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Mott MacDonald • Newcastle, UK

Group Information Security Specialist - Access & Permissions

2 days/week at home

A little flex time – We’re happy to talk flexible working and how we can support your responsibilities beyond the workplace. We offer a range of options depending on your role, so please discuss this with your recruiter.

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Job Description

Mott MacDonald

We’re a global engineering, management, and development consultancy.
Our purpose is to improve society by considering social outcomes in everything we do, relentlessly focusing on excellence and digital innovation, transforming our clients’ businesses, our communities and employee opportunities.

A fundamental part of this is respecting each person’s differences and striving to meet their needs.

We are proud to be a one of Glassdoor’s top employers to work for in the UK, as well as being recognised as a Top Inclusive Company in the UK.

Our values: Progress, Respect, Integrity, Drive, Excellence.

About the business unit

Mott MacDonald’s support services are the driving force behind our organisation enabling us to run efficiently and effectively. The team works collaboratively to offer specialist advice, best practice and technology to all areas of our business specifically designed for our global reach.

Overview of role

The Group Information Security Team is responsible for group information security strategy, risk management, assurance and capability development to support a number of regional information security teams.

The Information Security Policy Author will support the Group Information Security Manager in delivering these global functions, with a particular focus on Information Security Policies.

The role will report directly to the Group Information Security Manager (GISM) and provides an opportunity to obtain policy development and strategic information security and programme implementation experience at the enterprise level.

To write, maintain and help communicate information security policies and procedures, ensuring data management policy alignment across the business and with emerging information security standards and frameworks adopted by the business. Provide solutions and updates of policy development and implementation, including training to assist staff understanding and compliance.

Key duties and responsibilities include

  • Write policies and procedures: Draft and support to publication, a range of documents covering a broad range of information security policy and procedure. Assist IT managers in the technical writing of internal policies and procedures.
  • Relationship Management: Collaborate with internal stakeholders to gain an understanding of their department requirements and company-wide procedures and operations relating to information security governance, data quality and data protection that need to be aligned. Identify and action opportunities for policy improvement to ensure information security governance meets the needs of the business whilst continuing to protect it.
  • Policy Management: Working with an existing document management team and document architecture, review, edit and revise existing and new guidelines, policies and manuals as necessary.
  • Policy Communication and Implementation: Support communication and implementation of published information security policies and proactively identify any barriers to application or compliance.
  • Self-Management: Manage self in line with the people management policies, procedures, processes and practices to ensure adherence and to maximise own contribution to business performance.


Candidate Specification

Essential

  • At least three years of experience of writing information security policies and procedures.
  • Excellent knowledge of information security standards and frameworks
  • Excellent communication and collaborative working skills to identify business challenges and to bring about business process change.
  • Proactive self-starter, self-directed and driven to excellence in all aspects of role
  • Decision making skills; creative and persistent problem solver
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft product suite.

Desirable

  • Professional security management certification such as CISSP, CISM, CISA, CRISC
  • Experience of working in a global organization.

Personal Attributes

  • Passionate about technology and learning.
  • Ability to balance demands and priorities and think clearly under pressure.
  • Attention to detail and a focus on quality.
  • Excellent conflict resolution, communication, and collaboration skills.
  • Logical and analytical approach to solving problems.

Equality, diversity, and inclusion

We put equality, diversity, and inclusion at the heart of our business, seeking to promote fair employment procedures and practices to ensure equal opportunities for all. We encourage individual expression in our workplace and are committed to creating an inclusive environment where everyone feels they can contribute.

Accessibility

We want you to perform your best at every stage in the recruitment process. If you are disabled or need any support to enable you to apply or attend an interview, please contact us at reasonable.adjustments@mottmac.com and we will talk to you about how we can support you.

Agile working

Happy to talk Flexible Working and how we can support your responsibilities beyond the workplace.

We offer some fantastic benefits including:

Health and wellbeing

  • Private medical insurance for all UK colleagues.
  • Health cash plan to support you with every day health costs and treatments.
  • Access to Peppy, providing free support from menopause experts for all UK colleagues.
  • A variety of wellbeing support is available through our comprehensive wellbeing program, including access for you and your family.
  • Ability to flex your salary to opt into a wide range of health benefits, many of which can be extended to your family too.

Financial wellbeing

  • We match employee pension contributions between 4.5% and 7%.
  • Life assurance equal up to 4 x your basic salary, with an option to increase the level of cover to 6 x your salary.
  • Our income protection scheme provides a financial benefit, as well as absence and return to work support due to long-term illness or injury.
  • Flexible benefits, including increased life assurance cover, critical illness insurance, payroll saving and will writing.
  • As an independently owned business we share the financial success of the business with all our colleagues in various ways including annual bonus schemes.

Lifestyle

  • A minimum of 33-35 days holiday each year, inclusive of public holidays and dependent on level, with the ability to buy or sell leave through our flexible benefits programme.
  • Holiday entitlement increased to a minimum of 35 days after 5 years’ service.
  • Variety of employee saving schemes and discounts from high-street retailers.

Enhanced family and carers leave

  • Enhanced family leave policies, including 26 weeks paid maternity and adoption leave, and two weeks paid paternity/partner leave.
  • Our shared parental leave matches maternity leave meaning we pay up to 24 weeks at full pay.
  • Up to five additional days leave are provided for those with significant caring responsibilities, two of which are paid.

Learning and development

  • Primary annual professional institution subscription.
  • A broad range of opportunities to enhance both technical and soft skills through mentoring, formal training, and self-development options.

Networks, communities, and social outcomes

  • Join a wide range of groups including our Advanced Employee Networks which support our LGBTQ+, gender, race and ethnicity, disability, and parents/carers communities.
  • Make a difference within our communities through our social outcomes.

Apply now, or for more information about our application process, click here.

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Adoption leave – 26 weeks full pay
Open to part time work for some roles
Buddy scheme
Flexible working week
Enhanced sick pay
Dental coverage
Compassionate leave
Health assessment
Eye Care Support – Eyecare vouchers
Private GP service – Private Medical care for all UK staff
Season ticket loan
Theme park discounts
Religious celebration leave
Buy or sell annual leave
Accrued annual leave
Caregiver Leave
Enhanced maternity leave – 26 weeks
Enhanced paternity leave – 2 weeks
Shared parental leave – We match up to 24 weeks full pay
Pregnancy loss leave
Tax-free childcare
In office yoga classes
Cycle to work scheme
Faith rooms
Salary sacrifice
Life assurance
Annual pay rises
Pension match/increase
Life insurance
Annual bonus
Income protection
Employee discounts
Professional subscriptions – We pay for your primary professional annual subscription
Lunch and learns
Employee assistance programme
L&D budget
Teambuilding days
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Working at Mott MacDonald

Company employees

18,000 worldwide

Gender diversity (male:female)

65:35

Office locations

UK Wide; London, Croydon, Birmingham, Derby, Altrincham, Manchester, Whitehaven, Newcastle, Middlesbrough, Durham, Bristol, Southampton, Reading, Cambridge, Peterborough, Brighton, Norwich, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Inverness, Cardiff, Newport, Exeter, Leicester, Leeds, Skipton, York

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

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