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Head of IT Security Operations

Intec Select Ltd
Chatham, Kent
£105000 - £118000/annum 40% Bonus + 7.5k Car Allowance
Closing date
18 Aug 2022

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Head of IT Security Operations

A leading financial corporation is currently hiring a Head of Security Operations that will report to the CISO and focuses on the oversight of the overall activities of the CISO function with respect to InfoSec operational effectiveness and continuity, Information and Data security and team development and performance. The role will also act as a point of escalation for significant issues affecting the delivery of security services through internal and Third-party Managed Security Services. This permanent role is paying up to £118,000 per annum + benefits + 40% bonus + 7.5k car allowance to be based in Chatham or Wolverhampton.

The role will require continuous assessment and the pursuit of operational excellence. You will be responsible for defining the training and development of our teams to maintain industry-recognised accreditations and qualifications across all roles within security. You will also define operational metrics and reporting dashboards to monitor the overall effectiveness of the security activities and services. In addition, you will identify opportunities to apply the Lean Methodology, implement automation, deploy modern tooling and maintain appropriate levels of documented policies, practices and procedures to optimise the people, resources and efforts to deliver value to our client

• Ensure consistency and maintainability of security infrastructure environments, systems and services through the creation, maintenance, and enforcement of well documented operating standards and procedures.
• Build a collaborative culture within the CISO organisation and partner with various departmental and functional teams to deliver effective security services and measureable risk reduction.
• Lead a team of security professionals in their day-to-day duties and responsibilities while promoting best practice Information Security across all business areas.
• Lead the resource planning activities to ensure availability of security specialists for operational activities and service delivery to agreed SLAs.
• Act as the point of escalation for major issues affecting security operations and compliance with SLAs and Regulatory requirements.
• Ensure that InfoSec staff are adequately equipped and trained through security training records of achievements, defined training plans and security accreditation programmes.
• Define, document and implement an all-hazards business recovery strategy for the purpose of resuming operations of security systems, capabilities and services in the event of a disaster.
• Foster and build a collaborative culture within the department and through partnerships with external functions and vendors.
• Assume overall responsibility for the internal and external reporting obligations for the CISO organisation with supporting KRIs, KPIs and accurate, repeatable report generation.
• Support internal and external audit engagements.

Technical experience:
• Equivalent of 5 years of professional experience managing a security operations function within a large scale corporate IT-based environment is essential, preferably within Financial Services
• Equivalent of 5 years of experience in engaging with and influencing senior stakeholders, incorporating verbal and written expertise is essential
• Equivalent of 5 years of experience managing security teams, performance evaluations and development needs is essential
• 5 years of experience managing strategic partners internationally and 3rd parties is essential
• Excellent knowledge of IT services and technical platforms including but not limited to: Windows, Active Directory, MS Office, MS Exchange is essential.
• Excellent knowledge of ISO/IEC 27001 and NIST information security management frameworks is essential
• Excellent knowledge of security related KPIs, KRIs and defining actionable reporting for IT and business audiences is essential
• Excellent knowledge of regulatory compliance frameworks is essential
• Strong knowledge of Managed Security Services Providers (MSSPs), their offerings and value proposition is essential
• Strong knowledge of ITIL disciplines and practical applications to operational and governance activities is essential
• Strong knowledge of Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery process is essential
• Strong knowledge of Risk Management processes is essential

£118,000 (circa) / 40% Bonus / 7.5k Car Allowance / Work from home options / long term incentive plan Flexible working / 25 Days Holiday + Bank Holidays / Medical Cover / Life Cover / Pension / Flexible Benefits

Head of IT Security Operations
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