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IT DR and Resilience Analyst

DLA Piper
Leeds or London
Closing date
28 Nov 2023

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Officer / Analyst / Engineer / Executive / Coordinator
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Other Professional

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The role

Assist the IT DR & Resilience Manager in the ongoing management of the firm’s Disaster Recovery programs ensuring alignment in governance between the Resilience Framework with a particular focus on IT’s response and recovery capabilities.

Support the delivery of Disaster Recovery controls across IT and the wider business.

In the event of a disaster assist the IT Resilience Manager in providing guidance and support to the relevant International IT teams to ensure that a successful recovery with minimal business impact is realised.

Promote IT DR Testing with the relevant IT teams and modify and build on the existing testing schedule.

Assist in the development of appropriate resilience and continuity plans, policies and procedures for major systems failures against top threats and vulnerabilities.


  • Ensure that we have the ability to recover from a Disaster from a technology systems perspective in a timely fashion and with minimal business impact. Working within the IT Major Incident process to support the technical response and act appropriately to the recovery using Disaster Recovery measures
  • Deputise as necessary for the IT DR & Resilience Manager in the event of a service interruption and cover their responsibilities in such interruptions
  • Assist in Business Impact Analysis of IT systems, document, highlight and provide guidance to manage risks and single points of failure identified
  • Assist in the creation of a comprehensive programme of testing and validation, encompassing people, processes, plans and technology, and ensure the plan is executed at the agreed frequencies
  • Feed into and support the IT team in the creation of IT DR runbooks
  • Ensure that the IT Resilience recovery plans are maintained and updated to reflect all changes
  • Ensuring all Team related documentation and registers / contacts / policy’s/processes are managed and kept up-to-date
  • Assist in the assurance of any outsourced providers DR provisions, validated testing through a rigorous review and challenge process.
  • Assist in the preparation of Board and Executive Management Reports
  • Travelling to office locations as needed to provide training, support or project delivery
  • Identify, assess, and report IT Resilience  related risks and issues. Maintain risks and issues log recording decisions formally, feeding into the main risk register
  • Feed into the relevant departmental reporting on a weekly / monthly basis about progress against testing, risks and issues, and escalations requiring resolution


  • Ideally a minimum of 1-2 years’ experience of IT DR, Resilience, Ideally within a large and complex organisation.
  • Experience of stakeholder management
  • A good understanding of IT methodologies, frameworks and best practices. 
  • Ability to communicate at all levels and provide information to a diverse stakeholder group.
  • Experience in dealing/working with 3rd party suppliers to achieve results
  • A positive attitude that always exudes a “can do” approach.
  • Enthusiastic, self-supporting and confident, with the ability to enthuse others and get their engagement.
  • Ability to take ownership of problems and the decision-making process to resolve them.
  • Willingness to build up knowledge of the BC industry standards such as ISO 22301
  • Natural collaborator
  • Business focused
  • Pro-active approach
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Desire to develop (both themselves and their capabilities)
  • Methodical and a natural problem solver
  • Initiative and ability to work under time constraints

DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers and business service professionals located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Our global reach ensures that we can help businesses with their legal needs anywhere in the world. We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality, service excellence and value to our clients and offering practical and innovative legal solutions to help them succeed. Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies, as well as government and public sector bodies.

In everything we do connected with our People, our Clients and our Communities, we live by these values:

  • Be Supportive – we are compassionate and inclusive, valuing diversity and acting thoughtfully
  • Be Collaborative – we are proactive, passionate team players investing in our relationships
  • Be Bold – we are fearless and inquisitive, challenging ourselves to think big and find creative new solutions
  • Be Exceptional – we are strategic and driven, exceeding standards and expectations

At DLA Piper, diversity and inclusion underpins how we live our values and everything we do. We believe that everyone has a voice, and that everyone’s voice counts. We know that the rich diversity across our firm makes us stronger, more innovative and creative, which helps us to better serve our clients and communities. We are committed to providing an inclusive working environment and culture across our global firm, where everyone can bring their authentic self to work.

Diversity of perspective, thought, background and culture combine to make us the leading global law firm; that’s why we actively seek to build balanced teams. We welcome the unique contribution that you will bring to our firm and actively encourage applications from all talented people – however your talent is packaged, whatever your background or circumstance and regardless of how you identify.

We recognise that people have responsibilities and interests outside of their career and that as a business, we all benefit from working flexibly. That’s why we are open to discussing with candidates the different ways in which we are able to support requests for agile working arrangements.

In the event that we make an offer to you, and where local legislation permits and where relevant, we will conduct pre-engagement screening checks that may include but are not limited to your professional and academic qualifications, your eligibility to work in the relevant jurisdiction, any criminal records, your financial stability and work-related references.


DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific, positioning us to help clients with their legal needs around the world.

We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality and value to our clients, and we achieve this through practical and innovative legal solutions that help our clients succeed.

We’re proud to serve an international client base that includes more than half of the Fortune 250 and nearly half of the FTSE 350 companies. We help the world's top companies with their business-critical issues. Many of the deals we work on are complex and challenging – transcending not just practice areas, but borders, languages and legal systems. With offices throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific, we represent more clients in a broader range of geographies and practice disciplines than virtually any other law firm in the world. Our lawyers have wide experience in arbitration, banking, competition and trade, as well as corporate crime and corporate finance. We have strong practices in employment, energy, hospitality and leisure, insurance, intellectual property, litigation, mergers and acquisitions and have developed key teams in pensions, private equity, real estate, tax, and technology

As a firm we are committed to diversity and to building an inclusive culture for all of our people, where differences are genuinely valued. For us, diversity isn't just about visible differences, it's the unique blend of talents, skills, experiences and perspectives that makes each of us an individual and we know it's crucial to have a culture and environment where those differences are genuinely valued.

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+44 (0)20 7349 0296
160 Aldersgate Street

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