Newark (with flexibility to work from home) 
35 Hours Per Week

Do you want to help guide our cyber and data security to deliver nature’s recovery? 

The Wildlife Trusts have a vision of land and seas rich in wildlife and people close to nature. We believe that nature is valuable in its own right, that everyone should have the chance to experience the joy of wildlife and that we are part of nature, wholly dependent upon it.

We are developing a new ten-year strategy setting out the collective impact we want to have as a movement. Although the strategy discussions are ongoing, it is already clear that we will be adopting a bold goal that, by 2030, nature will be in recovery with abundant and diverse wildlife everywhere, and that natural processes will be creating wilder landscapes where people and nature thrive. We have identified five strategic transformations that are needed to deliver this change. Digital transformation is one of these, as well as being an enabler to the other transformations.

The central charity (the Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts) needs someone to help guide the cyber and data security transformation to deliver nature’s recovery. This role will work with external experts and stakeholders across the Wildlife Trust movement to co-develop business cases for change, using insights, new ways of working and IT technologies.

We are looking for someone with the drive, experience and the ability to protect and safeguard RSWT and the wider Trust movement in relation to cyber and data security, ensuring compliance with all legislation. You will monitor RSWT networks and systems, detect security threats, analyse and assess alerts, and report on intrusion threats, attempts and false flags, thereafter either resolving them or escalating them to the Head of IT, depending on the severity. The role will require you to engage with the wider Trust movement to aid local Trusts in auditing and assessing their own security risks, recommending improvement and action plans to reduce the overall risk profile across the organisation. Experience of cyber and data security within the NGO sector is desirable but not essential.

You will have expertise in driving transformational change with a focus on cyber security and data, ideally in a complex environment, and will be familiar with emerging IT solutions. You will be comfortable and confident in engaging specialist colleagues across individual Wildlife Trusts and externally. You will draw upon The Wildlife Trusts’ experience and innovative ways of working to gather information on what they are currently doing, expertise, appetite for change, risks and future opportunities. You will have the ability to communicate at all levels expressing complex ideas and technical points with inspiration and clarity, in both written and oral form and excellent facilitation skills to ensure we are at the very forefront of cyber security and data best practice within the central charity and across The Wildlife Trusts.

You will enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, be organised and resourceful and be able to think strategically while having an eye for detail. You will have a clear passion for our cause and have excellent listening and collaboration skills to help bring everyone together to ensure that we deliver to the highest standards and achieve the best outcomes for nature.

We value courage, respect, integrity, trust and responsibility. Whilst we are passionate in promoting our aims, we are not judgemental, and we are inclusive.

We want our people to be as diverse as nature, so we particularly encourage applications from people who are underrepresented within our sector, including people from minority ethnic backgrounds and people with disabilities. We are committed to creating a movement that recognises and truly values individual differences and identities.

As a Disability Confident employer, we are committed to offering an interview to anyone with a disability that meets all the essential criteria for the post. Please let us know if you require any adjustments to make our recruitment process more accessible.