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CLAS Security Advisor

CLAS Security Advisor– Southend on Sea - Up to £750 per day – 3 month Contract – Inside IR35 - Security Clearance: SCCLAS Security Advisor:A fantastic opportunity available for a driven and experienced CLAS Security Advisor to join a fantastic team based in Southend on Sea. Our client is working on behalf of the HMRC searching for a CLAS Security Advisor to work within their large multidisciplinary agile team, supporting and continuously improving products of significant scale and complexity.We’re looking for individuals with strong interpersonal skills who like working in a delivery focused, agile environment with multidisciplinary teams. You will be capable of contributing to the success of the team through experience of some or all of the following components.Key Responsibilities:* Attend discovery and requirements meetings (including Agile "Sprint" meetings) alongside business representatives as subject matter expert in security risk management.* Identify key information and security risks that need to be mitigated as part of the solution design and each of the Agile Sprints containing high priority developments;* Define the scope for security testing as required and support embedded security and security testing practices* Produce risk management documentation: * Security Risk Assessment * Statement of Applicability * Portfolio of evidence* Finalise risk assessment documentation for the CDS project as a whole for approval by CDIO Assurance and the Business Owner* Transfer skills and knowledge to nominated in-house staffQualifications and Experience:* Experience of working in major public sector IT change programmes.* Familiarity with Agile programme management delivery processes and integrating risk assessment practices.* Previous experience of designing and successfully delivering service security testing (including penetration testing) in a complex IT change environment.* Strong communication and interpersonal skills.* Risk assessment experience, especially in HMG, and using agile methodology. You will need to develop a close working relationship with the HMRC Security team members who will be providing assurance as part of the accreditation process.* Experience of digital/web solutions, especially open source and cloud based technology.* Act as a security consultant in the development of the solution, instilling security best practice as the solution unfolds. Write pen testing scopes and interpret results; contextualising them, providing risk treatment suggestions and reassessing as appropriate* Ability to work independently, proactively and with versatility to changing circumstance* Excellent eye for detail, communication skills with individual as all levels, and the ability to coach, as part of the role will be to effect a skills transfer