Information Security Specialist


Interserve's vision is to redefine the future for people and places. We are one of the world's foremost support services and construction companies, operating in the public and private sectors in the UK and internationally. We offer advice, design, construction, equipment, facilities management and front-line public services. Interserve is based in the UK and is listed in the FTSE 250 index. We have gross revenue of £3.3 billion and a workforce of 80,000 people worldwide.

Position Overview 


The Information Security Specialist will coordinate the operational information security activities that serve to protect the organisations information assets and information systems. The role will involve partnership working with the Group’s IT teams and Operational teams.

The role will be involved in the mobilisation of all relevant security, accreditation and certification aspects for the current CG & D mobilisations in flight. This element of the programme is expected to complete by October 2018 after which time the ongoing management and maintenance of these aspects will be required not only for the new but also the existing CG & D contracts.

We are looking for someone with experience of operating an ISO27001 Information Security Management System (ISMS).

The specialist will provide support to ensure that relevant security accreditations are maintained and the interests of Central Government and Defence and its clients are protected. The work will involve the successful planning, coordination and implementation of security controls (people, process and technology) to ensure that business goals and objectives are met within designated timeframes.

This role will be initially based in our West Bromwich office until early 2018 when we relocate to a new building in Solihull, near the NEC. Travelling to our Operational sites will be required.



Complete contract mobilisations to ensure certification of said new contract certifications.
Operate an Information Security Management System (ISMS) for the Central Government and Defence systems and processes, aligned with and interfacing with Group and Divisional/Customer systems.
Ensure that the Training & Awareness Programme is carried out during mobilisations & BAU.
Ensures that the ISMS content remains current.
Carry out internal audits and facilitate external ISMS audits.
Support HMG Customer Requirements.
Undertake incident response planning as well as the investigation of security breaches, and assist with disciplinary and legal matters associated with such breaches as necessary.
Arrange for health and configuration checks of deployed infrastructure to ensure configurations conform to the ISMS.
Compiling regular weekly and monthly information security reporting.
Maintain a forward schedule of all planned information security audit activities.
Promotion of security standards and compliance
Willing to expand knowledge & scope into specialist security areas eg MOD Accreditation, RMADS etc.
Ensure that security controls remain in alignment with good practice frameworks, e.g. ISO27001/2, Cyber Essential Plus, ISF Standard of Good Practice. Report on the implementation of controls and measurement of their success.


What we are looking for 

EssentialExperience of maintaining information security systems to maintain ISO27001
Knowledge of information security, ISO 27001, Cyber Essentials Plus scheme and information risk management;
Experience in auditing compliance with policies and procedures
Communication and presentation skills;
Ability to think independently, make decisions where appropriate and manage aggressive deadlines;
Analytical skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks concurrently;
Working towards an information security qualification (e.g. CISM)
High level of personal integrity and the ability to handle confidential matters, showing an appropriate level of judgment.
Able to work with multiple departments & teams with differing priorities.
PersonAnalytical and problem solving abilities.
Ability to work openly and collaboratively
Interpersonal, communications and presentation skills
Embrace and drive change
Be innovative in approach and look for opportunities to improve processes
Energy, drive and fairness;
Flexible, versatile and adaptable;
Comfortable in a change environment;
Focus on detail and completion;
Commitment to continuous improvement;
Responsible, accountable and customer focussed;
Results driven with focus on dead-lines;
Well organised and efficient;
Able to apply for various security clearances.

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