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IT Security & Governance Architect Job Description

To provide advice, support, and consultancy services on all IT Governance matters to IT and Business Projects in allocated Business Vertical.

Attend Project Meetings for all projects in allocated primary Business Vertical


Deputise when required in secondary Business Vertical 

Provide appropriate IT Governance input to Project documentation; and Ensure Project compliance with IT Governance requirements.


Provide Subject Matter Expertise as required to projects in all Business Verticals and other IT Governance Employees as required;


Initiate and conduct Information Security risk assessments in line with recognised standards


Recommend appropriate, cost effective and beneficial actions to assure compliance with appropriate security controls; and Promote Information Security awareness to the global business community.


Computer systems background, covering a variety of disciplines across IT, including experience of at least two of the following areas:

• Application Development Lifecycle

• Prince2 Project Management Methodology

• Business and Systems Analysis

• IT Governance § Information Assurance

In depth technical experience in at least two of the following specialist groupings: o Information Security, specifically compliance with:

• ISO 17799:2005

• ISO 27001/2

Information Security Awareness programmes.

Legislative and regulatory instruments impacting on IT deliverables – namely:

• Data Protection Act (1998)

• Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003

• PCI Data Security Standards

• Computer Misuse Act (1990)


• Freedom of Information Act (2000)

• Access to Health Records Act (1990)  

IT Policies, specifically:

• Authoring and approving IT Policy;

• Policy Awareness Programmes  

Processes, Procedures, and Work Flows – awareness of ITIL and CoBIT frameworks


Architecture Process and Methodology


Ability to work on own initiative;

Ability to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines;

Ability to manage varied and heavy workload;

Ability to prioritise work appropriately;

Self motivated;

Creative and innovative;

Methodical and able to follow defined procedures and processes


Initiate and manage ongoing initiatives to review and improve business and IT compliance with legislative, regulatory instruments which impact on IT deliverables


Conduct ongoing and regular IT Policy, Process, Procedure, and Standard reviews


Identify and prioritise new requirements

Write, review, and deliver new requirements within agreed time, cost, and quality parameters, ensuring that local (i.e. non-UK) requirements are considered; and Promote IT Policy awareness to the global business community.


Provide guidance, leadership, and mentoring to subordinate IT Governance employees as required.