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Head of Business Continuity Planning and Incident Response

Location: UK, Nottingham
Company: University of Nottingham

To lead the development and delivery of the University’s business continuity strategy and incident response framework in support of the University’s overall strategy. Working closely with academic and professional service units, the Head of Business Continuity Planning and Incident Response will be responsible for implementing:

  • A business continuity approach which prioritises the recovery of key systems and operations in a risk based manner
  • An incident management framework that enables the organization to respond the adverse events in a controlled manner.

Job role

  • Development of a strategy, which recruits staff to our mission to improve our business continuity procedures
  • Development and implementation of a framework to aid the consistent creation of individual departmental business continuity plans
  • An appropriate training and awareness programme for relevant business continuity roles within the University
  • Oversight of periodic testing and continuous improvement for business continuity plans.
  • To develop and lead the University’s incident response strategy including supporting the development of incident response plans and systems to support the ongoing operation and recovery of the Universities key operations, procedures and services. Key deliverables include:
  • A strategy, which recruits staff to our mission to improve our incident response procedures; 30%
  • A framework that allows the development of consistent incident management procedures to be embedded at departmental and faculty level which tie into the business continuity framework
  • Appropriate training and awareness programme for relevant roles within the University
  • Tools and systems (including communication platforms) to manage incidents across the organisation in a consistent manner
  • Periodic testing and continuous improvement plan for incident response mechanisms
  • Post incident review and root cause analysis techniques to prevent reoccurrence.

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