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About the role

We are looking for an Information Security Manager to join the Information Security Team team.

This role impacts on all areas of the Group, including regulators, customers, all employees, 3rd parties and contractors. It involves being responsible for the implementation of new security defences and the operation of existing in accordance with best practices and company policy.

Key responsibilities will include.

Policy and Security Architecture

  • Reviewing, updating and delivering the group wide Information Security risk framework, maintaining and improving the Information Security policy and associated standards and guidelines.
  • Protection of the group’s assets (people, physical, informational and IT systems) from identified risk by implementing and gaining assurance on appropriate security controls.

Information Risk Management

  • Conducting Information Security Risk Assessments on new business applications, IT changes, and group projects, identifying residual risk and recommending appropriate mitigating action.
  • Ensuring security reviews are conducted on relevant 3rd parties and recommending appropriate mitigating action.

Identity and Access Management

  • Designing and maintaining effective processes for the governance of access control.
  • Management of the IAM / PUAM team.

Security Operations

  • Working with the Information Security Operations manager to ensure maintenance and improvements of the Security Operations team to identify potential breaches for further investigation.
  • Owning, the Vulnerability Management processes to identify vulnerabilities on IT systems, recommending appropriate mitigating action.
  • Arranging for Penetration testing as required

Governance, Risk and Compliance

  • Conducting and reporting on IT and Information Security policy assurance.
  • Assisting in continuous group wide threat assessments to identify and report on risk appetite position.
  • Identifying, tracking and reporting IT and Information Security risk and mitigating options.
  • Working with both external and internal auditors to provide information and guidance.


What you’ll bring

The successful candidate will bring a broad understanding of the Information Security industry and specifically, a solid understanding of UK regulations and compliance. You will be someone who keeps abreast with information (cyber) security issues, legal and regulatory changes affecting UK financial services, alongside engaging in professional development to maintain professional skills and knowledge essential to the position such as keeping abreast of the latest trends, technologies and threats.

You will also bring with you.

  • Experience of contributing and improving the Information Security agenda within a corporate organisation
  • Good commercial knowledge with the ability to understand and integrate business and security strategies.
  • Good technical understanding of development and operational platforms including the Cloud.
  • A thorough understanding of Identity Access Management and Privileged User Account Management (IAM, PUAM)
  • Experience with Vulnerability management and the associated controls.
  • Deep understanding of Cyber Risk
  • Understanding of Threat intelligence and how it can be used to drive business decisions.
  • Experience of agile methods of working, threat and risk modelling (STRIDE, DREAD) and experience of the Secure Software Development Lifecycle


Some of our benefits

  • Flexible, hybrid working model
  • £6,500 Flexible benefits allowance to suit your needs
  • 30 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Bonus potential (performance and business-related)
  • Up to 25% discount on
  • Matched pension up to 6%
  • More benefits can be found on our career site

How to apply

Please note that the talent acquisition team are managing this vacancy directly, and if successful in securing this role, you may be required to undertake a credit, CIFAS and CRB check.

What happens next?

Our talent acquisition team will be in touch if you’re successful so keep an eye on your emails! We’ll arrange a short call to learn more about you, as well as answer any questions you have. If it feels like we’re a good match, we’ll share your CV with the hiring manager to review, and then be in touch to move to the interview process. Our interview process is tailored to each role and can be in-person and remotely. We will always look to make the adjustments you need to bring your best self to interview.

About us

We’re The Very Group – home to and a 3,250-strong team of super talented people, all passionate about making good things easily accessible to more people so they can live life well. We combine amazing brands and products with flexible payment options that help people say yes when it matters most.

Equal opportunities

We’re an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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