Corporate Centre CISO

Nuclear Decommissioning Authority

The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) is a non-departmental public body created to clean up the UK’s earliest nuclear safety sites safely, securely and cost-effectively, with care for people and the environment. The work to clean up the UK’s nuclear legacy is the largest, most important environmental restoration project in Europe. The NDA is undergoing a change in the way it is organised. The creation of ‘One NDA’ will transform the management of its businesses – working together to find more effective and efficient approaches to nuclear clean-up and decommissioning on behalf of the tax-payer. There are around 16,000 people who help deliver NDA’s mission and they make up one of the most advanced nuclear workforces in the world. One NDA plans to capitalise on this wealth of experience and talent, harnessing the opportunities that come from the scale and breadth of the group.

Reporting to the Group Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), the successful candidate will be the cyber-security lead in charge of the NDA Corporate Centre network and other associated ICT systems. This is an exciting opportunity to enhance the complete spectrum of information security performance and is a critical role that will focus on all aspects of Information Risk Management and Information Assurance, both operationally and strategically across the Group.

Key Responsibilities:

Ensuring completion of cyber activities undertaken to enable NDA Corporate Centre to meet its resilience and emergency planning obligations and provide specialist advice to the NDA SIRO, Group CISO, CIO and the Head of Security and Resilience on all cyber security issues
Managing the NDA Corporate Centre cyber security capability, establishing and implementing best practice whilst delivering against the Corporate Centre’s cyber security obligations, offering advice and technical support to NDA Executives and senior managers
Analysing metrics, implement assurance reviews and closely monitor the Corporate Centre’s information risk exposure and response to cyber-security events and providing consolidated and comprehensive advice to the NDA’s Executive and Board Safety and Security Committee that the NDA is complying with the duties placed upon it in the Energy Act, the Health & Safety at Work Act, Cabinet Office Information Security Framework, and other relevant legislation.
Supporting the Group CISO to ensure oversight of cyber activities undertaken by the NDA Group businesses and providing specialist advice as well as leading appropriate activities and reviews to ensure the provision of authoritative advice and judgement to meet the mandated reporting timelines to the NDA’s external and internal stakeholders, including the NDA Board
Leading the cyber incident response arrangements for the NDA Corporate Centre and assisting in commissioning and implementing assessments of cyber security capabilities and their performance across the NDA group and managing the oversight of cyber security in new and existing ICT systems
The NDA is very keen to discuss this opportunity with individuals who have demonstrated a robust understanding of cyber security (including the physical and personnel aspects of protecting, networks, information and assets).  You will, ideally, have gained significant experience of working with Government, Whitehall and Westminster, possibly in a regulated industry.

The NDA values the unique differences that each of our colleagues bring to work every day and is committed to creating an environment where everyone feels respected, included and able to perform at their best.

To discuss this role in confidence or request a Candidate Brief, please contact Laurence Wolahan T 0207 259 8743 or M 07764 902591 or Nikki Greaves T 0113 200 3733 or M 07384 673913 of Hays Executive. The Candidate Brief as well as full information of the appointment process can be viewed on


To apply, please upload your resume and covering letter, stating why you are the ideal candidate for the position of Corporate Centre CISO at the NDA.  Please also include details of current remuneration package.

Closing date        01/12/2019

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