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Head of IT Governance & Risk

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    £85000 - £95000 per annum + plus bonus + company benefits

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    James Hepburn

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    about 1 month ago

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    Head Resourcing

Head of IT Governance & Risk - Hybrid, Glasgow

Up to £95,000 + benefits

Head Resourcing is looking for an experienced Head of IT Governance & Risk to join a facilities management company in Glasgow. Revenues with this client have grown significantly to now over £1 billion as they work to provide services to some of the world's biggest clients. This is a hybrid role with working from the office near Glasgow, however the client is very flexible with how often you must be based onsite.

The role should support the CTO in ensuring the IT governance framework enables the Technology team to align to company business goals and support managing business level technology risk.

This is an assurance role and its purpose is to ensure the Technology Department is properly operating it policies and procedures to maximise efficiency and minimise risk. This is achieved through management of a framework for all policies, processes and controls within the company. This includes but is not limited to operation of the company Information Security Management System.


· Provide governance, risk, and compliance data insights to the Technology Leadership team to drive improvement across the company.

· Planning the implementation of processes and procedures for the identification and assessment of risk in the organisation's information system.

· Managing risks relating to information technology and cyber-security.

· Measuring and monitoring evidencable compliance to policies and procedures.

· Developing systems and processes for the management and reporting of risks.

· With the Business Systems Director review current and proposed information systems for compliance with the company's business strategy.

· Developing standard operating procedures for group that are in line with company policies.

· Ensure the Technology operate in compliance with our chosen external accreditations including ISO27001 and Cyber Essentials plus.

· Anticipate future requirements around Information Security and IT business continuity.


· Degree level qualification or equivalent experience in an IT or governance related subject.

· Experience at a management level in risk, assurance, and governance.

· Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

· Deep experience of governance and risk management.

· Experience of developing and deploying business processes.

· Experience of working with external certification and audit bodies.

· Good analytical and problem-solving skills.

· Excellent communication and presentation skills.

· Influential within a team and with senior management.

· Experience managing Information Security.

· A knowledge of the facilities management industry is desirable.

If this role sounds of interest and you would like to have a confidential chat to find out more, please apply or send your CV to

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