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Mott MacDonald • Newcastle, United Kingdom

Group Information Security Specialist - Compliance

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 Information Security Learning and Development Specialist is a key contributor to our organisation’s information security programme. This role is responsible for designing, implementing, and managing training programs that enhance employees’ understanding of information security policies, procedures, and best practices.

The role will ensure the required training needs of the business are understood and translated into learning solutions that use a range of media to meet those needs.

Key duties and responsibilities include:

  • Collaborate with both Group and Regional information security teams to define, develop and tailor training information security programs based on regional business needs
  • Collaborate with both Group and Regional information security teams to define and build metrics and reporting on adoption of key systems and solutions
  • Ensure that training content aligns with organisational changes and security needs.
  • Develop/review/update induction training programs for new staff, emphasising security awareness and compliance.
  • Collaborate with our external training resource provider to tailor training content and to manage training performance metrics from the external platform.
  • Collaborate with our internal Learning and Development Business Partner and Regional IT & Security Managers to evaluate training effectiveness
  • Facilitate bespoke training courses tailored to organisational needs
  • Conduct capability assessments across the organisation to identify skill gaps.
  • Use assessment results to inform training priorities
  • Analyse training statistics and provide meaningful insights.
  • Support stakeholders with data-driven recommendations
  • Develop customised learning pathways for different job families and roles.
  • Assist in creating skills matrixes aligned with security competencies


Essential:

  • Relevant experience in learning and development, preferably with a focus on information security
  • Proven experience with collaboration; strong cross-functional influencing skills & teamwork
  • Proactive, analytical, and strategic approach to learning; with ability to work at both high level and detailed levels as required
  • Good presence to work at all levels of the organisation; strong communicator verbally and in writing with the ability to work across departments, a variety of audiences and cultures
  • Strong influence and interpersonal skills to handle sensitive situations and confidential information

Desirable:

  • An understanding of security policies, procedures, and best practices.
  • Decision making skills; creative and persistent problem solver
  • Proactive self-starter, self-directed and driven to excellence in all aspects of role
  • Excellent written and spoken English language skills

Personal Attributes:

  • Passion for promoting a security-minded culture.
  • 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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