Could you be our next Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)?

Join our team as the University of Oxford's Chief Information Security Officer

The Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) sits in the Assurance Directorate alongside the Data Protection Officer (DPO)/ Head of Information Compliance and the Head of Risk and Resilience, while working closely with the IT Services Senior Management Team, the Registrar and other senior University leaders.

The Assurance Directorate forms part of the University Administration Services (UAS) and is responsible for managing risk, ensuring compliance and providing assurance to the University’s Council, its Committee and sub-Committees, and senior decision-makers including the Vice Chancellor, Pro-Vice Chancellors and the Registrar. Our remit also covers working across the wider collegiate university, divisions, departments, external customers, and other stakeholders.

ben seymour nqbutbsdqnm unsplash

The Radcliffe Camera

The CISO is an integral role for the Directorate and the University. They are responsible for developing, implementing and evaluating the University’s information security management framework and leading the information security programme. They will liaise with a range of stakeholders across the University and externally to ensure activity is performed in a way that protects the University and satisfies external requirements.

Engagement is critical to this role, and the incoming CISO must be comfortable working with a wide range of stakeholders and sharing the importance of information security.

We are looking for candidates with experience in cyber security and IT services, with a naturally consensual approach to leadership and management. They will also have the ability to establish relationships and communicate effectively with key stakeholders at all levels of the University.

In our Assurance Directorate we strongly believe in the pursuit of excellence, but we also recognise that this is best achieved when our staff and leaders enjoy their work and feel it provides them with opportunities to grow and develop.

We support equality, diversity and inclusion and this is at the heart of our values. We aim to be an inclusive department, one in which the broadest range of staff will thrive and one that recognises and celebrates the qualities and abilities of all our people.

The University is committed to supporting professional and personal development, and as we are still a relatively new department with a busy change agenda, the opportunities to grow and make your mark are plentiful.