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Information Security Specialist (Permanent)

Location: Northampton, Northamptonshire Country: UK Rate: £48k - 55k per annum
Information Security Specialist required by an established, expanding IT services provider who are getting increasing customer demand for IT security services.

This truly is an amazing opportunity for someone with one eye on progression as not only will you be the first person in this new dedicated security team but you will be brought in to lead and grow it!

Working closely with and reporting into the Chief Information Officer, you will be responsible for the design, implementation, upgrade and management of security products and systems for what is a rapidly growing client base. You will work closely with the infrastructure team to ensure that Security solutions provided are delivered to the appropriate level of compliance. This role will see you work closely with clients to produce and understand requirements and give advice on security best practices and awareness training whilst monitoring their SIEM and other Security products and services to identify potential/actual threats.

Longer term, this position will give you the opportunity to build, grow and lead the Security team and become the focal point for all things security. As the team expands you will be given the chance to mentor and train junior team members within their infrastructure, service desk and field teams and advise them on the use of security products, systems and controls.

To be considered for this exciting opportunity you must have a strong Information Security/Cyber Security background with a considerable understanding of core IT infrastructure. You will have experience designing, installing, configuring, managing security products, service and controls. Experience of threat detection, analysis, containment, mitigation, recovery and post incident review/reporting is also required for this role.

Due to that fact that you will be the go to expert in the business you MUST hold one of the following Penetration Testing certifications:
Crest Registered Penetration Tester (CRT)
Crest Certified Infrastructure Tester (CCT)
TigerScheme Team Member (CTM/QSTM)
TigerScheme Team Leader (CTL/SST)
Cyber Scheme Team Member (CSTM)
Cyber Scheme Team Leader (CSTL)
EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA): Penetration Testing
Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP)

Alongside the above technical skills, strong client facing communication skills are also needed and any experience of working in a MSP environment would be highly advantageous.

This organisation prides itself on its professional work environment and fantastic culture. They can offer flexible working to ensure a strong work/life balance as well as a comprehensive package which includes a salary from £48k-£55k, £6K car allowance, 25 days holiday (plus your birthday day off), Monthly bonus scheme, Contributory pension scheme and BUPA healthcare option.

If you are a career focused Information Security Specialist looking for a true long term opportunity to move into team leading/management then apply for this exciting role NOW.

If you are interested please apply ASAP. The People Network is an employment agency and will respond to all applicants within three - five working days. If you do not hear within these timescales please feel free to get in touch.
Posted Date: 23 Jan 2020 Reference: JS439101913 Employment Agency: The People Network Contact: Tom Skuse