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IT Security Assurance Lead

Region: Midlands

Location: Stratford-upon-Avon

Contract type: Permanent

Reference number: ITDI01035

Working pattern: Full-time

Closing date: 28th August 2022

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About the role

In order to support a rapidly growing function, we have a great opportunity for an IT Security Assurance Lead to join the NFU Mutual Security Assurance team, where you’ll facilitate the development, implementation and improvement of our IT Security controls.


As IT Security Assurance Lead, you’ll drive this maturing Cyber Security function and monitor effective risk management activities across our IT Security Service. Through effective governance, you’ll manage and mitigate risk exposure, while ensuring compliance with Group and regulatory requirements. Using your expertise to develop our IT Security Controls, you’ll enhance our privileged access management approach by analysing information and processes, assessing key indicators and supporting Board level reporting.


This role is based in our Ryon Hill office, just outside Stratford-Upon-Avon. However, we understand how important a positive work-life balance is to you, so to help you give your best, we offer great facilities when you want to be in an office environment and support to work up to 80% of your hours from home.

About you

An experienced IT professional, you proactively manage teams and projects within an IT security environment. You confidently perform risk and control-based reviews within the security space and have a good understanding of ISO 27001 and/or other security standards such as ISF Standard of Good Practice and NIST frameworks. On top of this, you’re a strong communicator with excellent relationship building and influencing skills. To join our team you’ll also have:

  • An Information Technology and/or Information Security related degree, or equivalent industry experience.

  • Recognised Information Security certification, such as CISSP, CISM, or CRISC, to support practitioner experience (desirable).

  • Management of Risk qualification at certificate level or similar risk management accreditation, or equivalent industry experience, such as CRISC (security related desirable).

Benefits and rewards

When you join our team, you can expect a supportive culture and an attractive range of rewards and benefits including:  

  • Salary up to £55k

  • Annual bonus (up to 17.5% of salary) 

  • Up to 80% homeworking options available

  • Contributory pension scheme, up to 20%, including your 8% contribution

  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays + buy/sell/save holiday scheme

  • Access to savings at High Street brands, travel and supermarkets

  • £20 contribution to a monthly gym membership – subject to T&Cs 

  • Health and wellbeing plan - cashback for dentist, opticians, physio and more

  • Access to voluntary benefits, including health assessments, private medical and dental insurance

  • Employee Volunteering - volunteer in the community for one day each year

  • Unlimited access to Refer a Friend £500 bonus scheme 

  • Life Assurance cover of 4 x salary

  • Employee discounts of 15% on a range of NFU Mutual insurance policies

Working at NFU Mutual

We’re one of the UK’s leading general insurance and financial services companies. For over 110 years we’ve put our customers at the heart of everything we do. Our people are just as important to us. We pride ourselves on being “a great place to work” and are one of only 39 companies across the globe, and the only organisation with headquarters in the UK, to receive a Gallup Exceptional Workplace 2022 award. We were also named in the LinkedIn Top 25 Companies List 2021.   


We offer a supportive culture where we empower and inspire our people to perform, offer them opportunities to grow, and recognise and reward their contribution. Our people are proud to work for a company that respects them and their communities, and they trust us to be financially sustainable, so we are successful now and in the future.

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About NFU Mutual

We are a leading provider of General Insurance and Financial Services. From our strong farming roots we’ve grown to become a UK-wide organisation, turning over £1billion annually. Yet success hasn’t gone to our heads. We’re proud to remain completely customer focused, down-to-earth and committed to the rural communities we’ve grown from.

Our ethos - of trust, respect and personal service - lies at the heart of all we do and has seen us build an enviable reputation for exceptional member loyalty. Though we’ve been in business for over 110 years, we have big ambitions for the future. And that’s why we’re looking for talented people to join our growing organisation. Talented people like you.