Security Consultant

19 Sep 2017
17 Oct 2017
Mary Worthington
Clearance Level
None / Undisclosed
Job Type

Security Consultant

My client, a financial services organisation based in Leeds are currently looking for a contract security consultant to join their expanding Security function. This role will initially be a 3 month contract, working closely with business work streams to ensure that security is embedded into all projects. If you are looking for a new challenge, within an organisation with significant board level buy in who wholly recognise the importance of security to business success, then please get in touch for more details.

Person Specification

  • Strong people skills with the ability to identify the need for, and build strong relationships with key internal and external stakeholders
  • Strong negotiation skills - capable of influencing project teams regarding implementation of relevant security controls whilst also supporting the demands and pressures we face in our business.
  • Capable of making complex security issues simple to understand for all audiences.
  • Thorough analytical, problem solving and risk management skills

Past Experience

  • At least five years' experience of managing/performing information security consultancy / risk assessment of business systems.
  • Proven experience of successful delivery within both agile and waterfall structured projects
  • Strong understanding of security consultancy or application security and infrastructure security
  • Strong understanding, and recent experience of web application security, OWASP top 10, common security threats and how to defend against such threat vectors;
  • Recent experience of security for business systems and common IT infrastructure
  • Experience in structured risk management process/methodology (CRAMM, OCTAVE, ISO27005 or equivalent risk management methodology) is essential.
  • Experience of Information Security best practices, policies and structured security frameworks such as ISO27001
  • Experience of operating within an ISO27001 certified environment
  • Experience of working within Financial Services or similar heavily regulated business is necessary
  • CISSP or CISM security qualification or equivalent experience.

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