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IT Disaster Recovery & Resilience Consultant

IT Disaster Recovery & Resilience Consultant

  • Location: Swindon Head Office, South West England
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Ref: R001900869
  • Closing Date: 30 August 2019

Job description

We need:

  • A number of Disaster Recovery & Resilience Consultants at our Head Offices in Swindon
  • Salary £42,000 to £61,000 a year (dependent on skills and experience), based on a permanent contract.
  • Please send in your application by 30th August 2019

Who we're looking for

A key to your success is your ability to challenge and influence executive stakeholders across communities; building a more resilient Nationwide for the future, whilst continuing to deliver change at speed. Someone that takes the initiative to identify and do what’s needed to keep things on track, overcoming difficulties and striving for excellence.

As a minimum requirement you’ll need to have:

  • Seasoned IT Service Delivery experience ideally including an end-to-end Disaster Recovery, IT Resilience or technology background.
  • The ability to communicate with executive stakeholders, delivering difficult messages during times of high operational focus and intense pressure.
  • Proven track record of building rapport easily with different types of people, embracing differences and creating trusting relationships to improve our work and that of others.
  • Strong ability to quickly understand and work with complex technical and non-technical business matters, recognise and communicate business / member impact.

What you'll be doing

You’ll be part of an expanding IT DR function who will work across change Squads to provide subject matter expertise; delivering a consistent and robust approach to IT DR & Resiliency.

Working alongside programmes and projects you’ll be responsible for ensuring resiliency is defined, built and successfully tested before services go live into production, minimising risk to service availability. In addition, you’ll drive the society’s understanding of ITDR & Resiliency, ensuring they are understood, embedded and matured.

Your key responsibilities will be as follows:

  • Responsible for proactive engagement with programmes and projects across the Society to ensure IT DR and Resilience have been considered and implemented
  • Ensure that IT DR & Resilience are properly sponsored, scheduled, funded, tracked and delivered through representation at various project boards.
  • Lead the delivery of the IT DR and Resilience testing schedule for various programmes, ensuring Nationwide’s capability is maintained.
  • Define, share and mature IT DR and Resilience processes on behalf of Technology and regularly review these with the key stakeholders & team members
  • Work with Senior Stakeholders and technical interfaces (both internal and 3rd parties) using the defined communication, engagement and reporting schedule, sharing overall ITDR & Resilience status for all owned critical activity supporting applications, their associated risks, gaps, problems and remediation plans.
  • Work within a team ensuring all squads follow the same processes and adopt best practises.

You may be required to be part of an on call 24-hour rota to enable rapid response to issues or problems that may arise in the business. You will work to tight deadlines and respond at short-notice therefore you will need a good level of personal resilience and self-motivation to get you through the challenging times.

The extras you'll get

If you put a lot in, it’s only fair you should get a lot out. So if you help us do the right thing for our members, we’ll help further your career with us.

As part of our team you’ll get:

  • Access to training to help you progress and develop your technical skills and career
  • Pension scheme where if you pay in 7% we’ll top it up to 23%
  • Life assurance worth 8x your salary
  • 24 days’ holiday plus bank holidays
  • The ability to 'buy’ up to 10 days more holiday
  • Flexible benefits scheme giving you access to discount vouchers at various retail outlets
  • Access to an annual performance related bonus scheme

Work with PRIDE

Princes Responsible Business Network
Stonewall Diversity Champion
Business Disability Forum Member
Woman Engaged

Why work for us?

At Nationwide we’re here for our members and we put their needs first in everything we do. And now, more than ever, two things are helping us go from strength to strength: we put our customers first, and we’re known for being open, honest and trustworthy.

We’re also the world’s largest building society, with communities at the heart of everything we do. We aim to do the right thing for our members which helps set us apart from our competitors. But we need good people to help us do it. People who
understand what we believe in, and have the talent and drive to keep us successful.