Head of Security Operation

Location: London (Hybrid)

Salary: £130,000 to £150,000 base

Bestman Solutions are proud to be working with a technology player who have a new requirement for a Director level Head of Security Operations.

The Security Operations Director will be tasked to lead and grow a team responsible for delivering the information security operations elements of the information security strategy and ensuring that this is aligned to the firm’s objectives, legislative requirements and good industry practice.

You will work closely with the IT Infrastructure team in designing security business solutions and consolidating the technology stack.
The ideal candidate will be a technical security professional with strong leadership skills, be able to build effective relationships easily, and possess excellent knowledge of information security operations within a cohesive environment.

Demonstrable experience in managing information security operations within a highly complex organisation with multiple stakeholders
Significant, demonstrable experience and expertise in SOC / SIEM tooling, network and systems security, intrusion detection/prevention and malware analysis
Excellent understanding of the principles, theories, practices and techniques for activities associated with planning and implementing technical IT security arrangements
Demonstrable experience in providing leadership, motivation, challenge and oversight to an expert technical team
Demonstrable experience in defining and embedding a culture of highly visible, responsive and effective service provision within a team


  • Experience of managing or mentoring a team of SOC Analysts and Consultants
  • Practical experience of Information Security frameworks and knowledge of Data Security, Network Security, Access Control, Security Incident Management.
  • Significant experience working in complex enterprise environments
  • Experienced in architecture design, security patterns, and configurations
  • Knowledge of cloud networking architecture, cloud operations, security


  • Security qualifications: CISSP, SANS, CCSK or CSSLP or SSCP certification
  • In-depth knowledge of the latest security vulnerabilities, exploits and malware attack vectors
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent


The organisation has offices globally and you will be expected to be onsite at their state-of-the-art London office twice a week.