Information Security Operations Improvement Officer

Information Security London, United Kingdom


Information Security Operations Improvement Officer - Information Security Department


The Company

The company is a well-established financial research and support company located in central London. Working with the company is rewarding, challenging, and intellectually stimulating. The working environment is positive and informal: there is no dress code, and people are judged on the quality of their work rather than the ridged adherence to fixed hours. The company truly believe that it is quality that counts.


Information is vital to the business due to the nature of intellectual property that the company generates on its clients’ behalf. Therefore information security is fully backed up by top level management and understood to be important by everyone in the company.

The Role

The IT Security Operations Improvement Officer must have a good working knowledge of underlying technologies used by security controls, and understand the objectives of security controls. The IT Security Operations Improvement Officer would be expected to:


  • Take direction from the Chief of Staff and the Head of Security Implementation Group (SIG)
  • Work in conjunction with the Security Managers, other managers across the business, and Chief of Staff to drive to closure the security controls assurance findings
  • Work closely with the other divisions to ensure all end-to-end security tasks are delivered, whichever division is responsible for their delivery and execution
  • Monitor and reports progress against plans
  • Support the security projects in the division until completion
  • Ensure the team can provide timely updates in both technical context as well as executive summaries in case the posture/threat landscape changes.
  • Identify opportunities for resolution of issues and management of risks
  • BAU individual management activities e.g. time recording
  • Undertake additional / adhoc IT Security related activities as required
  • Work closely with the Security Assessment and Assurance  department to discuss security control assurance findings
  • Establish and maintains a good working relationship with all security team members and other managers across the business
  • Keep up to date with emerging security vulnerabilities and threats.


The Individual

This role requires candidates with drive, energy and a passion for Information Security technologies with attention to detail and a desire to analyse situations rather than just follow instructions blindly.  Candidates applying for this role should have the following:


  • Have experience in delivering Information Security compliance activities and projects.
  • Have knowledge of and interest in IT Security Compliance
  • Experience of technical and procedural security controls (e.g. security technology, and security processes such as access revalidation and vulnerability management)
  • Balancing and prioritising a large number of requirements
  • Ability to liaise with interested parties and drive compliance activities
  • Possess strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Good communication skills
  • Hold a Degree from a respected academic institution in a technical subject.
  • Knowledge of current and evolving information security and audit standards, and requirements e.g. ISO17799, COBIT, etc would be advantageous


Salary and compensation package will depend on experience and the skills the candidate has to offer but will be in line with expectations at a top-flight financial institution.