Information Security Controls Lead

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Information Security Controls Lead – Circa £100K – Manchester

Our client based in Manchester is currently looking for an experienced Information Security Controls Lead. You will Develop own and manage the information security controls framework ensuring alignment with internationally recognised standards such as CIS, NIST, and ISO2700X. Implement methods and processes for attestation and incorporation of controls throughout the lifecycle of information technology solutions covering all the Business, Technology, and Operational entities globally.


  • Implement the controls that will Safeguard data, IP, people, customers, shareholders, and brands from materially impactful events.
  • Help drive good security hygiene and the use of appropriate controls into the business culture.
  • Support the definition of information security policies, standards, processes, and tools.
  • Supports the onboarding and testing of new controls while providing consultative support and subject matter expertise across the organisation to drive adoption and effective deployment of the right security controls.
  • Using a clear understanding of Information Security Standards (CIS, ISO, NIST etc.):
  • Work, closely with architecture and engineering to build out a library of patterns and templates for security controls that can be consumed by the wider business for rapid implementation.
  • Monitor SOC performance and help ensure compliance with applicable JD Sports policies and standards as well as recognised best practices.
  • Identify and drive opportunities for SOC improvement initiatives and increasing coverage on an ongoing basis.

Skills and Experience:


  • Demonstrable experience in operating and implementing a wide range of technology security solutions/controls, including hybrid cloud / on-premise security capabilities.
  • Experience with common information security management frameworks, such as International Standards Organization (ISO) 2700X, NIST, CIS, the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL), Control Objectives for Information and Related Technology (COBIT), Critical Security Controls for Effective Cyber Defense, or the ISF Standard of Good Practice / IRAM2.
  • Participate in the timely provision of security assurance oversight, advice and support to multiple and complex projects within a global technology environment.


  • Hybrid Working
  • Flexible working
  • Bonus

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Information Security Controls Lead – Circa £100K – Manchester

17 November 2023
Information Technology
Circa £100K + Bonus


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