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Head of Security

Job Title: Head of Security
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Gourock, Inverclyde
Salary: Up to £0.00 per annum
Reference: BBBH56257_1516988445
Contact Name: Rachel Beattie
Contact Email: r.beattie@parity.net
Job Published: January 26, 2018 17:40

Job Description

Head of Security - Permanent - Gourock

The Role:

  • Work as a key member of the IT Leadership Team, continually improving the project and process delivery of all IT Services
  • Understand the Organisation's Strategy & Objectives in order to ensure Project and Process delivery aligns with business requirements, across principles of cost, quality and time
  • Work with the Leadership Team to understand IT initiatives and strategies, developing appropriate responses across timelines and resources to support this, including new service introduction into the Business Systems function.
  • Responsible for the on-going management and development of the Information Security Management System, including security governance, risk management and compliance with ISO 27001:2013
  • Responsible for ensuring that the organisation is compliant with, PCI DSS through policy alignment and governance whilst ensuring that operational risk is fully mitigated
  • Effectively managing contracts as well as the relationships with, and performance of all partners & suppliers associated with security & compliance
  • Plan, coordinate and implement security controls to maintain security posture on IT infrastructure, whilst working on existing security projects and initiatives, and developing appropriate project plans and timelines to support future Security & Compliance.
  • Execute risk related issues and recommend mitigation to adequately address them
  • Manage adherence to the EU General Data Protection Regulations
  • Develop, encourage and push forward innovation and new practices
  • Develop, enable and champion an effective Security Team of Security & Risk Controllers

Qualifications, skills and experience:

  • Degree or relevant qualification
  • Appropriate professional certification CISM, CISSP
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience working in a similar role within a multiple supplier environment
  • Security/Risk Qualification in risk management
  • Lead AuditorCertification of ISO 27001:2013
  • Certification in PCI-DSS standard
  • Knowledge of risk assessment and auditing approaches & methodologies.
  • Strong Leadership skills and extensive experience in Stakeholder Engagement & Management
  • Able to work under pressure and think clearly in challenging situations in a logical manner
  • Team player; highly motivated; proactive
  • Good relationship builder with strong diplomacy and negotiating skills
  • Works well in ambiguous and changing environment, and ability to research subjects, with a commitment to provide continuous improvement
  • Flexibility in approach and comfortable within a fluid organisational structure that requires both team work and self-sufficiency, with the ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Good understanding of project management principles and methodologies and extensive experience working with projects involving information security management
  • Eagerness to learn and the ability to enhance knowledge of upcoming compliance methods and options in order to adequately address business security needs
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills


  • ITIL v 3 Foundation accredited

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