Cyber Security Manager

London, England, United Kingdom

Smart Pension Ltd

Our mission is to transform retirement, savings and financial well-being, across all generations, around the world.

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At Smart, our mission is to transform retirement, savings and financial wellbeing, across all generations, around the world.

The Role  

You Are:

  • A security evangelist with a passion for building and implementing cutting-edge solutions.
  • A strategic thinker who thrives in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
  • A collaborative leader who can navigate technical complexities and communicate effectively with all levels of the organisation.
  • A builder, excited to shape and lead a high-performing security team from the ground up.
  • An innovator, driven to explore emerging technologies and proactively address future threats.
  • A people-focused leader who inspires and motivates their team to achieve their best.

Main responsibilities will include; (but not limited to): 

Security Visionary

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive security program that safeguards our data, systems, and users.
  • Lead the team in continuous risk assessment and vulnerability management, proactively identifying and mitigating threats.
  • Stay ahead of the curve by researching and implementing emerging security technologies and best practices.
  • Foster a culture of security consciousness throughout the organisation, raising awareness and driving secure practices.

Team Champion-

  • Lead a security team with diverse skills and experiences, and create a high performing culture. 
  • Create a culture of open communication and feedback, where everyone feels comfortable raising concerns and sharing ideas.
  • Provide ongoing training and development opportunities for your team, helping them grow and learn new skills.
  • Delegate effectively and empower your team members to take ownership of their work.
  • Recognise and reward team achievements, fostering a sense of value and appreciation.


The skills, experience and aptitudes we are looking for are listed below. If it all sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you.

Please don’t be discouraged from applying if you don’t meet every single one of these criteria – having a ‘can do’ attitude is sometimes more important than being able to tick every box.

  • Experience in the fintech or financial services industry.
  • Proven track record of successfully building and leading security teams.
  • Expertise in cloud security, threat intelligence, and incident response.
  • Familiarity with agile methodologies and DevOps practices.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills.
  • Previous experience in building and leading security teams in fast-paced startups or scale-ups.
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate and retain top talent in a competitive market.
  • Strong conflict resolution skills and the ability to navigate complex interpersonal dynamics.
  • A proactive approach to employee engagement and retention.

Who we are

We work in partnerships with governments and financial institutions in the UK and internationally. Our cloud-native digital platform is revolutionising how people around the world think about, and save for, their retirement. 

At heart, we’re a financial technology business. What we do is all about innovation, and using the power of digital change to put the customer first. Our Engineers will tell you that working at Smart gives you the opportunity to play your part in developing world-class technological solutions, working with – and learning from – like-minded people.

You’ll also find that, across our business, our colleagues love Smart’s culture, and how what we do means better financial outcomes for savers. That feels worthwhile, and it means that what we do, collectively, goes way beyond the nine to five of a typical working day.

Don’t just take our word for it – you can see what our colleagues say about working at Smart on LinkedIn Life and Glassdoor.


At Smart, one of the eight principles we work to is “We want happy and good people in our team”. We created a list of benefits that helps us achieve this goal: 

  • 25 days’ holiday per year, increasing with length of service.  
  • £500 annual training budget to spend on your professional development 
  • Extensive private healthcare, including dental, eyecare and EAP 
  • Enhanced sick leave (three months’ pay per year)
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity (maternity – 6 months fully paid/paternity – 3 weeks fully paid)
  • Death in service insurance cover 
  • Fully-paid five-week sabbatical after five years of employment
  • In office wellbeing, such as manicures, massages and barbers. We also serve free lunch, breakfasts and social drinks weekly. 
  • Smart employees also enjoy a 50% discount on orders from our sister company Arena Flowers, Britain's most ethical florist. They offer unique hand-tied bouquets, luxury flowers, letterbox flowers, plants and gifts to spend on friends and loved ones or even for yourself.

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We think Smart is an awesome place to work. If it sounds like somewhere you’d like to work, too, and if you’re ready to play your part in our continued success in the future, then naturally we’d love to meet you.

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Tags: Agile Cloud DevOps FinTech Incident response Risk assessment Threat intelligence Vulnerability management

Perks/benefits: Career development Competitive pay Paid sabbatical Parental leave

Region: Europe
Country: United Kingdom
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Category: Leadership Jobs

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