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Vacancy Details

Consultant: Jonathan Chadwick


Job Title: IT Disaster Recovery Specialist

Sector: IT Audit, Security and Governance

Location: UK, London & South East

Town / City: London

salary range: £80,000 - £100,000

Job Type: Permanent full-time

Job description:

IT Disaster Recovery Specialist
Skills: IT Disaster Recovery, Business Continuity, DR, BC, ITIL Service Management, incident Management, Critical Systems monitoring.  This is a superb opportunity for an experienced IT Disaster Recovery specialist to secure a position working with the brightest and best minds within IT Resilience.
The role will focus on assisting organisations understand and challenge the extent to which their infrastructure and systems are resilient to the threat of an unexpected disaster event or failure, as well as assessing their IT risk management capabilities and their ability to recover after a significant failure.
Work will include:
• IT Disaster Recovery – assessing and advising organisations on their IT Disaster Recovery arrangements.  This will include assessing current Disaster Recovery Plans and developing plans for organisations, which may include relating them to business continuity plans;
• Critical Systems Monitoring – helping clients assess and improve the arrangements they have in place around their critical systems.   Engagements will include helping organisations identify their critical system and technology and advising on the arrangements they should have in place to monitor events taking place in and around their IT estate;
• IT Management – assessing and advising on the IT Management practices an organisation has in place and helping to improve these.   Mainly focussed around the ITIL service management standards this will predominantly focus on assessing the efficiency and effectiveness of current IT support and management arrangements;  
You will receive appropriate training for the engagements that you will undertake and coaching on engagements.
For the right individual, the role provides an outstanding opportunity to progress, develop and be rewarded for achievement as part of a successful and growing part of the business. 
The following skills are required for this role:
Essential skills:
• A passion for technology and projects.
• Strong analytical and engagement management skills.
• The ability to work effectively in different teams for varying periods of time building good working relationships with both colleagues and client personnel at all levels.
• Identifying and effectively reporting any issues and recommendations for improvement to clients, as well as drafting the related sections of formal reports.
Desirable skills:
• Gained or be working towards ITIL Practitioner (blue badge) or Managers Certificate (Red Badge)
• Knowledge of risk and regulatory frameworks for IT (ITIL, CobiT, , PCI-DSS, etc).
• Experience around business continuity and disaster recovery and how they relate.
• Gained or working towards ISO 24762 (ITDR/continuity)
• Experience of working on IT resilience, disaster recovery or critical system monitoring projects.
This is an opportunity to secure a role with a world leader who are regularly acknowledged as one of the worlds best companies to work for. As well as the chance to work alongside the brightest and best within IT Resilience, you will receive a competitive salary, a generous bonus and extensive benefits package backed by comprehensive training and a structured career development programme.

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