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Information Security Education & Awareness Consultant

  • Hybrid -WFH/City of London 2 days a week
  • £700 per day inside IR35

Information Security Education & Awareness Consultant required for global financial services firm. The Security Awareness Consultant is an expanding role and entails driving security awareness that is being rolled out globally. The role includes working with a learning management system (LMS), configuring awareness campaigns, managing awareness content, and assisting in developing training contentStrong communication skills are a must as the candidate will be supporting colleagues globally.

The specialist will work under the responsibility of the Head of IS Services and Risk Management and will report to the Security Awareness Team Lead. The responsibilities of the role will include the following:

  • Organise, lead and project manage security E&A initiatives
  • Participate in assessment of various business lines security risks to develop training plans & educate colleagues.
  • Help to guide the oversight of awareness campaigns developed internally and also content available within LMS.
  • Help implement a network of business colleagues that will act as Security Champions across the organization.
  • Work with teammates to roll out security awareness training plans to raise money for charity.
  • Work with teammates to implement a security non-compliance tool in the form of a time since last incident clock.
  • Help develop security guidelines crafted in a manner that is accessible to people with varying levels of technical experience.
  • Roll out surveys to poll new and existing colleagues’ security awareness proficiency.
  • Help roll out agile security communications.
  • Have a technical background with operating security campaigns via an LMS. This would include an understanding of SCORM files, the ability to upload SCORM files and test content and the ability to setup and monitor training modules.
  • Understanding of different methods used to train colleagues, campaigns, phishing, gamification.
  • Strong understanding of Phishing, Smishing, Social Engineering and other common methods that are used by cyber-criminals to prey on employees.
  • The ability to write Welcome, Reminder and Past due templates that will delivered by the LMS.
  • The ability to write communications for senior management and senior security staff which will be delivered to all colleagues
  • The ability to write blogs about security awareness
  • The ability to lead one-on-one or smalls group session with colleagues to teach them about security threats and how to follow company security awareness standards.

As an ideal candidate, you will have a background in security E&A and be able to lead and manage large E&A projects. You will also have a proven track record of delivery in a similar role.


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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