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Information Security Officer

Location: Bolton or Homeworking
Type: Permanent
Salary: Salary £35,000-£40,000 + Benefits (Dependent on experience)

The main purpose of the Information Security Officer role is to take the lead role in the development of the company's Information Security Management System, helping to shape and apply the company's information security strategy and constantly striving to improve performance.

To lead, motivate, develop, and deliver an information security culture, adhering to best practice and driving a continuous improvement programme.
As an Information Security Officer you will be...
  • Maintaining information security frameworks, policies, standards and guidelines
  • Supporting security incident management activities and crisis response exercises, ensuring security incidents are managed according to established policies and procedures
  • Maintaining information security risk assessments and risk register
  • Overseeing company compliance with the Data Protection Act (DPA)
  • Promoting awareness throughout the organisation of the importance of protecting customer data and staff personal data
  • Providing advice to the ISF on legal, contractual and privacy related issues
  • Maintaining a register of all third-party suppliers and ensuring that supplier contracts include the necessary security requirements and are reviewed regularly
  • Participating in the review of ISMS requirements to ensure legal and regulatory obligations are communicated and understood
  • Ensuring physical security of in-scope premises is achieved and maintained, including the management of access, visitor procedures and secure waste disposal
  • Contributing as required to meet HR requirements for ISO 27001, e.g. prior to, during and post-termination of employment (on-boarding and off-boarding, security conditions in employment contracts and job definitions, security breach disciplinary action, training, and education)
  • Maintaining and testing of the Business Continuity Plan
The successful candidate will have a minimum of 2 years' experience in an information security office role or in an ISO27001 assessment centre audit role. 
Professional qualifications may include Certificate in Information Risk Management, Foundation Certificate in Data Protection and / or Certificate in Information Security Management Principles.
Excellent communication skills are a must and the successful candidate will be well organised with the ability to plan and monitor work tasks in order to meet strict deadlines in our fast-paced environment.
We offer a base salary of £35,000-£40,000 dependent on experience and a competitive benefits package including:
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • An annual discretionary bonus scheme
  • Sovereign health cash plan
  • Perkbox discounts
  • Cyclescheme
  • Pension scheme
  • Charity events
To apply for this role, please send your CV and covering email to

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