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Head of Information Risk

Job Title: Head of Information Risk
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: United Kingdom,City of London
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
REF: AG44_47655
Contact Name: Ana Gaffney
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 2 years ago

Job Description

Montash are currently working with a multinational financial services organisation that is in need of a Head of IT Risk. This individual will be heavily involved with key stakeholders within the organisation in addition to 3rd parties, so previous exposure to stakeholders is a must. The Head of IT Risk will have a large impact on the organisation's information security strategy, therefore technical knowledge and background in information risk is essential.


  • Engaging and building strong relationships with senior stakeholders within the organisation and gaining support in relation to risk management activities.
  • Delivering a pragmatic IT Risk management strategy that aligns with business objectives.
  • Developing and updating the risk management framework, processes and governance.
  • Implementing a Governance, Risk and Compliance tool (Archer).
  • Driving improvement within IT governance, risk and compliance.
  • Assessing the adequacy of information security policies and remediation activities.
  • Coordinating and managing risk assessments and ensuring compliance with ISO 27001.
  • Leading a team of information security experts.


Key skills:

  • 5+ years' experience within a global company.
  • Broad Information Security knowledge and highly experienced within IT Risk.
  • Having delivered an ISMS against ISO 27001 and experience with a range of IT Risk frameworks including COBIT or ITIL.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills.
  • Previous exposure to key decision makers within organisations.
  • Leadership and extensive managerial experience.
  • Experience with GRC tools.
  • University degree, preferably in Information Security or Computer Science.
  • CISSP/ CISA/ CISM/ CRISC or similar certifications.

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