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Information Security Consultant

Manchester, Lancashire
Job Type
1 Oct 2020
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We're an award-winning bank; backing people to fulfil life's hopes and dreams.

Now is your chance…

The Information Security team is a key part of the CISO function at Aldermore that helps the business deliver a safe and secure service to its customers. With a focus on the Aldermore customer journey, we drive our colleagues, managers and leaders to cultivate a working environment that encourages fast pace delivery and success.

Those who join the Information Security team will be fully immersed in our business, having a pivotal role in influencing and understanding how our short, medium and long term aspirations can be realised in a secure and compliant way. With decades of collective experience available across the CISO team, we actively support and develop our people to help them fulfil their hopes and dreams, whilst continuing to meet the needs and expectations of our dynamic and exciting business.

We are a high performing, but friendly and fun team that has worked hard to establish a reputation as trusted advisors to the business, providing the right balance of knowledge and challenge to support managers and leaders to make the right decisions, often at difficult times.

The role of Security Consultant is really important to us. You will be part of the Information Security team and will be passionate about security and delivery, providing subject matter expertise and guidance to project teams across the Bank. The role will focus on ensuring effective application of Aldermore's Information Security Policies and processes as well as industry good practice.

Based in our dynamic Manchester office, you will sit amongst a team of 8 and report to the Head of Information Security.

What would your day look like?

Work alongside members of the Security Consultancy function to ensure that the appropriate security controls are embedded by design in projects within the change portfolio.
Act as point of contact for Security related queries that may arise within projects, including liaising with and obtaining resources from broader CISO team and where appropriate third parties.
Work collaboratively to implement solutions manage security risks appropriately and ensuring industry good practice is followed.
Alongside the Lead Security Consultant, maintain effective project governance by ensuring that the security engagement model is adopted and followed by project teams.
Assist the Lead Security Consultant in ensuring work is effectively scheduled, prioritised and delivered in line with business expectations.
Provide options and recommendations for ways to achieve the aims of projects - and once agreed see the recommendations through to delivery.

What do we expect of you?

Prior experience in the practical application of information security controls.
Excellent understanding of information security concepts and practices.
Experience of running the security elements of procurement activities to ensure the right solutions are procured to meet the objectives of the programme.
Ability to engage with business stakeholders and managing conflicting priorities.
Experience of reviewing technical designs and solutions to identify security risks and opportunities for improvement.

What can you expect of us?

A friendly and flexible culture, synonymous with our proposition to our Customers.
A smart yet comfortable working environment
A growing organisation that defines itself as being nimble, lean and strong.
A drive for continuous improvement, for which you will be empowered to get behind from day one.And of course you will be compensated competitively, with a good range of core benefits and bonus potential.

Still Curious?

A lot can happen in a year!

In 2019 Aldermore Group was formed; bringing together two very successful businesses, Aldermore Bank and MotoNovo Finance, under the First Rand umbrella. Whilst our parent company operates internationally from their HQ in South Africa, we are a UK-based financial services specialist that supports our customers across a range of products and services, with hubs throughout the UK, including London, Reading, Manchester and Cardiff.

We also celebrated our 10th Birthday and fundamentally 10 years of helping those with ideas; by saying yes to our customers. We've propelled entrepreneurs on their journeys; we've given first-timers a leg-up onto the property ladder; and we've opened up the lending market to many.

As for what the next 12 months has to offer; we are embarking upon the delivery of our Purpose; a Purpose that underpins our next 3 to 5 years as a growing business. Join us today and we will make the same Promises to you as an employee, as we do to each of our Customers.

We do not accept speculative agency CVs. Any CV received by Aldermore will be treated as a gift and not eligible for an agency fee. PSL agencies should only send CVs if authorised to do so by HR.

Where a DBS check or CIFAS check is identified as necessary, all application forms, job adverts and recruitment briefs will contain a statement that an application for a DBS certificate or a CIFAS check will be submitted in the event of the individual being offered the position.

Aldermore is an equal opportunities employer
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  • Job Reference: 177792912-2
  • Date Posted: 1 October 2020
  • Recruiter: Confidential
  • Location: Manchester, Lancashire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Accounting
  • Job Type: Permanent