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Head of Security Operations - CISM / CISSP

Head of Security Operations - CISM / CISSP - Chester. Are you an experienced Head of Security Operations? Are you used to leading all security aspects, design, development, integration and implementation of IT Security related solutions? If so then this is an exciting and unique opportunity where you will be focused on providing security support to the systems being provided by our Service Providers for the delivery of product solutions.

My client provide a broad range of security support, influence and coordination to service providers, who undertake their own protective monitoring, alerting and reporting of security incidents.

If you can ensure appropriate handling and management of security incidents, problems and change as well as Identifying changes in the threat landscape with respect to the future of Security then apply now!



Technical skills



  • Operational Security Management including both incident and problem management including major incident management using ITIL;

  • High-level knowledge of a significant PKI implementation including the controls implemented through the registration authority

  • Understanding of threats and threat sources, and appropriate controls

  • Management understanding of ISO27001, ISO27005 and Scheme audit methodologies



Qualifications/Desirable Qualifications



  • Certified Information Security Manager - CISM

  • Certified Information Systems Security professional - CISSP

  • Certificate in Information Security Management Principles - CISMP

  • Lead Implementer ISO27001 / Qualified ISO27001 Lead Auditor


The day to day tasks of this role are leading a team in



  • Maintaining and monitoring security information sources to help identify vulnerabilities and threats.

    Assessing the significance of the information obtained in the smart metering context, and disseminating to affected service providers

  • Managing, coordinating and communicating security incidents with a variety of people including government, industry contacts and security professionals at the service providers

  • Conducting problem analysis to identify root causes and remedial actions

  • Providing security operations reporting to help identify trends and the effectiveness of controls

  • Participating in change boards to ensure that the security implications of planned change has been addressed

  • Acting as the registration authority manager for the smart metering PKI system and as subject matter expert for key infrastructure registration

  • For this role you must be capable of achieving HMG Security Cleared (SC) - minimum 5 years residence in UK required and have a Full UK Driving licence.


This is a fantastic opportunity to work for a growing technology-centric business as a Head of Security Operations, salary for this Chester based Head of Security Operations - CISM / CISSP role is £80,000 to £90,000 plus Bonus and Package.