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list IT Project Manager

Salary dependent on experience + good benefits package

The Role

Three questions;

  • Do you want to be part of a team that are using technology to modernise their business?
  • Do you want to be part of a team who are being backed and invested in to deliver real change?
  • Can you plan and manage projects using both soft and hard skills to get things done in a co-ordinated, communicated and controlled manner?

If you can answer “yes” to all of these questions, then read on, this may just be the role where you can use your skills and knowledge in an environment that is supportive and encourages career progression based on delivery and your achievements. In this job you can go far.

What are we looking for?

My client is adding an IT Project Manager to their existing team. The team are modernising and driving the technology change agenda across their business. To do this successfully they are looking for an IT Project Manager with experience of working within project frameworks in a regulated environment. You should be technically astute, there will be domain experts to work with, however you should possess enough technical knowhow to ensure that you can work well with all aspects of the team. You will have key relationships with other internal non-technical teams and 3rd parties so you should posses great soft skills and know how to communicate with non-technical teams.

If this sounds like you, this opportunity is with a company that offers you a career rather than just a job.

What is on offer?

A job is about so much more that what is usually talked about. This role comes with a first-class ethical company who look after their teams and make their environment a great place to work. Their salary and package is about much more than pound notes, it is about being in a role with security and growth where you will enjoy being part of the team.

  • Salary to £37k depending on experience plus benefits
  • 25 days annual leave (depending on starting salary) plus 8 bank holidays,
  • Site based role at their office in Carlisle with occasional travel
  • Company pension scheme (after 3-month qualifying period, 5% employer, 4% employee)
  • A paid community day each year
  • Collaborative, supportive organisation committed to developing full potential
  • Excellent opportunity for career progression based on delivery, output and alignment to the company’s values

About the role

As IT Project Manager you will be responsible for the end to end management of IT and Technical projects according to best practice principles by planning, executing and closing projects according to strict deadlines and timescales. You will define the project objectives and oversee the quality control throughout its lifecycle.

You will be responsible for driving forward the IT Change Management framework and will manage the IT project portfolio.

You will build successful working relationships with your colleagues within the IT department as well as business change, internal business teams and third-party suppliers.

This role requires a technical astute Project Manager who can make a real difference working in a dynamic, ever changing environment.  

About you

The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate:

  • A strong technical understanding and background.
  • Previous experience managing multiple concurrent technical projects through the full lifecycle (e.g. idea, initiation, definition, build, test and live and closure).
  • Experience of managing a range of technical projects which have incorporated changes across multiple platforms, business areas or systems.
  • Have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, with strong stakeholder management and influencing skills.
  • An aptitude to work with autonomy, be organised and ability to work under pressure with minimal supervision.
  • Strong analysis and decision-making skills with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Pro-activity and self-motivation with the proven ability to drive results and provide excellent customer services to all levels of the organisation.
  • High level of motivation to see success delivered through own personal efforts and those around them.
  • Ability to demonstrate and enhance the core values of the company.

 

Technical requirements

  •  Demonstrable experience in a similar IT Project Manager role ideally within a Financial Services led environment or equivalent highly regulated industry
  •  A requirement of the role is to complete an APM Project Professional Qualification (PPQ), unless you already hold a similar industry recognised qualification.

 

 If what you have read matches your skills and experience, please don’t hesitate to apply. It is the best role of its kind in the area.

 

 

list System Administrator - IT Infrastructure Engineer

Dependent on experience - Plus good benefits

High Flying Role – IT System Administrator / Infrastructure Engineer

Do you want a role that puts you in an international team with great collaboration and working principles? Do you want to work in a prestigious office location with the potential for international travel? Are you an Infrastructure Engineer / Systems Administrator who wants to work on exciting projects? If so, read on, this is an opportunity not to be missed.

The best roles are all about four things;

  • The right salary
  • The right benefits
  • A great team
  • The right exciting projects

This role has all four of these things in abundance, if you then throw in a prestigious office location in Canary Wharf with the opportunity for international travel, then you have one of the best opportunities presently on the market.

My client is looking for an IT Infrastructure Systems Administrator who thrives on implementing technology as part of a global team. The team is truly global, hence, to succeed in this role you must have the intelligence and skill to work with different cultures to get things delivered in a joined up and collaborative manner.

The System Administrator will work closely with the Head of Infrastructure and is responsible for the support and operation of information technology (IT) infrastructures within the organisation which includes;

  • data centre
  • network and server
  • telephony
  • service monitoring
  • user support/helpdesk
  • workstation management
  • servers
  • storage and related software.

This is a hands-on role responsible for ensuring the availability, integrity and security of all IT systems and infrastructure. There is potential travel to the other international regional centres. 

Main Responsibilities 

  • Installing, maintaining and configuring software, hardware and networks.
  • Monitoring system performance and troubleshooting issues.
  • Ensuring security and efficiency of IT infrastructure through access controls, backups and firewalls etc.
  • Performing server administration tasks, including AD administration, security permissions, group policies, print services, research event log warnings and errors, resource monitoring and backup and restores. 
  • Maintaining internal infrastructure requirements including laptop, mobile devices, servers, routers, switches, firewalls, printers, IP Phones, security updates, support internet, LANs/WANs etc.
  • Monitoring data centre health using pre-existing management tools and respond to software and hardware issues as they arise; help build, test and maintain new servers, as needed.
  • Assisting the local and regional teams with delivery of hands-on technical assistance. Working with respective counterparts in the regional centres. 
  • Interacting with helpdesk and other teams to assist in troubleshooting, identifying root causes and providing technical support when needed.

Experience

Whilst a good IT Degree is always a good thing to have, if you can demonstrate a good education followed by demonstrable experience in delivering and administration of the technical platforms you will be a strong candidate.

My client knows that the right technical skills need to be matched by the right attitude and soft skills.

Personal Characteristics 

  • Excellent inter-personal (relationship) skills with a proven ability to communicate with peers at all levels
  • A proven ability to work effectively with people from different cultures and backgrounds whilst demonstrating cultural sensitivity
  • A strong commitment to WANO’s mission and nuclear safety culture
  • Well-organised, diligent, proactive, assertive, well-disciplined and commercially astute
  • Excellent communications skills, including the ability to communicate complex messages in a clear and concise manner
  • Consistently drives for high standards
  • Ability to self-manage, organise and prioritise tasks, and work under pressure
  • Organised and logical approach to work and problem-solving
  • Confident in working with external IT consultants and a wide range of people from across the business

Technical Knowledge and Experience

  • Demonstrable experience within an IT infrastructure environment
  • Experience using core Microsoft technologies including Active Directory (on premise and Azure), Exchange, Office 365 (SharePoint Online), Windows Server OS 2008 R2, 2012 R2 and 2016
  • Knowledge of virtualisation platforms especially VMWare vSphere
  • Demonstrable experience managing backup strategies in a virtualised environment using VEEAM or other similar vendors
  • Experience of supporting VoIP telephony systems
  • Proficient in Cisco firewall and networking administration
  • Good knowledge of scripting (PowerShell)

If you feel you are a good match for this role, please apply including a CV and Cover Letter explaining why you feel you will be a great candidate for this role.

My client will not be sponsoring work visas for this role, hence if you are not permitted to work in the location, please do not apply.

list IT Engineer - Carlisle

Salary dependent on experience + Company Vehicle+ Good Package

Do you want to grow your career with a Microsoft Gold partner where you can use and grow your knowledge of best practice IT systems delivery and implementation?

My client requires an experienced I T Engineer to provide I T support to our customer base in Cumbria and South West Scotland.

The company are a reputable Microsoft Partner. Established in 2001 the company is growing and thriving through solid and reliable implementation and support services to companies across the North of England and South of Scotland.

The role is for an Infrastructure focussed IT Engineer. Applicants must be able to demonstrate strong diagnostic skills as well as an in-depth knowledge of Microsoft Server technologies and a good understanding of networks.

The role will primarily involve visiting customers to resolve I T related issues and the installation of I T equipment, including client devices such as desktops, laptops and tablets, networking equipment, servers and Wi-Fi systems.

The Package – (to £30k Depending on Experience)

In return the successful applicant can expect the full support of a dynamic I T company established in 2001, this includes;

  • ongoing training,
  •  enrolment into the Company pension scheme which the Company contributes in to,
  •  25 days holiday per annum plus Bank holidays,
  • Company vehicle
  • Laptop, phone and uniform.

 

As part of the interview process the successful applicant will be required to have a DBS check.

Essential Experience and Skills:

 

  • Full knowledge of Microsoft Server technologies including Server 2012/2016/2019, Exchange 2013/2016
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Cloud technologies including Office 365/Azure
  • Excellent knowledge of Active Directory
  • Strong Microsoft infrastructure skills including AD, DHCP,DNS & Group Policy
  • Building and supporting HP Servers
  • Microsoft desktop operating systems support – Windows 7 /Windows 8/Windows 10 / Office365
  • Networks – LAN/WAN/VPN/WiFi
  • System data backup & recovery methods
  • Apple device management & deployment
  • Virtualisation with Hyper-V
  • Able to install Projectors/Interactive TVs/Data Cabling
  • Driving License essential for visiting customers sites

PLEASE ONLY APPLY FOR THIS JOB IF YOU ARE ENTITLED TO WORK IN THE BARROW-IN-FURNESS LOCATION AND LIVE WITHIN AN EASY COMMUTE

list Software Developer (C#, ASP.NET, CSS, JavaScript, T-SQL) - Blackburn

Salary dependent on experience

Are you a Developer who can lead and influence others around you? Are you ready to step up into a role where your skills, inquisitive nature and tenacity will thrive in an open and tight knit team? Are you looking for an organisation with little or no bureaucracy that is growing and evolving? Then this could be the role for you!

I am looking for a self-motivated, driven and enthusiastic individual to join a growing IT Team as a Senior Developer, based in Blackburn at the head office. You will be responsible for improving and maintaining the company's Bespoke Software solutions. Delivering IT projects on time and engaging with other departments to ensure that this happens is a key part of the role as well as assisting your colleagues with knowledge transfer regarding application that you have developed and providing day to day IT support for the Group.

Experience and skills;

 

Must haves

  • Strong OO design knowledge.
  • Good knowledge of test-driven development and continuous integration.
  • 5 years+ professional experience with the following C#, ASP.NET, CSS, JavaScript, T-SQL.
  • 2 years+ professional experience with the following HTML5, MVC, Angular, EF.
  • Integration of web APIs - REST/JSON/XML.
  • Strong knowledge and experience with various DBMS.
  • Proven work experience in an agile environment (Scrum).
  • Strong knowledge of version control and task tracking systems.
  • 5+ years commercial experience.
  • Team player.
  • Comfortable with collective code ownership and pair programming.
  • Creative problem solver and able to think out-side the box.
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
     

Desirable

  • SSRS / Crystal Reports Experience


Why This Role?

Established in 1993, the company has grown into one of the UK's largest and best-known companies in their field. As one of the employees you will be part of a growing organisation that is constantly looking for new ways to expand and develop their systems, processes and most importantly, you.

 Benefits include:

  • Competitive Salary.
  • Auto enrolment pension scheme.
  • Childcare vouchers.
  • Discounted gym membership (T&C's apply).
  • 33 days holiday (including Bank Holidays).
  • Free on-site car parking.
  • A Personal Development Plan for all employees after 3 months service.
  • Excellent career progression plans.
  • Easily accessible by commuters.


    If you think you have the necessary skills, experience and personal qualities to make a difference at this company and help them take the next step in their expansion, please apply and hear more about this great opportunity.

list Software Developer (full stack) C#.Net/ ASP.Net / SQL - Kendal or Blackburn

Dependent on experience - Plus good benefits

A seldom available opportunity to join an Innovative Team in a Fast-Paced, Forward-Thinking Environment that Prides Itself on Providing World-Class Products to some of the country’s Biggest Companies.

  • Are you an experienced Software Developer with a good knowledge of C#?
  • Do you want to work for a class leading company that is growing fast?
  • Do you want to be part of a vibrant team focussed approach to IT Delivery?
  • Do you want to work in the beautiful South Lakeland?

I am looking for a bright and enthusiastic individual to be a key member of a growing and energetic software development team. You’ll be surrounded by smart, highly capable people in a collaborative environment that encourages the sharing of knowledge and experience. You’ll be passionate, have excellent communication & people skills and a desire to find the right technical solution.

The role/ responsibilities will include;

  • Complete all phases of the software development lifecycle including; analysis, design, development, testing and support.
  • Troubleshoot bugs/ data issues and identify fixes/ subsequent changes.
  • Undertake software support as part of a support rota within the department.
  • Focus on quality of design and implementation to reduce maintenance overheads.
  • Manage workload to deliver work to agreed timescales.
  • Maintain documentation within our wiki of development and support fixes.

Essential skills;

  • 3 years of experience using C#.NET/ ASP.NET MVC/ Web API in a commercial or education environment.
  • 3 years of experience using Microsoft SQL Server in a commercial or education environment, including knowledge of T-SQL, stored procedures and SSRS reports.
  • Experience in Agile methodology.
  • Good technical design skills including OO design principles and design patterns.
  • Javascript frameworks such as Angular, React, Vue.
  • Willingness to attend client premises to install/ support our software products.

Desirable skills;

  • HTML5, CSS3 & responsive web design.
  • Commercial experience developing large business critical systems.
  • Commercial experience of Microsoft SQL Server.
  • Telerik Controls.

The salary range is very wide as we would like to hear from talented developers who may have just embarked on their career through to developers who have been seen and done it. On top of the salary, the company offer a benefits package and pension scheme. Working in the Lake District comes for free.

list PostgreSQL DBA

Salary dependent on experience

Are you an experienced DBA (PostgreSQL) who is passionate about working for a company that makes a difference to their customer’s lives?

Are you an IT professional with hands-on technical skills, maybe not just in PostgresSQL but other development tools that will add to the skills of what is already a close knit and energetic technically focussed team?

This is a great opportunity for a candidate who can demonstrate not just technical expertise but the passion and drive to work for a great company that has energy, drive and vision. The role is based is the beautiful English Lake District, however once proven in the role there will be plenty of opportunity to work remotely as part of the team. 

Essential skills

  • PostgreSQL and other relational databases.
  • Data modelling and database design.
  • Database schema creation and management.
  • Writing, optimising and reviewing queries.
  • Database backup, recovery, failover and testing.
  • Setup and management of clustering and replication. Forensic investigation into database anomalies.
  • Migration between database environments.
  • Data security and encryption methodologies.
  • Report writing and working with data scientists.
  • Understanding of underlying computing and storage.

Desirable skills

  • PostgreSQL training and certifications.
  • Linux training and certifications.
  • Knowledge of BI products e.g. Tableau.
  • System administration experience.
  • Broader software development experience.
  • Experience of microservices architectures.

To be successful in this role you must be passionate about using technology to continually enhance the company’s core product set. You must be a team player and know how to influence your colleagues to get the right results. The team you will be joining has successfully used technology to enhance their product offering and expect all team members to be creative and influence not just the technology best practice but how the team work together to achieve the best results.

If you are great at what you do and know how to work in a team that values creative input, then this may be the opportunity that will take you to the next level.

 

IT Engineer - Barrow-in-Furness

Salary dependent on experience + Company Vehicle+ Good Package

Do you want to grow your career with a Microsoft Gold partner where you can use and grow your knowledge of best practice IT systems delivery and implementation?

My client requires an experienced I T Engineer to provide I T support to our customer base in Cumbria and South West Scotland.

The company are a reputable Microsoft Partner. Established in 2001 the company is growing and thriving through solid and reliable implementation and support services to companies across the North of England and South of Scotland.

The role is for an Infrastructure focussed IT Engineer. Applicants must be able to demonstrate strong diagnostic skills as well as an in-depth knowledge of Microsoft Server technologies and a good understanding of networks.

The role will primarily involve visiting customers to resolve I T related issues and the installation of I T equipment, including client devices such as desktops, laptops and tablets, networking equipment, servers and Wi-Fi systems.

The Package – (to £30k Depending on Experience)

In return the successful applicant can expect the full support of a dynamic I T company established in 2001, this includes;

  • ongoing training,
  •  enrolment into the Company pension scheme which the Company contributes in to,
  •  25 days holiday per annum plus Bank holidays,
  • Company vehicle
  • Laptop, phone and uniform.

 

As part of the interview process the successful applicant will be required to have a DBS check.

Essential Experience and Skills:

 

  • Full knowledge of Microsoft Server technologies including Server 2012/2016/2019, Exchange 2013/2016
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Cloud technologies including Office 365/Azure
  • Excellent knowledge of Active Directory
  • Strong Microsoft infrastructure skills including AD, DHCP,DNS & Group Policy
  • Building and supporting HP Servers
  • Microsoft desktop operating systems support – Windows 7 /Windows 8/Windows 10 / Office365
  • Networks – LAN/WAN/VPN/WiFi
  • System data backup & recovery methods
  • Apple device management & deployment
  • Virtualisation with Hyper-V
  • Able to install Projectors/Interactive TVs/Data Cabling
  • Driving License essential for visiting customers sites

PLEASE ONLY APPLY IF YOU ARE ENTITLED TO WORK IN THE LOCATION AND LIVE WITHIN AN EASY COMMUTE OF THE BARROW-IN-FURNESS OFFICE

Python Developer

Salary dependent on experience

My client is looking for a solid Python Developer with experience and skills that extend to including C# .Net Core and SQL.

The company is a market leading data analytics provider to the Insurance industry. They are a highly ranked (5th) placed business in the Northern Tech 100 league table. They have also been recognised in the Sunday Times Tech 100 (49th) and are part of the Future 50 UK government programme for Late Stage Tech companies. The company is just over 10 years old which is still very young. They have developed systems and architectures that have supported their very successful entry into the market. They are now at a very important stage in their evolution as they look to re-engineer their platforms for the growth that they anticipate. Whilst every start-up will design their model as extensible, they will at some point be a different magnitude of size and hence have to build for the next phase of their growth.

Lead Developer - Part of the Leadership Team

Salary dependent on experience + Bonus + Good Package

The Role

This ambitious company is deliberately changing its focus towards differentiating itself through its software product offerings. This is the chance to lead and influence not only the development of great software, but as a member of the business leadership team it offers a rare opportunity to lead and influence business decisions through your knowledge of what can be achieved with technology.

This is both a strategic and hands on role that requires flexibility, excellent communication skills and a collaborative approach to the delivery of IT software solutions across the business. The role holder will be responsible for the day to day leadership of software projects and the in-house software development team (Senior Developer & Software Developer) Providing strong project management for the development of the propriety application is a key part of the Lead Developer role.

The right candidate will be excited about the opportunity to lead an ambitious team of developers, to deliver improved internal and external functionality and drive service improvements as a member of the leadership team.

 

The Working Environment

The company is very team centric and works hard to ensure that communication and input is respected for all employees. The environment is deliberately entrepreneurial and has low levels of bureaucracy with a strong “can-do” ethos running through all teams.

 

Responsibilities

  • As a member of the Trident Leadership Team, provide a strategic outlook for the role of the IT function
  • Develop the software and system strategy for Trident
  • Deliver software development projects from inception to operations roll out, on time and to budget
  • Maintain the CR and SR requirements of the business, providing monthly management information to track progress
  • Provide a strong focus on the customer and the use of our in-house and external technology to enhance the customer experience
  • Identify risks and issues early and propose creative solutions to ensure successful project and customer service delivery
  • Identify technologies that future proof the business in the most cost-effective way

 

Skills / Experience Required

Essential:

  • Strong team working skills
  • Great communication and interpersonal skill
  • 5 years’ experience in leading software development projects
  • Software development capability – Microsoft .NET Framework
  • C# / Java script / T-SQL
  • Demonstrable project management and projects delivery experience
  • Strong commercial & analytical skills to measure IT solution impact on customer experience and ROI performance
  • Be able to think strategically and challenge the status quo
  • Have a positive and tenacious attitude
  • Proactive and self-motivated
  • Creativity and an eye for detail

Desirable:

  • Experience working with technology service solutions for B2B customers
  • Experience working with VMWare
  • Knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server
  • Knowledge of the energy consultancy services sector or energy supply experience will be helpful

 

Key role Objectives

  • Ability to work with changing priorities and with multiple projects
  • Delivery of software projects on time and to budget
  • Provide innovative customer solutions that enhance the online portal service experience

 

Benefits

  • Management bonus scheme
  • 4pm finish on Friday
  • Relaxed dress code in the office
  • Opportunity for career progression within a privately-owned business
  • Bi-annual Appraisals
  • 2 x Christmas Parties
  • Company Summer Day out

Lead Developer - Part of the Leadership Team

Salary dependent on experience + Bonus + Good Package

The Role

This ambitious company is deliberately changing its focus towards differentiating itself through its software product offerings. This is the chance to lead and influence not only the development of great software, but as a member of the business leadership team it offers a rare opportunity to lead and influence business decisions through your knowledge of what can be achieved with technology.

This is both a strategic and hands on role that requires flexibility, excellent communication skills and a collaborative approach to the delivery of IT software solutions across the business. The role holder will be responsible for the day to day leadership of software projects and the in-house software development team (Senior Developer & Software Developer) Providing strong project management for the development of the propriety application is a key part of the Lead Developer role.

The right candidate will be excited about the opportunity to lead an ambitious team of developers, to deliver improved internal and external functionality and drive service improvements as a member of the leadership team.

 

The Working Environment

The company is very team centric and works hard to ensure that communication and input is respected for all employees. The environment is deliberately entrepreneurial and has low levels of bureaucracy with a strong “can-do” ethos running through all teams.

 

Responsibilities

  • As a member of the Trident Leadership Team, provide a strategic outlook for the role of the IT function
  • Develop the software and system strategy for Trident
  • Deliver software development projects from inception to operations roll out, on time and to budget
  • Maintain the CR and SR requirements of the business, providing monthly management information to track progress
  • Provide a strong focus on the customer and the use of our in-house and external technology to enhance the customer experience
  • Identify risks and issues early and propose creative solutions to ensure successful project and customer service delivery
  • Identify technologies that future proof the business in the most cost-effective way

 

Skills / Experience Required

Essential:

  • Strong team working skills
  • Great communication and interpersonal skill
  • 5 years’ experience in leading software development projects
  • Software development capability – Microsoft .NET Framework
  • C# / Java script / T-SQL
  • Demonstrable project management and projects delivery experience
  • Strong commercial & analytical skills to measure IT solution impact on customer experience and ROI performance
  • Be able to think strategically and challenge the status quo
  • Have a positive and tenacious attitude
  • Proactive and self-motivated
  • Creativity and an eye for detail

Desirable:

  • Experience working with technology service solutions for B2B customers
  • Experience working with VMWare
  • Knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server
  • Knowledge of the energy consultancy services sector or energy supply experience will be helpful

 

Key role Objectives

  • Ability to work with changing priorities and with multiple projects
  • Delivery of software projects on time and to budget
  • Provide innovative customer solutions that enhance the online portal service experience

 

Benefits

  • Management bonus scheme
  • 4pm finish on Friday
  • Relaxed dress code in the office
  • Opportunity for career progression within a privately-owned business
  • Bi-annual Appraisals
  • 2 x Christmas Parties
  • Company Summer Day out

Information Security Manager

Good salary and benfits package

The Role

My client is undertaking a change and modernisation programme that has identified some new key roles. This role is a new role with some existing junior members reporting into them. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to shape and influence the InfoSec team and how it operates. 

The Information Security Manager is a key player in developing, maintaining and delivering the Information Security Strategy across the Company to ensuring that it meets current and future business requirements

They are also responsible for overseeing and controlling all aspects of Information Security against threats such as security breaches, computer viruses or attacks by cyber criminals

They will also play a pivotal role in mitigating risk of potential Information Security breaches as well as managing the Information Security response to any incident that may arise

 This incumbent in the role will be the subject matter expert within the Information Security discipline

The Working Environment

 

Given the nature of this role, the incumbent will work with all areas of the business including key stakeholders and departments including, but not limited to, Risk, Audit, Legal and Business Change

The incumbent will build key relationships with all teams / colleagues within the IT department and will have the ability to utilise the skills and proficiencies each of the teams can offer

The incumbent will act as the principal contact between the external managed Security Operations Centre (SOC) and the Company and other third-party Information Security vendors / suppliers

 

Responsibilities

 

  • In conjunction with the Head of IT, develop, maintain and deliver the Information Security Strategy ensuring that it meets current and future business requirements
  • To act as the point of contact between the Company and the external Managed Security Operations Centre (SOC) to ensure agreed service levels are maintained and regular reviews are scheduled
  • To carry out technical vulnerability assessments of IT systems and processes, identifying potential vulnerabilities, to make recommendations to IT Management to control any risks identified and to ensure they are implemented
  • To respond rapidly and effective to Information Security incidents, managing the incident in a professional manor including computer forensics for evidence gathering and preservation. Appropriate and sensitive handling of effected staff and efficient liaison with both internal and external entities and law enforcement agencies when required
  • To work closely with key stakeholders including Risk, Audit, IT to assist and provide input to ensure that Company policies and procedures for Information Security are effective and adhered to. To be proactive in making recommendations for updates to policies and procedures as required
  • To assist in the development and implementation of a robust set of Information Security standards based upon best practices and lead by example to provide excellent security guidance
  • To provide high quality Information Security guidance documentation and training including the annual Information Security / Cyber Security staff briefing
  • To become the definitive point of contact for all Information Security matter throughout the Company and be an external representative as the Information Security subject matter expert
  • To maintain the Information Security aspects of the IT Risks and Controls register and carry out actions to mitigate the risks identified
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of a Cyber Incident Security plan including the planning and scheduling of regular Cyber Incident scenario testing exercises
  • To keep up to date with security trends, threats and control measures and recommend new solutions and initiatives that will enhance the protection of the Societies assets and data
  • To lead and manage the Information Security team to ensure all objectives are met within a timely and professional manner and to coach, mentor and develop colleagues within the Information Security team and undertake regular reviews (including 1:1, appraisals)
  • To ensure Information Security reports, dashboards and audits are completed on schedule including alignment to the Cyber awareness assessment report
  • To assist with various tasks / solutions, including but not limited to, SIEM / EDR / UBA solutions, SOC relationship, vulnerability scanning, patch management, penetration testing, phishing testing, intrusion prevention, e-mail monitoring, data loss prevention, user access, user awareness, disaster recovery and business continuity 

 

Skills / Experience Required

 

  • A degree in an Information Technology or Computer Science discipline or significant hands-on experience
  • 10 years of related work experience, with 3 or more years in an Information Security Management position, ideally within a Financial Services led environment or equivalent highly regulated industry  
  • Certification in Information Security (CISSP, CISM etc.) or comparable work experience
  • A strong technical understanding and background
  • Full UK driving license

 

Working Behaviours

  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work well with people at every level
  • Ability to work with autonomy, be organised and able to work under pressure
  • Strong relationship management and influencing skills
  • Attention to detail to ensure accurate assessment and management of risk
  • Strong analytical skillset
  • Ability to effectively prioritise situations requiring urgent attention
  • The ability to inspire the team to think ‘outside of the box’ and go the extra mile
  • Pro-activity and self-motivated with the proven ability to drive results and provide excellent customer services to all levels of the organisation
  • High level of motivation to see success delivered through own personal efforts and those around them
  • Ability to demonstrate and enhance the core values of the Company
  • Willingness to work outside of normal working hours when required and provide out of hours support in line with the on-call rota

 

Benefits

  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • 25 days annual leave plus 8 bank holidays
  • Site based role at our Head Office in Carlisle (just off M6, Jct 44), with occasional travel
  • Company pension scheme (after 3 month qualifying period, 5% employer, 4% employee)
  • A paid community day each year
  • Collaborative, supportive organisation committed to developing full potential
  • Excellent opportunity for career progression based on delivery, output and alignment to our values
  • Free on-site car parking

C# Developer - Preferably with some level of DBA skills

Salary dependent on experience

A Preston based company are looking for a good Developer (C#.NET/SQL) who has a great understanding of database workloads / schema / table configuration. Whilst this is a Developer role, any DBA knowledge / skills will be a distinct advantage.

 Ideally you should have at least 5 years C# commercial experience working with tools such as TFS in controlled release cycles. Any experience of using containers for test / release control would be beneficial but not essential.

 The role is based with a small team and is an exciting opportunity to influence and lead development practices. The ideal candidate will be technology inquisitive and have a broad knowledge of languages and techniques and know how to influence management in the implementation of tools and techniques that will add to the team.

 This is an exciting opportunity to join a company with ambitious growth plans where you will have influence and the chance to let your skills and attitude shine through.

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