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Senior Consultant - Europe, Information Security

  • Location: London
  • Salary: £Competitive package
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: SS/PRCEUROIS
  • Sector: Internal Recruitment
Job Description
 Established in 1989, Barclay Simpson is a privately owned governance recruitment firm with specialist divisions covering:


  • Legal

  • Compliance

  • Risk

  • Treasury

  • IT and Information Security

  • Audit


From our offices in London and New York, we work with businesses across financial services, commerce & industry, and professional services throughout Europe, Middle East and North America.


Our services include executive search, contingent perm, interim and salary benchmarking.



The Division


To take advantage of changing market conditions, Barclay Simpson established a new European division in 2017, operating out of the London office.  The team currently comprises 3 senior recruiters and 2 researchers, focusing on the Risk, Compliance, Legal, Treasury and Audit markets.


Presently the team is headed up by the International Director), supported by the Head of European Risk & Treasury, the Head of European Compliance and Internal Audit, and two researchers. We are now looking to add to our Europe division by recruiting a senior consultant for the information security market, to ensure that we are offering our European clients our full range of specialist services.


Our geographical focus predominately concentrates on the markets covering Germany, Benelux, France, Ireland and Switzerland. Our client portfolio includes Tier 1 banks, private banks, asset management firms, FTSE 100 corporates and brokerage firms.


Europe is an intrinsic part of our company strategic plan and we are dedicating considerable resource to growing and developing the division. This is an excellent opportunity which we see as an area of high future growth.



The Role


The Information Security division at Barclay Simpson has been established for over fifteen years with permanent and interim teams operating in both London and New York. We are already viewed as a market leader in the UK and the appointment of a senior consultant for information security for Europe is a natural progression for our business. 




This role will report directly to the International Director. You will be fully responsible for leading our Information Security European presence and be expected to play an integral, influential role within our global Information Security division. Whilst there are a number of existing clients and candidates to work from, this role will also require you to develop and build out your own network.


Key responsibilities will include:


  • Develop the Barclay Simpson governance brand across the European Information Security market including pitching for new business (PSL, exclusive/retained assignments)

  • Take ownership in building and maintaining an accurate database, market mapping European information security teams as required.

  • Provide P&L input into the European budget

  • Proactively collaborate with international teams. There will be quarterly global information security meetings that you will participate in and you will be viewed as the ‘go-to’ person for all European information security recruitment market information and analysis. 

  • You will be expected to meet clients and candidates as required within Europe. This might be 1-2 trips per quarter.

  • We are looking for this team to grow and realistically we would anticipate the first junior hire to join this team within 6 months.



The Candidate


  • The successful candidate will have an understanding of technology and/or information/cyber security recruitment.

  • Previous experience as a 360 consultant is essential

  • Strong business development skills are a prerequisite and you should be able to provide evidence of success in this area.

  • The most important attribute will be your attitude, personality and drive to assist us in building out our European division.

  • We are a high performance team, highly collaborative and seeking an individual who shares in our passion for delivering a quality service.

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