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Renfrewshire House, Cotton Street, Paisley, PA1 1UJ
£56,191 - £59,677 per year
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Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week
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Renfrewshire is one of Scotland’s larger local authorities and we work hard to respond to the needs of our communities and deliver excellent local services. Our teams provide services to people at every stage of life—helping to make Renfrewshire a safe, welcoming, and fair place for everyone.


Join us and you’ll be working in a supportive environment where you’ll have the chance to make Renfrewshire a better place and contribute to its future. You will lead our Security & Compliance team, who work within the ICT team as part of the Finance and Resources Service. Our service ambition is to ensure the smooth running of corporate Council operations, by providing services across the organisation—including HR, procurement, legal, ICT and audit & governance. Your knowledge and skills will help us continue to improve what we do and how we do it.


We are looking for an experienced Security &;Compliance Manager with an understanding of cyber security governance, operations, risk management and compliance to oversee the cyber security capabilities within the Security & Compliance team. Reporting to the Architecture & Technology Manager, your role will be to provide leadership and support for the strategic development of cyber security and building and managing strong and effective relationships with peers within the ICT Service and stakeholders across the wider Council as well as relevant external agencies. 


You will oversee the defence of the ICT network and digital services from cyber risk, securing online, virtual and physical system infrastructures, manage the operational Security & Compliance team and be an advocate for knowledge sharing and collaboration within the team and across the Council for digital services.  This is a broad and varied role where prioritisation of issues and time management are key to managing operations of the Council’s cyber security arrangements and maintaining an enterprise security stance through strategy, policy, architecture and training processes. This will include proactive planning, rapid responses to security threats and incidents, serving as an escalation point for the other members of the team and take the lead and provide a focal point for cyber security and cyber security risk matters in liaison with our Security Operations Centre. 


You must have an approachable, confident, professional and customer focused manner to help develop good relationships with customers, colleagues and 3rdparties.


The role is suitable for someone who has multiple years working experience in Cyber Security, is CISM or CISSP Certified and has an understanding of legislation and security compliance frameworks such as PSN, PCI and ISO 27001.


It is an exciting time to join the Council as part of an ICT activity transformation programme which includes expanding cyber resilience capabilities.  This is a varied and exciting role, with plenty of space to grow and develop. You will need good attention to detail, a can-do attitude and be able to work well within a team environment. You’ll need to be confident, understand the importance of maintaining high standards, have great communication and engagement skills and have an enthusiasm for learning.


Please see the Job Outline and Person Specification for a fuller list of what you’ll do and what we’re looking for.


As our value’s suggest we believe in opportunity for everyone. At Renfrewshire Council, we go that extra mile for our people; we offer a work supportive environment which gives you the chance to use your skills and develop new ones within a high-profile organisation. Not only that, but we also offer our colleagues several great benefits.


  • a minimum of 33 days holidays, which increases with service (including public holidays), pro rata for part-time workers
  • wellbeing support including a generous company sick pay scheme, carers leave, menopause support as well as an employee assistance scheme
  • a generous contributory pension scheme with Strathclyde Pension Scheme
  • colleague discount scheme—major and local retailer discounts available to all colleagues
  • cycle to work scheme
  • optional membership to a Health Cash Plan
  • offer of hybrid working.



This is an exciting time to join our ICT Team. If you share our values and are ready to be part of our journey, please select the apply button. We look forward to receiving your application.


If successful, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure Scotland check, the level of check will be determined by the duties of the post. If you would like further information in relation to the Disclosure Scotland checks, please visit

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