Information Security Manager

Harvey Nash
£50000 - £58000/annum
13 Jul 2017
12 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Information Security Manager - Derby

Harvey Nash is working in partnership with Metropolitan Housing to recruit an Information Security Manager as they embark on a period of people, processes and systems transformation.

Metropolitan is one of the country's largest providers of genuinely affordable local housing and is on target to deliver around 1000 homes per year by 2018/19.

They have been on an exciting journey over the last few years and have undergone a complete financial turnaround; they are now one of the Housing Sector's top performers, delivering great results for their customers, the company and their stakeholders.

Metropolitan Housing is now relocating its IT Function from London to Derby which brings with it the opportunity to design a new Target Operating Model. Aligning technology closer to the business will help support Metropolitan in achieving their strategic ambitions.

Putting customers first is key for the organisation and enabling this is the IT Function. They are undertaking a number of change initiatives to improve their proposition which will have significant social impact. They want to ensure that their information security is maintained and matured during this period of change.

The Opportunity - Information Security Manager:

The Information Security Manager will be responsible for ensuring that key security issues are considered and for creating an ISMS for the business in line with best practise. You will design, implement and police security policies across the organisation.

You will be a strategic leader in this area and mature the security of the organisation. You will be the subject matter expert for security within the business, advising on projects and BAU work where necessary to ensure that security is considered. A key part of your role will be working with the service providers to the business to ensure that they are operating in line with Information Security standards set and to instil responsibility in product owners.

Metropolitan Housing is looking for someone who has practical experience of running an Information/IT security service within an organisation or consulting to it. You should have a strong knowledge of industry best practice standards (ISO 27001, Cyber Essentials or similar) and experience of designing a security framework in line with these. You will also have strong communication skills and the ability to consult all areas and levels of the business on key risks. You should have an attitude of ensuring that security is seen as an enabler to the business.

This position will give you the opportunity to shape the information Security for Metropolitan Housing and develop the existing function within the organisation. This will suit an individual looking to make a real impact within a business who understands the importance of securing their information and data.

What's on offer:

Metropolitan Housing is a registered Charity and this is a chance to join an organisation that is commercially minded with a social purpose. They value their information security and are aware of how critical this is to the business, this is an excellent opportunity to lead the way on this function for them. If you would like to be a part of an organisation delivering significant change to the UK housing market, then this could be an opportunity to build your career. In return Metropolitan can offer a competitive salary, a comprehensive benefits package and the chance to be a part of this exciting journey.

Please apply or contact Amy Martin at Harvey Nash on (Apply online only) to discuss further