Head of Information Security - Bristol

Harvey Nash - Bristol, RI

Head of Information Security required by my Professional Services client based in Bristol.

The successful Head of Information Security will join a business undergoing an ambitious expansion and will lead a small, but international, team, which they will be tasked with growing as the business expands.

In order to be successful, the Head of Information Security will need to have the following knowledge and experience:

- A proven technical background in information security

- Experience of leading a team

- A robust understanding of ISO27001/2 and experience of either achieving or maintaining these standards

- Experience of successfully managing security-focused vendors (e.g. McAfee, Mimecast, Bluecoat, etc)

- A proven track record in effectively managing non-technical

senior stakeholders and building effective relationships across the business on behalf of the information security function - not simply implementing the rule of law

- Professional qualifications - CISSP, CISA, CISM, ISO27001 etc.

The ideal candidate will also have the following experience:

- Experience of leading an information security function in a professional services or financial services business

- Experience of leading that function as the business grows through acquisition, including the audit activity and technical complexity that goes with that manner of growth

- Experience of managing across international boundaries

For the successful candidate this will be a great opportunity to join a role which can grow with the business and apply their leadership and technical skills as they develop.

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