IT Security Officer

£37,525 yearly
  • James Andrews Recruitment
  • Remote (Merseyside, UK)
  • Dec 20, 2021
Contract - Fixed-Term Salary Information Technology

Job Description

Our client, based in Merseyside, is currently recruiting for an IT Security Officer on a Fixed Term Contract for an 11 months. Our client is proud to have a gold accreditation with Investors in People being in the top 1% of places to work in the UK.


The position is due to start immediately on a full time basis. The annual rate is £37,525.


The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 2 years’ experience in an IT security role supporting 100+ users.


Duties will include (but not limited to):

  • To develop, implement and maintain an information security management policy framework
  • To ensure the ongoing implementation and development of security controls in line with the IT Strategy and relevant improvement programmes
  • To assist the organisation with selecting and achieving accreditation objectives in information security
  • To complete information security risk assessments for relevant technological and organisational changes
  • Work in conjunction with internal and external teams to develop and implement a security testing framework
  • To develop and maintain incident management processes for cyber security incidents.
  • Assist with the implementation and monitoring of technical security tools such as NIDS, HIDS and SIEM
  • To support the Business Assurance team with internal data governance initiatives, data investigations, training and awareness raising campaigns, audits and individual rights requests
  • To ensure that all staff are provided with relevant, timely and effective cyber security training
  • To act in an advisory/assurance capacity at the onset of business change or project initiation highlighting the information security risks involved to key stakeholders


Experience required:

  • Proven experience developing information security policies and standards in line with best practise
  • Technical knowledge and experience of security technologies in areas including SQL, Cloud, Microsoft 365, NIDS, RegEX and SIEM
  • Degree level or equivalent qualification in a relevant field such as; cyber security, infrastructure security, cloud security, information security or risk management, or significant demonstrable experience in an IT security role

Skills, knowledge and expertise required:

  • Demonstrable skills in meeting deadlines, responding to information security incidents and technical problem solving
  • Proven verbal and written communication skills with experience of engaging with internal customers and stakeholders at all levels of the business including external technical teams
  • Assist with the implementation and monitoring of technical security tools such as NIDS, HIDS and SIEM

Rewards and Benefits:

  • 25 days annual leave entitlement
    (full-time equivalent, pro rata for part-time employees)
  • Flexible Benefits
  • Healthcare Cash Plan
  • Pension Scheme
  • Paid Professional Membership Fees
  • Employee Recognition Scheme
  • Talent Management Programmes and e-learning access
  • Wellbeing and Employee Engagement initiatives
  • Free parking at either our head office or main depot
  • Access to our on-site gym - open seven days a week from 6am - 10pm

Working hours:

  • 37 hours per week
  • Monday - Friday


Please note that you require recent experience to apply for this role.


For further information on the position, please contact Nat Higton or Gareth Davies on 01923-631 012 or please email enquiries to  


James Andrews is acting as an employment agency and business in relation to this role.


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