Information Security Risk Manager

Coventry, UK
£45,585 to £54,395 + benefits
31 May 2024
27 Jun 2024
Contract Type
Full Time

This is a re-advertisement. Previous candidates for this role need not apply.


About the Role 

As the Information Security Risk Manager, you will have a crucial role in identifying, mitigating, and managing security and other risks relating to Information Technology. Your main responsibilities will be to:

  • Create and execute effective risk management policies and strategies.
  • Conduct comprehensive audits and risk assessments to identify potential threats and vulnerabilities.
  • Work with cross-functional teams to prioritize risks and develop risk treatment plans.
  • Establish monitoring mechanisms and key risk indicators (KRIs) to proactively address security concerns.
  • Offer guidance and recommendations on risk management best practices.

Moreover, you will also help in developing and maintaining the University's information security strategy to improve its overall security posture. You will also participate in incident response activities.


About You

You must have prior experience in information security risk management and hold an honours degree in a relevant field or possess equivalent professional experience. It is desirable to hold risk management certifications such as CISSP, CSIM, or CRISC.

It is important that you have a broad understanding of technical, organizational, and procedural controls, as well as knowledge of the information security tooling and vendor landscape. You should also have a good understanding of information security standards such as ISO27001, NIST CSF, COBIT, and relevant legal frameworks such as GDPR.

Strong influencing and relationship-building skills are required to create and implement risk treatment plans. Analytical skills are also important, and you should be able to communicate technical information effectively, both verbally and in writing, and adapt content to suit technical and non-technical audiences.


About the Department 

The Information Security & Compliance Team at IDG is responsible for safeguarding the University's digital landscape while ensuring regulatory compliance. Our mission is to protect sensitive information, enhance resilience, and promote a culture of positive security behaviour at the University. We achieve this by providing day-to-day security operations and compliance services, creating, and maintaining policies, identifying risks, and developing risk treatment plans, and delivering information security awareness training and campaigns.


About the University  

Born in the 60s with a mindset of boldness, imagination and collaboration, the University of Warwick is a world-leading research-intensive university with the highest academic and research standards. We’re one of the world’s top universities, ranked 67th in the world and 10th in the UK*, with 92% of our research assessed to be ‘world leading or internationally excellent’**. 

You'll be joining a diverse, innovative and globally connected community committed to igniting real world progress. Here at Warwick, we offer you opportunities to follow your ambitions as long as you bring the energy and determination to succeed.

*QS World University Rankings 2024
** Research Excellence Framework 2021


How to Apply  

To apply, please click ‘Apply’ below and submit an application form by the closing date.

CLOSING DATE: Thursday 27 June 2024 at 11.45pm

Please plan for any potential delays as you will not be able to submit an application past this deadline (even if you opened the form at, say, 11.30pm).

Please attach a CV and cover letter.

  • Your CV should include your most recent employment experience, any other relevant experience, and education history.
  • Your cover letter must detail how you meet each of the essential criteria found in the Job Description document below (desirable criteria too, where possible).

Interview Date: 17 July 2024


What we Offer 

We will provide you with a great range of benefits, which include an attractive pension scheme, 30 days holiday plus Christmas closure, excellent learning and development opportunities, and savings on a wide range of products and services.

We offer a generous maternity/paternity/adoption/parental leave policy, and onsite childcare facilities. 

We recognise the importance of a healthy work/life balance and offer you access to flexible working. 

We are proud to say that we are a Living Wage employer.

If you are considering relocating to the UK, read our Relocation Guide to find out more about what Warwick has to offer and what might be involved in the process.


Our Commitment to Inclusion  

Warwick is committed to building an organisation of mutual respect and dignity, promoting a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive working and learning environment.  We recognise that everyone is different in a variety of visible and non-visible ways, and that those differences are to be recognised, respected, and valued.  Where possible, we go beyond legislation to provide a place where everyone can thrive, supporting all staff to achieve their full potential. We aspire to remove economic, social, and cultural barriers that may otherwise prevent people from succeeding. 

We therefore welcome and encourage applications from all communities regardless of culture, background, age, disability, sex/gender, gender identity or expression, ethnicity, religion/belief, or sexual or romantic orientation.

The University currently holds a Race Equality Charter Bronze Award, Athena Swan Sliver Award and a Disability Smart Bronze Award. The University of Warwick is also one of the six founder institutions of the EUTOPIA European University Alliance. 

Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS)

The University of Warwick complies with the DBS Code of Practice and undertakes not to discriminate unfairly against anyone who makes a Disclosure relating to a conviction or other information revealed.  More information is available on the University’s Vacancy pages and applicants may request a copy of the DBS Code of Practice.


Right to Work in the UK   

If you do not yet have the right to work in the UK and/or are seeking sponsorship for a Skilled Worker visa, you will find a link on the application page to follow for further information about obtaining the right to work in the UK.