Information Assurance Officer

Posted 4 April by Real Staffing Group Easy Apply

My client is currently looking for a GDPR/Information Assurance specialist to start immediately with a Central Government organisation.

Must Have Skills:

  • Must have GDPR Practiser qualification
  • Must have experience as SME/technical lead on GDPR preparation project
  • SC level of security clearance

We are looking for an expert in GDPR with experience in delivering data protection. We are not looking for IT people with deep technical IT skills with a wrapper of GDPR because they have done a course.

Desirable Skills:

  • Experience of the application of Data Protection Act within government.
  • Experience of (government) protective markings and security measures protective markings
  • Experience of paper and electronic information management practises and systems
  • Experience of writing and updating data protection policies
  • Experience of provision of data protection training
  • Good understanding of information assurance (IA) practises
  • Working knowledge of current Data Protection Act (DPA)
  • Working knowledge data breach procedure under the DPA
  • Working knowledge of Freedom of Information act
  • Working knowledge of Subject access request
  • Experience of project planning and execution

Change - Support preparations for Data Protection Reform:

Data Collection and assessment and the development of solutions to support transition of HMT policies processes to be compliant with GDPR


  • Data mapping and assessment (Gap analysis)
  • Develop GDPR compliance action plans/solutions
  • Development of GDPR compliant policies are current and relevant
  • GDRP training solutions are developed and delivered on time to the right people
  • GDPR Key risks are identified and solutions developed to support HMT address compliance
  • Monitor GDPR compliance progress

BAU Information Assurance:

Compile, maintain and enhance the core products associated with the information assurance service, notably the Information Asset Register, IAO guidance, the Information Incident Log and incident reporting forms


  • The Information Asset Register (IAR) is up to date and complete
  • IAO guidance is circulated and well received by asset Owners
  • The incident log is up to date (including legacy incidents) and lessons learned/after actions are recorded appropriately
  • Incident reporting is demonstrably working well and forms are easy to find and complete
  • Feedback from the CIO, DSO and SIRO is positive

To find out more about Real please visit

Real Staffing, a trading division of SThree Partnership LLP is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy| Registered office | 1st Floor, 75 King William Street, London, EC4N 7BE, United Kingdom | Partnership Number | OC387148 England and Wales

Required skills

  • Information Security
  • GDPR; Information Assurance

Reference: 34829137

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