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Job ID
Job Title
IT Operations Security Analyst
Position Type
Business Brand
Multiple Brands
HO Information Risk Management
Competitive +Benefits
About Us
About Us

Established in 1880, PFG is one of the UK's leading suppliers of personal credit products to the non-standard lending market. We are a FTSE 250 company that provide a portfolio of credit products designed to meet the particular needs of those who are not well serviced by mainstream lenders. The Provident Financial Group is made up of Provident Home Credit, Satsuma Loans, Vanquis Bank, Cheque Exchange and Moneybarn.

Why Provident?

Provident is currently undergoing large transformational change within the Consumer Credit Division of the business. Major investment is being made in the Technology & Change function, so now is an exciting time to join us as we shape the future of the business and more importantly continue to keep our customers at the heart of everything we do.

We are very excited about our future and the road map ahead of us.
About the Role
About the Role

As an IT Operations Security Analyst, you will support, develop and continually improve the organisation's security infrastructure protection processes. You will focus on maintaining operational stability in the face of new security threats, rapid technological change and requests for changes, reconfiguration and reporting requirements for compliance.

You will own and take responsibility for security incidents, changes and problems from inception to resolution, identifying and resolving issues and focusing on quality customer service throughout. You will support the delivery of projects, infrastructure and operational improvements and manage your own time effectively to tackle multiple activities simultaneously to deliver consistent high-quality.

Key Responsibilities
  • Manage/mitigate security risk and cyber security risks to the business.
  • Anomaly detection and fraud prevention by means of log monitoring and other technical security controls
  • Provide expert technical security guidance to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Configuration and monitoring of security technologies including Anti-Virus, Email and Web filtering, Security Incident Event Monitoring system (SIEM).
  • Management and coordination of Vulnerability and Penetration testing including any remediation activities.
  • Support new solutions, processes and technologies to mitigate emerging risk.
  • Produce monthly statistics including KPI's and KRI's to support informed decision making at SMT.
  • Assist in the maintenance and compliance of required standards (ISO27001, PCI DSS, FCA, etc).
Skills and Experience
About You

We would like you to have skills and experience in some of the following:
  • In-depth understanding of Microsoft Operating Systems and core technologies.
  • Expert knowledge of security technologies including Anti-Virus, Event Management and Correlation, web filtering, email filtering.
  • Understanding of Security MI and reporting requirements.
  • Experience of incident, problem, change and release processes.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Must have an analytical, trouble-shooting mind set with a problem-solving personality.
  • Experience of working within and FCA regulated company.
  • One of the following CISM ,CISSP, CISA, Security+ CSSP, SSCP Qualification
  • MCSE or equivalent qualification
  • Network qualification
The Benefits

The satisfaction of working for a successful and ethical business who are here to help people is a big benefit of joining us, but it is not the only one. We will invest in your development, giving you the support and training to become better and better at your job. We take the work/life balance seriously, with plenty of flexible working options. Working in a bright and refreshingly relaxed environment, you will find your opinions are valued and listened to.

On top of all this, we will give you a package including:
  • 25 days annual leave increasing with service.
  • Up to 7% annual profit bonus.
  • Pension
  • Onsite Gym - Provident have partnered with High Five gyms. Alongside our Gym, there are weekly classes held throughout the day and pre 09:00 and post 17:00 where you can attend anything from Spinning to Pilates to Boxercise.
Equality, Diversity & Inclusion EDI

Provident is one of a select group of forward thinking organisations that have signed up for the National Equality Standard NES. The NES provides a cultural assessment through the lens of diversity. It looks across all 9 protected characteristics set out in the Equality Act 2010 to ensure true inclusion in the workplace. The NES adopts a pragmatic & holistic approach to EDI and achieving it will enable Provident to showcase our business as leaders in this field.