Security Operations Lead

09 Mar 2017
06 Apr 2017
Mary Worthington
Clearance Level
None / Undisclosed
Job Type

Security Operations Lead

Are you looking for a new leadership security role where you can continue to build on an established security capability? My Leeds based client, are actively looking for a proactive, dynamic security professional with experience of working in an IT security focused role, as well as working with managed service suppliers. This is an exciting time to take the lead in a brand new role to the organisation. This role will allow you to define current security operations as well as advise and guide the business around new technologies that are currently available on the market. You will also work closely with the Group Head of Information security to promote education and awareness within this space, as well as endorsing the benefits of the security operations function throughout the business.

The Role

  • You will provide operational security support and management of the security infrastructure.
  • Establish security monitoring services for the organisation.
  • Support for SIEM, data leakage, threat intelligence and attack monitoring from a range of third party suppliers, as well as in house.
  • Working closely with the security analyst on site to action any escalated incidents.
  • Delivery of regular KPI's and identification of risks to the senior management team.
  • To provide effective working relationships between security operations and teams throughout the organisation.
  • Responsible for continuous improvement of the security operations function.
  • Responsibility for taking the lead on remaining outsourced vendor agreements.
  • Ensure that all processes align to ISO27001.


  • Proven security professional with experience of delivering a security monitoring function within other financial service or equivalently regulated organisations
  • Real world exposure to current threat landscape, proven experience of dealing with latest security threat trends.
  • Working experience of ISO27000
  • Knowledge of regulation such as PCI DSS, FCA, SOX, DPA etc.
  • Working experience of ISO27001
  • Experience of security monitoring solutions, like Digital Shadows, Darktrace, Symantec SIEM, MessageLabs.

To apply for the role please send your CV to Or for more information call Mary on 01179145273.