64289 - Information Assurance Project Officer
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An exciting opportunity has a risen to work as an Information Assurance Officer and support the Kent, Surrey & Sussex region.
This is a fixed term contract for 12 months with a possibility to become permanent.
The Information Assurance Officer has delegated responsibility for leading efficient, secure and effective information management practices in their Probation Region, maintaining effective information security management systems (ISMS) across the region.
The Information Assurance Officer provides assurance to the Regional Probation Director, in their capacity as Information Asset Owner (IAO); and to Head of Corporate Services, Heads of PDUs and other Heads of function, in their capacity as Information Asset Custodians (IACs), that the region is operating in compliance with information management policies and relevant legislation. The Information Assurance Officer provides a single point of contact for the Probation Service Information Management team and for the wider HMPPS Information Security & Services team; they are also a singular point of subject matter expertise, providing information management and information security advice and guidance to all Probation Service staff and managers across the region.
Overview of the job
The system change team will be part of the central DDC team but with a matrix line into the Divisional DD. They will deliver against an agreed national change programme. An initial priority will be ensuring integration between PS and CRC. In Wales these will include integration with Probation / Prisons and therefore solid line
into HMPPS Wales.
The Project Officer role is responsible for assisting the System Change team in helping Deputy Directors to improve the planning and delivery of change programmes, with particular emphasis on continuous improvement and the increased effectiveness of operational processes between the PS and CRCs.
Responsibilities, Activities and Duties
The job holder will be required to carry out the following responsibilities, activities and duties:
Implementation of change management projects
• Assist in the development of Divisional change plans
• Assist in the coordination of delivery of Divisional change projects
• Assist and support the analysis and planning of HQ change initiatives through the provision of key Divisional insight
• Provide information and support in the review of Divisional change programmes
• Assist in providing Divisional information to the HQ team
• Obtain feedback from key project stakeholders regarding critical project milestones to update the system integration team with project
• Support the system integration team with the development of detailed project plans, project schedules, project estimates, resource plans, and status reports
• Track key project milestones and adjust project plans and/or resources to meet needs of Divisional and HQ stakeholders
• Communicate major milestones and identify potential project risks; conduct regular status meetings to review project activities
• Utilise project management processes and methodologies to ensure projects are delivered on time, within budget, adhere to high-quality standards, and meet customer expectations
• Translate project requirements into project objectives and tasks
• Responsible for managing P&L and reporting progress of the project on an ongoing basis
Use communication effectively
• Provide information as requested
• Influence and persuade effectively
• Use appropriate skills, styles and approaches
Enhance your own performance
• Manage own resources and professional development
Use information to take critical decisions
• Liaise with staff to receive, collate and analyse information, developing systems and compiling reports as necessary
Manage Diversity and Quality
• Contribute to creating a culture that promotes equality and value diversity
The duties/responsibilities listed above describe the post as it is at present and is not intended to be exhaustive. The job holder is expected to accept reasonable alternations and additional tasks of a similar level that may be necessary. Significant adjustments may require re-examination under the Job Evaluation Scheme and shall
be discussed in the first instance with the job holder.
• Making Effective Decisions
• Changing and Improving
• Working Together
• Delivering at Pace
• Experience of implementing change projects,
• Experience of basic financial analysis
• Experience of project planning
NVQ Level 3 or equivalent in a relevant subject (or appropriate practical experience) Microsoft: Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint (or equivalent i.e. Lotus Notes)
Working Arrangements & Further Information
The MoJ offers Hybrid Working arrangements where business need allows. This is an informal, non-contractual form of flexible working that blends working from your base location, different MoJ sites and / or from home (please be aware that this role can only be worked in the UK and not overseas). Some roles will not be suitable for Hybrid Working. Similarly, Hybrid Working will not suit everyone’s circumstances. Arrangements will be discussed and agreed with the successful candidate(s) and subject to regular review.
For nationally advertised roles, the successful candidate(s) will be appointed to a MoJ office location, which may include their nearest Justice Collaboration Centre or Justice Satellite Office. This will be discussed and agreed on the completion of pre-employment checks.
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Standard working hours are 37 hours per week excluding breaks which are unpaid.
The MoJ offers a range of benefits:
Annual leave is 25 days on appointment and will increase to 30 days after five years’ service, plus public holidays. Leave for part-time and job share posts will be calculated on a pro-rata basis
The National Probation Service is covered by the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) run through the Greater Manchester Pension Fund (GMPF). Please visit www.gmpf.org.uk for further information.
Please note: Any current Civil Servant who is a member of the PCSPS, by accepting an offer of employment to the National Probation Services will be opted out of the PCSPS and auto enrolled into the Local Government Pension Scheme.
The Ministry of Justice is committed to staff development and offers an extensive range of training and development opportunities.
The opportunity to join employee-run networks that have been established to provide advice and support and to enable the views of employees from minority groups to be expressed direct to senior management. There are currently networks for employees of minority ethnic origin, employees with disabilities, employees with caring responsibilities, women employees, and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender.
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- Access to flexible benefits such as voluntary benefits, retail vouchers and discounts on a range of goods and services.
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- Paid paternity, adoption and maternity leave.
- Free annual sight tests for employees who use computer screens.
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We encourage applications from people from all backgrounds and aim to have a workforce that represents the wider society that we serve. We pride ourselves on being an employer of choice. We champion diversity, inclusion and wellbeing and aim to create a workplace where everyone feels valued and a sense of belonging. To find out more about how we do this visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice/about/equality-and-diversity
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