IT Security Officer

Job Title: IT Security Officer
£55000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
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Job Published: 26th March 2019

About the Job


To hold accountability for the Club's overall IT security strategy and operations, ensuring compliance, best practice and future-proofing.


  • Creating and implementing a strategy for the deployment of information security technologies.
  • Performing IT security risk assessments and reporting on ways to minimise threats.
  • Monitoring security vulnerabilities and hacking threats in network and host systems.
  • Tracking latest IT security innovations and keeping abreast of latest cyber security technologies.
  • Communicating with key stakeholders about IT security threats.
  • Implementing an effective process for the reporting of security incidents.
  • Overseeing the investigation of reported security breaches.
  • Developing strategies to handle security incidents and trigger investigations.
  • Complying with the latest regulations and compliance requirements.
  • Championing and educating the organisation about the latest security strategies and technologies.
  • Managing the daily operation and implementation of the IT security strategy.
  • Conducting a continuous assessment of current IT security practices and systems and identifying areas for improvement.
  • Delivering new security technology approaches and implementing next generation solutions.
  • Driving change projects and building new IT capabilities.
  • Developing and implementing business continuity plans to ensure service is continuous when a change programme is introduced, or a security breach occurs or in the event that the disaster recovery plan needs to be triggered.
  • Protecting the intellectual property of the organisation at all times.
  • Managing the IT security budget.



  • Thinks ahead, generates innovative ideas
  • Values & respects others, builds relationships, collaborates
  • Gets things done, delivers to highest of standards, takes responsibility
  • Able to identify technology trends that may support or impede the success of the business
  • Strong influencing and stakeholder management skills
  • Finds pragmatic and creative solutions to operational issues


  • A Bachelor's degree is a minimum in computer science degree or a qualification in a related subject. A Master's degree in business administration is highly desirable
  • At least 5 years' experience in a similar role
  • Digital leadership skills - capable of empowering and leading an IT team to meet business and IT security goals
  • Solid people management skills - providing direction, monitoring performance, motivating staff and building a positive working environment
  • Ability to adapt to a fast-moving IT landscape and keep pace with latest thinking and new security technologies
  • Comprehensive knowledge of LAN and WAN design and administration
  • A passion for technology and security safeguarding with a desire to deliver
  • Thrives on change, showing an impressive ability to drive the IT security strategy forward
  • Analytical mind capable of managing numerous information sources and providing data analysis reports to senior management
  • Strong customer focus - able to meet the demands of internal and external customers
  • Excellent communication skills - providing verbal and written communication that is outstanding to both direct reports and senior management as well as other stakeholders
  • Flexible and adaptable - capable of changing direction where required and showing flexibility to meet new demands
  • Forms business partnerships that help drive the IT security strategy forward
  • Can make decisions that are well informed and timely
  • Creative thinking - able to look at alternatives and consider new ways of thinking to problem solve
  • Ability to provide clear advice and direction even when faced with competing demands and short deadlines.
  • A proven record of dealing with complex projects and meeting conflicting demands.
  • Change management and business process experience is ideal together with a proven track record of driving large-scale change programmes.

We look foward to your applications!

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