IT Security Manager - Home Based / North West Preston, Lancashire £40,000 - £45,000

IT Security Manager - Home Based / North West

Location: Preston, Lancashire |
Salary: £40,000 - £45,000 |
Posted: 28 Apr 2021 |
Closes: 12 May 2021 |
Job Type: Permanent & Full-time |
Business Unit: UK Central Government Services |
Region / Division: UK & Ireland |
Reference: 9794

Role Responsibility:

IT and Security Manager

Home Based with travel within the North West. A Company Car will be provided.

£40,000 - £45,000

40 hours per week between 8:30 am and 5:00 pm (Flexible)


G4S Employment Support Services (ESS) are looking to recruit a dedicated team across the North West of England to deliver the new RESTART employability programme on behalf of DWP.  

The RESTART contract will support individuals into long term employment across the North West through our network of Suppliers and Stakeholders and we are looking to recruit a team of individuals, in a variety of roles, to ensure the success of that delivery.

To apply for our roles you don't necessarily need experience in Employability or Welfare to Work but you do need to be enthusiastic about understanding the industry, passionate about delivering quality and success and have the skill set to meet the requirements of the role.

We have an opportunity for an IT and Security Manager to join our team, this is a new role which will form an integral part of the business. As the IT and Security Manager, you  will play a crucial part in providing operational security risk and security incident management for the contracts, with a focus on the implementation and maintenance of ISO27001 and SOC.

You will also be involved in challenging projects such as leading the roll out of ISO27001 and SOC across the contract, ensuring all requirements are met and maintained throughout the lifetime of the contract as well as developing and implementing robust cyber security processes and policies.


Other Key Responsibilities will include:

  • Identify and report weaknesses with existing cyber security and set-up routine cyber health checks to identify vulnerabilities and test cyber security controls.
  • Plan and conduct a programme of internal and subcontractor audits to measure compliance with security policy and associated standards.
  • Manage the information security risk register and ensure that all known risks are appropriately assessed.
  • Ensure contractual KPIs and deliverables are met, utilising your communications skills, problem resolution and prioritising skills and experiences in project management.
  • Provide security assurance co-ordination and guidance across multiple sites and provide any training that may be required to support the implementation of ISO27001.
  • Support investigations into breaches of cyber security.

The Ideal Candidate:

Essential Criteria:

  • Proven experience as an Information Security Manager.
  • Experience managing projects across multiple operational sites.
  • Knowledge and experience of ISO27001 implementation.
  • Qualified or willing to become ISO27001 Lead Auditor and Implementer.
  • Qualified or willing to become Certified Security and Information Risk Advisor (SIRA).
  • UK Driving Licence.


Desirable Criteria:

  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM).
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).
  • Certificate in Information Security Management Principles.
  • An understanding and/or experience of SOC accreditations.


G4S are an equal opportunities employer and holders of the Disability Confident Employer status. 

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