Octopus is a group of businesses investing in the people, ideas and industries that will help change the world. Founded in 2000, we’re now one of the UK’s fastest-growing companies, operating in two sectors – financial services and energy supply. In our financial services business, we’ve built market-leading positions in a number of specialist investment sectors, including smaller companies, renewable energy, healthcare and property finance. We employ more than 750 people and manage more than £8.3 billion on behalf of more than 50,000 retail and institutional investors. At Octopus we’re transforming the industries we operate in and improving the lives of millions of people.
We’re a group of entrepreneurially-minded businesses, each built on the belief that people and the planet deserve better. Our group includes Octopus Energy, Octopus Real Estate, Octopus Investments, Octopus Ventures, Octopus Renewables, Octopus Wealth, Octopus Giving and Seccl.
Life at Octopus is never dull. We’re an ambitious, people-first business that wants to make the world a better place. Because of this, we value energy, curiosity, resilience, and integrity. We’re different from most other companies you may have worked for. And we’re always on the look-out for smart, talented people who share our values.
About the Role
We are looking for an Information Security Consultant to join our Group Risk and Compliance function, reporting into the Head of Information Security. Working with SME's across the Group, the role will help articulate and communicate Information Security and Risk themes, threats and technical controls and improvements to stakeholders.
The Information Security Consultant will also support the Head of Information Security in the collation of Management Information and preparation of Committee and Board presentations.
This is a second line role, responsible for information security controls assurance and monitoring key performance and risk indicators from the various technologies used across the Group. Additionally the role will support the Head of Information Security in the creation and promotion of Information Security Policy and Security Awareness, working with key stakeholders across the business.
- Great people and customer focussed mindset
- Experience in a similar Security role
- Experience with managing Risk
- Experience working in a second line function
- Working experience with the NIST Cyber Security Framework
- Strong communication skills - written and spoken
- Degree/MSc in Information Security
- Self-motivated with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment
- Good analytical and numerical skills
- Must be curious and seek to learn and improve whilst instilling automated and digital solutions wherever appropriate
Our Values and DNA
At Octopus we don't just focus on what we do but also how we do it. Everyone shares our values of being straightforward, helpful and bold. And while these are the principles that guide us as an organisation, our DNA goes even further, by revealing our inner strengths:
We are loyal: we fully buy-in to the company's vision and believe in everything that Octopus stands for.
We are respectful: we live and breathe the Octopus values of being helpful, straightforward and bold.
We are resilient: we have an inner strength that means we never give in.
We are intellectually curious: we seek to understand how the world works and were always learning, adapting and improving.
We understand who our customers are: and because we know them really well, we always give them our very best.
What we offer Octopus has built an exciting and inclusive high-performance culture where employees feel empowered. This means we welcome discussions around flexible working hours. We also understand the value of diversity, and we have a team dedicated to promoting gender, ethnic, socio-economic, LGBT and disability equality, to make sure we back up our words with actions. All Octopus employees are given the opportunity to develop new skills, aim higher and accelerate their careers.