Information Security Specialist

Job Introduction

We have an excellent opportunity for an Information Security Specialist to join our Central Services function in our Cumbernauld office to provide technical support and advice on Information Security activities within Technology Services and across the business.

Main Responsibility

  • Provide technical expertise relating to the implementation and operation of technical security controls to the required business standard
  • Provide technical support ensuring understanding and investigation of information security vulnerabilities and threats are resolved in a timely manner
  • Provide advice to support teams on how to remediate and reduce identified vulnerabilities improving business reaction to security threats
  • Work with the GTS team and the Information Security Leader to provide support to relevant Information Security processes; supporting and contributing towards agreed security targets and results
  • Produce technical documentation to a high standard, covering detailed technical parameters to be implemented on security technologies in line with required standards
  • Contribute to team meetings; supporting the implementation of team objectives, plans and continuous improvement
  • Develop knowledge and build skills in GTS processes, applications and infrastructure as required, using this acquired knowledge to help build associated information security processes and procedures
  • Liaising with 3rd party support and product organisations such as Force Point and Microsoft to investigate and resolve technical issues relating to the security and interworking of applicable technical solutions.
  • Provide technical leadership on security incident response and investigation, ensuring that appropriate response actions and mitigations are enacted in a timely manner

Our Ideal Candidate

  • Degree qualified in cyber security, computing science or relevant work experience in IT and information security
  • Skilled in one or more of the following - Microsoft Office 365 configuration & troubleshooting - Microsoft Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection - Microsoft Windows Advanced Threat Protection - Microsoft Active Directory - Cisco internetworking including routers, switches and ASA series firewalls.
  • Strong understanding of TCP/IP inter-networking and troubleshooting - Interpretation and Handling of Penetration Testing Exercises and Findings Experience of Windows 10 enterprise deployment and support, including appropriate support tools
  • Able to demonstrate a good understanding of common information security vulnerabilities, threats and controls
  • Able to demonstrate an awareness of one or more relevant information security standards such as NIST, ISO27001, COBIT and the CIS Top 20
  • CISA, CRISC or CCNA Security qualified

What we can offer you

  • We offer a competitive salary and benefits which are designed to promote our employees financial wellbeing. Employees are also eligible to participate in a bonus plan.
  • Our employees enjoy a generous holiday entitlement and an opportunity to ‘buy’ or ‘sell’ some holiday entitlement.
  • Private Healthcare and Doctor@Hand (remote GP service).
  • Our employees can join a defined contribution pension plan. Employees contribute either 4% or 5% of salary, the company contributes 8% or 10% depending on the employee contribution. Employee contributions can be made through salary sacrifice.
  • Our Employee Assistance Programme offers practical, impartial support on everyday matters ranging from medical, financial and legal to home and family issues. 
  • Our Life Assurance cover is a multiple of eight times your annual basic salary.
  • Product allocation so that you can enjoy our fantastic portfolio of brands.
  • Our Cycle to Work scheme allows you to hire a bike for an agreed length of time, and then snap it up for a fraction of its original value. All while making savings (at least 25%) and spreading the cost.
  • Every employee has the opportunity to claim up to £1,000 per year for a charity or charities for which they have raised money, volunteered their time or personally donated.
  • Learning resources to help you be your best self.

About William Grant & Sons


William Grant & Sons: a home where Rare Characters thrive.

We value every employee for their rare character, distinctive skills, experience and perspectives. Every one of our colleagues has a role to play in helping us to achieve our growth ambitions.

At William Grant & Sons, our vision is to be A home where rare characters thrive. We value all colleagues for their rare character, distinctive skills, experience and perspectives. Diversity & Inclusion is at the heart of how we do things at William Grant & Sons, fully aligned to our purpose and our company values. We strive to create an environment where we can all be our best and bring our whole selves to work.


Our agile working philosophy is to “Have your best work day everyday”.
Built on trust, we empower our rare characters to have their best work day every day. Where flexibility and positive working experiences help employees to feel connected and release potential across our teams.
We are open to discussing possible agile/flexible working options as part of the recruitment process.


Diversity & Inclusion is at the heart of how we do things at William Grant & Sons, fully aligned to our purpose and our company values. We want to ensure that our recruitment process is inclusive. If you have any questions or need some support with your application we’d love to hear from you. So please get in touch with our HR team at

We want to make sure that all applicants are treated equally. To support this we will anonymise all applications during the screening stage. Details such as name, dates and educational establishments will only be visible to the recruitment team and hiring leader once an applicant is invited to interview, these details are hidden during the screening stage. To be able to anonymise applications they all need to be in the same format. You can upload a CV but we would also ask you to complete an application form – your CV will not be visible during screening. We hope you agree that this is good use of your time to help ensure a fair recruitment process.

William Grant & Sons


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