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CISO / Head of Information Security

  • Job reference: 26580
  • Location: Yorkshire and the Humber
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Start date: Not specified
  • Contact: Not specified
  • Sector: Executive Leadership
  • Salary: £1 per annum + Exec Salary and Package

Role: CISO / Head of Information Security

Package: £Exec Level - Negotiable dependent on experience + Bonus + Benefits

Location: Yorkshire

La Fosse have been retained to by an internationally recognised Digital leader are looking to appoint a newly created senior leadership position of CISO (Chief Information Security Officer), in line with their rapid growth to date and ambitious plans to continue expanding across Europe.

The new CISO will lead and develop the current 20+ person information security team - being accountable for all aspects of Information Security, driving IT security strategy and implementation to protect the business from security threats and hacking. Ultimately, you'll drive the business to be far ahead of our competitors and other comparable digital businesses in our preparedness for, mitigation of, and response to security vulnerabilities and incidents.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • CISO, Information Security Director or Head of Information Security of similar scale, with experience leading the security strategy within a similarly fast-paced, digitally-focussed, customer-centric business.
  • Exceptional commercial focus and stakeholder management. The CISO must display credibility to gain buy in from senior execs, and evangelise the business' vision on security.
  • A strong delivery focus with the ability to make things happen quickly.
  • Professional but pragmatic approach to information security. Solution focussed where possible and a business enabler rather than strict gatekeeper.
  • A deep technical background, complemented with subsequent commercial leadership experience.
  • A track-record of mentoring and developing direct and indirect team members.
  • International experience is desirable.

La Fosse will be managing the first stage interviews from 29/11 to the 13/12. Please submit your profile in advance of a conversation with Joseph.Bourton@lafosse.com who is managing the search.

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