Virgin Media O2 • Northampton

Head of Security Operations

Employment type:  Full time

3–4 days/week at home

A little flex time

Job Description

The purpose of this role is to lead the security operations team and be accountable for the development of the enhanced Security Operations Centre Strategy and its delivery.
Specifically focusing on the development of identify, protect and detect aspect of the NIST framework this person will drive tangible improvements within the Security Operations Centre.
Other responsibilities will include:-

  • Accountability for the development of an intelligence strategy and its delivery to add value to the Security Directorate. This will include enhancing the detection capabilities of the Security Operations Centre and looking at continuous improvements.
  • Liaising with critical stakeholders including Security Architecture who will design and build the required tools, CIO and CTO.
  • Deploying future proof strategy.

Who we are
The UK’s fastest broadband network. The nation’s best-loved mobile brand. And, one of the UK's biggest companies too.
Diverse, high performing teams - jam packed with serious talent. Together, we offer the UK more choice and better value, through our boundary-pushing, customer-championing values and ambitions.
Together, we are Virgin Media O2, and we can't wait to see what you can do.
Accessible, inclusive and equitable for all
Virgin Media O2 is an equal opportunities employer and we're working hard to remove bias and barriers for our people and candidates. So, we build equity and inclusion into everything we do, from the policies we craft to the relationships we shape. We support and encourage you to be your authentic self throughout your application journey with us.
The must haves

In order to be considered, you must have the following experience;

  • A proven track record in building up and leading multi-faceted SOC functions from a strategic perspective.
  • Experience of delivering SOC frameworks (MITRE ATT&CK, NIST, Cyber Kill Chain).
  • Background in leading SOCs through digital transformation journeys with a focus on Automation.
  • Proven people management skills with an ability to manage diverse teams on a remote basis.

The other stuff we are looking for
We'd also love you to bring;

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Business Administration, or related field; Master’s Degree preferred.

What's in it for you
Our goal is to celebrate our people, their lives and everything in-between. We aim to create a culture that empowers everyone to bring the best versions of themselves to work each and every day. We believe the most inclusive and diverse culture makes for a better business and a brighter world.
Working at Virgin Media O2, you get a bumper reward package bursting with benefits, and loads of extras you can add if you’d like to. These are designed to support both you and your loved ones, making sure that you’re covered no matter what life throws your way.
Next steps
Once you've applied the next steps of the process, if successful, are likely to include a personality profile test followed by a technical and competency based interview.
If you’ve got any burning questions or require reasonable adjustments to support you through the recruitment process, please drop the recruiter a note.

Company benefits

Enhanced maternity leave – 26 weeks at full pay
Enhanced paternity leave – 14 weeks at full pay
Adoption leave – 26 weeks at full pay
Shared parental leave
25 days annual leave + bank holidays
Enhanced sick pay
Pregnancy loss leave
Teambuilding days
Open to part time work for some roles
Mental health platform access
Birthday off
Carer’s leave
Meditation space
Faith rooms
In office catering
Volunteer days
Employee discounts
Open to job sharing
Buy or sell annual leave
Cycle to work scheme
Life assurance
Financial coaching

We asked employees of Virgin Media O2 how satisfied they were with flexible working, and this is what they told us

Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are largely happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
Employees feel that most people work flexibly
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done
Working at Virgin Media O2

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

Flexible; Primary Locations Hammersmith & Reading

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom