IT Security & Compliance Team Leader

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Middlesbrough College

Job title: IT Security & Compliance Team Leader

Job description: Job Title: IT Security & Compliance Team Leader

Salary: Business Support Scale PO,

From £36,066 – £38,061 per annum

Contract: NSG Business Support, Full Time, Permanent

Hours: 37 hours per week

Annual Leave: 30 days per annum, plus statutory Bank Holidays

Pension: NEST Pension Scheme

About the College

  • Middlesbrough College is the largest General Further Education College in the Tees Valley and has been situated in Middlehaven, Middlesbrough, since 2008. It has developed from the initial main site to the vibrant campus that is now in place with our Campus Heart, dedicated Sixth Form, STEM Centre, Higher Education Centre, and further development for our apprentices in progress.
  • The College provides excellent facilities for approximately 13,000 students from across the region and whilst we are very proud of our campus and the equipment our students have access to, we are clear that it is the experience and dedication of our staff that make a positive difference to the lives of our students, helping them to achieve their educational goals and progress into work, higher education, or apprenticeships.
  • In 2020/2021, 96% of learners following a study programme attained a positive destination into further training, apprenticeship, or employment. In the 2022 student exit survey, 91% of respondents agreed that their course was helping them to develop the skills they needed to get a job in the future.
  • We employ over 1000 staff and are committed to our staff’s development; we have a wide range of continuous professional development opportunities including a bespoke Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) programme for our aspiring and existing leaders. Opportunities to achieve Assessor and Teaching Qualifications as well as role specific Professional Qualifications.
  • Our teaching staff are supported through our Taking Teaching Higher strategy that focuses on ensuring practitioners have the skill set to utilise up to date evidence-based practice, innovate through technology enhanced learning and have access to relevant continuous professional development opportunities.
  • The College offers free membership to its gym for all staff as well as discounted rates in the Hair and Beauty salons, and staff sports sessions such as five aside football, Pilates, and badminton. The College has an employee assistance programme that provides support to both staff and their families.

About the role

As the Security and Compliance Team Leader, you will be at the forefront of shaping our institution’s resilience against digital threats. We are seeking an individual with a proven history in developing and implementing cutting-edge security measures, ensuring the protection of sensitive information, and maintaining compliance with regulatory standards.

You will also provide mentorship to the IT Security & Compliance Apprentice and the wider S&C team to ensure that they are supported, trained, informed, and challenged within their role.

The successful candidate will:

  • Relevant professional certifications such as CISSP, CISM, or equivalent, demonstrating a commitment to ongoing professional development in the field of cybersecurity.
  • Comprehensive understanding of regulatory frameworks relevant to Further Education in the UK, including GDPR, DPA, and other sector-specific compliance requirements. Proficiency in business analysis tools and techniques, such as process modelling, data analysis, and user story development.
  • To have good leadership, administrative and organisational skills
  • Proven experience (3 years plus) in a senior security role, with a history of successfully leading security initiatives and managing a team.

To see all the requirements for this post, please see the attached job description.

Safeguarding our students

Middlesbrough College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, as well as vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to be suitable to work with these groups and share this commitment.

As a member of staff within the college, you will be working on a regular basis within the College environment which will give you opportunity for contact with children. Therefore, this role is defined as being within ‘regulated activity’. At Middlesbrough College, we pride ourselves on our dedication to safeguarding all students, to do so we follow a strict vetting process whereby any offer of employment will be subject to the appropriate checks, including an Enhanced DBS Check.

Before applying for a role with Middlesbrough College, it is important to note that it is an offence to do so if you believe you are a person who is barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.

To read more information in relation to the DBS Code of Practice please follow this link:

Want to know more?

For further details and to discuss the role in more detail, please contact Graham Arnold, IT Manager on

As a College we are committed to Equality, Diversity & Inclusion, and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Applicants must demonstrate their ability to meet the key responsibilities, qualifications / skills and experience detailed within the job description. Salaries are based on skills, qualifications, and experience.

As a College we are committed to Equality, Diversity & Inclusion, and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

The College is a Disability Confident Leader. We offer disabled applicants the option of requesting that their application is considered under the terms of the Guaranteed Interview Scheme (GIS).

We reserve the right to close this advert early if we are able to appoint to the vacancy before the advertised closing date. We therefore encourage applicants to submit their applications as soon as possible.

To learn more about working at Middlesbrough College, please visit our page.

At Middlesbrough College, our focus is to equip people with the skills and training to progress into their chosen careers. That’s why, 96% of full-time students that study with us, secure employment, an apprenticeship, or access to further study at College or university.

It’s a fantastic time to join Middlesbrough College. We boast excellent achievement rates for vocational courses and for apprenticeships.

We’re a College that is unique to the region, delivering courses in every occupational sector area and at every level, from entry-level all the way through to level 7 postgraduate qualifications.

Dock Street, Middlesbrough, TS2 1AD



Expected salary: £36066 – 38061 per year

Location: Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire

Job date: Sun, 11 Feb 2024 03:04:20 GMT

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