Head of Information Security

Premier IT
£60,000 per annum
01 Aug 2017
26 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Head of Information Security

My client based across the Finance and Insurance sectors, are seeking a Head of Information Security to join their team in Wolverhampton, who will be responsible for supporting IT and the wider business in the protection of the Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability of information held by the company.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Plan and coordinate Information Security and Business Continuity activities and improvements throughout HML, in order to create controls that reflect workable compromises as well as proactive responses to current and future information security & compliance risks.
  • Development and maintenance of Information Security and Business Continuity Policies, ensuring compliance with business and regulatory requirements especially those relating to Financial Services, Data Privacy and Payment Card Industry.
  • Information Security liaison for the business and third parties as well as provide support for acquisitions, tenders and major changes.
  • Governance of Information Security controls, including monitoring and MI, control assessment and reviews, as well as third party due diligence.
  • Monitor system use and identify breaches.
  • Risk management for Information Security, Business Continuity and the Technology department.
  • Management of the Information Security Team, as well as overseeing information security and business continuity incidents.
  • Manage compliance with contractual and regulatory obligations as well as relevant industry standards such as PCI DSS.
  • Working closely with key stakeholders to provide clear visibility of Information Security, Cyber and Business Continuity risks and controls, as well as working collaboratively with the HML Chief Risk Officer and the Group CISO in relation to the responsibilities and activities of the role.

Skills & Experience


  • 5+ years in a management role responsible for successful delivery of services/systems and developments to those services/systems.
  • 5+ years direct experience in the Information Security field/.
  • Several years experience working across a wide range of different IT areas from an Information Security perspective.
  • CISM qualification
  • Pragmatic approach to problems and high level incidents.
  • Up-to-date in the latest developments and technologies in the Information Security industry.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to build relationships at all levels of the organisation.


  • Additional Information Security related qualifications (CISSP, CCNA, MSCE, etc)

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