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Head of Information Security

Luton, Bedfordshire
Job Type
1 Jul 2021
Job Role: Head of Information Security

Location: Luton/Remote

Job Sector: IT

Hours: 35 per week, Monday to Friday

As Head of Information Security, you will contribute to our vision of being the UK's favourite property manager by:

Leading on all aspects of Information Security, including contributing to the business strategy, company policies and processes
Inspiring and motivating all colleagues on Information Security awareness and ensuring ongoing compliance with externally recognised accreditations such as Cyber Essentials Plus
Managing Information Security incidents, investigating, stopping, resolving and ensuring greater preventative controls are in-place to further guard in the future.
This role reports to the Chief Digital Officer and has a small team of direct reports.

About You

You are currently in a leading role in InfoSec such as a Head of Information Security, Information Security Manager, Cyber Security Manager, Security Lead Engineer or Information Security Architect

Being an expert in your field you have knowledge of Security Design and Architecture with an in-depth knowledge of Cloud Security and technologies. As well as excellent knowledge of security technologies: firewalls, SIEM, Network traffic analysis, WAF, AV, IPS, IDS, DLP, DDOS Prevention, Vulnerability Scanning, Identity Management, 2FA

You have experience of implementing NIST or similar frameworks, tools and systems (including evaluation and selection)

As an experienced project management, you have a proven track record of delivery and managing change, and you are an advocate for IT and Information Security standards.

As a natural leader and skilled communicator, you have the ability to liaise and influence with stakeholders at all levels.

About Us

F is the UK's leading residential property service provider, caring for 290,000 homes in England, Wales and Scotland, across 5,000 developments. With over four decades of experience and 4,000 employees, FirstPort works with developers, investors, freeholders and over 1,000 Resident Management Companies.

Main Responsibilities

Continuously evaluate the current IT landscape and provide recommendations for improvement, to new and existing solutions, technology processes.
Maintain and promote the use of our Information Security Management System and Framework
Report regularly on Information Security Posture to the Executive Board
Manage regular internal and external security testing and assurance services
Work with Legal and Compliance teams to ensure the highest levels of Data Protection
Internally lead the support work of audits from external bodies such as the FCA, to ensure ongoing industry accreditations and compliance
Provide technical guidance in the implementation of Information Security controls
Our Values

Friendly - We look out for people's best interests, and show them we care by dealing with them in a warm and friendly manner.

Inventive - We're creative and resourceful. We strive to improve what we do and how we do it, so we can provide the best ideas and solutions to look after people, their homes and communities.

Respectful - We listen, consult and take on-board people's opinions and needs. We understand the importance of the home and community in people's lives, and act with respect at all times.

Skilled - We've the qualifications, experience and take great pride in our work to consistently deliver the highest standards and value for money. We're informed, and we're always building on that knowledge to constantly improve our quality of service.

Trustworthy - We're always professional, reliable, open and honest. People can depend on us to keep our promises and follow through on our commitments.

The Benefits

Our customers deserve the best and the same applies to our people. We'll support you with all of the technology, training and support that you need to do your job well. We offer competitive salaries and a range of benefit packages. In addition to the core benefits, we also offer a range of exclusive discounts on extra benefits to help you and your family make the most of your money, safeguard your future and look after your health.


We're committed to promoting diversity at FirstPort and recruit on merit. We will consider applications from job share applicants.

Ready to Apply?

Click the below apply button to start your application for this role. We will ask you to upload your CV and answer a few questions. You may also be asked to complete verbal and numerical reasoning tests online.

If you meet the criteria for the role we'll be in touch to arrange a short telephone interview and our shortlist of candidates will be invited to attend interviews with the hiring manager and up to three other key stakeholders
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  • Job Reference: 318661808-2
  • Date Posted: 1 July 2021
  • Recruiter: FirstPort Property Services
    FirstPort Property Services
  • Location: Luton, Bedfordshire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: I.T. & Communications
  • Job Type: Permanent