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Information Security Specialist

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Recruiter: Save the Children
Listed on: 26th June
Location: London
Salary/Rate: £45,000 - £50,000
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

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We are looking to recruit an experienced individual to join us as Information Security Specialist, to support the organisation by helping to safeguard our information assets and systems.  The role of Information Security Specialist sits within the Legal & Compliance team at Save the Children Fund (SCUK) and advises the organisation on information security issues, supporting delivery of SCUK's strategy, ensuring good governance and the effective management of risks relating to information security. 

In our Support Services department, we fight for children every single day. We provide leadership and direction in the business of running an efficient organisation. We ensure our resources are used to maximum effect. We go the extra mile - and we don't rest until the work is done.

The role of the Information Security Specialist is to provide pragmatic and proactive support and advice to colleagues across SCUK on our cyber security programme and new business initiatives involving the use of technology, to update and maintain our Information Security Policy and related procedures, standards, and guidance, and to assist in the management and investigation of cyber-security related incidents.  The Information Security Specialist also may collaborate with Save the Children International (the international programming arm of Save the Children) and with other members of the Save the Children global movement on projects or issues where relevant.

The Information Security Specialist will work closely with our Legal & Compliance and Technology teams and will need to be comfortable engaging with a wide variety of stakeholders at all levels of the organisation. You will be responsible for reviewing our security frameworks, identifying potential and actual Information Security problems, and implementing mitigations to address them. You will also establish and validate cyber controls by developing and recommending improvements to the framework for controls and levels of access. In addition, you will:

  • Maintain assurance over escalated system access by providing regular information, resources, and technical support
  • Ensure authorised systems access, reporting violations, monitoring information requests for new systems and recommending process improvements
  • Provide advice and sign-off for information security initiatives such as firewall rules
  • Investigate security incidents in accordance with protocols, collaborating with response teams in Technology and Legal & Compliance.

To be successful you will hold a CISSP or CISM qualification and have experience working in a similar role. Driven to improve systems and processes, you will also be adept at providing subject matter expert advice on the delivery of technical projects. You should also have the ability to clearly articulate technical concepts to a variety of non-technical audiences. In addition, you will have:

  • A sound understanding of core principles of network and server cloud architecture, Mobile Device Management, encryption, vulnerability scanning, and SIEM monitoring
  • The ability to effectively influence senior leadership in strategic decision making
  • An understanding of disaster recovery principles and an awareness of PCI-DSS legislation and standards
  • The ability to establish and maintain strong working relationships.

At Save the Children we are committed to the safeguarding and protection of children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work with children are recruited to work for us. This post is subject to a range of vetting checks including a criminal records disclosure.

This is a fantastic opportunity to be a part of a critical area of the charity, supporting and making a difference in the midst of a global crisis.

Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. If you share our mission, are passionate about making it happen and strongly believe you can contribute then join us and we'll give you every opportunity to succeed. We look forward to hearing from you.

For more information and to apply please visit our website.

Closing date: 26th July 2020

Please note that we will be reviewing applications throughout the advertising period and may close the vacancy early due to interest levels, therefore early applications are encouraged.