Security Engagement Manager (Part Time)

Job Type Risk and Compliance
Location Bracknell Campus
Partnership Level 6
Closing Date 01/08/2021
Vacancy Type Permanent
Salary £55,400.00 - £74,700.00
Salary Frequency Annual
Hours of Work 21


What's the role about?

As the Security Engagement Manager you will ensure that there is a clear plan for both internal and external engagement on topics relevant to the security profession. This includes ensuring that all Partners understand their responsibilities and how to work with the Security Profession. 

You will lead on the response to Partner safety, engaging with stakeholders from across the Partnership to ensure that there is a robust action plan in place which is being actively delivered. 

You will seek to understand what external forums or working groups are available for our industry, and ensure that there is effective engagement from our function in their activities where this provides value for the Partnership. You will then ensure that learnings from these engagements are documented and converted into actions as appropriate.

Establishing and continuously improving cross-Security working groups to bring together Partners across the Security profession with similar accountabilities to ensure that they are effectively engaging one another and sharing best practice. These working groups will also include attendance from Partners from other functions where they need to engage multiple Partners within our profession. You will ensure that these meetings are effective and that the right conversations are taking place. 

You will be responsible for all benchmarking activity across the Security Profession, ensuring that outputs are relevant and understood.  You will share the outputs with other Partners as necessary, to influence their strategic direction.

What you’ll be doing:

Leading, planning and delivering engagement activities to support specific outcomes, business sponsors and/or missions on behalf of the CISO function.

Developing an understanding of multiple business areas to understand the Security needs of those areas. You will combine this insight with your knowledge of the external environment to feed into the CISO Education & Awareness Strategy. 

Using your change methodology to identify the most appropriate people engagement interventions when addressing needs or specific areas of cultural change. 

Supporting Partners in the CISO function in their engagement with industry forums by ensuring there is relevant and proportionate participation, gathering insight and intelligence and coordinating any involvement. 

Developing a detailed understanding of the Partner Safety agenda. Supporting the conversation both internally and externally to ensure that we have positive engagement in the topic. 

Owning the day-to-day activity for Benchmarking, and the effective use of its outputs

Prepares reports/papers on industry position/ viewpoints which are shared across the Partnership with the right level of influence. 

Supporting the delivery of internal steering committees by identifying where they are necessary and who should attend, setting agendas with the input of attendees, preparing papers, taking minutes, and co-ordination the completion of actions. You will ensure that the right discussion takes place and that there are tangible outputs to the discussion which add value to the Partnership. 

What you’ll have:

  • Experience interfacing with third parties

  • Ability to understand data analytics

  • Ability to run and interpret benchmarking

  • Proven ability to influence behavioural change using clear verbal and written communication

  • Proven stakeholder management experience working with senior leadership 

What else you could bring:

  • Awareness of external industry trends 

  • Subject Matter Expertise in at least one area (Health & Safety, Cyber Security or Profit Protection)

  • Retail experience 

  • Financial skills 

Additional Information:

We occasionally close vacancies early in the event that we receive a high volume of applications. Therefore we recommend you apply as soon as possible. The application form consists of a CV upload, an online test followed by application questions. Please ensure you refresh the page each time you complete a task to ensure you complete everything that you need to in time. We have a number of different ways to work flexibly so at your interview feel free to talk about what flexibility means to you. There are no guarantees, however, it may open the door to not only a new role but a new way of working.



Duties and Responsibilities

We would like to support you in attracting the best candidates for your vacancy. Please contact your Resourcing Consultant to discuss a job description, pay range and any other details which may support this recruitment before we are able to progress your job requisition. Please contact the Resourcing Service Centre on ​01344 764 855 option 4 and one of our Resourcing Administrators will be happy to transfer your call to your Resourcing Consultant. Please note that this role is Part Time.

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Attachment: Original Security Engagement Manager (Security) Jan 2020.pdf 


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