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Head of Information Security

Location: 
Surrey
Salary: 
£65000 - £85000 per annum + Benefits
Contract Type: 
Permanent

A leading clients of iO associates is looking to recruit a Head of Information Security. The ideal candidate will be accountable for the design and implementation of the Information Security Framework including all contingency planning and governance which will ensure full compliance with regulatory and audit requirements. This is management role with the post having up to 5 direct reports.

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Role: Head of Information Security
Salary: Negotiagble
Location: Surrey
Sector: FS - Must have a Lloyds of London or General Insurance background

Responsibilities
·Responsible for Leading and Managing the Information Security Team
·Accountable for the design and delivery of an Information Security strategy and framework and map - aligned with overall IT and Business strategy/direction.
·Accountable for ensuring the delivery of all security protocols
·Responsible for identifying solutions and options for future IT strategy through identification of trends by providing papers to the Executive Team decision making
·Manage 3rd Party accounts to ensure that SLA's are being met and that all requirements are fully scoped and delivered in line with agreements.
·Responsible for managing relationships across the business and ensuring that key messages are delivered and managed
·Educate and advise business managers and technical personnel as to the implementation of the information security programme in their respective areas.
·Provide senior management with regular reports regarding security issues.
·Responsible for all security incidents, including management of communication of this and governance processes.

Essential Experience
·Proven experience of leading an Information Security departments/functions and/or technical teams comprising of at least 5 senior service managers/or Technical Managers.
·Proven experience of senior stakeholder and sponsor management and communication.
·Proven Information Security or Audit and IT Leadership experience.
·Proven experience of team management of up to at least 10 people with different skills and experience: analysts, managers, support roles, various non-IT contributors.
·Previous experience in Security Architecture management role and the development of Security governance aligned to Data and Enterprise Architecture.
·Experience of leading, developing and managing teams of technical experts to specific objectives in a line-management position.
·Experienced in creating and following formal governance processes as set out by an IT department for change, risk, issue and operational management.
·Proven experience of influencing and motivate people, both with and without direct authority, to achieve project objectives.

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