Information Security Manager

East Midlands / London
£49,700 - £57,300 (e.midlands) £60,000 - £65,000 (London)
31 Jan 2019
17 Feb 2019
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP

As Metropolitan Housing look to improve the customer experience with technology, you will be tasked with ensuring that key security issues are considered and for creating a general ISMS for the business. You will create logical security policies, policing security, liaising with audit teams and investigations where necessary. You will work with 3rd parties to ensure compliance around security. You will maintain and report on critical risks

What you will be doing
You will provide a consultancy-based approach for Information Security and Data protection whilst adhering to governmental and contractual obligations, both in BAU work and projects
Develop, implement and manage an Information Security and IT Risk framework
Working collaboratively with internal customers and other stakeholders, to operate and outline IT data and physical Information Security policies and best practice.
Monitor service providers for compliance and ensure product owners are operating within information security standards set
Provide training and educational guidance material; ensuring the Information Security Policy (ISP) is understood and followed
Manage and improve incident response plans, managing any potential data/security breaches and reporting
Act as the data security consultant for bids/tenders and processes and liaison and management of suppliers in regard to their adoption and adherence to the Metropolitan ISP
Updating and maintaining the IT Security risks as part of the Corporate Governance structure
Act as expert witness or provide evidence for legal actions/reporting
Work with the internal and external audit teams and enact recommendations

Key experience and qualifications required
Practical experience of running a specialist IT security service within an organization or consulting to it
Strong working knowledge of information security policies, processes and procedures
Experience of designing a security strategy in line with business requirements
Knowledge of Information Security best practice frameworks (Cyber Essentials, ISO27001, etc.)
A strong commitment to customer service and overall service excellence
An excellent communicator to your customer audience, presenting IT security issues in a user-friendly manner
Relevant professional recognition, e.g. ISO 27001 award, Certified Information Security Manager or Certified Security Testing Professional
In-depth knowledge of electronic records management and digital preservation issues

About Us
Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing is one of the UK`s leading providers of affordable housing and care and support services. We employ over 1900 people to manage and develop our large portfolio of nearly 56,000 homes serving over 75,000 customers across London, the East Midlands, Southern and the East of England.

How we reward you
Our staff are as important to us as our customers. When working with us you will be introduced to a huge variety of benefits including:
-A unique benefits package that can be adapted to suit each individual.
-The opportunity to choose from a wide variety of benefits which includes options around Health and Wellbeing Programme
-Employee Assistance
-Discounts with multiple retailers and many more.
-An impressive Pension Scheme
-28 days annual leave plus bank holidays, with the ability to buy and sell up to 5 days!

Our promise
All employment decisions at Metropolitan are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to age, disability, gender reassignment, marital status, pregnancy or maternity, race or religion, sex or sexual orientation.

`We are proud to have been recognised by Disability Confident for our commitment to disabled people and those with long term health conditions by providing fair and equal opportunities for all applicants enabling them to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations.`

To apply: Please click through to our website and upload an updated CV and a one page supporting statement outlining why you are interested in the role and how you meet the key criteria for the post.


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