Role details

Head of Information Security

Cardiff   •   £60,000 - £70,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Head of Information Security - Management experience within IT Security
  • Head of Information Security - Market leading business

About Our Client

A market leading financial services organisation based out of Cardiff

Job Description

The Head of Information Security will be responsible for delivering a robust, fit for purpose and effective information security strategy while ensuring that processes, systems and procedures are in place and maintained across organisation. The Head of Information Security must ensure that adequate Security Management strategy is maintained in order to effectively address regulatory expectations and assess risks associated with a breach of the organisations information while working with stakeholders to prevent any risk to company information and assets.


  • Provide assurance up to board level group that the organisation is adequately managing the risk of a breach in confidentiality, integrity or availability of its information and assets.
  • Own and drive the development, implementation and communication of the Group's policies and frameworks for managing Cyber/Information Security while considering group strategic plans, regulatory expectations and the changing threat landscape.
  • Assess, improve and implement appropriate business continuity plans
  • Provide advice in respect of the cyber/information security risks associated with vendors, products and technology solutions.
  • Ensure that project information security risk assessments are undertaken and maintained.
  • Review and challenge Department Risk assessments.
  • Ensure that risk assessments and assurance activities are undertaken of new and existing third parties which may pose an Information Security risk to the Group.
  • Produce relevant reporting information on the management of information security across the Group.
  • Maintain current knowledge and awareness of the security industry and threat landscape to ensure that best practice is being met.
  • Maintain current knowledge and awareness of relevant legislative and regulatory requirements and expectations.
  • Build effective relationships with relevant external organisations and bodies and participate in local information security member events
  • Assess levels of information security risks, providing pragmatic advice for risk management and ongoing assurance.
  • Regularly review the Group's policies and procedures in respect of information security,
  • Develop the Group information security forum to ensure Group awareness.
  • Ensure that regular training is provided to all staff across the Group on Information Security.
  • Lead , manage, coach, mentor and develop a team

The Successful Applicant

The person

  • Experienced senior level information security practitioner.
  • Previous Management role in IT Security / Information Security / cyber security.
  • Demonstrable experience of risk management and risk life cycle in information security.
  • Strong technical information security background including experience of risk management of cloud provision (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS).
  • Must be a strong communication skills
  • An Information Security pragmatist.
  • Ability to write and implement policy and procedure on a risk assessed basis.
  • Ability to lead and motivate team of technical and non-technical subject matter experts.
  • Formal information security qualifications at a practitioner level - CISM, CISSP etc…
  • Formal risk qualifications - CRISC, BCS PCIRM, IRM etc… Desirable.
  • Demonstrable experience or knowledge of Data Protection legislation - Desirable.
  • Demonstrable experience of information security and risk challenges in the development of mobile applications - Desirable.
  • Demonstrable experience working with payments and fraud - Desirable.

What's on Offer

£60,000 - £70,000 based on experience + attractive package

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