Disaster Recovery Specialist - City of London

Business Continuity
Ref: 119 Date Posted: Monday 20 Jun 2022
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Title:     Disaster Recovery Specialist
Company:    Financial Services
Location:    London or Hybrid or Remote
Reports to: IT Disaster Recovery Manager
Salary:      £50,000
Benefits:       Financial Services benefits scheme
Duration:  Fixed Term Contract from today to August 2023


The Role

To act as a Disaster Recovery Specialist within the IT department organisation to provide day-to-day support to the IT Disaster Recovery Manager in ensuring appropriate DR plans are in place & DR tests are carried out to mitigate the effects of potential disruption to the delivery of Team Technology services to the business
Key Accountabilities/Deliverables (As part of the IT Continuity Team):
•             Create, develop, & maintain Disaster Recovery plans to cover in-scope business and IT systems
•             Maintain the Corporate DR Planning tools such as DRAIP, JIRA and shared docs such as the  Team Testing schedule
•             Create, arrange, manage & carry out physical testing of Disaster Recovery Plans by:
o             Create and maintain specific/individual test run-books
o             Negotiating & agreeing the specific date/time to run the tests with their App Stakeholders
o             Create & progress formal IT Change Control approvals
o             Arranging/booking the appropriate test resources
o             Ensuring pre-Test communications are sent out to the business & IT users
o             Manage/co-ordinate the resources (human and technical) during the delivery of each DR Test
o             Gather & collate DR test results & evidence from their participants
o             Create & store DR Test Reports to evidence the completion of DR tests
o             Carry out DR test re-runs if required
o             Ensuring DR Tests are run in a safe & secure manner ie. Productions systems are unaffected
•             Assist business & IT projects with DR process information & advice
•             Escalate identified gaps within the DR environment to the DR Manager
•             To be aware of BC/DR industry good practice guidelines that may impact BC/DR deliveries;
•             Comply with AJG Professional Standards Manual in accordance with statutory requirements;
•             Carry out duties following  internal policies and procedures in accordance with applicable laws, rules, regulations and good governance;
•             Ad hoc tasks as requested by management;
Your Skills, Experience and Qualifications:
•             Member of the BCI/DRII or equivalent practical knowledge/experience;
•             GCSE or equivalent in Maths and English is required;
•             IT literate with a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office, particularly Word, Excel & PowerPoint is essential;
•             Demonstrable evidence of working towards set deadlines;
•             Using initiative when dealing with challenges;
•             Excellent interpersonal skills, including listening, verbal and written communication with the ability to communicate effectively;
•             Strong organisation skills;
•             Pro-active approach;
•             Ability to work well under pressure;
•             Flexible approach to the challenges of a changing environment;
•             High level of professionalism, trust and integrity;
•             Close attention to detail and accuracy;
•             Must be willing to travel across the UK and potentially internationally;
•             Eligibility to work in the UK;