Information Security Consultant (Governance / Risk / Compliance) – REF 1015

March 8, 2024
Horsforth, Leeds, United Kingdom
Job Type
NEG - please apply regardless of expectations
Work Hours
9am - 5.30pm
Professional Services
MS Security Quals / DPA / GDPR / ISO
Contact number
0113 357 20 45


Technical Requirements

Have at least 13 years educational background

Excellent working knowledge of security and governance, risk and compliance within an enterprise environment

Hands-on experience of enterprise information security and standards including Cyber Essentials, ISO 27001, 27002 etc. Data Protection Act and the General Data Protection Regulation

Microsoft O365 Security solutions; Networking; Security operations; Vulnerability Management; Security Auditing

Experience of formal document creation, such as the creation of reports or procedures

Experience of carrying out risk reviews, technology audits or other similar work


Detailed knowledge of:

  • Microsoft O365 environment
  • Threat Intelligence analysis and best practice
  • Security Incident Response processes, procedures, and best practices
  • Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity principles and testing methodologies ▪ Risk analysis and data management methodologies
  • Event and log analysis

Core Behavioural Skills:

Confident individual with the good interpersonal skills, able to deal with people at all levels and communicate to users in a clear, non-technical language

  • Team-player
  • Analytically minded, able to break down and understand information
  • Must be comfortable with working in a fast-moving, dynamic environment
  • Strongly customer-focused, used to providing support to demanding users
  • Good organisational skills, used to managing and prioritising own workload
  • Ability to report on progress, timescales, outstanding and completed activities


Working with the Information Security team to provide advice and guidance on IT security and further develop IT policies and processes across a multi-region infrastructure consisting of 8000+ staff and 100+ sites.

As a member of the IT Security team, you will review all aspects of the IT environment and its components. This role shall be responsible for supporting Governance, Risk and Compliance activities. The successful candidate will be required to proactively improve and provide advice and guidance on information security matters.

  • Create and maintain policies within our Information Security Management System, to support business requirements and align with ISO 27001
  • Maintain a register of security controls, to identify compliance against security standards, including ISO 27001, NIST, COBIT etc
  • Develop and enhance security policies, processes, procedures and technical controls to strengthen security capabilities and resilience to cyber threats
  • Maintain and manage the IT Risk Register to ensure that IT risks are regularly reviewed, correctly identified, assessed, reported and mitigated in line with recommended best practices
  • Identify and raise awareness of security risks
  • Develop a register of regional regulatory privacy requirements and develop processes to monitor regional controls to ensure compliance
  • Perform daily, weekly, and monthly security checks, reconciliation and compliance checks and investigate exceptions
  • Complete client security requirement questionnaires and support the bidding process
  • Assist with security incident management and response activities
  • General day-to-day support on managing and responding to security alerts from systems and end users
  • Support the wider IT team to provide and share technical knowledge and security best practices
  • Test DR plans, processes and capabilities to ensure they work as designed, identifying gaps and lessons learnt and work with the business to drive continual development and enhancement
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