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Information Security Assurance Manager

  • Location: Birmingham - Wythall
  • Salary: £55,000 - £65,000
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: DJS/171298
  • Sector: Cyber Security, Technology Risk, Information Security
Job Description

Information Security Assurance Manager


Birmingham (South Birmingham)


£55,000 - £65,000

Great opportunity here for an information security Assurance specialist to join a fast-growing international FS brand name with great work life balance, a recognised “best place to work” environment and a new team that leads on cyber assurance.

You will be a key member of a newly formed assurance team that leads on ensuring internal and external stakeholders are operating effectively and within the set standards and regulatory guidelines.

You must be a proven stakeholder manager with the ability and demonstrable experience in persuading and challenging at senior level for cyber/Information security assurance.

You must be qualified and ideally would come from an FS background although non-FS is also considered.

You will also have management responsibilities with one junior member of the team reporting to you, with chance for this to grow as the team does.

The Opportunity: 

  • Support Head of Information Security in the execution of their duties and appropriately represent them within the business in providing effective guidance, challenge, assurance and oversight.
  • Report and deliver Information Security & Cyber Risk Assurance activity consulting with management to formulate and agree effective solutions to any identified shortfalls.
  • Provide input to the continuous development and improvement of the risk review methodology and approach.
  • Provide risk-based, accurate, practical and sound guidance, opinion and support to operational and strategic change initiatives, BAU activity, projects and breach and incident remediation plans.
  • Review relevant customer processes and systems where there are changes and provide guidance, recommendations and challenge to business owners on areas for development/improvement.
  • Support the design, production and refresh of the risk monitoring universe and the determination of plans to deliver appropriate assurance.
  • Undertake quality assurance of the services provided by the Information Security functions across the Group via a variety of techniques, including sample checking, analysis of MI and reporting, day-to-day interaction and dialogue with management and formal governance forums.
  • Input into governance committees from an IT/ Cyber risk compliance perspective, acting as owner for issues where appropriate.
  • Oversee the production of monthly detail management information within the team and appropriate commentary that is then fed into management meetings and committees.

Ideal Candidate: 

Relevant Information Security and Cyber Risk technical experience, including knowledge and awareness of the regulatory environment and relevant legislation.

  • Proven knowledge and experience in Industry Standards and best practice including the ISO/IEC 27000 series, NIST Cyber security Framework etc.
  • Proven analytical, audit and investigative skills and judgement and reasoning ability.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to communicate and challenge at all levels.
  • Proven abilities in relationship and dispute management with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Excellent organisation skills, including the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Ideally you will possess a recognised Information Security Certification e.g. CISSP, CISM or ISO27001 Lead Auditor



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