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Chief Information Security Officer - Balance Sheet

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust
£58,972 to £68,525 a year Per Annum
Closing date
10 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
Primary duties include operational, financial and physical resources, staff management, information management, policy and service development, research and development, planning and organisation as detailed fully in the attached job description.

***Preference will be given to internal Trust staff, as well as 'Priority' and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon who are able to display recent relevant experience as dictated by the Person Specification.***

Main duties of the job

  • To act as the designated specialist on information/cyber security for University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust and its customers to provide an expert specialist advice service, in accordance with national, regional and local IM& T/cyber security policies.
  • In addition the post holder will be expected to work with and have access to Chief Executive Officers and Senior Managers should a significant security breach occur.
  • To identify areas in which UHP and its customers are inadequately covered by IT security policies and procedures and, in consultation with IT specialists, data protection, information governance and security leads, develop new policies and procedures to cover these areas. Support senior managers in presenting these to the relevant Boards or other approval bodies.

About us

We are a people business - where every member of staff matters and can make a difference. Patients are at the heart of everything we do. Joining University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust means becoming part of a team of dedicated staff, who are committed to leading the way through innovation, clinical excellence and great customer care. The Trust has great opportunities for career development in a highly progressive working environment. We offer all of this in a vibrant, modern city with a historic reputation for adventure. PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL COMMUNICATION WILL BE ELECTRONIC, PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL ACCOUNT REGULARLY. If you have any issues with applying online and need additional support including reasonable adjustments with the application process please contact the recruitment team on 01752 432100. We recognise that work life balance is important for our colleagues and so we invite requests from applicants around less than full time/flexible working for our advertised roles. Please contact the recruiting manager to discuss this prior to your application submission. We commit to giving this full consideration in each case. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds to apply for our roles, as diversity strengthens our teams. It is sometimes necessary to close vacancies before the closing date. If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been shortlisted.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Freedom to take actions as the lead specialist, based on own interpretation of security policy, to conduct complex investigations into suspected or actual breaches of security and provide formal written reports advising how legislation and or policy should be interpreted directly to the relevant Senior Information Risk Owner or identified person for the organisation affected. These cases could lead to disciplinary action being taken against staff
  • Liaise with senior managers of stakeholder organisations, NHS cyber security teams, the Counter Fraud Service, the Police and external organisations, as required, when investigating incidents.
  • Monitoring and managing all IT security breaches taking remedial action to prevent recurrence, reporting, analysing and reducing the impact and volumes of all security incidents

Person Specification

Knowledge & Experience


  • Proven evidence of post qualifying and continuing professional development
  • Must have an understanding of the background to and aims of current healthcare policy and appreciate the implications of this on engagement


  • Comprehensive demonstrable experience of project principles techniques and tools such as PRINCE2 and Managing Successful Programmes



  • Educated to master's level or equivalent demonstrable experience of working at a senior level in specialist area
  • Extensive proven knowledge of specialist areas, acquired through post graduate diploma or equivalent experience or training plus further specialist proven knowledge or demonstrable experience to master's level equivalent


  • Project management qualification (e.g., PRINCE 2)

Aptitude & Abilities


  • Must be able to prioritise own work effectively and be able to direct activities of others
  • Demonstrable experience of managing and motivating a team and reviewing performance of the individuals

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust


Plymouth Science Park

1 Research Way, Derriford



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