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Senior IT Security Engineer

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Recruiter: Midland Heart
Listed on: 17th June
Location: Birmingham, Bath Row, B15 1LZ
Salary Notes: £63,342 per annum
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

The Role

We're seeking a Senior IT Security Engineer to play a leading role in driving our sector-leading organisation's information/cyber security framework, strategy and cyber security projects - keeping us ahead of the ever-changing cyber threats that modern organisations face on a daily basis. Reporting directly to our Director of Technology & Transformation a key technical and subject matter expert, with responsibility for establishing and maintaining appropriate cyber/information security standards, policies and controls aligned to best-practice frameworks.

Always keeping abreast of current and emerging risks, you'll conduct regular reviews and manage penetration tests to challenge our systems - identifying vulnerabilities and perform remedial actions to mitigate identified risks. Importantly, you'll work with colleagues within our Technology & Transformation department and across the organisation to implement and improve procedures and processes, awareness and training plans to promote operational excellence and security effectiveness. This will include acting as key subject management expert for our ambitious future technology projects designed to enhance the experience of both our customers and colleagues, ensuring that they are secure by design.

Our ideal candidate?

  • Demonstrable experience working in a technical IT Security related role.
  • Extensive experience and knowledge of working with security toolsets (such as firewalls, anti-virus, IPS / IDS, SIEM, Microsoft Security toolsets etc.).
  • Previous experience of managing third-party service providers.
  • Working knowledge / experience of working with cloud security architecture.
  • A strong working knowledge of security standards and methodologies such as ISO27001, Cyber Essentials, and ITIL and an understanding of relevant data protection legislation.
  • Previous experience of acting as IT Security SME during projects, from planning phase through to benefit realisation.

What do you get in return? We're serious about developing our colleagues. If you don't currently hold one, we'll support you to achieve a relevant qualification (such as CISSP or CISM) and as cyber security threats evolve, we'll ensure you continue to develop the skills and experience required to face them. In addition, you'll receive a competitive salary of £63,342, up to 8% matched pension, 25 days annual leave (increasing to 30 after 5 years of service) and access to a range of leisure, retail and travel discounts.

We operate a true hybrid working model in which we deliver our service from the best location for the service to be delivered. You can therefore expect to work from our head office a maximum of 3 days per week.  

Who are Midland Heart? We're a large and ambitious housing organisation providing more people an affordable place to call home. We welcome people from every walk of life, at every stage of their career. We expect a lot from our people but in return you can be assured of a great place to work, where you'll be well rewarded and where great people are able to succeed. Whether you want to build your career with us, or use your experience to move on, we're here to develop your potential.


If you would like to apply and find out more about this position, please click the apply button to be directed to our website.

Closing date for receipt of completed applications is midnight on Sunday 3rd July 2022.

We're proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. Please feel free to contact us if you would like to discuss any adjustments you might need in order to be successful in this role.

Recruitment Agencies please note that we do not accept speculative CVs and should one be submitted, we will assume the candidate is our own.

Contact Name: Midland Heart
Reference: TJ/9664/4206
Job ID: 3104800

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