Security Manager

Ref: ZR_6326_JOB  ·  Posted on 16 September 2021


Our client is a world-class technology and engineering consultancy. They deliver advanced research, development services and products to high profile customers who come to them with varied and challenging problems to solve. 

Due to continued growth and as part of internal restructuring, we are looking for a well-motivated, highly competent Security and Privacy Manager to join our client’s Security Department. The Security Department sits within the Enabling Services Directorate and works in collaboration with the People Security and IT Security Departments to deliver a critical business-enabling function. It is responsible for all aspects of the company’s information and physical security risk management and is subsuming the company’s Privacy function from another area of the business.

Key responsibilities
  • Drafting of security and privacy processes and procedures
  • Support to working environment accreditation, including governance and assurance inspections
  • Operational lead for security/privacy incident management and investigations
  • Support the ongoing maintenance and continual improvement of the company’s Information Security Management System (ISMS) and Privacy Information Management System (PIMS). This will include SLA performance reviews, KPI monitoring/measuring and acting as Secretary for the company’s Information Security and Privacy Steering Group (ISPSG).
  • Act as a security and privacy advisor for all areas and levels of the business
  • Operational lead for Privacy Management, including the maintenance and regular review of the company’s Record of Processing Activities (ROPA)
  • Initiate and complete, as well as approve and review, Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIAs) as part of the company’s PIMS
  • Management of Security and Privacy Education, Training and Awareness (SPETA), including delivery of Induction presentations and ongoing Security and Privacy awareness initiatives Line Manager for two Direct Reports
  • Always fully comply with the company’s policies and procedures
  • Undertake such other reasonable duties, commensurate with the job holder’s experience and qualifications, as may be required for the smooth operation of the business
Skills & experience
  • Strong working knowledge of information and physical asset lifecycle management
  • Strong working knowledge of security and privacy risk assessment processes/methodologies (e.g. ISO 27005/31000, DPIA, IRAM2) and associated mitigation options
  • Strong working knowledge of UK and International Data Protection Legislation and Regulations, as well as best practice. Previous experience in a position as Data Protection Officer (DPO) and/or Data Protection/Privacy Manager (DPM) would be a distinct advantage for this role
  • Knowledge of International and National Standards and frameworks (e.g. ISO, NIST, ISF SOGP)
  • Experience of information and physical security management, including incident management and investigations
  • Experience of working within, or for, National Security and/or Defence sectors
  • Competent with Microsoft 365
  • Good written English and verbal communication skills
  • Able to work independently

The client would also like to see some of the below, but this is not essential:

  • CISM or CRISC.
  • CCP-SIRA (any level)/ex-CLAS.
  • ISO/IEC 27001:2013 LI or LA.
  • Relevant Privacy qualifications, such as CIPM, CIPP/E or ISO 27701:2019 LI or LA.
  • Relevant higher level academic qualification(s), such as Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent), is desirable, but not essential.
Additional benefits
  • Free car parking
  • Minibus from client to the train station
  • Subsidized restaurant serving hot and cold food
  • Membership of the sports and social club for just £1 per month
  • Membership of the onsite gym/ tennis courts for only £7 a month
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