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Information Security Officer

  • Location: Surrey
  • Salary: £55,000 - £65,000
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: DJS/171251/SURREY
  • Sector: Banking, Asset Management/Funds , Insurance , Other Financial Services , Commerce and Industry , Technology Risk, Information Security , Professional Services
Job Description

Information Security Officer

Salary: £55,000 - £65,000 + bonus + benefits

Financial Services

Location: Surrey

Reference Number: DJS/171251/Surrey



The Information Security Officer, liaises with the UK CTO and other internal functions to mange the ongoing security projects. You will be working alongside the project delivery team, Risk, Security and other internal stakeholders in designing best delivery of controls for BAU.

Project technologies are broadly based, and expertise in Microsoft Development and Deployment are useful, but a range of other technologies from Mainframe to Unix to Desktop are also important.


What you will be doing

  • To help deliver assigned UK Security projects, enhancing our controls and closing new risks, on time and on budget.
  • Liaise with Group, UK CTO and Operating entity architecture teams, including Security architecture, to maintain consistency across group strategy, and to maintain governance over the UK IT Systems.
  • With the UK Security team to provide consultancy on the security aspects of business goals and plans outside CTO.
  • To assist the rest of UK Security producing risk assessments of Group and 3rd party tools and platforms, as required.
  • To provide security consultancy on for specific solutions. This includes acting as a subject matter expert to the business and to other members of the Security team as required.
  • Assist with proactively investigating new threats to the business and help assess solutions to address them.
  • Ensure Security Policies are met and maintained, and that new technology build has a net positive on the controls and risk posture to the UK.
  • Prepare, and when appropriate, deliver oral and written reports to the Head of UK Security as well as other key senior managers both within Corporate Centre and the Operating companies.
  • Work with the UK Security team on process redevelopment, working to streamline processes, and develop new processes that allow us to improve the efficiency and/or reduce the risk of information security



  • Degree Level Education or equivalent (including work experience)
  • Relevant Professional Qualification - eg CISSP, CISM, CompTIA Security+ desirable but not required
  • Disciplined and organized mind-set with a good attention to detail
  • Excellent time management skills, including the ability to manage a demanding and variable workload with tight deadlines
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to negotiate and resolve conflict
  • Good analytical skills and the ability to clearly identify key issues
  • A strong customer focus to ensure internal stakeholder needs are met
  • Some knowledge and understanding of the issues and key information requirements affecting the IT environment
  • Project management skills
  • Excellent Word, PowerPoint and Excel skills

If you have the following, even better!

  • Technical experience of Salesforce, Java/Linux
  • Knowledge and Experience of the following:
    • PCI/DSS
    • IFC/SOX
    • FSA regulations
  • Knowledge and skills in the following areas:
  • Cloud Security
  • Coding and Scripting
  • Desktop & Application Security
  • Big Data
  • Enterprise Infrastructure, Network Architecture & Operation
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