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Corporate Head of Information Security

Job in London, United Kingdom
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Degree level

Bachelor

Job function

IT

Required language

English (Fluent)

Work experience

0 to 2 years

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CorporateHead of Information Security

Overview:

The Business Management & Change (BMC) Team provides a wide range of business services across the firm, including across all of Baringa’s international geographies. The Information Security function sits within BMC and provides the strategy, structure, and support to the business to manage and govern information security across Baringa.

The Infosec function is focussed on designing, implementing and maintaining an information security program that protects Baringa’s systems, services and data against unauthorised use, disclosure, modification, damage and loss. It seeks to foster a culture of empowerment and continuous improvement within the Infosec sphere whilst managing risks, implementing security controls, and developing the security improvement roadmap. The function seeks to protect Baringa’s assets and intellectual property, and that of our clients, through rigorous security control and through applying a risk-based approach to our security design, guidance and decisions.

What will you be doing?

The Head of Information Security is accountable for defining and managing Baringa’s information security strategy and requirements, defining and implementing the necessary controls to manage information security risks, and enhancing a formal risk based approach for the identification, prioritisation and remediation (or mitigation) of information security risks. They will be required to develop information security policy, identify means to deploy and continually assess policy implementation, as well as to work with individuals and teams across Baringa to identify and implement solutions and controls. 

The role will be required to help improve the recognition of Information Security across the firm, embedding information security as a key mindset through development of training, direct business/individual engagement, and Executive management team upskilling. 

The role also brings with it line management responsibility, leveraging a small team to support the delivery of the wider Infosec function goals and ensuring that maximum value is gained from the resource available. 

Ensuring the continuation of Baringa’s ISO certification is also a key activity of the role, implementing improvements in policy, process, and procedure to ensure continued certification. The role will also be required to build on our current ISO certification to look at and implement global certifications to cover Baringa’s international geographies. 

So, what are we looking for?

Baringa believes that diversity is paramount to driving creativity, innovation and value for our clients and for our people. All applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, nationality, disability, age, or social background.

We are looking for an experienced information security professional with 8+ years of experience in managing information security within a professional corporate environment. The successful candidate will be a self-motivated individual who can work on their own initiative, with a “can do” attitude. Being an excellent communicator is key, with the ability to engage people across the firm to drive the infosec agenda and improvements in our ways of working. Ideally the candidate will have experience in a professional services firm.

From a technical and qualification perspective we would expect a good candidate to have:

  • CISSP, CISM or similar 
  • ISO 27011:2013 Lead Auditor or Implementer 
  • CCP or similar 
  • Exposure to the HMG IA policy set is desirable

A high level knowledge of security appliances and services, such as:

  • Cloud security services
  • IDS/IPS and advanced threat detection technologies
  • Firewalls and URL filtering
  • Email filtering
  • Network topologies and segregation

What’s in it for both of us?

  • At Baringa, we recognise the importance of work-life balance and we know that the ‘ideal’ balance will vary from person to person and will change at different stages of our working lives. If you require flexible working, please talk to one of our Recruiters about the flexibility you may need.
  • Opportunity to work closely with senior stakeholders both within Baringa and with the client.
  • The opportunity to shape and build a relatively new corporate function, with the full support of the wider company. 
  • You decide on the training you need. We invest in you, to ensure you remain the best in the business, through formal training, coaching and mentoring.
  • You can talk to anyone in the business. There are no barriers and everyone is accessible, from our Analysts to our Partners.
  • We are a true meritocracy, there are no ceiling or time scales placed on progression.
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Baringa Partners is an independent business and technology consultancy.
We help businesses run more effectively, navigate industry shifts and reach new markets.
We use our industry insights, ideas and pragmatism to help each client improve their business.

Management consulting
London
800 employees