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Job Reference: G4S/CD/6073
Number of Positions: 1
Job Category: IT/Software Development
Contract Type: Full Time
Salary: £45-55k Depending on experience
Location: Sutton, Surrey (South London)
G4S Region: UK & Ireland
Country:United Kingdom

G4S Business Unit:
Closing Date: 31/03/2018
Package Description: Bonus, Company Car or Car Allowance, Pension, on site Gym, Life Assurance

Job Introduction:

We are now recruiting for an information security manager to focus on the Cash Solutions UK business.  This role leads and continually improves upon the quality of G4S Cash UK’s information security capability and supporting processes to protect against threats.  

Through strong leadership ensure the G4S Cash UK’s information assets are maintained in a highly secure and resilient state.  Given the structure of the global IT organisation, this role may eventually incorporate other non-UK Cash businesses.

Role Responsibility:

  • Act as a strategic thinker by developing the Cash UK’s security strategy aligned with the regional and business strategies and supporting the global information security strategy
  • Act as a tactical operational manager through effective incident management; vulnerability assessments; risk assessments and ownership of all aspects of operational security
  • Act as a compliance champion by challenging the Cash UK business to comply with the mandated group-wide ISO 27001 controls; ensuring compliance with other standards including government and other regulated bodies by co-ordinating audit and remedial activities
  • Act as a change agent promoting good practice by owning the cyber security training and awareness programme, understanding and applying business requirements to information security initiatives

Specific tasks include:

  • Own, manage and resolve all information security issues relating to Cash UK including Google account management, email investigations, and third party products
  • Manage  cyber security controls including vulnerability management, web filtering, end-point compliance
  • Own the risk management process to ensure that all information systems are risk assessed and managed
  • Ensure security testing is scheduled, completed and remediated
  • Upward reporting of KPIs through timely and high quality reporting
  • Compliance of businesses against G4S group standards, including ISO 27001 and data protection
  • Co-ordination of any certification programmes
  • Co-ordination of business-unit security projects and initiatives
  • Participation in the global cyber security community
  • Definition and management of policies, procedures, guidance and standards; optimisation of supporting processes and management to add value to G4S’s business
  • Definition and management of technical security standards; build a strong technical capability
  • Oversight of information security delivery by suppliers, ensuring contract compliance and challenging suppliers to achieve security objectives
  • Oversight of information security delivery by G4S projects by providing an escalation route for staff and clients
  • Co-ordination of assurance activities including auditing, penetration testing, vulnerability assessments, log analysis.  Hands-on implementation where necessary.  Provide assurance that all information security initiatives provide business value and support the global strategy
  • Challenge business units to improve by forming effective relationships with business unit leaders and professionals and managing information risks; ensure that cyber security is seen as effective risk management that enables business objectives
  • Co-ordination of remedial activities
  • Preparing risk assessments and business cases
  • Ownership of cyber security incidents; undertake security investigations
  • Business continuity management co-ordination
  • Co-ordination and delivery of information security training and awareness to embed a pro-active culture; support the career and skills development of information security professionals by providing opportunities for cross-business collaboration
  • Develop and own the country cyber risk log, threat assessment
  • Act as a creative internal cyber security consultant to projects and business units to develop both strong information protection regimes as well as enhancing revenue and strategic opportunities.  Advice and guidance on cyber security best practice

The Ideal Candidate:


  • Information security subject matter expert with a recognised relevant qualification (eg CISSP; CISM; Degree) or professional membership (eg IISP)
  • Experience of security standards (eg ISO 27000; COBIT; ITIL; COSO) and ensuring compliance against these standards
  • Experience of outsource environments including managing and defining contracts
  • Experience of formal project management (eg PRINCE; MSP)
  • Experience of audit techniques and statistical analysis
  • Team working in a matrix structure
  • Experience of working in a regulated environment, (eg government security; financial services security; PCI-DSS; data protection)
  • Experience of risk management, risk assessments, risk and threat modelling
  • Committed to professional developmen


  • Experience of incident management and response, business continuity management and planning
  • Technical information security expertise and knowledge of technical security controls(eg penetration testing; use of automated tools; firewalls; IDS; DLP; encryption; forensics; malware analysis; authentication; operating system security; web security; application security)
  • Experience of writing policies
  • Systems analysis and design including architecture (enterprise and systems)
  • Experience of GDPR readiness and compliance.
  • Expertise in Linux and Windows
  • Expertise in networking at least to CCNA level
  • Expertise in IT systems architecture and design

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