Head of Security and Business Continuity
Warwick/Haywood Road

Job Reference: V8349a

Location: Warwick/Haywood Road

Closing Date: 09/09/2019

Employment Type: Permanent

Division: NRTS BSC

Business: NRTS

telent have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Head of Security and Business Continuality, this is a fantastic opportunity to join telent on our NRTS project.

Highways England have awarded telent the contract for the operation and management of NRTS2 (National Roads Telecommunication Services), NRTS is the network of communication and control that Highways England uses to monitor and manage England’s motorways and major trunk roads, it is a critical component of national infrastructure supporting the country’s 4,400 mile strategic road network.

The contract includes a major technology transformation programme in addition to general maintenance and management of the network; The transformation programme comprises of 11 technology projects, including the introduction of new wireless and IP CCTV services, new management systems and the next-generation upgrade of all technology, this will ultimately enable Highways England to prepare for the future and enable safer roads, more efficient delivery and a better road user experience.

Job Description:

•Development and maintenance of Certification for Contract ISMS to ISO27001:2013
•Governing regular ISO27001:2013 due diligence gap analyses
•Development and maintenance of Top 20 Critical Security Controls review
•Governing regular Top 20 Critical Security Controls due diligence gap analyses
•Provide assurance of the operation of security and business continuity controls
•Assist the Information Assurance role in the testing of the BC plan as required and report on results
•Provide advice on security specific requirements for the contract
•Deliver training and instruction on security and business continuity where required
•Make recommendations based on latest government policy and industry thinking
•Change advisory board member and senior approver
•Governing and ensuring risk treatment plans are continuously maintained
•Final approval for updated Contract policies and procedures
•Governance and approver for security architecture design for systems, ensuring consistency with specified requirements
•Creating an appropriate code of connection process for all 3rd party (supply chain) partners
•Assist Information Assurance role in maintaining and delivering the appropriate ISO27001:2013 audit schedule
•Assist Information Assurance role during ISO27001:2013 audit schedule
•Lead for annual, formal ISO Audit and Certification within the Contract
•Lead for ISMS Bi-Annual Audit of the Contract


• Experience of similar security and business continuity roles.
• Direct experience of carrying out vulnerability assessments
• Strong working knowledge of Security and Business Continuity legislation and standards such as ISO22301:2012 and BCIGPG2013
• Strong and proven ability to work under pressure.
• Experience in the development and implementation of Security and BC management arrangements and processes
• Experience in liaison with key stakeholder including government departments and agencies in the field of information security, personal security and vetting and security operations
• Extensive experience in the management of multiple stakeholders
• Secure ICT Lifecycle management and deployment, implementation
• Programme and Project Management experience
• Extensive experience in the management of multiple stakeholders


• Able to demonstrate a proactive commitment to continual improvement.
• Builds trusting relationships with customers, colleagues and team by consistently delivering on promises, being sensitive to the needs and feelings of others and presenting a balanced view.
• Demonstrates passion and enthusiasm to succeed which motivates others.
• Finds ways around difficult problems and not giving up.
• Challenges the status quo, drives and supports new processes and directions.
• Listens to and acts upon employee and colleague concerns.
• To lead with passion and commitment bestowing telent values into all aspects of delivery.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, at all levels within the business.
• Excellent influencing and negotiating skills
• Understanding HMG process and policies and the cultural aspects of delivery


• Lead Auditor ISO 27001:2013 certification
• HMG Accreditor experience (Beneficial)
CISSP qualified
• CESG Certified Professional (CCP) at either Senior or Lead Practitioner for SIRA and Security Architect
• Evidence of continual professional development in the areas of business continuity and cyber security

Excellent Employee benefits:

telent is committed to ensuring that we offer industry leading career opportunities, salary and benefits packages.
• 33 days holiday, including public holidays, plus the option to buy or sell five days each year
• Company pension scheme
• A range of family friendly policies including childcare vouchers
• An employee-funded car leasing scheme
• Occupational health support

Please note this vacancy is also being advertised externally and the closing date may be brought forward if a suitable candidate is found. 
telent is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to diversity and inclusion.


This position is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.