Job Description

Role: Security & Risk Manager

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

Travel: Possibility for travel to client sites throughout the UK 

Level: Manager, up to £62,000





If you join Accenture you can make great ideas happen for some of the world's most dynamic companies. Choose a career at Accenture and enjoy an innovative and global work environment where challenging and interesting work is part of daily life.  With Accenture’s integrated global organisation, resources and deep technical know-how, we collaborate with clients to cultivate ideas and deliver results.


The opportunity to work closely with an established Security practice, that involves supporting a broad range of clients within areas such as Cloud and Digital. You will have opportunities to develop your skills and passion in Cybersecurity. The sheer variety and scale of work we do, and the experience it offers, provides an unbeatable platform to build a career.  In addition, our growth, combined with our integrated career counselling, offers great opportunities for rapid advancement.




Within the Accenture Technology Centre (ATC) there is demand for an experienced cybersecurity manager who has extensive experience across areas such as Digital Identity, Application Security, Cyber Defence and Strategy & Risk. As cybersecurity is one of the fastest growing areas of the business with significant growth plans, the delivery centre is looking for a talented individual to assist in growing these capabilities within the ATC.


 Some of the interesting aspects of your role include:


·         Taking ownership for developing the Security capability within the Accenture Technology Centre, while also working closely with the wider UK/I Security Practice.

·         Playing an active role in the apprenticeship program, being responsible for the development of apprentices brought into the Security capability in Newcastle.

·         Building relationships within security practitioners within industry and academia across the North East, seeking to develop innovate solutions that would benefit our clients.

·         Working in a multi-disciplined team of Strategy, Digital and Technology professionals to bring the best of Accenture to our clients;

·         Customising Accenture's knowledge assets to support designs that are appropriate for each client;

·         Designing pragmatic but effective cyber security solutions for our clients


  • Previous full-time work experience in information security management and/or related functions (Cyber Security Knowledge and skills, Big data processing and analytics, Cloud computing architecture, infrastructure and solution design, penetration testing, vulnerability analysis, intrusion detection etc.);
  • Offers advice and practical assistance on information security challenges throughout the organisation;
  • Manages project delivery and provides thought leadership to our clients.   
  • Expertise on Identity and Access Management concepts – Provisioning / Reconciliation, SSO, Federation etc.
  • Strong design and implementation experience of at least one identity and access management projects using any of the leading IAM vendor products – ForgeRock / Oracle / SailPoint IAM;
  • Knowledge on cloud infrastructure (AWS/Azure) based architecture and delivery;
  • Knowledge of Web Application Security Architecture.
  • Integrating
  • Improving
security tool deployments;
  • Includes delivery of operational security analytics solutions with real-time detection
  • Adept at identifying and developing a sales opportunity pipeline
  • Experience in mentoring and developing skills in team members
  • As there is potential to work with UK Government clients, the individual must be a UK National with ability to get the required security clearance
Good to Have (but not essential):
  • A background in technical IT roles such as IT architecture, development or operations, with a clear and abiding interest in information security;
  • The applicant must demonstrate competence in one of the following sub-domains (Data security, API security, Enterprise application security and Secure application security).  
  • Strong communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills;
  • All candidates must be willing to offer full mobility (i.e. prepared to work away from home Monday to Friday as required)
  • Security Certifications and understanding of current industry best practices are highly desirable.


You’ll want to work with us if…


You want to help transform leading organisations and communities around the world. The sheer scale of our capabilities and client engagements and the way we collaborate, operate and deliver value provides an unparalleled opportunity to grow and advance.


You want comprehensive, continuous training for your specialist area, as well as for professional skills development

We offer a variety of formal and informal training programs at every level to help you acquire and build specialised skills faster. Learning takes place both on the job and through formal training conducted online, in the classroom, or in collaboration with others. The sheer variety of work we do, and the experience it offers, provide an unbeatable platform from which to build a career.


You want some phenomenal benefits

We have an extensive benefits package which includes 25 days’ vacation per year, gym subsidies, discounts across major brands, private medical insurance and 3 extra days leave per year for charitable work of your choice!


You want to be part of a 'Truly Human' environment

Accenture provides an extensive network of over 1,300 trained mental health allies and prioritises mental health at the top of our UKI Inclusion & Diversity Agenda. We are committed to raising awareness and educating Accenture people about our LGBT community while supporting our LGBT employees worldwide. Accenture is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of society and does not discriminate on grounds of race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, or gender identity or any other basis as protected by applicable law.


Any offer of employment is subject to satisfactory BPSS and SC security clearance which requires 5 years continuous UK address history at the point of application.
Close date: 30/04/2020

All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, colour, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected applicable law.

Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

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