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3 months ago
Simmons & Simmons
Salary: £50000 - £70000 Per Annum
Location: UK
Job type: Permanent
Job sector: In House
Experience: Any or N/A
Contact: Anthony May
Category: Admin Jobs
Job title: IT Security Manager

Location: Bristol with some London and international travel

Main purpose of job:
To manage the security of global IT operations to meet business requirements (both internal and client mandated) in the most cost-effective manner.

Reports to: Global IT Infrastructure Manager

Main duties and responsibilities:
* Develop and maintain strong relationships with business managers and IT technical managers, ensuring security measures (policies and processes) meet business and key client requirements
* Lead, develop and motivate his/her IT security team
* Manage the governance process for IT security, both in sourced and outsourced, to defined business requirements, to ensure compliance with client audit requirements and legal and industry body standards
* Manage the development and implementation of the global IT security strategy in line with emerging threats and the changing IT landscape
* Develop and implement IT security policy and processes to meet global business requirements
* Plan and project manage IT security improvement projects
* Manage the procurement of IT security services including specification, tendering and negotiations
* Provide consultancy to business and IT strategic and operational projects on the required level of IT security to ensure ongoing compliance with the agreed global IT security strategy
* Manage and control IT security costs
* Represent Simmons & Simmons at relevant industry bodies

Key relationships:
* Senior Business Services managers : all functions, UK & International
* Risk and Compliance Team
* IT Department : Managers and Team Leaders
* External managed service partners and IT security experts
* External infrastructure and software suppliers
* Other companies in similar industry sectors and/or using similar technologies

Person specification:

Education / qualifications / experience:

* University degree or equivalent
* Industry accepted IT Security certification e.g. CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) or ISSMP (Information Systems Security Management Professional)
* Demonstrable knowledge of appropriate industry and sector standards
* Good general knowledge of IT in terms of operating system, networking and packaged applications pertinent to Simmons & Simmons
* ITIL based service management processes and service delivery, ideally ITIL Foundation certificate holder
* Managing external suppliers
* Experience in building and leading technical teams

Knowledge and technical skills:

* Thorough understanding of enterprise IT security technologies
* Good understanding of latest infrastructure and cloud technologies
* Good understanding of IT security incident lifecycle
* Knowledge of the ITILv3 and Prince2 frameworks would be a distinct advantage

General skills:

* Able to effectively manage a diverse and inclusive team, and support the career development of individuals
* Able to develop professional relationships and build business through diverse networks
Other requirements:
* Excellent written and communication skills
* Attention to detail
* Resilience

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