Information Assurance Advisor x2

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Information Assurance Advisor x2
Contract / Temporary

Devon & Cornwall BL TCL 360319

Posted: 9th November 2023 09:15
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  • Pay Rate:

    £12.92 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 4-5 months


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Temporary Information Assurance Advisor x2

Reference no: Devon & Cornwall BL TCL 360319

Pay Rate: £12.92 per hour PAYE

37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

This opening assignment is for 4-5 months


Hybrid working

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NB: Police Vacancy - only for candidates with a minimum of 5 years continuous UK address history. Please note that this vacancy is subject to a strict security vetting procedure.

To provide business driven advice on the management of security and information risk consistent with Alliance, regional and national information assurance policy

Key responsibilities:

  • To assist Police Officers and Police Staff across the Alliance in the routine application and interpretation of security or information assurance policies and practices.
  • Provide the Alliance with advice and guidance on necessary physical security requirements required to protect Police Officers and Staff, infrastructure, assets and information across the 3 Counties. Provide recommendations on cost effective improvements based on threat levels.
  • Coordinate the Incident Management process, ensuring accurate reporting of incidents and ensuring appropriate actions are undertaken by relevant departments. Provides analysis and feedback, identifies trends in security breaches and recommending mitigating actions as required.
  • Provide training and awareness on information assurance across the Alliance, ensuring a security culture that is embedded within the organisation.
  • Undertake assigned routine or ad hoc audits to test compliance with information assurance policies or standards. Specifically this will be focused on undertaking self-audits against the ISO27001 standard or other compliance requirements.
  • As a result of audits, provide comprehensive reports identifying gaps in compliance, and recommend appropriate action plans to remedy any failings. Lead on the coordination of subsequent activity, reporting progress to the Alliance Information Assurance Manager.
  • Provide oversight and management of the Alliance’s physical access control systems (FABS/PAC).
  • Act as Crypto-Custodian for the Alliance, ensuring the efficient ordering, recording and issuing of cryptographic material.
  • Provide second line support for security/information assurance related systems and applications and physical security furniture

NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via [email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly.

To help speed up the process of uploading your CV to the client we would suggest that you send us your CV in Word format (or equivalent) if possible, rather than as a PDF

If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:

NPPV3 Clearance


  • CESG Certified IA Professional (SIRA/Accreditor) or working towards certification


  • A good understanding of the principles of information assurance, including confidentiality, integrity and availability, and how it can be applied across the different areas of an organisation.
  • An understanding of risk management, and in particular risk assessments.


  1. Experience of providing specialist advice, knowledge and opinion, ideally within the field of information assurance.

Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to explain complex information to non-specialists.
  • Ability to develop strong working relationships at all levels.
  • Able to communicate effectively at all levels, including verbal and written methods.


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Job Ref: Devon & Cornwall BL TCL 360319
Information Assurance Advisor x2
Client Category: Police Force

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Client Category: Police Force

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