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Identity and Access Management Lead

AJ Bell - Manchester

Full-time (Permanent)
Competitive plus benefit and bonus
Published on
18 July 2024

The IAM function collaborates with the business and the broader information security team to ensure that appropriate IAM controls, policies, and procedures are in place, aligning with industry best practices and regulatory requirements.

What you'll do:

  • Develop, implement and monitor strategic, comprehensive enterprise IAM frameworks, guidelines and best practices with focus on ensuring that the integrity, confidentiality and availability of information is managed and controlled.
  • Lead the IAM projects and design activities to respond to complex requirements focused on cybersecurity including delivering user access recertification campaigns.
  • Develop a reporting mechanism based on metrics to monitor progress, to measure efficiency and effectiveness of systems/framework, and to facilitate resource allocation.
  • Perform access controls such as user access reviews, supporting provisioning and de-provisioning of user accounts, and managing role-based access controls (RBAC).
  • Provide operational leadership and serves as a key liaison between the IAM team and AJ Bell’s senior executive leadership, including providing KPI and KRIs reports to various governance forums.
  • Keep up to date with security issues and best practices related to risk management. Monitor emerging threats, trends, and advise relevant stakeholders on the appropriate courses of action.
  • Work closely with IT infrastructure, application development, and security teams to ensure integrated IAM solutions.
  • Provide supervision on new application’s onboarding as per the AJ Bell’s IAM framework and processes.
  • Support CISO in developing a IAM technology strategy aligned to the broader IT strategy and roadmap.
  • Perform other related duties and fulfil responsibilities as required.

What you'll already have:

  • Experience in Privileged Access Management and Identity Governance and Access Management
  • Technical security knowledge with exposure to relevant technical architecture, environments, platforms, and software industry procedures
  • Understand a variety of IAM-related product suites and tools in order to make critical operational and strategic decisions. Example products include Active Directory, SailPoint, ADFS, Azure AD, CyberArk, PowerShell Scripts
  • In depth knowledge of role-based access control (RBAC), attribute-based access control (ABAC), and discretionary access control (DAC).
  • Familiarity with information security principles, tools, processes, procedures, and frameworks such as NIST and CIS
  • Ability to coach others to improve security knowledge and skills.
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity in a very dynamic and high speed and complex business environment.
  • Strong analytical thinking, written, and oral communication skills.
  • Effective communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to plan, take ownership, organise, and follow through on assigned tasks and complete with little or no prompting from management.
  • Ability to challenge approach, strategy, and implementation to ensure Information Security is consistently considered and improved.

About us:

AJ Bell is one of the fastest-growing investment platform businesses in the UK offering an award-winning range of solutions that caters for everyone, from professional financial advisers, to DIY investors with little to no experience. We have over 503,000 customers using our award-winning platform propositions to manage assets totalling more than £80.3 billion. Our customers trust us with their investments, and by continuously striving to make investing easier, we aim to help even more people take control of their financial futures.

Having listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange in December 2018, AJ Bell is now a FTSE 250 company.

Headquartered in Manchester with offices in central London and Bristol, we now have over 1,400 employees and have been named one of the UK's 'Best 100 Companies to Work For’ for six consecutive years.

At AJ Bell you can expect a friendly working environment with a strong sense of teamwork, we have a great sense of pride in what we do, and this is reflected in our guiding principles.

Our perks and benefits:

  • Starting holiday entitlement of 26 days, increasing up to 31 days with length of service
  • Holiday buy and sell scheme
  • A choice of pension schemes with matched contributions up to 8%
  • Discretionary bonus scheme
  • Annual free share awards scheme
  • Buy As You Earn (BAYE) Scheme
  • Health Cash Plan – provided by Medicash
  • Discounted private healthcare scheme and dental plan
  • Free gym membership, with an on-site gym providing a wide range of free classes
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Bike loan scheme
  • Sick pay+ pledge
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity, and shared parental leave
  • Discounted nursery fees at Kids Planet on Exchange Quay
  • Loans for travel season tickets
  • Death in service scheme
  • Paid time off for volunteer work
  • Charitable giving opportunities through salary sacrifice
  • Calendar of social events, including monthly payday drinks, annual Christmas party, summer party and much more
  • Parking at Exchange Quay
  • Personal development programmes built around you and your career goals, including access to personal skills workshops
  • Ongoing technical training
  • Professional qualification support
  • Talent management programmes
  • Peer recognition scheme, with rewards including restaurant and shopping vouchers or time off
  • Monthly leadership breakfasts and lunches
  • Casual dress code
  • Access to a range of benefits from our sponsorship deals

Hybrid working:

At AJ Bell, our people are the heart of our culture. We believe in building strong connections by working together. That's why we offer a hybrid working model, where you’ll spend a minimum of 50% of your working time per month in the office. For new team members, an initial period will be full-time in the office to help you immerse yourself in our business and build valuable relationships with your colleagues.

AJ Bell is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and all employees are empowered to bring their whole self to work.

We do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, pregnancy, religion, physical and mental disability, marital status and any other characteristics protected by the Equality Act 2010. All decisions to hire are based on qualifications, merit and business need.

If you like the sound of the above, or just want to know more about the company and the role, we'd love to speak to you.

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