Chief Information Security Officer

Location: London, United Kingdom

Salary: Flexible

Contract Type: Permanent

We are supporting a large financial services firm that is looking for a CISO to lead a relatively mature cybersecurity function and team. The firm in question is multifaceted with many business areas, and cybersecurity is a central function across the company’s subsidiaries. For this reason, a Security Leader who comes from a complex, federated organization is of interest.

The selected candidate is expected to own and manage the group’s information risk. They will also manage a team comprised of both GRC and technical specialists.

You will be the most senior person in security and will liaise with several board committees and present to the CEO.

The successful CISO / Head of Information Security must demonstrate a delivery- and outcomes-based approach and must evidence where they have implemented change within an organization.

We’re searching for a CISO or Senior Information Security Leader who can communicate in business terms with various stakeholders at various levels of seniority, many of whom will be unfamiliar with the technical aspects of cybersecurity.

Although this is an established function, there are improvements to be made, including reviewing group-wide security strategies and leading several improvement projects.


  • Experience performing the duties of a Head of Information Security / CISO within a blue-chip organization
  • Industry background: Flexible; however, CISOs from a regulated environment such as financial services experience is highly advantageous.
  • Proven knowledge of security frameworks such as ISO 27001, NIST, COBIT, and PCI Compliance
  • Good practical knowledge of security technologies and wider business solutions, including SIEM solutions and cloud technologies.

This role offers a competitive salary and strong benefits, including an excellent work-life balance.

You would be expected to attend the City of London offices approximately twice a week, with some occasional travel to other offices.

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