Information Security Assurance Lead

Information Security Assurance Lead

Job Title: Information Security Assurance Lead
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London, England
Salary: £90000 - £100000 per annum + Strong Bonus + Benefits Package
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: JDISAL_1641290473
Contact Name: Jonathan Dale
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 04, 2022 10:01

Job Description

Information Security Assurance Lead

Salary - £80-100k + Strong Bonus + Benefits

Location - London (2/3 days per week in office)

Currently working with a boutique UK Investment Management firm who are looking to bring in an Information Security Assurance Lead. Over the last 2 years, the client have been undergoing a major overhaul of their internal technology environment, with Information and Cyber Security at the forefront of that. This Information Security Assurance Lead will play a crucial role in driving and delivering the firms Information Security strategy across the business, leading on all Information Security Assurance related activities and Security related audits.

Working closely with the Head of Information Security, you will be given significant responsibility from day one to lead on projects and drive business resilience and information assurance across the organisation, whilst also managing and mentoring a more junior Information Security Analyst beneath you. You will be expected to hit the ground running, picking up technologies and helping drive the transformation of the organisation from a compliance led to a risk focused information security practice.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Act as a lead and SME on all information security risk and resilience related issues, driving the adoption and implementation of security best practices.
  • Work closely with the Head of Information Security to set out and deliver the Information Security strategy, policies and processes.
  • Lead on all security assurance activities including all information security related audits, specifically focused on ISO27001 and ISO22301.
  • Work with the Head of Information Security to develop and define a control framework to operate securely and ensure continuous assurance and monitoring.

Required Skills:

  • Significant knowledge of and experience implementing various security frameworks, particularly ISO27001 and ISO22301, as well as exposure to NIST.
  • Experience conducting 3rd party audits / assurance.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to liaise with senior stakeholders and non-technical audiences, translating technical concepts into business risks.
  • Knowledge of information security risk management frameworks and compliance practices.
  • Genuine drive and motivation - ability to successfully handle multiple tasks, working to achieve challenges and overcome obstacles, taking the initiative to improve your own performance.
  • Prior experience leading on projects and managing third-party supplier relationships.
  • Minimum 2-5 years' experience in an Information Security Risk / Resilience / Compliance focused position.

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone with genuine drive and ambition to really accelerate their career within Information Security who wants to take the lead on projects and really shape the Information Security department of one of the most prestigious and successful Investment Management firms worldwide.

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