IT Security Consultant

  • Freelance
  • London
  • Location: London
  • Salary: £450 - £500 per day


Empiric are a global provider of specialist and niche recruitment services operating across Investment Banking, Investment Management, Engineering, IT, Industry & Commerce and Oil & Gas. Our specific focus is on the most niche areas within these markets.

Currently seeking an IT Security Consultant to work for a Leading Retailer based in London.

The purpose of this role is to ensure the security of information and systems across a business or technical portfolio, you’ll also be supporting the business in understanding and implementing effective Information Security controls and effective risk and compliance management within business risk appetite.

What you will be doing:The role supports the Information Security and Information Systems communities, managing Information Security within UK & Ireland, requiring close relationships to be built with business stakeholders and external 3rd Party service providers or vendors.

Project Security

  • Reviewing projects to ensure that Information Security policies and controls are applied, new risks are addressed and security architecture is appropriate.
  • Ensuring that appropriate testing is undertaken to validate the effectiveness of Information security controls.
  • Managing delivery of Security Improvement Projects so that expected outcomes are delivered.
  • Operational Security

Contributing to the effective management of and resolution of Information Security incidents or data breaches

What we are looking for:


  • Someone who is an Information Security subject matter expert
  • Understanding of software development life cycle and project management techniques, applying Information Security principals as appropriate.
  • Experience of working within an ISMS or PCI or ISO27001 control environment or similar
  • Understands business strategy, processes and priorities and is aware of Information Security implications.
  • Demonstrable experience in project Information Security management, and business continuity/disaster planning.
  • Educated to degree level in relevant subject or equivalent experience.
  • Achieved CISM, CISSP, CISA, ITIL or ISO certificate.
  • Awareness of strengths and weaknesses of ISO 270001 and PCI controls and processes.


  • Experience within a large retail organisation including E-commerce and M-commerce ideally with international experience.
  • Prince 2 practitioner

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