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  • Reference: 21891
  • Location: Chester, Cheshire
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Sector: IT
  • Relevant Skills: Security

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Head of IT and Security
Location: Chester
Report to: Chief Operations Officer
Salary: Up to £55K
Dress Code: Relaxed
Package Perks:
An overhaul of your lifestyle,
Free lunch Friday,
Fresh fruit,
Lunch time running club,
Gym Membership Subsidy,
Cycle to work scheme

As the Head of IT and Security title suggests, we are looking for a security focussed individual to join a down to earth, skilled, efficient IT team. You'll need a good understanding of the DPA, PCI-DSS and ISO 27K. You'll be taking control of the security and compliance area company wide and draw up frameworks and review processes to apply a security risk methodology to system development.

The dress code may be relaxed, however, as Head of IT, this is a serious hands-on position for an individual that will lead the team by example and be the principle authority for creating, maintaining and always improving a robust security/compliance system.

Yes we are looking for an all-rounder with in depth knowledge and experience in the security and compliance field; to join a team without the standard associated baggage of a corporate position such as: office politics, clickyness and the other delightfuls.

You'll need to drive testing, assessing and mitigate system security threats throughout program lifecycles. This includes working with developers and programmers throughout the teams ensuring secure coding as well as security technical support.

You'll need a good understanding of security tools, including vulnerability scanning, SIEM monitoring, physical security tools, DDoS Protection and authentication to forensics to DLP. As Head of IT and Security you will be expected to work for 37.5 hours per week, and even though pressure levels can climb, keeping a professional head at all times is crucial.

If you want to take your foot off the gas or are looking for a cushy Head of Security role to walk into using vast experience, please do not apply for this position. This medium sized company has a healthy expansion rate and needs you to commit for the long term relationship which will be reciprocated.

We will not produce a shopping list of desirable certifications and accreditations, however, if you are the person for this spot, please contact me (Ewan) ASAP, thank you.


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