The University of York is an iconic Russell Group University, set in the picturesque medieval town in North Yorkshire. It’s made up of about 25,000 users and with a turnover of around £400m per annum.
It is an exciting time to join the University as they emerge from the pandemic with new ways of working and a strategic change programme that is underpinned by an ambitious programme of digital transformation. If you are looking to make a real difference and bring a new vision on cyber security and ways of working, this might be the perfect opportunity for you.
The University is now embarking upon a digital transformational journey, enhancing and focusing strongly on improving the overall experience for both students, staff and its wider communities along with delivering efficiencies, enhanced security and value for money. These areas of investment include AWS, Salesforce, UX, WIFI improvements, cyber security, user-centred design and agile working to name a few of their transformational initiatives.
As a passionate Head of Cyber Security, you will lead and manage the function strategically and operationally, motivating a team of around 5 cyber security professionals that ensure the safekeeping of the University’s complex and diverse technical landscape.
You will develop a multi-year strategic security plan to improve identified weaknesses and be a key contact for operational incidents and projects involving security.
You will provide specialist and expert advice to other teams within IT and elsewhere across the University. Assisting the senior leadership team by providing insight, advice and guidance on cyber security and you will develop and review security policies and procedures. You will liaise with the Data Protection Office and Head of Legal on issues around information governance.
You will direct the development and oversight of strategic security vendor relationship management and identify security related developments and emerging technologies that will enhance the University’s security and initiatives for the future.
As an employer of choice, the University of York offers a competitive benefits package including:
Closing Date: Wednesday 29th September 2021
Virtual Interview Date: Week commencing 11th October 2021
The University is working in partnership with HAYS Technology on this appointment. To view more information about working at the University of York and this vacancy please visit our designated recruitment microsite: https://webmicrosites.hays.co.uk/web/university-of-york
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