Head of Cyber Security

Marcus Donald People Ltd
90000.00 - 120000.00 GBP Annual
03 May 2021
05 May 2021
Professional / Specialist
Information Technology
Contract Type
My client is a charity with their head office in Central London and they are currently working in the office as much as they possibly can. However for this role, they are allowing the successful recruit to work from home up to 60% of the time. My client is looking to expand and they need to appoint a new Head of Cyber Security to ensure that everything is running smoothly and everyone is working efficiently.

My client ensures that their employees are happy and are enjoying the work they do. They offer a range of progression opportunities for the future and the best chances to gain further experience within your field of expertise.

In this role you will oversee teams and manage projects ensuring they are working to the best ability and getting them completed efficiently. Also, with the freedom of working in your own environment from the pleasures of your own home.

Technical skills - Head of Cyber Security
  • Excellent experience with cybersecurity frameworks, such as SANS/NIST, ISO 27000, CIS.
  • Manage the 3rd Party SOC provider into operations and ensure security incident management becomes part of operational response and is run 24/7.
  • Manage the relationship with external and internal auditors and own the IT Risk register.
  • Team management and managing the operations of the IT security & project team from people development to appraisals.
  • To possess Sysadmin skills and knowledge of Windows and Linux.
  • Hands on experience with SIEM tools such as Splunk, LogRythem and QRadar.
  • Have knowledge of TCP/IP and be able to use them effectively.
Essential Skills - Head of Cyber Security
  • Accountable for effective response to security incidents.
  • A strategic thinker with a strong hands-on approach, capable of designing, building, and operating security programs in a fast-paced environment.
  • Capacity to drive change to business practices by working effectively with all levels of stakeholders in a high-pressure environment.
  • Experience of analysing capacity and demand, recommending change when required.
Desired Skills - Head of Cyber Security
  • Experience with modern PaaS/SaaS - based IAM and SSO providers and protocols preferred (ex: AzureAD, Okta, Duo, SAML, etc.)
  • Strong IT skills and knowledge including hardware, software, and networks.
  • Ability to seek out vulnerabilities in IT infrastructures.
  • Ability to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of IT systems.
  • Should have Security Programs certification like CISM, CISA, CEH
There is no better place to work than at a company who makes you feel like one of the team and involves you, ensuring that you are enjoying your time at work. Also, while working for my client, it comes with a wide range of bonuses and benefits, such as, private health care, 10% bonus at the end of the year, 28 days holiday (including bank holidays and birthdays) and also allows for you to work in a value driven company ensuring you get the most out of your job and gain as much experience as possible looking to progress to that next step.

If this position is of interest, please do not hesitate to contact Ben James ( (see below) ) for any questions that may need answering and/or further information regarding the company and role.