Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) – IT job in Netherlands

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Municipality of Gouda

Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)

Apply no later than Sunday 4 June 2023

  • Gouda
  • 32 – 36 hours

  • HBO · WO

Job offer

Gouda is working on information security! Do you want to work on a user-friendly, modern, but certainly also safe digital municipality? And do you guarantee that we quickly identify the risks and continue to take information security seriously? Then apply for the vacancy of CISO at the municipality of Gouda. Read on quickly for more information.

Your work as a CISO
Thanks to you, we as a municipality are aware of all risks in the field of information security and we are in control. To map out the risks, you supervise audits, phishing actions and you carry out risk analyses. You advise, in collaboration with colleagues, how these risks can be minimized. You organize monitoring, assurance and continuity management. You are the authoritative and self-evident point of contact for information security for the board and management of the organization.

You implement Gouda’s information security policy in which you work closely with your colleagues in various areas such as privacy, system management and communication. Everything with a view to a safe digital environment for our employees. You also advise on information security when purchasing new applications and supervise the purchase of new software that is necessary to better guarantee information security.

With organization-wide projects you work on compliance with agreements and awareness of risks among all employees. You see where things are going well and where things can be improved and act accordingly. A broad, responsible and interesting role at an organization that takes security and privacy very seriously and is happy to benefit from your input

Who are you going to work with?
The CISO function has a strategic character and is part of the corporate staff. You report solicited and unsolicited from an independent position to the municipal secretary, the portfolio holder, the college and the council about the information security policy and its implementation. As a project leader or consultant in information security projects, you often work together with colleagues, in particular with the Technical Information Security Officer (TISO), the privacy team and the DPO.

The Information Provision and Automation Department (INA) provides ICT management for the municipality of Gouda and four partner municipalities under the name ICT Gouwe-IJssel (approx. 2,000 end users). The cooperation between the partner municipalities makes the work of the CISO extra challenging.

What are you going to do?
You …

  • ensures the drafting, adjustment, renewal and revision of the (strategic) information security policy in accordance with the BIO and the resulting information security plans for departments or sub-areas;
  • works closely with the Technical Information Security Officer (TISO) in analyzing and assessing information security risks;
  • draws up an information security control plan and provides support for the implementation of this plan;
  • periodically reports on the implementation of the information security policy, compliance with and operation of measures taken and information security incidents that have occurred to the management and the Board;
  • maintains internal and external contacts in the field of information security;
  • are Trusted Contact Person Information Security (VCIB) on behalf of the municipality for the adequate handling of vulnerability warnings from the Information Security Service (IBD);
  • are aware of new laws and regulations of new threats in the field of cyber security, determine the impact and advise on measures to be taken
  • coordinates the annual ENSIA audit and IT audit activities in the context of the audit of the annual accounts;
  • consult with the municipal clerk and portfolio holder and, where appropriate, the municipal executive and the council about the information security policy.

What does your colleague say?
“Great working environment! Information security is high on management’s agenda. Just like me, my colleagues like to get things done and are good at what they do. We work towards the same goal and there is a lot of collegiality: if someone needs help, there is always a colleague to help. I also think the atmosphere is excellent: a day without laughter is a day wasted: you don’t have to worry about that here.”

What do you have?

  • a completed education at (post) HBO level within a relevant field such as Information Security Management Expert (ISME) or Certified Chief Information Security Officer (CCISO);
  • at least 3 years of demonstrable recent experience in a similar position at a comparable level, and with the implementation of and specialist knowledge of information security and the interfaces with privacy;
  • demonstrable experience in performing risk analyzes and implementing security standards such as the Baseline Information Security Government (BIO), ISO27001 and the security measures in the context of the GDPR;
  • knowledge of the current state of affairs and possibilities of ICT (operating systems, networks, standards, development and management methods);
  • demonstrable experience with project management and managing suppliers in a control organization;
  • you dare to take responsibility and show initiative;
  • you have strategic/tactical insight and you are strong in terms of processes;
  • you have a feeling for administrative and political relationships and decision-making processes;
  • you have excellent written and oral skills (NL & EN);
  • you have excellent advisory skills and a hands-on mentality.

This is what we offer:
Gouda has traditionally been the city of cheese and stroopwafels. Tasteful and diverse! A fun, medium-sized city with metropolitan challenges; because Gouda is developing rapidly. Much remains to be done in the coming years. That’s why we’re also looking for #tastemakers, because we can use your ideas and knowledge! What flavor do you add to Gouda?

What do we offer besides taste?

  • If your work allows it, hybrid working is one of the options, in which we focus on a good work-life balance;
  • Beautiful modern, centrally located, House of the City with a #tasteful company restaurant;
  • Good ICT facilities including a wide choice of smartphones that you can use for work and private life;
  • Wide range of fringe benefits;
  • Flat organization with plenty of room for your own input;
  • Individual choice budget of 17.05% which you can use for various purposes such as training, extra salary or leave;
  • A lot of attention for personal development with your own development budget;
  • Wide range in the field of your development and vitality via the GoudAcademie, such as courses, (online) training, e-learnings, webinars, masterclasses and e-books;
  • < 35 years old? Join 'Jong Goud' for personal development and networking drinks.

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Salary and contract
It concerns a function for 32 to 36 hours, where we always start with a contract for one year. The salary depends on education and experience and is a maximum of €6,470 gross per month (scale 12, CLA municipalities 2023)

Do you also want to work with us as a #tastemaker? Then apply immediately via the button or the application form below. This is possible until 4 June. The first conversations will be scheduled immediately afterwards.

Knowing more?
More information about the position can be obtained from Jeroen Pruyt, Concern Controller and Head of Concern Staff, via 06-48135496.

For more information about the procedure, please contact Alexandra Snouck Hurgronje, Recruiter HRM department, on 06-43385523.

Application procedure:

You will receive a response to your application as soon as possible after the closing date for the vacancy. After an initial selection, we approach the candidates for an interview. We hold a maximum of 3 job interviews, these conversations can take place both physically and via ZOOM. We may also use a reference check and/or (online) assessment. If you are our #taste maker, you will receive a final working conditions interview. We require a certificate of good conduct (VOG) from all our new colleagues.

More information about this vacancy?

Please contact Alexandra Snouck Hurgronje from the Municipality of Gouda (


About the organization

In Gouda there is a relatively large influx into Youth Protection and Youth Probation Service and the associated relatively high deployment of specialist help. The municipality wants to boost the possibilities for the project “down the stairs” by appointing a

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Mayor Jamesplein 1

2803 PG Gouda

14 0182

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