Job description Posted 10 January 2022

Data Security Specialist

Remote Working

Contract length: 6 Months

Pay: £626/d (Inside IR35 – via Umbrella ONLY)

The primary purpose of this position is to identify gaps in our current data security domain and create a holistic plan to improve the data security posture of GSK.


  • Review current data security workstreams, identifying gaps within the workstreams and creating a holistic approach to data security.
  • Review GSK’s current end user and system data security process and recommend improvements, both tactical and strategic.
  • Work with stakeholders across the organisation to agree on project plans for data security.
  • Identify and consolidate data sets from across the organisation.
  • Participate in data set reviews and advise on protection for specific data sets.
  • Engage with suppliers to understand if technologies can support identification and protections of data.
  • Identify areas for improvement, including automation possibilities. 
  • Advise on controls enhancement working with security operations team, including DLP.
  • Work with GRC and Security Architecture to understand whether current standards and policies are fit for purpose. 
  • Support business units as required.

Required Skills:


  • Experience with data security, both end user data security and system data security.
  • Understanding of data classification techniques for end user data, including systems used (MIP, Titus, etc)
  • Proven experience with conducting gap analysis on an organisations data security posture.
  • Proven experience with engaging stakeholders and formulating a consolidated plan to achieve the organisations objectives.
  • Stakeholder/ internal business management experience.
  • Experience with the data protection lifecycle from identification through to destruction of data.
  • Ability to recommend automation across current and future process.  
  • Strong verbal/written communication in English, with the ability to effectively interact with professionals at all levels of responsibility and authority
  • Work with virtual teams located in different countries around the world, aligning and adapting different work, culture and communication styles