Director of Cyber Regulation

07 Feb 2023
21 Feb 2023
Job Title
Associate Director
Contract Type
Full Time
This role will lead complex, multi–disciplinary and diverse teams across the Cyber Regulatory Directorate and Cyber Profession and be a member of our Executive Committee within Ofgem.

The Executive Committee (ExCo) is chaired by our Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and is responsible for our overall performance. Ten directors from across our organisation make up the committee membership.

The Director of Cyber Regulation will be responsible for leading Ofgems function as Competent Authority (joint with BEIS) for cyber security in the energy industry.

Reporting into The Director General for Infrastructure, the Director will develop and deliver a regulatory strategy to ensure that consumer interests in the security of supply from a cyber perspective are adequately protected as the energy industry evolves into a digitalised and decentralised net zero system. They will set clear minimum standards and guidance on best practice in the sector; embed this best practice across the energy industry; monitor compliance against standards; and work with Ofgems enforcement team to take action wherever necessary to protect consumer interests. The Director will need to work closely with Government and the NCSC, as well as establishing strong collaborative relationships with cyber–regulators in other sectors and other countries around the world.

As a non–ministerial department, Ofgem is accountable directly to Parliament for the performance of its duties.

    Person specification

    Lead the Cyber Regulatory Directorate and Cyber Profession at Ofgem
    • Engaging and collaborating with the Industry and other Government departments, to develop an effective regulatory framework for cyber security resilience.
    • Publishing cyber and security resilience guidance, practices and tools.
    • Monitor situation awareness, compliance and support enforcement actions where necessary.
    • Review, recommend and monitor cyber allowance for GEMA approval, related to Price Control.
    • Maintaining currency of cyber security requirements within energy related programmes.
    • Lead people engagement for Cyber, including recruitment, resource allocation, development, diversity and health index.
    • Support and influence Ofgem and cross Governmental Cyber strategy.

    More information about the role and the application process, can be found in the attached candidate pack.

    If you would like to understand more about this opportunity we will be holding a virtual recruitment event on 23rd February at 12:30 you can register for tickets on


    We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:
    • Seeing the Big Picture
    • Making Effective Decisions
    • Leadership
    • Communicating and Influencing
    • Delivering at Pace

    Technical skills

    We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:
    • Please see candidate pack for details


    Ofgem can offer you a comprehensive and competitive benefits package which includes; 30 days annual leave after 2 years; Excellent training and development opportunities; The opportunity to join the Civil Service pension arrangements which include a valuable range of benefits. Hybrid working (currently 1 day a week in the office), flexible working hours and family friendly policies. Plus lots of other benefits including clean and bright offices based centrally, engaged networks and teams and an opportunity to contribute to our ambitious and important targets of establishing a Net Zero energy system by 2050. This exciting blend of professional challenge and personal reward identifies career opportunities at Ofgem as something to get excited about.

    Things you need to know

    Selection process details

    This vacancy is using Success Profiles (opens in a new window) , and will assess your Behaviours, Experience and Technical skills.

    When you press the Apply now button, you will be asked to complete personal details (not seen by the sift panel), your career history and qualifications.

    You will then be asked to provide a 1250 word supporting statement evidencing how you meet the essential and desirable skills and capabilities listed in the role profile. Please ensure you demonstrate clearly, within your supporting statement, how you meet each of the essential and desirable skills and capabilities.

    Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

    This role has a minimum assignment duration of 3 years. An assignment duration is the period of time a Senior Civil Servant is expected to remain in the same post to enable them to deliver on the agreed key business outcomes. The assignment duration also supports your career through building your depth of expertise.

    As part of accepting this role you will be agreeing to the expected assignment duration set out above. This will not result in a contractual change to your terms and conditions. Please note this is an expectation only, it is not something which is written into your terms and conditions or indeed which the employing organisation or you are bound by. It will depend on your personal circumstances at a particular time and business needs, for example, would not preclude any absence like family friendly leave. It is nonetheless an important expectation, which is why we ask you to confirm you agree to the assignment duration set out above.


    Successful candidates must undergo a criminal record check.

    Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is developed vetting (opens in a new window) . See our vetting charter (opens in a new window) .

    People working with government assets must complete baseline personnel security standard (opens in new window) checks.

    Nationality requirements

    This job is broadly open to the following groups:
    • UK nationals
    • nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UK
    • nationals of the Republic of Ireland
    • nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with settled or pre–settled status or who apply for either status by the deadline of the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS) (opens in a new window)
    • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service
    • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil Service
    • certain family members of the relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals
    Further information on nationality requirements (opens in a new window)

    Working for the Civil Service

    The Civil Service Code (opens in a new window) sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

    We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles (opens in a new window) .

    The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

    The Civil Service also offers a Redeployment Interview Scheme to civil servants who are at risk of redundancy, and who meet the minimum requirements for the advertised vacancy.

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