IT Security and Information Assurance Lead

Proactive Appointments
50000.00 - 55000.00 GBP Annual
30 Jan 2024
27 Feb 2024
Employer Sector
Technology, IT & Telecoms
Contract Type
Full Time

IT Security and Information Assurance Lead

4 days onsite per week

Our client is looking for an accomplished professional to lead and manage their IT Security and Information Assurance operations. As IT Security & Information Assurance Lead, you'll play a pivotal role in defining and executing a long–term strategy, overseeing ongoing operations, and acting as the primary point of contact for key security matters.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead IT security & information assurance activities, including system accreditation, operational activities, and project oversight.
  • Line manage a team, providing technical guidance, performance management, and staff development.
  • Manage and maintain security compliance measures, including ISO 27001 standards and HMG accreditations.
  • Conduct threat/vulnerability/impact analysis, influencing security policies, and fostering external relationships.
  • Excellent experience in writing policy and procedure

Working Conditions:

  • Security check (SC) clearance required.

Person Specification:

  • Significant expert knowledge of information security and assurance practices.
  • Experience in leading system accreditation activities and influencing supplier security practices.
  • Good knowledge of IT and technology, with proficiency in security and network analysis tools.
  • Effective communication, negotiation, and decision–making skills.
  • Experience in line management and staff development.
  • ISO27001 Audit Qualified


  • Understanding of information assurance and relevant legislation.
  • Knowledge of central government practices and standards.
  • Experience with ISO27001 and Cyber Essentials in a Linux environment.

IT Security and Information Assurance Lead

Due to the volume of applications received for positions, it will not be possible to respond to all applications and only applicants who are considered suitable for interview will be contacted.

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