Security & Privacy Communications Advisor

Cancer Research UK Careers

  • Full Time

4,000 professionals, 0 days wasted, 1 incredible purpose. Together we will beat cancer.
Security & Privacy Communications Advisor
£28,000 – £33,000
Reports to: Data Privacy Lead
Department: Chief Operating Office
Contract: 12 month fixed-term contract
Hours: Full time 35 hours per week
We’re open to a variety of ways of working, including full time, part time, job share and compressed hours.
Location: Stratford, London. Office-based with high flexibility (1-2 days per week in the office)
Closing date: 01 May 2023, 25:55 This vacancy may close earlier if a high volume of applications are received or once a suitable candidate is found
Recruitment process: One competency-based interview
Interview date: From the week commencing 08 May 2023
Application method : We operate an anonymised shortlisting process in our commitment to equality, diversity, and inclusion. CVs are required for all applications ; we wont be able to view them until the interview stage so they will not be reviewed in the shortlisting process. To be considered fairly for this role, you must fill out the employment history application questions.
At Cancer Research UK, we exist to beat cancer.
We are professionals with purpose, beating cancer every day. But we need to go much further and much faster. Thats why were looking for someone talented, someone who wants to develop their skills, someone like you.
This is a newly created role supporting Cancer Research UKs Data Privacy Design & Assurance team which is part of our innovative Technology directorate. As a Security & Privacy Adoption Advisor, you will take ownership of the teams key stakeholder relationships and communications strategy acting as their representative to non-technical stakeholders across the organisation (circa 4,000 staff).
This is an opportunity for a Communications and/ or Learning & Development professional to build their knowledge of data protection & information security while implementing a strategic approach to reduce security and compliance incidents caused by staff and volunteers actions.
You will add significant value in shaping and protecting the charity by embedding a comprehensive culture of learning and development approach to improve good practices across the organisation. This will involve creating and developing training materials, ongoing awareness activities, and events for colleagues both within and outside the team.
What will I be doing?
Acting as the communications bridge between our technical Data Privacy Design & Assurance team and the wider organisation to build awareness of the teams role in protecting the organisation and embed a culture of learning and development on information security.
Understanding how individual behaviour increases security & compliance risk for organisations and developing an approach to mitigating these risks.
Supporting the development of key reporting metrics (including lagging and leading indicators of risk) and providing regular, concise, and timely reporting to senior stakeholders.
Assisting in the development and delivery of Data Protection & Information Security training and awareness/ communications strategy.
Developing an understanding of key stakeholders of the Information Security & Privacy Team, assessing the nature and health of these relationships, and overseeing plans to improve.
Assessing training and awareness needs for all Cancer Research UK staff and volunteers.
Reviewing and understanding policy, procedure, standards, and guidance that apply to the processing of personal data and/or the security of Cancer Research UK information.
Developing an approach to upskill colleagues and raise awareness of key data protection and information security messages.
Managing and developing Data Protection & Information Security communications, events, and learning platform content.
Developing new creative content this may include SharePoint content, content for direct messages, interactive content (e.g. online and in-person interactive activities)
Managing the rollout of training and awareness activities (including measuring & driving competition rates).
Delivering in-person training to staff where required.
What skills are you looking for?
Communications, learning & development (L&D), or similar background with experience engaging stakeholders and developing their technical knowledge in a creative way (you do not need a Technology, Data, or Assurance background to succeed in this role).
Strong written and oral communication and listening skills.
An ability to explain complex technical requirements in clear language to non-technical specialists.
General understanding of the requirements to handle personal data and corporate information safely and lawfully (we do not require a technical data specialist for this role, our team will train the successful candidate)
Driven change and influenced behaviour outside of the immediate team or hierarchy
What will I gain?
Each and every one of our employees contributes to our progress and is supporting our work to beat cancer. We think thats impressive.
In return, we make sure you are supported by a generous benefits package, a wide range of career and personal development opportunities and high-quality tools, policies and processes to enable you to do your job well.
Our benefits package includes a substantial retirement plan, a generous and flexible leave allowance, discounts on anything from travel to technology, gym membership, and much more.
We dont forget people have lives outside of work too and so we actively encourage a flexible working culture.
Our work from funding cutting-edge research to developing public policy will change the world. Its exciting to be part of our team.
For the full job description and more information about working with (internally this role is known as Security & Privacy Adoption Advisor)
Additional Information
Cancer Research UKs Technology team is proud to be part of the (TTC) for our efforts in driving equality, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace. Our vision is a digital world accessible to all, and we have always sought to draw from a diverse pool of talent and maintain an inclusive working environment.
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Theres a place for everyone at Cancer Research UK. Our vision is to create a charity where everyone feels like they belong, benefits from and participates in, the work we do. We’re committed to creating an inclusive culture where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential.?
We actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and cultures, in particular those from ethnic minority backgrounds who are currently under-represented, and believe that a diverse workforce will help us to beat cancer sooner.?
If youre interested in applying and excited about working with us but are unsure if you have the right skills and experience wed still love to hear from you. We dont expect everyone to meet all of the criteria listed.
We want to see every candidate performing at their best throughout the job application process, interview process and whilst at work. We therefore ask you to inform us of any concerns you have or any adjustments you might need to enable this to happen by emailing us at .
Unfortunately, we are unable to recruit anyone below the age of 18, so that we can protect young people from health & safety and safeguarding risks.?

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