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Head of Information Security

  • London
  • £130,000 + bens

I am working on behalf of a prestigious global FS firm, who are currently looking to hire a Head of GRC and Technology Risk individual to manage and help grow their team.

This role will give you autonomy over the global GRC framework management, and technology risk.

The purpose of this role is to be the SME in Information Security/Assurance related matters and Policy. Part of this role will also be helping with the Client audit. Additionally, leading on the stakeholder management and engagement, as you will be the individual who will influence business lines when it comes to negotiating control changes. Furthermore, you will also own the maintenance and management of both the ISO27001 and SOC2 frameworks, which the firm uses.

You will also sit in the CISO team, and report to the CISO, where you will help them and the business to develop and maintain the firm’s security posture.

To be successful in this role, you will need to fit the following criteria:

Leadership experience from a GRC and Technology Risk perspective.

Experience in managing a global team – you will have reports in various locations.

Experience of security and IT risk management.

Have come from a stringent regulated environment – ideally a Financial Services firm.

If you are a proactive, hands-on individual, who is articulate, driven, and professional then this is the perfect opportunity for you.

This is a hybrid role, London based opportunity, paying up to £130,000.

We seek individuals from a diverse talent pool and encourage applicants from underrepresented groups to apply to our vacancies. Our commitment to fair recruitment processes means that we welcome applicants from all backgrounds, regardless of their lived experience or personal characteristics. We also invite applicants who meet most of the listed requirements, even if not all, to apply. If you require any adjustments to the application process, please let us know.

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