job / information security lead west central scotland glasgow 3251
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Information Security Lead - Glasgow

Bonus, Company Car, Pension, Private Health Care - I.T - Technology & Data
Ref: 3251 Date Posted: Tuesday 08 May 2018
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Information Security Lead required for our clients who are a hugely successful Scottish Business based in Glasgow.

Our ideal candidate will have the experience to design, implement and lead the Company’s Information Security Management programme to support effective protection of the company’s information and technical assets, ensuring alignment with the company’s compliance and regulatory requirements.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead, define and implement a risk based Information Security strategy and delivery programme to manage our client’s technology and information assets; continuously reviewing and improving policies and processes to reduce risk
  • Establish appropriate standards and controls for Information Security and provide direction across the Company in this area and for the implementation of policies and procedures.
  • Be the thought leader for IT Security on the Technical Governance Forum and provide SME advice and insight with required security and compliance audits and vulnerability assessment for procurement of any new system
  • Design and lead annual Information Security assessment with external partner to test for vulnerabilities across the internal and external facing environments, social engineering risks and External Partner compliance with our clients Information Security standards.
  • Reporting Commitment to Executive Team and Audit Committee to ensure regular updates are provided
  • Respond to and resolve 1st and 2nd line information security incidents within time periods specified in SLAs
  • To review and approve Change Requests which may have a security impact as part of the Technical Change Approval Board
  • Work with projects, IT and the wider business to create controls that reflect workable compromises as well as proactive responses to current and future information security & compliance risks
  • Drive a culture of continuous improvement through the co-ordination and management of the information security, business continuity and GDPR compliance programmes
  • Monitor information security trends internal and keeps business leadership informed about information security-related issues and activities potentially affecting the organization

Skills & Knowledge:

  • Demonstrated expertise in leading the development and execution of information security plans within a Global FMCG or Manufacturing organisation
  • Strong subject matter experience in application security, vulnerability testing and development of a risk appetite
  • Proven ability to effectively apply risk principles to challenging business situations and successfully engage executive and senior leadership through this process
  • Application Life Cycle management and application development experience in the context of a security framework.
  • Educated to degree level with IT experience specifically within a large operational networking and security environment
  • A recognised security qualification CISSP, SSCP, CISM
  • ITILv3 qualification(s) or equivalent encompassing the full lifecycle of the ITIL process


  • MBA Qualification
  • Formally recognised project management qualifications (PRINCE2, Agile etc)

Personal Attributes:

  • High personal impact, displaying and role modelling a professional attitude/image of the department and function both internally and to key stakeholders
  • Exceptional executive presentation and communication skills, excellent influencing and problem resolution skills
  • Focused and structured analytical approach – to create a framework for reporting but also to encourage a performance related culture
  • Strategic thinker who can manage the detail with alignment and consideration towards the larger picture

Please apply by sending your updated CV, if you would like to discuss this opportunity in more detail contact Stuart Ringland on 0141 530 4333