Group Head of Information Security

Sanderson Recruitment Plc
18 Oct 2016
21 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Group Head of Information Security

Are you looking for a new leadership security role where you can continue to build on an established security capability?

My client, are actively looking for a proactive, dynamic security professional with experience of building and running a security team. You will have the ability to provide overarching strategy for the security function, as well as interacting with multiple stakeholders throughout the business. This really is an exciting time to join this organisation, as they look to double their security function.

The role

  • Operate as a strategic thinker and ally to the business.
  • Thought leadership about security execution and direction.
  • Communicating with executive management to ensure support for the information security strategy and programme.
  • Setting security strategy, utilising internal and external expertise to support the development of a suitable strategy
  • Overseeing and conducting risk management activities (risk assessment,gap analysis, business impact analysis, etc.) to help the business reach an acceptable level of risk and also maintain regulatory objectives
  • Supporting the company to understand and define and follow an appropriate security risk appetite
  • Overseeing the establishment, implementation and adherence to policies and standards that guide and support the terms of the information security strategy
  • Advising and making recommendations regarding appropriate personnel, physical and technical security controls
  • Participating in resolving problems caused by major security incidents and breaches
  • Reporting appropriate security metrics to executive management across the group
  • Responsible for the management of ISMS and assisting with the maintenance of ISO27001 accreditation


  • Experience working with: ISO27001/PCI DSS/GDPR
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Proven ability to influence and direct others;
  • Excellent leadership abilities; and
  • Integrity and confidentiality when handling customer and employee data.

To apply for the role please send your CV or for more information call Mary.