Compliance & IT Security Analyst (Perm Full-Time)

Background – About ALT HAN (Home Area Network) Co:

The Alternative HAN Company (Alt HAN Co) is a not-for-profit company jointly owned by Energy Suppliers. It operates through a Forum of supplier representatives, and a Board. Costs are recovered from energy consumers, via charges levied on all licensed energy suppliers.

We were established in 2016 for the sole purpose of finding an industry-wide solution for smart metering in hard-to-reach houses, apartment blocks and commercial premises. Specifically, where the broadcast signal from a smart meter communications hub is not strong enough to reach the gas / electricity meter or smart devices in the home. This problem affects around 5% of premises in Great Britain – and if not addressed could leave behind more than a million customers in the transition to a smarter, low-carbon energy sector.

Alt HAN entered a critical phase of its delivery during 2022 when testing the systems and processes commenced with Energy Suppliers. The full roll out of the Alt HAN devices launched in 2023 and is proving a success in supporting the full roll out of Smart Metering equipment.

The Role

This is an excellent opportunity for someone to join the Compliance Team, part of the Business Support function at Alt HAN Co as a Compliance & IT Security Analyst. Your role will be to support the Compliance Manager & IT team at Alt HAN Co. You will work closely with internal teams and external stakeholders to test and assure business processes and IT controls. We are looking for a capable, experienced analyst, ideally from a compliance, risk, or IT background.

Role Purpose

Reporting to the Compliance Manager, the Compliance & IT Security Analyst will be responsible for:

Maintaining the companies Record of Data Processing Activities (RoDPA)Management of our Compliance training programme & associated systemsCreation of training materials relevant to Compliance & IT SecurityRisk reporting & oversight of the company’s risk registers. Supplier due diligence Information Security ISO27001 Annex A controls management Information Security Management System (ISMS) document controlAttendance at governance meetings as a subject matter expert Deputising where required for the Compliance Assurance Officer

Professional Experience, Knowledge, and Skills

The successful candidate will have the following:

Practical experience of ISO standards, particularly ISO27001 & 27701Cyber Essentials Assessment Framework (CAF)Data Protection Law 2018 & the UK GDPR 2016


Excellent written and communication skills evidenced by previous experience. Numerate and confident in producing statistical & written reports. An understanding of the general compliance framework associated with Information Security, Cyber Security & Data Protection laws. Intermediate experience of using MS Office, especially Excel, Word, and PowerPoint Experience in presenting to internal and external governance groups. An understanding of the GB Energy industry arrangements (desirable)

Personal Attributes

High degree of professionalism and a can-do attitude Resilience, pace, enthusiasm, and energy Strong attention to detail Straightforward & Pragmatic in approach Hungry for development and professional progression Ability to multitask and manage workloads, deadlines, and tasks. Confident to challenge others and to be challenged.

The Opportunity

At Alt HAN you will:

Have the chance to work within a fascinating technical development area in the smart energy space and be at the forefront of the climate/green energy challenge. Work with a group of highly professional and capable people, with a very positive and growing reputation. Be in a high-profile role that will provide access to a network of other stakeholders, including Energy Suppliers, Government (Department of Energy Security & Net Zero DESNZ) and Ofgem. This is wonderful opportunity to enhance your reputation within the energy community; and Become part of an ambitious team that seeks to be the provider of choice for DESNZ / Energy Suppliers for future associated smart energy initiatives that require collective action.

Alt HAN Co is an equal opportunities employer and are committed to treating all job applicants equally. Alt HAN Co does not discriminate against any employee or job applicant on grounds of (including, but not limited to) their race or colour, nationality, national or ethnic origin, sex, marital status, religion, age, sexual orientation or disability

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