Information Security Consultant

The Curve Group
Reading, UK
16 Jun 2019
26 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Information Security Consultant - Permanent - Reading
Competitive salary + bonus + benefits

Who we are

An award-winning bank here to help Britain's go-getters.

More about us

In 2009, Aldermore set out to be the bank helping those with ideas, big and small, to realise their dreams and to seek and seize opportunity in their personal and professional lives. We call it banking for the bold. Today, we're an award-winning bank that has helped fund the growth of Britain's small businesses through a range of business finance solutions, specialist mortgages and savings accounts that provides our customers with the support they need to make things happen. Join us if you want to find yourself at the heart of a dynamic, growing organisation where our employees are empowered to grow their expertise and build their careers.

The Role

The Information Security Consultant will be part of the Information Security team providing Information Security subject matter expertise to programmes of change within the Bank. The role will focus on contributing to the delivery of the Information Security Portfolio which supports the Bank's Cyber Strategy.

Key responsibilities include
  • Act as the subject matter expert for all security matters relating to projects in scope of the programme reporting on a day to day basis to the responsible security project manager.
  • Take responsibility and ownership for implementing solutions that meet the needs of the security programme, ensuring industry good practice is followed.
  • Provide options and recommendations for ways to achieve the aims of the programme - and once agreed see the recommendations through to delivery.
  • Take a pragmatic, risk based approach to delivering initiatives within the programme. Balancing risk reduction, with quick wins and business need.
  • Provide guidance regarding technical security best practice to project and internal teams including input into the requirements and design to ensure best practice aligned to Aldermore's aims.

The Person

Strong analytical, information security and application security skills are required along with a technical understanding of the practical application of information security controls within financial services firms. Strong communication skills are also essential as this role interacts with various levels of stakeholders across the business.

Key Skills and experience
  • Extensive background in the practical application of information security.
  • Excellent understanding of information security concepts and practices.
  • Prior experience of implementing; Privileged Access Management, End Point Security, Identity & Access Management, Supplier Security Assurance, Cloud Based security offerings and Security policies/procedures/standards.
  • Experience of reviewing technical designs and solutions to identify security risks and opportunities for improvement.
  • Strong analytical and IT related skills.
  • Experience of developing, implementing and supporting security controls and best practice within a Financial Services environment.

The Rewards

As you would expect, this opportunity offers a competitive basic salary and reward package, and you'll also benefit from our commitment to investing in your professional development.

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We do not accept speculative agency CVs. Any CV received by Aldermore will be treated as a gift and not eligible for an agency fee. PSL agencies should only send CVs if authorised to do so by HR.

Where a DBS check or CIFAS check is identified as necessary, all application forms, job adverts and recruitment briefs will contain a statement that an application for a DBS certificate or a CIFAS check will be submitted in the event of the individual being offered the position.

Aldermore is an equal opportunities employer

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