Information Governance & Management Systems – Executive & Specialist

Salary: From £22k entry level up to £50k for experienced specialists pa with considerable benefits

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Are you looking for your first role in the field of cyber, privacy and information security management? Or perhaps you are looking to harness your existing experience in the field for even greater good. Well, you’ve come to the right place.

ISMS.online is a fast-growing SaaS platform used by organisations all over the world for information security, cyber, privacy and business continuity management. Our sector is one of the most attractive professions to be a part of right now, and shows no sign of slowing down, with demand growing rapidly and career opportunities developing quickly.

We are looking for more people to come and join our growing team of 50 plus staff, all of whom collaborate in a hybrid or remote working model to look after many hundreds of customers and partners.

If you are straight out of university or perhaps a career changer with some relevant skills and experience, we’ll equip you to implement world class management systems, audit them in line with recognised standards and continually improve them too. The management systems are usually based around information security standards like ISO 27001 and cyber frameworks like NIST, or privacy standards & regulations such as ISO 27701 and GDPR. If you are already experienced in this area and seeking to do more even more of what you love, we have a place for you too!

Whether it’s helping a customer at the start of their journey, or improving their management system over time, the work is varied and exciting. One day you’ll be assisting in an implementation of our ISMS.online management system for a small business. Another might be conducting internal audits for a larger enterprise, then another might include some product development around new services for evolving standards, regulations and legislation. These are almost always done remotely so little or no travel to customers is required.

It’s an opportunity to develop valued skills and certifications that build a really attractive CV over time, and get paid well on the way! It will help your career progression into highly valued future roles such as a Chief Information Security Officer, Information Governance Manager, Business Management Systems Consultant, or a more technical cyber security role.

We firmly believe in equipping people to do their job well and alongside our powerful ISMS.online software service we have introduced a new educational service too. The ISMS.online Academy is a new programme with a key objective to find and develop new talent to work alongside our existing team, and work with customers & partners to achieve their goals with ISMS.online.

Depending on your level of experience when you start with us, you’ll go through our initial Academy programme over a period of about 12 weeks. There you’ll be taught what you need to know around the standards, regulations and related topic areas, as well as achieving mastery of our platform to make a positive difference quickly.

Crucially from day 1, you’ll also be in your team POD, enjoying hands-on action learning with experienced colleagues who work with our platform, our customers and partners every day. And the learning doesn’t stop at 12 weeks, it’s an ongoing programme where we have training & development with inspirational topics delivered by staff, customers and our expert partners too.

Unlike most organisations, we expect and will encourage some of our management systems, standards & regulations specialists to leave after a couple of years as they increasingly move into expert status. Many will achieve an exciting job straight into one of our customers who will be seeking to hire that skilled role over time. Others may become established consultants in our partner programme as experts we recommend into customers that prefer to contract for it instead.

The roles include an opportunity to work from our Brighton HQ with colleagues for part of the time, especially during initial training. More permanent home / remote working is also available too, based on meeting certain conditions which can be discussed with applicants on a case-by-case basis.

Salaries are dependent on experience, qualifications, and location along with hybrid vs remote considerations and flexible working times. As an indication:

  • Executive entry level starts at £22k p.a. and increases with more experience and qualifications, assuming an ability to add more value to your team and customers
  • Specialist level starts at £30k p.a. assuming at least one-year relevant hands-on experience and qualifications. Specialists with a few years hands-on experience and qualifications can earn up to £55k and proven experts in key subject areas can expect to earn more over time too

In addition to a good basic salary we also offer many other rewards and these include:

  • Success based bonus plan
  • 28 days holiday (inc Bank Holidays) increasing to 34 over time
  • Opportunity for share options in future
  • Pension contributions
  • Free on-site parking and excellent public transport links
  • Smart casual dress
  • Cycle to work and other schemes

These are customer facing roles delivered remotely over webinars and through our ISMS.online software. As such strong English written, and excellent verbal communication skills are paramount. Many of our customers operate internationally so flexible working to support other time zones is also available and within reason expected, to tie in with home working benefits.

Other attributes you’ll display include:

  • You are a strong self-starter and can take initiative
  • Excellent time management and discipline to get work done
  • Analytical/a critical thinker but not a procrastinator
  • A people person who builds rapport quickly
  • Strong IT user skills / a digital first mindset
  • A quick and keen learner
  • Want to help people and make a difference every day
  • Are confident working alone and as part of a team
  • Are looking to be developed and nurtured within this field

You’ll be able to demonstrate a recognised degree such as business, computer science, cyber and information security or work experience and other part time study qualifications in related fields.

We will be offering a route into or from relevant ISACA, CIISEC or similar qualifications and greater rewards will be made available for those who follow that pathway too. If you are keen to earn more and apply for the upper end of the specialist role profile we would expect one or more of these qualifications to be held already. You’ll also show an ability to fast track through parts of our Academy and into unsupervised delivery value add quickly.

Note: We are an ISO 27001 certified organisation, trusted by our customers, partners and others for what we do. All appointments are therefore subject to Baseline Personnel Security Standards checks and other popular employment checks, e.g. references that help demonstrate you are the right person for the role. By applying you give consent for us to process your information in line with GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018.

Alliantist is the organisation behind ISMS.online and is committed to being an equal opportunities employer. We aim to be a representative organisation with regards to age, disability, ethnicity, gender, beliefs, and sexual orientation and are fully committed to equality, diversity and human rights.