Director of IT Security - Climate Targets

IT Security Director at SBTi Location: UK or Germany Job Purpose and Background: As the IT Security Director at SBTi, you will play a pivotal role in safeguarding our organization's digital assets and ensuring the integrity and confidentiality of sensitive information.

With the increasing reliance on digital platforms and the growing threat landscape, your expertise will be critical in mitigating risks and maintaining the trust of our stakeholders.

This position will report to the Managing Director of SBTI Services Limited based in, the UK.

You are a great fit for this role if you:Possess a deep understanding of IT security principles, technologies, and best practices.Have a proven track record of developing and implementing comprehensive IT security strategies.Demonstrate strong leadership skills and the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams.Exhibit a passion for environmental conservation and a commitment to addressing the challenges of climate change.About the SBTi: The Science-Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) is a global body that enables businesses to set ambitious emissions reduction targets in line with the latest climate science.

It is focused on accelerating companies worldwide' efforts to halve emissions before 2030 and achieve net-zero emissions before 2050.

SBTI Services Limited is a subsidiary of the SBTI and will hold the SBTI’s certification body.

Key responsibilities include: Developing and implementing IT security policies, procedures, and controls to safeguard our organisation's digital infrastructure.Conduct regular risk assessments and vulnerability scans to identify potential security threats and vulnerabilities.Leading incident response efforts and coordinating with relevant stakeholders to mitigate security breaches or incidents.Overseeing the implementation and maintenance of security solutions such as firewalls, intrusion detection systems, and encryption protocols.Providing guidance and training to staff members on IT security best practices and protocols.Keeping abreast of emerging threats and trends in IT security and recommending proactive measures to address them.Collaborating with external partners, vendors, and regulatory bodies on IT security-related matters.  Essential skills and experience needed: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field (Master's degree preferred).At least 8 years of experience in IT security roles, with a minimum of 3 years in a leadership or managerial capacity.Proficiency in conducting risk assessments, penetration testing, and vulnerability management.Strong knowledge of security frameworks and standards such as ISO 27001, NIST, and GDPR.Experience in designing and implementing security solutions for cloud environments (e.g., AWS, Azure).Excellent communication skills with the ability to convey complex technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders.Relevant certifications such as CISSP, CISM, or CISA.Desirable criteria: Experience working in the non-profit or NGO sector.Familiarity with regulations and compliance requirements specific to the environmental sector.Experience in managing security incidents related to activism or advocacy organizations.Proficiency in multiple languages, particularly those relevant to our organization's geographic focus areas.This is a full-time role based in the UK The salary for this role will depend on location and experience level.

This role is a fixed-term contract for 12 months with the possibility of extension.

Interested candidates should be legally allowed to work in the countries specified.

The SBTi cannot sponsor any working visas.

How to apply:Please contact Kris Kobi, Associate Director at Climate17 at, or apply to this advertisment.What we offer:Working in one of the most successful and fastest-growing initiatives driving climate action;Exciting and challenging tasks in a dynamic, international, innovative, and highly motivated team;Salary Range:Training and development;Attractive holiday package.

SBTi is an equal opportunity employer - committed to building an inclusive workplace and diverse staff, where all can thrive.

We welcome and strongly encourage applications from candidates of all identities and backgrounds.

We do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or age.

  • Location: United Kingdom,United Kingdom
  • Salary: £90000 - £130000 per annum, Benefits: and a great package
  • Type: Permanent
  • Recruiter: Climate17 Ltd
  • Posted: 01-May-2024
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