Information Security Consultant

London, England, United Kingdom

Full Time Senior-level / Expert GBP 70K - 90K

Information Security Consultant (InfoSec Manager)
London office or Remote with at least 1-day on client site
Term: Full-time, Permanent
Salary: £70k - £90K

As the Smartdesc Information Security Manager, you will be working with the Information Security team and technical delivery team to deliver security solutions to our customers.

You will identify and oversee a variety of security projects, including helping our customers to implement security controls, assessing against industry good practice, creating assessment reports to deliver to Senior Leadership Teams and improving organisations security position.

This role will be customer facing requiring a keen eye for detail and proven ability of delivering Information Security good practice.

Key Responsibilities

  • Identifying steps that organisations need to take to improve their security position and supporting them through the process.
  • Alignment of good practice frameworks and standards such as Cyber Essentials, NCSC Ten Steps and ISO 27001.
  • Ownership of key Information Security processes and procedures.
  • Implementation and ownership of an Information Security Risk Management programme.
  • Identifying and managing remediation actions to reduce risks.
  • Ownership of Information Security Policies.
  • Development and Implementation of an Information Security Training and Awareness program.
  • Raising, investigating and managing IT Security incidents ensuring any necessary follow up actions.
  • Providing IT security support to business functions for IT infrastructure and IT Service Desk.
  • Development and ownership of the Information Security Internal Audit programme.
  • Oversight of a rolling programme of security tests, reviews and audits.
  • Writing Information Security reports and delivering the findings to key stakeholders.

About You

  • Knowledge and experience with technology, security and DP related compliance, legal & regulatory frameworks and standards, including Cyber Essentials, ISO27001, PCI DSS, OWASP, GDPR etc.
  • Ability to demonstrate expert knowledge and understanding of information security good practice.
  • Experience in working with technical and non-technical business personnel at various levels, articulating security risks in a manner appropriate to the stakeholders.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of Information Security principles and concepts and knowledge of technical security controls.
  • A positive can-do attitude and a self-starter who can work under their own initiative.
  • Information Security certifications such as CISSP or CISM are beneficial.

About Smartdesc

Smartdesc is an IT Service Provider and Microsoft Gold Partner whose focus is not-for-profit organisations, which includes charities, social enterprises, and the public sector in the UK. We work with large household names like Mind, YMCA and WaterAid, as well as a diverse mix of other charities and nonprofits.

We provide a range of IT Services including Strategy & IT Leadership, Cyber Security, Helpdesk Support and Project / Programme Management - tailored to non-profits and delivered through proactive partnerships with our customers.

Staff who work for Smartdesc are of the highest quality, and one of the main reasons for our success. We promote from within, pay for your training and certifications, and have fun in a growing and exciting atmosphere. This means staff stay with us for years, because we invest heavily in them - our retention rate is 98% which is far above the competition.

We are a flat management structure without internal politics, and staff are given a high degree of autonomy to do their jobs to the best of their ability. We celebrate success as a team and you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in a diverse range of cutting edge technologies and systems, and never pigeonholed into one single area.

Successful candidates deliver exceptional customer support through effort, integrity and honesty. Smartdesc deliver ethical, transparent and customer focused IT services; new team members are carefully picked to ensure they enhance Smartdesc’s ethos and share our values. Since incorporation in 2012 we have grown to over 70 staff and are projected to have a £5M turnover in our current Financial Year.


Tags: Audits CISM CISSP Compliance GDPR ISO 27001 IT infrastructure Nonprofit OWASP PCI DSS Risk management Strategy

Regions: Remote/Anywhere Europe
Country: United Kingdom
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Category: Consulting Jobs
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