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Head of Information Security

£70000 - £80000 per annum

We have a unique opportunity to work with a Private Equity firm who have just acquired a financial services organisation. As Head of Information Security, you will join the senior management team reporting to a CIO. You will work with the CIO and Head of Infrastructure to support the on-boarding of the new business. Your primary responsibilities will include the creation and implementation of the Security RoadMap, Incident Response, mitigating threats, implementing security controls. Please note, this position is based in Birmingham city centre.

As this is a brand-new position within the company, you'll have the flexibility to shape what Cyber Security looks like and how it best serves the business.


  • Serve as the SME for Information Security for over 500 users.
  • Project lead on IT Security framework implementations.
  • Improvement of the security posture and awareness.
  • Stakeholder management and communicate information security goals and objectives effectively throughout the business.
  • Organise and manage regular technical and physical penetration testing exercises, reviewing the results and facilitating associated change.
  • Work with internal project teams to ensure security is always considered and tested before implementation.
  • Oversee the creation of new security tools.
  • Implementation of training and security awareness across the business.

Skills and Experience

  • Dealing with MSSP's/Vendors.
  • Fundamental knowledge of Windows and other networks.
  • Cloud Security - AWS.
  • Email Security, firewall management.
  • Vulnerability Management.
  • Identity and Access Management.
  • Endpoint Protection.
  • Creation, implementation and improvement of security tools.
  • ISO27001 and NIST experience.

This is a unique position for a Cyber Security Lead to come in and head up the creation of a next generation security function.

Blackthorn Trace, trading as Huntress Search Ltd, acts as a Recruitment Agency in relation to all Permanent roles and as a Recruitment Business in relation to all Temporary roles.

PLEASE NOTE: We can only consider applications from candidates who have the right to work in the UK.

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