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Information Security Risk Lead

Job Location: London

Regional Description: United Kingdom

Job Number: 00595808


- Job description

Role: Information Security Risk Lead
Location: London
Salary: Up to £56,000 plus benefits
Join Accenture and 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.
Join Corporate Functions and you will become part of a diverse team which offers the essential expertise that enables all of our employees to deliver high performance to our clients. Our Corporate Functions professionals work in areas such as Human Resources, Finance, Legal, Marketing and Communications, CIO, Information Security, and Geographic Services.
Whether you work directly with clients or manage important internal initiatives and efforts, you’ll find amazing opportunities to make a measurable difference.
What responsibilities will you have?
Working in the Information Security group as part of the Client Data Protection Opportunity Support team based in London, the Information Security Risk lead will work with Accenture business development teams specifically in the business development cycle to structure security controls and requirements for new Accenture engagements.
The role will interact with both Accenture client development teams (including Legal representatives) and Accenture client security experts to help identify key areas of information security risk / concern and to provide management guidance on appropriate information security controls that will be required to support a respective client engagement.
The role includes the provision of support to business development teams (operating in multiple countries across the European Union) in responding to client requests related to Accenture policies / standards / processes related to information security, data privacy and recognized security frameworks.

What Skills and Experiences are we Looking for ?
  • Experience with ISO 27001 / ISO 27002 or similar information security controls and framework
  • Experience in assessing and applying information security and data protection controls
  • Knowledge of the new European Union General Date Protection Regulations (GDPR) with practical experience interpreting and applying core concepts of the regulatory framework
  • Strong relationship development skills with an ability to influence and interact with organizational leadership across multiple countries
  • Hold a security certification such as CISSP, CISA, CISM or CRISC
  • Ability to work independently in an unstructured environment with little management direction
  • Ability to prioritize multiple demands
  • What academic qualifications do you need?

    • Bachelor's Degree  or equivalent


    Preferred Qualifications


    • Commercial experience arranging contract security and data protection obligations with prospective clients in a pre-contract business development cycle
    • Knowledge of how a typical contract is structured (including the core terms common to such a contract)
    • Change Management capability
    • Cross-border data protection and data privacy experience
    Professional Skill Requirements
    • Some off hours work to support global structure
    • Ability to travel local/internationally
    • Leadership/program/project management experience
    • Ability to be flexible and work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment
    • Strong organizational and analytical skills


    What’s in it for you?

    All of our Corporate Functions professionals receive comprehensive training covering business acumen, technical and 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.
    On top of this, we have an extensive benefits package which includes 30 days’ vacation per year, gym subsidies, private medical insurance and 3 extra days leave per year for charitable work of your choice!
    What are the next steps?
    If this sounds like the ideal role, career and company for you, click below to apply.
    About Accenture
    Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialised skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions—underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network—Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at
    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.
    Closing Date for Applications 30/06/2018
    Accenture reserves the right to close the role prior to this date should a suitable applicant be found

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