Business Information Security Officer

Job reference: 131447BR Previous
Location: Nottingham Support Office
Function area: IT
Shift pattern: Full-time
Contract type: Permanent
Hours per week: Over 35 hours per week

The BISO function has a critical role in helping ensure the delivery of InfoSec services that meet the business needs by delivering Information security assurance through a consistent approach and culture within the assigned business.

In addition, and in support of the ISO RPI, the BISO performs as the Security subject-matter expert for the assigned business and serves as central point of contact for the business CIO in all information security matters.

Further, they will assist in the Identification of critical areas of focus within the defined business which drives future investment plans, and supports the execution of Information Security initiatives.

The role will involve both national and International travel.

Key Responsibilities

Business engagement and strategy;
- Performs as the Security subject-matter expert for the assigned business(es), and serves as central point of contact for the CIOs
- Support development of security roadmaps for key business and technical areas, balancing technology opportunities and business demand
Expertise, guidance and innovation;
- Maintain a strong understanding of the Business IT strategy, and overall security enterprise architecture direction and apply this knowledge to recommendations and security architecture within individual solutions
Quality and process;
- Promote compliance of all WBA InfoSec related policies mandated throughout WBA, supporting policy communication, development, adherence and importance.

A bit about you…

• A broad and balanced understanding of InfoSec capabilities, methods and technologies
• Strong ability to build relationships and work across IT and business functions
• Experience of influencing senior stakeholders on the solutions for proposed initiatives
• In-depth knowledge of processes / technology in area of business / specialism
• Experience of working in a team comprised of onshore and offshore resources

A bit about us…

IT is at the centre of what we do.

This is retail IT for the real world, you’re so close to your customers in all ways – in store, online and internally.

You can get involved with all the different areas of our business, working on projects that make a real difference – from our hugely successful Boots App to our world-class warehousing system.

We place so much value on our IT team – if you want to build a career that will keep developing with your skills, there’s no better place to do it.

Boots UK is part of the Retail Pharmacy International Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance and is the UKs leading pharmacy-led
health and beauty retailer. With over 2500 stores in the UK our purpose is to help our customers look and feel better than they ever thought possible. You can learn more by visiting

What we can offer you:

• Competitive Salary
• 25 days annual leave, plus statutory bank holidays & option to buy an additional 5 days annual leave
• Annual discretionary bonus plan
• Market leading staff discount scheme including Boots Opticians - frames and contact lenses
• Competitive company pension scheme
• Flexible benefits scheme available ranging from private medical insurance, cycle to work scheme and many more
• Onsite Staff Shop, Opticians, Gym, Costa, Canteen and Dry Cleaning
• Boots Benevolent Fund - a registered charity that can offer support to eligible current and former colleagues in the UK, as well as their immediate relatives and dependants, at times of financial hardship

Diversity and inclusion is at the centre of everything we do. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. We offer a number of flexible working options to suit our colleagues’ needs including job share and part time working. Our website shows examples of colleagues enjoying different working patterns. If this interests you, please talk to us about it.

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