Information Security Specialist

Ref No. 24810
London
Posted 24 Jun 2024

Overview

Salary: £35,000 - £60,000 depending on experience

Employment: Permanent

Job description

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IntaPeople are proud to represent a prestigious firm based in the heart of London. Due to continued growth and investment within their Information Security Team, they now require an Information Security Specialist to join their team.

You’ll work closely alongside the Information Security Manager and report to the Head of Security to help manage and maintain the firm’s information security risk position, whilst also leading the delivery of several initiatives within our information security roadmap. You will work closely with large FTSE100, Professional Services and Banking clients so the opportunities for progress are endless.

If you’re a master's graduate with a cybersecurity or STEM-related degree and have some commercial experience, whether it be a placement year or some industry exposure this could be a brilliant opportunity for you. Alternatively, if you’re already working as an Information Security Analyst and have 2-3 years of experience but need more responsibilities, exposure and progression please apply.

The key responsibilities of this role include: (please note this is not a technical cyber role)

  • Performing information security due diligence on the firm’s suppliers, as/when required.
  • Improving the supplier due diligence process, to make it more efficient and effective, e.g. by leveraging the GRC platform the firm is investing in.
  • Drafting responses to information security enquiries/questionnaires from clients and prospects.
  • Streamlining the process of responding to due diligence enquiries, e.g. using generative AI tools to help suggest/automate our responses.
  • Helping to deliver other security improvement projects and continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Assisting with the running of the firm’s Information Security Management System, e.g. by driving forwards corrective actions from audits, documenting lessons identified from incidents and near misses, and producing management reporting.
  • Facilitating internal and external audits of the firm’s information security and privacy controls.

About You;

  • At least 6-12 months ’ experience in an information security-related role OR a relatable degree that’s covered Information Security practices.
  • Working within a regulated environment or an organisation aligned to an information security standard such as ISO27001 would be preferable but not essential.
  • An enthusiastic and driven self-starter; takes strong personal ownership of the tasks assigned to them and drives them through to completion.
  • Able to prioritise workload effectively given competing priorities, using their initiative.
  • Curious; reads into a subject, develops new ideas and approaches, and validates them through testing.
  • Strong communication (written and verbal), organisational and time management skills to manage a variety of tasks and meet deadlines that often involve coordinating activity across multiple teams.
  • Strong numerical, analytical and presentation skills; able to identify the crux of issues and summarise complex information for non-technical audiences.

We’re looking for someone enthusiastic, driven, a self-starter, quick to pick up technical concepts (not hands-on) and who can skilfully convey information security risks. Prior exposure to relevant information security, third-party risk management or GRC within a professional services firm would be beneficial.

Role/Benefits at a Glance

  • A competitive starting salary of £35,000 - £60,000 (depending on experience)
  • Bonus structure paid annually (approx. 4%-10% depending on performance)
  • Hybrid working (2-3 days per week on-site in a central London location)
  • 12 months fixed term contract
  • 30 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Exceptional Pension package of up to 22% contribution
  • Premium Bupa Medical cover (including family)
  • Very attractive Maternity & Paternity leave package 
  • Subsidised gym membership, Health screenings, GP services, Dental care and Vaccinations

Plus a list of other fantastic benefits.

PLEASE NOTE – THIS ROLE IS A FIXED TERM CONTRACT FOR 12 MONTHS (we have been told there is a high possibility that this role will be made permanent for the suitable candidate at the end of the contract although this cannot be guaranteed).

No VISA sponsorship is available at this time and candidates who can attend a central-based London office between 2-3 days per week should ONLY apply.

We are looking to speak with candidates ASAP and have set up a 1 stage interview process with the hiring manager. For more information please click APPLY now for initial consideration.

 

 

Your consultant

Rachael Maule

Recruitment Consultant

Get in touch:

r.maule@intapeople.com