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Security Architecture, Assurance Lead

Job Title: Security Architecture, Assurance Lead
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London,United Kingdom
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: ASAP
REF: 1000618
Contact Name: Lee Anderson
Contact Email:
Job Published: over 3 years ago

job description

Rare opportunity - Cyber Security Architect & Assurance Lead – Manchester

My client is a national Financial Institution and a well-known household brand. They are creating a new standalone bank in the UK which will be made up of branches in England, Wales and Scotland. It will be a full service Personal, Private, SME and Corporate bank, and will be very well positioned for the future.

This is an excellent opportunity for a Cyber Security Architect, interested in IT Change, to join a unique challenger to the existing top-tier incumbents in UK retail and corporate banking.

The Security Architecture & Assurance Lead will be accountable for:

• Supporting the stand-up of the Security Office function, implementing all necessary Security components to meet regulatory attestation requirements
• Line management within the Security Office function
• Owning the end to end IT security architecture function, owning and overseeing the correct implementation of the security services that support the architecture
• Providing security expertise to inform and direct security architecture and design
• Assuring the implementation and operation of security solutions against the scope of the security services defined by the security architecture
• Ensuring the IT security and compliance plans driven from the to-be security architecture are aligned to the strategy and enterprise architecture


• Extensive experience in a security leadership position managing IT security architecture in a multi-vendor, on/offshore banking environment covering both IT operations and IT Change
• Knowledge of the legal and regulatory environment within which financial organisations operation e.g. FCA
• Proven successful implementation of 27001 compliance
• Experience of working with managed suppliers to provide effective security services and solutions
• Strong negotiating, conflict resolution, influencing and stakeholder management skills
• In depth knowledge of IT Security and risk management architectural standards and frameworks
• Industry recognised certifications such as CISSP, CISM or CISA

Key words: Security Architect, Cyber Security, Information Security, Security Consultant, Financial Services, Banking, CISSP, CISM, CISA, ISO27001, IT Change, Risk Management, Compliance, FCA, Security Strategy.