Information Security Specialists

Milton Keynes
21 Mar 2019
29 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Manpower is currently recruiting for 2 experienced Information Security Specialists to work on fixed term contracts, one for 12 months and one for 24 months, on behalf of our client based in Milton Keynes. This role is office based, no travel is expected but if the need arises this will be discussed beforehand. The office hours are 9am – 5pm, however, work outside of these hours may be required in exceptional circumstances.

As a member of the Information Security team, you will ensure that the confidentiality, availability and integrity of the information and information systems is protected. This will primarily be achieved through identification and recommendation of risk mitigation treatment plans and specialist security consultancy.

Through a Governance, Risk and Compliance framework:

* Input and continuous progression of the Information Security strategy

* Completion of comprehensive Risk assessments

* Delivery of security workstreams (risk reduction)

* Supporting the Incident management (Security) framework

* Support mitigation of risk to a level that meets the organisations requirements

* Provide a focal point for information security expertise and advice

* Take responsibility for the delivery of a quality security service

* Continuous development and alignment of InfoSec policy, Standards and guidelines

* Supporting information security awareness and education


* Support the Head of Information Security with the development and implementation of the Information Security Strategy

* Development, review and alignment of Information Security Policy and associated standards and guidance

* Supporting the delivery of information security awareness and dissemination of good practice

* Producing management information to support the on-going improvement to information security


* Support in the recording and management of risk mitigation

* Completion of risk assessments to a high standard

* Develop risk treatment plans and to track progress

* Act as an Information Security consultant

* Identify and highlight vulnerabilities that may damage the confidentiality, integrity or availability of systems or information

* Act as a core member of the Computer Security Incident Response team (CSIRT)

* Track security incidents and ensure closure in appropriate timeframe

* Facilitate a process of continuous improvement in the delivery of security services


* To maintain a working knowledge and track requirements of Law, Regulations, Standards and Frameworks as they pertain to Information Security.

* Ensure that compliance is maintained against Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard and the Data Protection Act (DPA)requirements

* Ensure that organisational governance is effectively managing compliance (but not limited to):

o Policy

o Legislative and applicable Industry Standards


o Recommendation of appropriate controls

o Expert advice within governance forums

o Assurance activity

* Support the auditing of the Information and information Systems


* Liaise with external bodies and organisations to keep abreast of emerging trends, technologies and legislation that have an impact on Information Security to maintain technical expert status

Person Specification:

* Good interpersonal skills and the ability to deal with staff at all levels

* Excellent collaboration and team working skills

* Pro-active approach to the identification of incidents, problems and improvement opportunities

* Commitment to ongoing personal development and refreshing expertise in response to technology change

* Ability to identify and adapt to change

* Ability to effectively prioritise, plan and organise tasks

* Proven ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with people across a range of areas and levels

* Ability to support others to successfully adapt to change

* Capable of analysing data to evaluate risk and compliance

* Desirable: Degree level in a related subject; CISSP; CISM; CISA.

Our client is an employer committed to the ongoing development of staff both through its own award-winning distance teaching and industry standard training programmes. As an organisation it promotes a healthy work life balance with a generous leave allowance, a Christmas closure period and flexible working where appropriate. Free parking is available to staff.

Closing date for applications are:

12 month contract – 12:00 9th April 2019

24 month contract – 12:00 1st April 2019

Please apply today

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