INFORMATION SECURITY MANAGER

Job Description

Salary: Competitive

At Browne Jacobson, we’ve always worked across business and society, and this expertise sets us apart. Social and environmental impact are at the top of our business agenda. We champion fairness, make the complex simple and forge connections between clients to find creative solutions. This is how we improve outcomes for every person, community and business we serve. With offices in Birmingham, Cardiff, Dublin, Exeter, London, Manchester and Nottingham, we’re a UK & I based law firm with an international reach. Our sectors include: health; real estate and construction; education; energy and infrastructure; financial services; government; insurance; manufacturing and industrials; and retail, consumer and logistics. We nurture talent at all levels and from every background and celebrate what makes people individuals. Law needs all voices to reflect the society it serves which is why all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, social economic background or age. We’re a Disability Confident Employer and will offer an interview to disabled applicants who best meet the minimum/essential criteria for the role. We strive to create meaningful personal and professional development opportunities and offer flexible working in support of a good work-life balance. We focus on wellbeing and individuality, so that all our people can thrive. Why is this role important and how does it fit into the team, department and wider firm? The Information Security Manager (ISM) is a pivotal role within our IT department, reporting directly to the Head of IT Operations. This position is responsible for leading and embedding the firm’s strategy in information and cyber security within IT operations. The ISM will play a critical role in ensuring that our information security risks are effectively managed in alignment with IT initiatives and business objectives. The role will be instrumental in enhancing our IT security framework, ensuring alignment with industry standards such as ISO27001 and Cyber Essentials Plus. It involves close collaboration with the Risk and Compliance (R&C) department to ensure that information security and data protection are seamlessly integrated into our overall risk management strategy. What does the role actually involve? * Leading the development and implementation of information security strategies and initiatives within the IT department. * Collaborating with IT colleagues to ensure regulatory obligations and information security risks are managed effectively, particularly in areas of innovation, data usage, and project development. * Aligning information security and data protection policies with IT operations and business strategies, ensuring compliance with ISO standards. * Providing expert guidance and developing training programs to enhance information security awareness across the firm. * Conducting risk assessments related to information security and data protection, and reporting findings to executive management. * Supporting internal and external audits, ensuring effective and timely remediation actions. * Assessing client requirements and high-risk suppliers/ third parties for information security and data protection compliance. * Advising the R&C team on incident and breach management related to information security, including escalation, mitigation, and reporting. What technical skills are required for someone to be successful and enjoy the role? * Strong leadership in driving security initiatives within an IT operations context. * In-depth knowledge of data protection legislation (Data Protection Act 2018, UK and EU GDPR). * Expertise in information security controls, particularly ISO27001, and comprehension of technical IT concepts. * Robust understanding of technical and organisational security controls, with a keen ability to evaluate and mitigate risks. * Industry certifications such as CISSP or CISM are highly desirable. Who would be a good fit for this role? As part of the Information Technology team, you would be expected to have the following skills and experience: * Exceptional communication skills, with the ability to convey technical issues clearly to diverse audiences. * Strong relationship-building skills within the IT department and across the business. * Analytical and problem-solving mindset, with a pragmatic and risk-based approach. * Independent, responsible work ethic with effective escalation and reporting skills. * Excellent organisational capabilities, able to balance multiple tasks and adapt to changing priorities. * Availability to work across the firm’s various office locations. * Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment. * Resilience and composure under pressure

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