About this role
Friends Life brings together over 200 years of experience in looking after our customers. We offer a wide range of products for individual customers, commercial businesses and other institutions. We provide pensions, investments and insurance to 5 million customers around the world.
The Senior Business Security Specialist is part of a dedicated team, that supports the business in achieving it’s objectives and mitigate risk through the adoption of industry best practice via policy, effective risk management, assurance and training. Provides the Security Governance Board, Operational Risk Committee and Group Executive committee with assurance over the operation of Security controls across Friends Life (FL) and the Group.
In this role you may have up to 6 direct reports based across multiple sites and the position will include some travel to other Friends Life sites, UK and International conferences/seminars.
Shows exceptional ability to integrate large amounts of information from diverse sources whilst balancing competing priorities.
Is able to confidently make complex decisions where no set procedure exists and using interrelated factors with contradictory and incomplete information.
Effectively communicates complex issues clearly and credibly across varied audiences and is able to handle difficult on-the-spot questions, overcome resistance and secure support for initiatives through high impact communications.
Actively and continuously expands networks to meet strategic goals and is able to identify beneficial contacts, initiate relationships, and identify individuals with power and influence.
Owns relationships on subject matter with outsourcers / third parties / subsidiaries / internal departments, tailoring communications to the audience / customer.
Is able to anticipate and pursue ways of overcoming resistance to change.
Represents Financial Crime & Security in Steering Groups, Committees and other Governance Forums.
Uses understanding of relationships among key players and issues to tailor communications, develop strategies and alliances.
Integrates understanding into strategic planning and decision-making processes.
Easily recognises and responds quickly to changing opportunities and risks.
Provides advice and guidance on a range of complex / non standard processes / activities / controls.
Risks and issues are identified and reviewed with clear demonstration of wider implications/dependancies and challenges made appropriately.
Seen as a subject matter expert across various Business Security & data Protection domains / topics / internal business areas / third parties / outsourcers / subsidiaries.
Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours
CISMP qualified, preferably CISSP qualified (or equivalent).
Knowledge of Information Security regulatory and legislative requirements.
Previous experience in a technical and/or business facing security role with the Financial Services sector.
Ability to collate, compile and analyse management information.
Ability to write papers, reports, training and technical documentation.
Ability to handle a large amount of diverse information, identifying the key details.
Balance competing priorities whilst maintaining a broad, strategic perspective.
Ability to communicate with a variety of stakeholders with varying knowledge levels.
Ability to prioritise own workload, adapting to meet new demands and priorities.
What will you get from this role?
Annual performance related pay review and bonus.
Defined contribution pension scheme.
28 days holiday per annum + Bank holidays.
Employee Discounts Scheme.
Professional Qualifications Policy, to support and assist with attaining relevant industry qualifications.
We prefer all applications to be submitted on line, however, if you require an alternative method of applying please contact Martin Finney in the Resourcing team on 0845 268 4556.
Friends Life - 12 months ago