Job Type

Full Time


4 days ago


Manchester, NW


We are supporting our clients as they adapt to a new world in the wake of COVID-19. We are now recruiting for roles which will help our clients to deliver vital services and to resume business wherever possible.

Job title:

Information Security Assurance Analyst

Job Description:

Becoming an Information Security Assurance Analyst within SMART DCC – Manchester or Nottingham based:

About Smart DCC

Smart DCC Limited (DCC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Capita plc, was awarded the Smart Meter Communication License by the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change on 23 September 2013. DCC is a special purpose vehicle created to carry out the Authorised Business of the License, which is primarily to establish and manage the smart metering communication service for Great Britain.

In 2016, DCC launched the data communications infrastructure to enable the nationwide rollout of 53 million electricity and gas smart meters by 2020. Smart meters represent a once in a generation opportunity to transform the energy industry. The rollout of smart meters will help consumers to better understand and manage their energy usage and to make better informed decisions about how they buy their energy. Accurate, near real-time information captured by smart meters will support the energy market in becoming more responsive, efficient, and flexible.

The DCC smart meter communication service is a crucial enabler for the energy industry. The service will allow suppliers to install meters in every home and small business across Great Britain. Funded by the energy industry, the DCC network will connect smart meters to the business systems of energy suppliers, network operators and other authorised Users, such as third-party intermediaries. It will offer a secure, consistent service for all energy suppliers and avoid the complexity and duplicated costs of energy suppliers procuring their own networks. It will provide the information that will enable Users to develop innovative new services and products.

In its role as programme and service integrator, DCC is responsible for designing and implementing new services which will form the platform for a transformed energy industry.

About the role:

This role will provide guidance on all information security compliance aspects of the Smart DCC Information Security Management System (ISMS). As an ISO27001 certified organisation, you will maintain and continually improve the way in which our information is controlled. You will enable the business to operate securely and ensure that the impact of security incidents is minimised.

Our role as the Great Britain Smart Metering Licensee is to assure the technology and services provided by our key suppliers and therefore, we place a heavy reliance on thorough and integrated security risk management with ISO27005 as our standard. You will be part of a team responsible for all aspects of ISMS auditing, monitoring and development through our centralised Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) framework.

Reporting to the Head of Governance, Risk and Compliance, the Information Security Assurance Analyst plays a critical role in overseeing a broad range of areas and a trustworthy, confident, and influential character is essential.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Maintenance of our Information Security Management System (ISMS)
  • Development and maintenance of appropriate policies
  • Advising on Information Security Compliance for DCC staff, suppliers, and services
  • Conduct auditing and controls effectiveness reviews.
  • Managing 3rd party security audits and associated findings
  • Appropriate handling and management of security incidents, problems, and changes
  • Conducting risk assessments and assure all key supplier risk activities.
  • Provide appropriate reporting and management information.
  • Supporting effective information security awareness to the organisation

Technical Skills:

  • Broad understanding of technology and security controls
  • Incident co-ordination and investigation
  • Risk analysis and risk mitigation methodology (ISO27005)
  • Auditing and compliance measurement
  • Document development (Policies, Standards, Procedures, Guidelines)

What we are looking for:

  • Significant demonstrable experience in information security
  • Experience of ISO27001/ISMS implementation or audit is essential.
  • A general understanding of IT Security, both in terms of Security Architecture and also Information Assurance.
  • Certified ISO/IEC 27001:2013 implementer or auditor essential
  • Knowledge of large public sector programmes is desirable.

Additional Requirement:

  • Capable of achieving HMG Security Check (SC) is essential

What’s in it for you?

  • A competitive basic salary
  • Annual Bonus
  • 25 days’ holiday (rising to 27) with the opportunity to buy extra leave.
  • The opportunity to take a paid day out of the office, volunteering for our charity partners or a cause of your choice.
  • Company matched pension, life assurance, a cycle2work scheme, 15 weeks’ fully paid maternity, adoption and shared parental leave, paternity pay of two weeks…and plenty more.
  • Voluntary benefits designed to suit your lifestyle – from discounts on retail and socialising, to health & wellbeing, travel and technology.
  • Access to our Employee Network Groups, which represent every strand of diversity and allow colleagues to connect and learn from each other on an open, inclusive platform.
  • Whilst this is currently a role working from home when times allow you will be expected to work from our London location with the possibility of working from home at least 1 day per week.

You will get the chance to follow your chosen career path anywhere in Capita. You will be joining a network of 63,000 experienced, innovative, and dedicated individuals across multiple disciplines and sectors. There are countless opportunities to learn new skills and develop in your career, and we will provide the support you need to do just that. Our purpose is to create a better outcome for you.

What we hope you’ll do next:

Looking to discover more? choose ‘Apply now’ to fill out our short application and send us your CV.

All interviews, assessments and background checks will continue to take place online, to completely remove the need for face-to-face contact. All Capita colleagues who can work from home should do so; and where it is not possible for colleagues to work remotely, we have taken important steps to protect those working from Capita’s offices. Social distancing, enhanced hygiene and safety measures are already in place at all Capita locations that are open to protect our colleagues and manage the risk of COVID-19. The welfare of our people is of paramount importance to us, and we are doing everything we can to keep our colleagues and customers safe during this time.

We are an equal opportunity employer, which means we will consider all suitably qualified applicants regardless of gender identity or expression, ethnic origin, nationality, religion or beliefs, age, sexual orientation, disability status or any other protected characteristic. We recruit and develop our people based on merit and their passion for creating better outcomes, and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.




United Kingdom

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Full time

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