Role Profile (HMT)
Job Title: Job Reference: OC001593E
Directorate: CSD Team:
Services & Facilities
Line Manager Karen Delafield Range: E
Corporate Services Closing Date: 7th
£ 43,215 to £48,772
The Treasury is the United Kingdom's economics and finance ministry. It is responsible for
formulating and implementing the Government's financial and economic policy. Its aim is to
raise the rate of sustainable growth, and achieve rising prosperity and a better quality of life
with economic and employment opportunities for all.
Information Services (IS) and Facilities team have a challenging and key role at the heart of
Government supporting HM Treasury in delivering its strategic objectives. The post-holder
reports to Chief Information Officer and is responsible for overseeing the policy and
implementation of all technical aspects of ICT security in the organisation. The post-holder will
need to interact closely with the Departmental Security Officer to ensure overall security is
maintained. In addition to IT security the post holder will also act as the technical design
authority for all IT system changes.
The post holder is influential in ensuring that the technical of projects comply with the
architecture blueprints and gives approval on all technical design decisions
There is significant Departmental IT-spend outside of the IS team. The Post holder will be
influential in ensuring that the technical requirements of projects comply with the architecture
blueprints and provide approval on all technical design decisions.
The Post holder will have a small number of direct reports. The post will be based majority of
the time in London but will require occasional travel, including working with staff in Norwich.
Develop, maintain and publish an enterprise architecture and a
Articulate and agree an investment roadmap to achieve technology
convergence over an agreed timescale.
Own the blueprint to maximise application integration opportunities,
including the retirement strategy for legacy applications.
Ensure that all agreed projects are scoped to maximise opportunities
for technology convergence and business application integration.
Track emerging technologies, Integrate new technologies into the
blueprint, as appropriate.
Maintains enterprise architecture model; architecture blueprints/plans
IT Policies & Standards
Publish and maintain key IT policies.
Publish and maintain technical standards to support the architecture
Develop policies and standards to underpin the successful delivery of
Create and drive communication of policies and technical standards.
Technical Design Authority
Ensure that all technology decisions comply with the IS Strategy and
are in line with xGSI standards. Own and approve all technical design
decisions throughout the Department. Reviews and approves proposed
technical designs to ensure alignment with enterprise architecture
Ensures that the architecture plans that underpin the infrastructure for
IT Disaster Recovery (DR) are appropriate, resilient and robust. Quality
assures technology elements of DR tests.
Drives technology awareness within the team and across Treasury,
works on behalf of the Chief Information Officer to ensure cross-
government initiatives are delivered within HMT
Security accredits all new and existing ICT systems;
Monitors and approves the implementation of hardware and software
changes and enhancements to ensure that design rules and security
standards are not breached and, as appropriate, ensures that design
and security implications are considered at Change Control
Ensures Departmental networks are compliant with the requirements of
the Security Services
Manage liaison with HMT and Central Government Security Officers
and agencies. Provides technology design and security advice to the
ICT staff and ICT system users
Reports to DSO and, where appropriate, other business related areas,
on any perceived changes in threat, infringements and vulnerabilities
that may come to light;
Prepares security reports and arranges security surveys.
Works closely with CSIA and CESG to ensure the Department is
following the latest advice on data handling and information assurance.
Knowledge Requirements Skills Requirements
• HMT operates a confidential network; • You will need to be an ICT professional
experience of working at confidential level with a breadth of experience in IT
would be an advantage. infrastructure management to understand
• The office technology environment is built potential risks and develop a technology
upon Microsoft products; a good architecture that is aligned to business
understanding of the core Microsoft need. You will need to be able to amass
components will be essential. and understand detailed technical
• Ability to review current architecture, guidance from the centre and translate it
analyse findings and facilitate agreement into workable business policies
of future direction. • You must be an effective communicator
• Experience of managing external and tactful people handler; you will need
suppliers in a technology environment. to be able to deliver apparently negative
messages in a positive way. You will need
excellent written skills to deliver clear and
simple guidance in what can be complex
technical areas. You will need to be
confident in your approach and be able to
give short presentations to staff on any
technology and security education
matters that may arise.
• You will need to demonstrate you are a
problem solver, thinker and analyser -
with the ability to understand and respond
to situations in rapidly changing
environments and deliver secure solutions
that work. You will need to keep up to
date with guidance from the centre,
maintain local incident records and put in
place process and procedure to ensure
we adapt to new situations or guidance
appropriately. You will be looking for ways
to doing things securely rather than using
“security” as an obstacle to change
• The successful candidate is likely to have
had professional experience within the IT
security field and relevant supporting
qualifications, e.g., ITPC certification,
CISSP etc, although experienced IT
infrastructure professionals will be
considered and if successful given the
appropriate information security and
• The successful candidate will need to
undergo SC clearance and possibly DV
clearance in the future
Key Competencies (select up to 5 competencies to be used in the interview process)
Thinking Strategically x Managing People x Managing Resources
Analysis & Use of
x Open Communication Achieving Results x
Developing x Appreciating People Delivering Together
This post will be based in London but will require frequent travel to Norwich to attend meetings
and events. This is a full time post, and flexible working hours can be accommodated.
To apply for this post, you should complete an application form and submit it to 4741@hm-
treasury.x.gsi.gov.uk, quoting the job reference number in your request.
If you have any queries regarding the submission of your application, please contact HR Central
Services on 0207 2704741
HM Treasury has a strong commitment to equality and diversity, as sho wn in the Ten-Point Diversity
Delivery Plan. Our aim is to be a department which is open and accessible, recruiting and retaining
diverse, talented and high-performing people who support and develop one another.
HM Treasury guarantees to interview any disabled applicants, provided they meet the minimum criteria
for the post, and inform HR Central Services of their eligibility for a guaranteed interview in their
covering letter/application form.
This post is being advertised via the following process:
External Competition x
This post is subject to a full open competition and will be advertised internally and
externally via a civil service trawl and media advert. All are eligible to apply regardless of
Civil Service Trawl
This post is being advertised internally and via a civil service trawl. Only permanent
employees and staff employed on a fixed term basis via open competition are eligible to
apply for this post.
This post is being advertised internally. Only permanent employees and staff employed
on a fixed term contract via open competition are eligible to apply for this post.
If in doubt about your eligibility to apply for this post please contact HR Central Services on 0207
2704741 for further advice.