Head of Cyber Security

Wellingborough, England, United Kingdom

Full Time Executive-level / Director
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Weatherbys Banking Group

Private Bank of the Year UK 2021. Private banking for HNW individuals and their families. London, Edinburgh and Wellingborough.
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This truly is a unique opportunity to make a real impact, it is not often an opportunity like this comes up. Weatherbys Bank are looking for an experienced and innovative Head of Cyber Security to work within our CISO team. You will be joining the business at an exciting time, where you will be key to the successful design and implementation of our ambitious strategic roadmap including the achievement of ISO27001.

You will shape and lead the Cyber Security function, acting as a trusted security expert to protect the bank, our clients, colleagues & partners from damage caused by cyber threats.


We are looking to offer a competitive salary. In addition, you will receive 25 days’ annual leave (plus bank holidays). You will have access to a variety of other benefits including a pension scheme, onsite subsidised restaurant, free onsite parking and a range of discounts and benefits through our Reward Gateway platform.


  • Defining the overall strategy and roadmap for Cyber Security within the bank and driving its successful delivery
  • Own the Cyber Risk Management process and support the business in the identification and reduction of Cyber Risk, taking responsibility for Cyber Security Policy / Framework / Standards / Controls including life cycle management
  • Establish a Secure by Design Process to enhance the current Bank IT processes and minimise the likelihood and severity of any compromise through the implementation of controls
  • Assuring compliance to internal policies and standards as well as supporting external financial or regulatory audits
  • Report on the effectiveness of the Cyber Security Controls including their application within the current technology architecture for vulnerabilities, weaknesses and adherence to policy
  • Collaborate with wider IT teams to ensure critical systems are resilient to Cyber Threats and the impact from lack of availability understood
  • Monitor the Cyber Security Risks within the supply chain to the Bank and any risks from supplier onboarding
  • Leading the Cyber Security team to ensure a pragmatic risk-based security approach is delivered
  • Embedding security awareness by overseeing awareness programmes, establishing security best practice and ensuring appropriate quantified cyber e-learning occurs
  • Communicate Cyber Security goals and new programmes effectively to other department managers, serving as a focal point of contact for the cyber security team


  • Proven experience (8 years+) of working in Cyber Security roles, ideally within financial services organisations, including leading teams
  • Security Management Certifications such as CISSP, CISA or CISM
  • Knowledge of relevant legal and regulatory frameworks (GDPR, CMA, FCA obligations etc)
  • Expert understanding of security design aspects of infrastructure, application, web, and cloud technologies
  • A track record of delivering business benefits by balancing the need to protect the organisation with the need to do business
  • Experienced in working within developing digital ecosystems, with multiple partners and environments, ensuring suitable security is delivered
  • In-depth experience of security frameworks such as ISO 27001/2, NIST, and CIS framework
  • Excellent people, communication, and diplomacy skills with experience of working with internal and external customers/suppliers


Weatherbys is one of the best regarded independent banking groups in the UK, winning Private Bank of the Year at the Spear’s UK Wealth Management awards in 2021. As you would expect from a business with ambitious growth plans, we are continually evolving and looking to the future, but always put our clients at the heart of everything we do. Don’t just take our word for it, find out more here: www.weatherbys.bank


Tags: Audits Banking CISA CISM CISSP Cloud Compliance GDPR ISO 27001 NIST Risk management Strategy Vulnerabilities

Perks/benefits: Career development Competitive pay Flex vacation

Region: Europe
Country: United Kingdom
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Category: Leadership Jobs
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