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IT & Information Security Manager



Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2024
💨 Operations · Beam HQ

IT & Information Security Manager

About the role

    • Oversee IT projects, ensuring they are completed on time, within budget, and meet organisational requirements.

    • Develop and enforce IT policies and procedures to ensure compliance with legal and regulatory requirements, for example Cyber Essentials.

    • Liaising with external partners, e.g pentesters, to detect and respond to vulnerabilities.

    • Responsible for ensuring IT / Security awareness and training @ Beam.

    • Develop and implement IT strategies and infrastructure to support business operations.

    • Ensure the security and compliance of IT systems and infrastructure by implementing robust security measures.

    • Monitor and analyse security alerts and reports, addressing vulnerabilities promptly.

    • Conduct regular security audits and risk assessments, including audits of existing devices and software applications.

    You’ll experience

    • Ownership of IT at Beam, with some support from an administrator and exec

    • Working across the company supporting employees by managing IT operations, including handling IT requests and managing enterprise applications such as Google, Trello, and Slack.

    • Addressing any issues and opportunities with enterprise applications, ensuring they remain fit for purpose

    • Conduct antivirus checks and ensure programmes are correctly installed and functioning across all devices.

    • Consult on software and hardware purchasing and budget control:

    • Manage mobile SIMs (PAYG replacement) and develop a system for reusing old SIMs.

    • Managing projects around compliance and supporting business operations as we scale and diversify

    • Engaging with the senior leadership team and advising on IT matter - from strategic to tactical

    You are

    • Excellent problem-solver with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously

    • Able to influence and work collaboratively across all levels

    • Manage individuals that dotted-line report to you

    You’ll need

    • Around 5 years of experience in IT management and information security roles.

    • Strong knowledge of IT infrastructure, network security, and cybersecurity best practices.

    • Proficiency in security tools and technologies such as firewalls, intrusion detection systems, and antivirus software.

    • Experience with compliance frameworks such as ISO 27001, NIST, GDPR, and HIPAA.

    • Strong leadership and team management skills.

    • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

    About Beam

    We’re a team of over 150 working from our beautiful co-working space in Shoreditch and from home. We’ve picked up an armful of awards for our work (including one from our former Queen!) We’re one of the 10 hottest startups in London, according to WIRED magazine and one of LinkedIn’s Top 15 UK Startups for 2022. We’re also proud to be rated a top company to work for by Escape the City, Tempo and The Dots.

    We’re committed to hiring diversely and inclusively. You don’t need a degree to work here and we love to hear from global majority candidates and/or those who’ve experienced social disadvantage. 65% of the people we support are from global majority backgrounds and 17% have disabilities. We believe we serve these people best when we’re a diverse and inclusive team.

    Our benefits

    • Salary of £40,000 - £55,000 – highly competitive in the tech for good and social enterprise space
    • EMI-qualifying share options
    • Generous Holiday - 28 days per year + bank Holidays
    • On-demand therapy, coaching, classes & content - powered by Oliva
    • Annual company retreat
    • New laptop
    • £200 personal development budget
    • 1:1 workplace coaching with More Happi
    • Regular team talks from leading UK tech entrepreneurs
    • Discounted bike and accessories with Cyclescheme
    • Discounted tech products with Techscheme
    • Your own financial wellbeing coach through Bippit

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      💨 Operations
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