, security processes, and correct appointments in place to prevent and respond to any potential challenge. The role of Security and Business Continuity Officer is therefore of significant importance.
In this wide-ranging role, you will be a key point of coordination between teams across the CMA. With regard to security, this will include ensuring we have the necessary access to external agency databases, working with IT and legal teams to maintain an accurate record of all security incidents, and working closely with HR and IT teams to ensure the consistent authorisation of staff requests to work overseas.
In relation to business continuity, you will establish and manage a network of key individuals with responsibility for business continuity in their teams, ensuring that the network is kept up to date. You will also advise CMA teams on developing incident impact assessments and business continuity plans and liaise with the Director of Property and the Facilities team on incident management protocols and exercises.
The role will also involve providing support to the Director of the Executive Office, Security and Performance where you will assist with public appointments (for example, for roles on the Board and in relation to new CMA functions) and provide project management support.
You will need experience of reviewing, recommending and implementing improvements to processes and enabling effective change, with the ability to draft clear and concise written communications and summaries in a timely manner. You will also need the ability to engage with and fully understand the CMA's security and business continuity briefs in order to deliver an excellent service. Experience of designing and delivering programmes of work to accommodate competing demands and organisational priorities is equally important.
The CMA prides itself on being a great place to work and strives to ensure that staff have the opportunity to grow and expand their skills portfolio. As well as being a hugely rewarding, diverse and stimulating place to work, you will have an opportunity to work for the public good whilst stretching and developing yourself in doing so.
We offer generous benefits, including an excellent pension scheme, including 25 days leave (increasing to 30 over five years), and generous maternity/paternity leave provision. You can also take advantage of interest-free season ticket loans, a cycle to work scheme, our employee well-being programme and favourable consideration of flexible working.
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Closing date for applications: 27 September 2021 at 23:55 pm.
The CMA is an accredited Disability Confident Employer and are Stonewall Diversity Champions. As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome suitably qualified applicants from all backgrounds and recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.