Head of IT Security

Head of IT Security

  • Location

    Harrogate, North Yorkshire

  • Sector:

    IT, Senior Appointments

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  • Salary:

    bonus, benefits

  • Contact:

    Harriet Webster

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  • Published:

    5 months ago

  • Expiry date:


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Head of IT Security


  • To play a pivotal role in continuing to mature and embed the security function within the business
  • To be responsible for the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data and systems supported by ISO27001 and PCI DSS accreditations


  • A well-respected family company based in Harrogate, with core values that underpin everything they do


  • Overall responsibility for the information security framework, policies, processes and systems
  • Take a lead role as the subject matter expert in Group projects, ensuring information security is seen as a business enabler while maintaining effective information security controls
  • Lead the risk management framework - ensuring risks are identified, recorded correctly, potentially escalated and mitigated where agreed
  • Be responsible for the successful audits against the ISO 27001 standard
  • Annual creation of a security strategy that is proportional to the Group, measurable and making the best use of the resources available to implement and mature effective security controls
  • Ensure security architecture is tightly integrated with the overall roadmap for information technology architecture


  • CISM or CISSP qualification
  • Thorough understanding of Information Security Management standards; including ISO27001 and working with an external independent auditor
  • Experience of building relationships and managing key stakeholders at a senior level
  • Experience of strategic and future thinking in an IT Security environment
  • Evidence of maintaining information security plans and associated security standards, policies & procedures
  • Passionate about and with demonstrable evidence of driving IT Security improvements across internal and web hosting infrastructures

The role would suit someone who is communicative, proactive and tenacious - someone who can confidently work with all levels within a business and drive improvement.

Attractive salary on offer, with bonus and generous benefits.

Please get in touch with Harriet to discuss.

Inter-vention is acting as a recruitment agency for this permanent vacancy.