Head of Information Security and Operational Resilience

Skipton Building Society
Skipton, UK
15 Aug 2019
12 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Introduction

Following a strategic review of our Senior Leadership Team we are excited to introduce a new role here at Skipton Building Society. Reporting into the Chief Operating Officer, you will support our corporate objectives across our Information Security and Business Resilience functions. This is a very important and high-profile role, overseeing two of the key focus areas from a customer, industry, regulatory and Board level perspective.

The role will involve the bringing together of a new function so it is critical that you can balance technical understanding with the interpersonal skills required to lead multi-disciplinary teams in respect of culture, structure, process and service.

Main Responsibilities

Interpreting regulatory guidance and industry best practice to implement and manage our Operational Resiliency and disaster recovery frameworks.

Engaging with key business stakeholders to ensure that operational resilience and information security awareness is embraced across the business.

Reporting on operational resilience and cyber risk up to board level

Defining and implementing the cyber roadmap to continually support an appropriate security control environment ensuring the adequate protection of critical data and services. Budget ownership for investment and operational requirements.

Chairing the Operational Resilience group to ensure that operational resilience and disaster recovery governance and processes are fit for purpose.

Maintaining high colleague engagement levels, fostering cross functional collaboration and developing a high-performance continual improvement culture across the teams.

Manging supplier relationships, blending external services and expertise with internal support to provide exceptional services.

Ideal Candidate

The key competencies for this role are:

Strong and influential leadership skills Translation of complex information up to board level Stakeholder management Ability to meet tight deadlines under pressure Commercial awareness, balancing risk and reward to define and implement an appropriate control environment Management of risk in a regulated environment

We are looking for someone who can operate at all levels, leading teams through change and ambiguity, communicating complex information up to board level and engaging with stakeholders across the business to ensure the principles of operational resilience and information security are adopted and embraced. Alongside this you'll have the communication and influencing skills required to drive change forward, blending the right mix of internal teams and external expertise along the way.

You'll also have working knowledge of business resilience and information security principles and best practice.
About Skipton Building Society
At Skipton Building Society we are not just another Financial Services Institution we are a mutual organisation, which means we are owned by our members and believe in placing them at the heart of everything we do. The same goes for our people. We can only be successful as a business if we have great people and we believe in treating people as individuals. Our values are Trust, Ownership and One Team which reflect the attitudes and way ofworking everyone here displays on a daily basis, and which are key to the delivery of the outstanding level of personal service we offer our customers.

We're committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace where every colleague has an opportunity to fulfil their career potential. We respect and appreciate the value that our colleagues' unique differences can bring and offer consideration for anyone seeking a more flexible work-life balance. If you have a need for flexibility then please let us know.

Why Work For Us

We're committed to paying our people fairly for the role they undertake and provide a wide range of benefits to support our colleagues' finances and wellbeing, including our Employee Assistance programme, the opportunity to buy extra holidays and shopping discount vouchers You'll be able to shape your career within your team and can expect a structured learning and development programme where you'll be valued recognised and rewarded.

More information on our benefits can be found here

Skipton are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably skilled or qualified applicants, regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/beliefs, sexual orientation or age

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