Head of IT Security

Location: Hybrid - Wiltshire

Salary: £120,000

We are working with a successful and ambitious financial services firm that has created a new role to build the IT Security functions to strengthen the First line of Defence. The Head of IT Security will be embedded within technology and work closely with the Head of Governance Risk and Assurance to promote Security by Design.

The successful applicant will come from a technical background and have substantial exposure to Security Operation Centres and knowledge of SIEM products, although this is not a hands-on role.

You will be tasked to grow the team and hire Security Operations Analysts/ Managers and Security Engineers. This role suits a cyber security-conscious technical leader who has network security experience, SOC / SIEM setup, and can liaise with fellow technical stakeholders to ensure that security practices are embedded in design.


Key Responsibilities

Working with the Chief Technical Officer to deliver the technology roadmap to increase the firms’ security posture.

Lead and grow a team of technical security professionals and provide support and leadership oversight to execute the firm’s vision.

Managing budgets, including taking responsibility for hiring direct reports and headcount growth.



Must be both strategically and technically minded and suit a security leader from a technical or analytical background.

The ability to inspire and motivate cultural change.

Knowledge of Microsoft technology stack.

Experience with cloud technology and preferably Azure

Must possess security certifications such as CISSP/ SANS / CCSP


It is expected that you will attend the office 3-4 times per month to lead and participate in strategic meetings, and there is also flexibility with this. This role also offers a car allowance and strong company benefits.