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Manager - Information Security And Risk

Verse Group - Recruitment Specialists - Perth, WA

Source: uWorkin


This role is part of Murdoch University’s restructured IT Management team who has been hand-selected to deliver a wide portfolio of initiatives across the organisation.You will have a varied role across both strategic and operational responsibilities, leading a small team with overall responsibility for the University’s IT Security, Risk & Information Management environment and defining & driving the University’s information security strategy.

About the Client:

Murdoch University is currently experiencing demands on its technology division that have never been seen before. In the current, ever-changing world of 2021, the education sector needs to have technology solutions that enable learning to continue virtually and seamlessly. In addition to this new demand, The IT division has a 5-year Technology Investment plan with exciting and ambitious goals so they really need someone experienced to lead the information security and risk management function, becoming part of the team to deliver on the Plan.

The Position:

This position needs someone with energy and enthusiasm to get things moving – in the right way. You will be a security advisor to the University, building relationships with all divisions to educate the organisation on the requirements of info sec in today’s world. If you enjoy working within a project orientated role then this is definitely the job for you – there is an impressive list following the significant investment so we need to find someone who can roll with the punches to get these over the line. More specifically, your role will include the following:-

  • Provide strategic leadership and direction to develop, implement and take ongoing ownership of the IT security and risk management strategies for the University
  • Manage a team of 2 to provide high-quality overall IT security, compliance, and risk management services.
  • Provide leadership to all staff in project and operational roles to enable effective assessment of security risks present in the development, acquisition, or implementation of technical solutions and the maintenance of the existing environment.
  • Lead the team in the design and execution of strategic and operational security-related initiatives
  • Develop and implement IT security performance measures and benchmarks and drive security services to meet agreed service levels
  • Manage and consult with key stakeholder groups to collaborate, educate and inform in all matters related to IT security, compliance, and risk management
  • Champion continuous improvement across all aspects of the IT security landscape
  • Lead the IT Disaster Recovery Planning activities


You will be degree qualified with a professional certification within security or risk management


This role is based in Murdoch, south of the river and with great public transport links, parking is available on campus.

Why Should You Apply?

This role has it all, a plan to deliver with a budget secured and an end goal that will make you feel like you have really accomplished something. This position needs someone who has come from a technical background but is now either in an Architecture role or a Management position. The culture within the IT team at Murdoch is fantastic, it’s a great place to work and, once you have delivered your part of the Plan, your career will springboard into the next echelon.