Business Information Security Officer

  • Job Reference: 13266
  • Date Posted: 12 October 2020
  • Employer: National Grid
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  • Location: Warwick (CV34 6DA), United Kingdom
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Information Technology (IT)
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Duration: Undefined
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

About the role



Business Information Security Officer, Warwick, Permanent


This new and exciting Business Information Security Officer’s (BISO) role will be the focal point for effective engagement between business areas and the Security Team. This role will be a trusted adviser to senior business and technology stakeholders and provide broad knowledge of security strategies, policies, processes, architecture and road maps to enable divisions/business to understand and meet security requirements.


The BISO role will reporting to the Head of Business Information Security Officer and work closely with the with the business, supporting to operate within information security risk appetite. The BISO will be an essential business partner and will take responsibility for the assessing and managing information security risk for the business.


This role will focus on ensuring that Information Security is considered in respect of all elements of Business, and the BISO will be required to support business units with the design and implementation of central security strategies.

About you



You will have extensive knowledge and managerial know-how related to the aspects of the CISO pillar skills matrix, and experience managing multi-function relationships throughout major transformation.


As the BISO, you will have an excellent and broad understanding of security technology and frameworks, with the ability to balance between business stakeholders and a central service organisation, navigating a multifaceted, matrix organisation and collaborating with multiple stakeholders across functional and technical skillsets.


You will be analytical and inquisitive in nature, knowing what questions to ask and when, with ideally a good understanding of utility/energy sector business models, service offerings, and business operating environment as it pertains to the firm's threat landscape.


The ability to frame threats and exposures in a business context recognised by non-technical staff and executives is key, as is the ability to leverage business communication skills to inform, persuade, and coach stakeholders across a global network to enable effective information security activities and processes in line with the cyber readiness programme.


About us



National Grid touches the lives of almost everyone in the UK, with an energy network that stretches across the Atlantic. We’re an international team, and our work underpins the lives of millions of people. Feet forwards, head up, and eyes bright, we’re working hard to create value for people today – and shape the future of energy tomorrow.


In the UK, we don’t generate or sell energy – we join the dots to get energy from A to B. From making a cup of tea in the morning, to keeping the lights on in hospitals, our electricity network puts power in the hands of people. Without it, the world as we know it would grind to a halt.


The world of energy is changing beyond recognition. Working at National Grid, you won’t just be touching the lives of almost everyone in the UK – you’ll be shaping the way we use and consume energy for generations to come.


Our values and principles


At National Grid, through listening to what our customers need, every day we do the right thing and find a better way.


As a National Grid employee, you’ll treat our customers as a priority, taking time to listen and work with them to help give them the best experience we possibly can. You’ll need to be proactive and flexible in your approach and continually look for ways to exceed their expectations – sometimes in unexpected and helpful ways. You’ll provide accessible information when our customers need it and make things simple by using your expertise to guide them. Above all, you’ll follow through on your promises to deliver value, drive efficiency and give them a great customer experience.


We offer inclusion and diversity training for everyone here at National Grid, with a view to building an inclusive working environment and developing all our employees. Training opportunities range from unconscious bias and reverse mentoring to targeted training initiatives which are tailored to support our diverse and innovative work force.

What you'll get



As well as your base salary, you will receive a bonus based on personal and company performance and a competitive contributory pension scheme where we will double match your contribution to a maximum company contribution of 12%. You will also have access to a number of flexible benefits such as a share incentive plan, salary sacrifice car and technology schemes, support via employee assistance lines and matched charity giving to name a few.