Security Risk Officer

Time Type

Full time


Competitive Salary


Amazing Benefits

Close Date


Area of Business

Risk and Security


Reading -Green Park, Brook Drive

Job ID 00016329

About the role

As we enter one of the most exciting times in our history we are looking for a Security Risk Officer that oozes our Virgin values and embraces the on-going ways of working within Liberty Global.

Why Virgin Media? We are the future. We understand our people, their lifestyles and we support them no matter what. We LOVE being different, thinking outside the box and being the best we can be, all the time.

What is the role?

The Virgin Media Security Risk officer will be responsible for understanding and monitoring Virgin Media’s security risks. 

They will maintain VM security risk and issues register and ensure that the management of those risks and issues align with the Information Security Management System (ISMS) and the associated security control framework. 

A hugely exciting and demanding role, the individual will need to have great interpersonal skills, a thirst to learn and work across all business domains, understand business processes and how security controls can enable the business to operate in as secure way. An in-depth knowledge and operational experience of security risk management is essential for this role as you will act as a SME in the topic with multiple stakeholders both internally, with our parent company and indeed externally with regulatory bodies and HMG. 

The Security Risk officer will also need to engage with operational risk departments and provide sound SME guidance and advice on all aspects of security risk management including but not limited to cyber security, personnel security, physical security, retail security and security certifications, to ensure that VM operates in accordance with its legal and regulatory obligations.  Pragmatic security risk management is an essential aspect of any security strategy and associated security maturity plan and this role will be pivotal in ensuring alignment and influencing progress. 

Key Responsibilities

Act as a subject matter security risk management expert, engaging positively with the assigned Business Division’s stakeholders, to ensure proactive management of know security risks to ensure that the security team has visibility and understanding of security risk treatment.

Collaborate with stakeholders to identify, assess and formulate a plan to treat internal and external security risks; tracking the risks and the associated controls.

Manage, develop, and maintain the security risk register, and support continuous improvement and maturation of security risk management processes.

Provide advisory support to business functions and IT teams in understanding risk and security considerations of business operations, new projects, and third party suppliers.

Assist business areas in defining and executing action plans to implement appropriate security controls to mitigate known security risks.

Assist in the compilation of comprehensive security risk reporting to senior management and Board level.

Contribute to the definition and maintenance of a practical and comprehensive security risk management methodology with supporting tools where appropriate.

Develop security risk metrics to help the business understand the level fo risk exposure by which it is operating

Are you right for the role?

So it’s the moment of truth, right? What are we looking for in the successful candidate?

Preferred education/ qualifications:

  • Extensive demonstrable experience in security risk management and associated methodology and reporting

Knowledge & Experience

  • Strong work experience in security risk management and/or related functions
  • An in-depth knowledge and understanding of security risk concepts and principles as a means of relating business needs to security controls
  • Demonstrated experience providing written and verbal presentations to executives
  • Experience using GRC tools such as Archer (RSA)
  • Experience with using a comprehensive and performance-based risk management approach that aligns levels of protection with business needs
  • Absolutely trustworthy with high standards of personal integrity
  • Proven excellent relationship management skills with all levels of the enterprise are required
  • Demonstrated ability to operate effectively with minimal supervision
  • Evaluating measures in terms of assessing risk to reach realistic mitigation and risk-balanced choices
  • Building networks with key contacts in- and outside of Virgin Media
  • Possess excellent analytical and reporting skills

Virgin Media is part of Liberty Global, the world’s biggest cable company. We are delivering the biggest investment in the UK’s digital infrastructure for over a decade. Through four multi-award-winning services - Virgin Fibre, Virgin TV, Virgin Mobile and Virgin Phone - we help people access technology to build connections that really matter.

We are dedicated to nurturing an engaged workforce that represents the diversity of our customers and communities. Read more here.

Our benefits are your reward for being brilliant. They’re pretty darn spectacular. Just like our people. We’ve put together a package to help you love what you do, at work and at play.  You will get 25 days holiday and your birthday off each year, we provide a company funded Medical Plan as well as a Pension Plan where we will match every pound you put in, up to 10%. What's more you'll also benefit from discounts across Virgin Media products and Virgin brands and many other perks on top.

You can find out about all benefits in full here.

Come and be a part of something special. Join us!

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