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Head of Information Security/CISO

London, Greater London, England

£115k - 125k per year

Permanent (Full time)

Head of Information Security/CISO (FTSE 100 Company)

Location: Central London, (zone 1)

Start date: asap - 3 months

Role type: Permanent

Salary: £115-125K + 30% bonus + 15% pension + £4K SAYE + 25 days holiday + health + life assurance + subsidised gym

The Client:

Our client is an award winning & thriving International Plc based in Central London who require a dynamic Head of Information Security to work on a portfolio of security projects across the whole group. Based in their prestigious HQ this exciting opportunity requires candidates from a Plc/Blue-chip background with the requisite communication skills that a corporate environment demands.

The Role as Head of Information Security/CISO:

The Head of Information Security will have responsibility for implementing all Info Sec policies/standards to encompass all technology areas, from user devices to management systems and externally provided systems to the business. In addition to managing an established team of 6 (PM's, Security Architects, BA's & Analysts), you will be responsible for maintaining and cultivating strong relationships with senior stakeholders and various security partners/suppliers. Feeding in to the overall Technology Strategy, you will be a key contributor to steering committees and board meetings.

Duties include;

  • Manage all activities and functions of staff / consultants / vendors involved with information security.
  • Design and update the IT & Information Security & Privacy policies & standards.
  • Provide interpretation of current policies relating to specific situations as they arise.
  • Ensure all security projects are completed within time and budget and are integrated into the day to day operations of the business.
  • Develop the group wide Information / Technology strategic security plan and program.
  • Managing a virtual team of staff / consultants / vendors, the quantum of which will change depending on the needs of the business.
  • Develop business cases for security initiatives.
  • Monitor security trends and legislation nationally and internationally.
  • Coordinate internal and external audits.
  • Oversee security incident response planning and security breach investigations.
  • Build service relationships with internal customers and internal/external service providers.
  • Manage a suite of vendors including SaaS / external partners / hosted systems.

The Head of Information Security/CISO Candidate:

The client is seeking somebody who is dynamic, engaging, has strong stakeholder management skills, is self-motivated and can work independently. In addition to excellent communication skills (written/verbal), you must have gravitas and be able to demonstrate the following:

  • 5+ years Head of Information Security/CISO experience within a large Plc/blue-chip environment
  • Experience of implementing of Security standards
  • General security qualifications, such as: CISSP, CISM, IBITGQ, ISACA, (ISC)² or BCS. etc
  • Experience of multi-agency or enterprise wide security solutions.
  • Experience of managing information security in the cloud.
  • Proven experience in IT leadership roles.
  • Awareness of industry best practices and direction.
  • An excellent analyser who is fast and responsive to customers' needs.
  • Proven communication and interpersonal skills to all levels, including an excellent telephone manner.
  • Team Player who can maintain close working relationships with the other members of the IT team.
  • Supplier audits - ISO27001 etc

If you feel like you meet the above criteria for the Head of Information Security/CISO, then please apply now!

Posted 19 days ago

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