IT Security Manager

Job Title: IT Security Manager
Job Reference: TL/HQ00054945A

Location: Kingston upon Thames
Job Type: Permanent

£70000 - £80000 per annum, Benefits: + Blue Chip Benefits
Sector: IT

Posted 14 days ago

IT / Information Security Manager, Kingston upon Thames, Up to £75,000 per annum + Blue Chip Benefits i.e. generous bonus scheme, car/car allowance, and a comprehensive range of benefits, including 25 days holiday (plus 3 days for Christmas closure, plus public holidays), pension, life assurance, private health care, income protection, discounted online shopping, CycleScheme.

IT/ Information Security Manager Overview:

Based in our clients modern offices in the Kingston upon Thames area, and reporting into the Director of Business Transformation, this will be a highly visible role which will be responsible for developing, implementing and maintaining information security standards, policies and procedures.

The role is responsible for all information security matters, ensuring the UK business has appropriate technical and physical security measures in place, supported by effective security standards, policies, procedures and training. The role will ensure that the UK security standards satisfy all relevant industry and legislative requirements


Take the lead on collaborating within the business with regards to information security;

Responsible for achieving and maintaining appropriate standards / certification (e.g. ISO 27001);

Proactively enabling colleagues in identifying, developing, implementing, and maintaining security processes, practices, and policies to reduce risk;

Performing business impact analysis, risk assessment and resulting treatment;

Undertake response analytics during and after an incident, determining root cause and proper mitigation;

Remain up to date with the latest threats and vulnerabilities to ensure operational tools and processes are up to date;

Ensure that all practices internally protect customer information;

Participate in any external audit activities;

Delivery of internal training programmes and materials;

Work with the Global security functions to develop, implement and monitor a strategic, comprehensive enterprise information security programme;

Working with designated members of the Legal team to help advise and provide input on security related matters;

Collaborating with architecture team to Provide Guidance to the product development teams in securing the products and services in line with industry standards and contractual obligations;

Overarching ownership for responding to RFPs and supporting cross functional teams to respond appropriately to customer due diligence queries;

Serve as the primary point of contact for security queries within the UK business;

Review divisional compliance with Global Businesses policies and procedures and discuss high risk findings with divisional representatives through the relevant IS Advisory Group;

Review and approval of all technology investments as they relate to information security

Information Security Manager Ideal Background:

Suitable candidates will be CISSP / CISM / ISO 27001 LI / MInstISP qualified (or equivalent), eligible to work in the UK, and be able to demonstrate the following:

Strong experience of taking a company through the ISO27001 certification journey from start to finish;

Experience of working independently, with a "roll your sleeves up" attitude to the role; 

Strong customer facing skills, with the ability to communicate effectively, and with gravitas; 

Experience of leading a team in a virtual/project environment;

Will have had exposure to architecture, development or operational teams;

Understanding of Security Architecture and Frameworks;

Will have a broad understanding of cloud computing infrastructure ( e.g. Microsoft Azure);

Good understanding of the security controls required to protect web-based services and the data they process and store;

Extensive knowledge of Information Security regulatory requirements;

Understanding of GDPR/DPA2018;

Sufficient/working knowledge of EU data privacy and data protection regulation e.g. GDPR/DPA2018;

Strong change and project management skills, including the ability to manage time well, prioritise effectively and handle multiple deadlines in a pragmatic way;

Detail-oriented approach needed to recommend and implement strategic improvements;

Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with the appropriate discretion


Trevor  Lee


Trevor Lee

Managing Director

Having been in recruitment for 15 years, in 2006 I decided to form Jenrick Commercial (a new division of The Jenrick Group) and I have to say, it’s been one hell of a ride. Recruitment has changed drastically over the last 15 years, however, I’ve learnt that if you keep things simple, work hard, be honest and really understand your clients and candidates then you will do well.

My loves in life are my wife (Miriam) and my son (Toron). I’ve been married for nearly 20 years, so I was snapped up early (my wife clearly has good taste – or at least I like to think so!).

Related Industry Insights

How 2018 unfolded for Jenrick Commercial and our prediction for 2019

2018 wasn’t a particularly straightforward year for many businesses around the UK, however despite this 2018 was another steady year for us as a business. We saw our business thrive and peak in 2017, with it being our best year ever, and 2018 saw us level on par with that. So for us as a business having this continuity in strength was reassuring and gave us confidence despite the media advertising otherwise due to Brexit.


In Quarter 4 we did see the usual reduction of volume of candidate’s applications. We do find this to be the norm prior to Christmas, many candidates often put aside looking for a new role in November until the New Year so this wasn’t a surprise. Although we did see a lull in candidate movement at the back end of the year, a point to note is that not one candidate we spoke to advised that they were staying put until after Brexit.


What has been a surprise is that normally we do see higher response of volume on applications and candidates looking for work at this point of the year, following the theme ‘New year, new career’, however applications have been far lighter compared to the start of 2018. This highlights that the war on good, quality talent is becoming even more difficult.


On the flip side the volume of new jobs has been very steady, even rising slightly, since Jan 1st. This is based on our client growth as well as the strong relationships we have formed with our current clients – around  91% of our business is referred of repeat. January and February have been a great start to the year with both placement of permanent and contract positions increasing so we are seeing no slow down with new business.


Where’s the future at?


It goes without saying that Brexit will no doubt shape and define where the market goes. The likelihood is increasing that we will extend the negotiations and not leave as planned on the 29th March. While we are unsure as to how long the delay will be, it could dominate through to the end of 2019 meaning a steady and cautious, if not unpredictable, year.


Whatever the outcome is; a deal as planned, a delayed deal or even a no deal then we do foresee the market to the cautious throughout 2019. Obviously the sooner the decision is made then the more likely it will be that we will see stability in our industry and the overall market conditions of the UK bringing confidence back in and normality taking hold.


As most of our clients tend to sit within either; Technology, Professional Services, Financial Services we definitely haven’t seen any change with new opportunities, however the market is all around confident and if confidence is high then opportunity will flow.


If you are looking for exceptional staff or your next career move then contact us on 01932 230868 or

Read more

Jenrick Commercial - From strength to strength

2017 was our busiest year since we started trading over 11 years ago.  However, as the business has grown our levels of service to our clients and candidates has been maintained at the highest levels. Jumping back to 2016 when we closed on a record year when, we thought the market had peaked – 2017 only went and continued in the same fashion and superseded our expectations. We saw our business increase by 153% from 2016. The experience we have gained through these busy times has set us apart from a lot of other companies which is why we retain the vast majority of our clients and see candidates making us the first choice to help them find exceptional jobs.

Read more