Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity Manager

  • Location: Gibraltar
  • Salary: Contract - Negotiable Day Rate
  • Type: Contract
  • Job reference: 20835

We are recruiting for an interim/contract Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity Manager to be based in Gibraltar.

Day rate would be negotiable depending on experience, however, the role would be based out of Gibraltar with regular travel to other locations.

You will manage the implementation and day-to-day functions related to creating Business Continuity Plans and Procedures, while also managing Disaster Recovery operations within the technology function. Responsible for interfacing with senior management and regulatory auditors, while also implementing and supporting DR technology planning, Contingency Planning, Risk Management and Business Recovery.

Contingency Planning
Identify potential Business Interruptions, develop safeguards against these interruptions, and implement recovery procedures in the event of a business interruption. Provide documentation and training on Contingency Planning concepts and procedures.

Disaster Recovery
Safeguard all revenue generating operations (both internal and customer facing) by identifying potential problem areas and single points of failure that may result in interruptions to critical data processing operations. Develop and implement Disaster Recovery, Data Sensitivity, Back-up and Recovery, and Disaster Recovery Plans and Procedures. Work with 3rd party partners to ensure that all services provided under contract are adequately protected and where there is an identifiable gap, there is a plan to resolve.

Business Recovery
Develop safeguards and Business Recovery Plans and Procedures governing the remote Business Offices and Operations associated with the organization. Ensure that Corporate Asset Protection procedures cover critical Business Resources located at Business Offices.

Risk Management

  • Identify and Categorize outage exposures that could cause a business interruption, then obtain Insurance and Vendor agreements to safeguard against a disaster event. 
  • Responsible for ensuring that Business and Regulatory Requirements are adhered to and that implemented recovery procedures and contracts are cost justifiable.
  • Provide the team with strategic and inspiring leader that provides leadership and direction to the team creating and embedding a culture where continuous improvement is embraced.
  • Provide strong leadership that mentors and develops the team by; providing development, coaching, objectives and goal setting, performance management and other people policies as required ensuring the team is motivated, productive and fully compliant with all regulations and legislation. 
  • Assume ownership and management of the overall business recovery process
  • Schedule and conduct project planning sessions as required
  • Perform a company-wide Business Impact Assessment (BIA)
  • Monitor the business recovery plan development and scheduled deliverables from each team when complete, publish the plan and distribute to the appropriate team leaders, backups, other staff, and a copy to offsite storage
  • Ensure maintenance of the plans through annual review and team leader updates as changes take place. A periodic and comprehensive assessment to ascertain the program effectiveness is required (semi-annually)
  • Develop and give overview presentations internally and provide training to ensure continued awareness
  • Review and reconcile recovery plans
  • Schedule, attend, coordinate and conduct planned tests. Document problems Assign problem resolution to the individual(s).

Qualifications and Educational Requirements

  • Degree Level or higher Qualification
  • DR / BCP Management certifications essential
  • Infrastructure technology certifications desirable but not essential

Specialist Skills and Experience Required

  • Proven track record in the leadership of DR / BCP change programmes.
  • Excellent stakeholder relationship management skills
  • Excellent attention to detail with a clear focus on problem resolution through to the conclusion at all times
  • Sound knowledge of technology principles, architecture, and systems
  • Ability to travel across all locations is essential

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