Location
Leeds/remote
Department
Security
Advertising Salary
Competitive

About The Role

Position summary

Claranet Cyber Security is a world class business unit within Claranet, designed to give customers access to market-leading information security services spanning; training, consulting, and managed services.

The Consultancy Practice within Claranet Cyber Security business unit is a dynamic, fast-moving department delivering a range of professional services, both onsite and remotely, such as; training, penetration testing, PCI DSS and Cyber Essentials.

Claranet Cyber Security is in the process of growing the assurance team within the business.  Assurance team members work on a variety of clients ranging from smaller merchants to larger merchants and service providers.  Work carried out by the assurance team can, depending on the necessary qualifications, include; PCI DSS engagement (PCI DSS consultancy to full onsite PCI DSS assessment), ISO 27001 consultancy, ASSURE Audits, Cyber Security Assessments and Risk Assessment work.  Additional, be-spoke pieces of work can also be carried out to cater for client’s individual needs.  The assurance team may also support other Claranet units’ cross-business activities.

The role would best be suited to someone who is highly adaptable, highly driven and can think on their feet in a dynamic and fast paced environment. A keen eye for detail is highly desirable as is a willingness to learn on and off the job and having a sense of humour when things seem tough. Excellent communication skills are required to deal with clients and colleagues alike as no two days are the same.

As a Senior Security Consultant within the GRC team, your primary role will be delivering a variety of GRC (Governance, Risk and Compliance) consultancy to clients, which, to start with, will be focused on threat modelling, business impact assessment, security reviews and risk assessments.  In addition to this, and depending on experience and certifications, consultancy activities can include, but not limited to; PCI DSS related consultancy, ISO 27001 consultancy and auditing, ASSURE Auditing, Cyber Security Assessments, Policy & Procedure reviews and data protection consultancy.  You will compose your findings into a concise report and interact closely with clients to help articulate advice and guidance contained within the final reports. You will also be expected to assist in the development of new service offerings and maintaining existing services to ensure Claranet Cyber Security continues to deliver cutting edge consultancy to help meet client expectations and needs. Working within other GRC areas may also be expected as new service offerings are developed. 

Essential duties & responsibilities

Key duties and responsibilities of this job role can include some or all the following (depending on experience and certifications held):

  • Performing business impact assessments, threat modelling and risk assessments
  •  Performing security reviews of a range of different types of customer environments, i.e. on premise, colocation/data centre or cloud
  •  Performing Q/A reviews of customer reports produced by the assurance team
  •  Undertaking other customer consultancy / projects; such as ISO 27001, Cyber Security Reviews, Risk Assessments, etc. as required
  •  Communicating within Claranet Cyber Security, the wider Claranet Group and with clients, both orally and in writing
  •  Assisting with the development and growth of the Security Business Unit assurance team and services offerings
  •  Assisting with the development of cutting-edge training material for internal and external delivery
  •  Taking ownership of the development of new service offerings or updates/refreshing existing services
  •  Contribute to the writing and publishing of Claranet Cyber Security whitepapers and advisories
  • Contribute to the writing of Claranet Cyber Security webinars and seminars
  • Delivering training, webinars and seminars
  • Maintaining CPEs and re-certification requirements for any industry certifications/qualifications required to fulfil duties

    The duties of this position will be performed remotely or from our office in Leeds, from customer sites, and may require driving to customer locations and some out of hours work may also be expected. The candidate will be expected to work alone, around others, under minimal supervision and under tight deadlines.  

    Position specifications

    EXPERIENCE

  • ISO 27001 Lead Auditor or similar role involving risk assessment work
  •  3+ years’ as an ISO 27001 Lead Auditor and delivering ISO 27001 work (for previous ISO 27001 Lead Auditors)
  •  5+ years’ information technology and network security experience
  • 3+ years’ experience managing client projects
  • 3+ years’ information consulting experience

     

About You

Essential Qualifications/Skills
  • One or more industry recognised qualifications, i.e. CISSP, CISM, CISA, ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
  • Extensive experience leading own security consultancy projects/assessments/audits
  • Deep knowledge and understanding of carrying out business impact assessments, threat modelling and risk assessments
  • Deep knowledge and understanding of security technologies
  • Deep knowledge and understanding of networking
  • Ability to manage own workload
  • Ability to work alone and within a team
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines, prioritise and manage workload
  • Good numeracy and organisational skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills (spoken and written)
  • Ability to quickly learn and understand new skills and technologies specific to the Cyber Security industry
  • Take own initiate to expand information security knowledge
  • Ability to write concise, accurate and timely reports
 DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS
  • Experience leading audits/assessments against industry security frameworks
  • GDPR Experience
  • SOC 2 Experience
  • NIST Experience
  • Cloud Technologies Experience
  • Full UK Driving License
GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
  • Willing to travel and conduct information security consultancy work out of normal office hours as required by our clients
  • Client facing, able to confidently and professionally represent the company
  • Must be self-motivated and able to work in an independent manner
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills

About Us

Claranet combines pioneering technologies, practices, and expertise to propel our customers ambitions. Through a vibrant customer centric culture of collaboration, learning, and opportunity, we nurture a dynamic community of the best technology and service expertise spanning cloud, cybersecurity, networks, and unified communications. 

Founded in 1996, Claranet has evolved into a multi-disciplinary technology services provider with global reach. The company has annualised revenues of circa £400 million, over 6,500 customers, and more than 2,500 employees in nine countries. In the UK we have over 500 staff working in London, Gloucester, Warrington, Bristol, and Leeds, or as homeworkers.  

Claranet consistently appears in The Sunday Times Top Track 250 as one of the fastest growing privately-owned businesses in the UK. Our international success is driven by local service, out of local offices, using a mixture of local and international infrastructure, including hyperscaler clouds.

We’re working on building an ever-improving company based on openness, diversity, collaboration, and empathy as our core values, a company that aims to be inclusive for the diverse group of people we get to work with, and where everyone supports each other and celebrates successes together. We want our people to feel engaged, comfortable, and healthy—and to know that they can belong here, no matter their story or background. If this resonates with you, then come and join us

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