Information Security Specialist

Information Security Specialist

Job Title: Information Security Specialist
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Exeter, Devon
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Reference: 897048_1606994754
Contact Name: Bradley Baxendale
Contact Email:
Job Published: December 03, 2020 11:25

Job Description

The Information Security Specialist role is needed to support the design and implementation of the technical solutions in relation to the ISO 27001 Standard. You will be responsible for reviewing policies and process to ensure they meet commissioner security standards and requirements, and to support IT with procedure and technical control requirements.

* Legislation (including the General Data Protection Regulations [GDPR])
* Contractual and Legal
* Certifications (e.g. ISO27001 and Cyber Essentials Plus)

Key Responsibilities

*Drive the Information Security strategy and framework to provide a robust approach for managing data, in all its forms.
*Be part of the team responsible for the continual improvement of our Information Security Management System.
*Develop Information Security policies, procedures, standards and guidelines.
*Understanding the technical risks relating to Information Security and providing guidance and awareness.
*Conduct Risk Assessment's based on control deficiency and to identify a solution based on the risk appetite.
* Prepare progress reports for management and relevant boards/committees.
*Support the business to implement controls and measures to ensure adherence to legal, contractual and certification requirements.
*Provide expertise, influence, advice and guidance to the IT Support, Infrastructure and Development functions on resolving identified vulnerabilities and weaknesses.
*Provide subject matter expert knowledge on IT related ISO27001 Information Security controls and build strong partnering relationships with the IT Department to ensure relevant controls are effective and mitigate against known or emerging risks and opportunities.

Key requirements

*Substantial experience of providing subject matter expertise in the area of Information Security in a multi-site environment.
*Demonstrable experience of employing risk-based techniques in developing and implementing an Information Security framework, policies and guidelines.
*Substantial experience of implementing measures to meet Information Security standards, e.g. ISO27001 and Cyber Essentials Plus.
*Experience of writing policies to a high level.
*Experience of planning, completing and documenting Information Security risk assessments.
*Experience of carrying out IT and information security reviews, covering compliance with contractual, standard and legislative requirements.
*Demonstrable ability to work with senior managers and have personal impact with operational management teams.
*Excellent knowledge of IT systems and solutions and the ability to understand the risks and controls therein.
*Ability to work flexibly and travel to locations across the UK and Ireland


*A recognised professional IT Security qualification such as CISM, CISSP, etc.
*Experience of working for an organisation providing public services in a multi-site setting
*Experience of using and implementing integrated compliance, audit and risk tools and coaching others to use these tools for the benefit of the business
*Experience of working for an organisation providing public services in a multi-site setting
*Experience of business partnering with the first line of defence
*Understanding of software development methodologies, i.e. OWASP and Secure-By-Design
*Experience of PSN, N3 Government networks
*Knowledge of Check, Crest, Cyber Essentials and/or Tiger Scheme

Information Security Specialist
Up to £45,000 DOE FTC 6 months
Competitive Salary + Benefits including Flexible Working, Pension, Health Benefits & More

Info Sec, Information Security, Cyber Essentials, I.T. , Governance, Compliance, GDPR

This is a fantastic opportunity where you will be applying both existing skills and developing new skills in complex and challenging situations, whilst being actively supported in achieving corporate membership of relevant institutions on top of a great benefits package.
Electus Recruitment Solutions provides specialist engineering and technical recruitment solutions to a number of high technology industries. We thank you for your interest in this vacancy. If you don't hear from us within 7 working days, please presume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. You are of course free to resubmit your CV/details in the future and we shall assess your suitability at that time.
This role is a FTC for 6 Months

Electus Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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