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Information Security Analyst

Contract type: Permanent

Category: Technology

Location: Dunstable

Job Title: Information Security Risk Analyst Grade: A14 Location Dunstable (minimum 3 days per week in the office)

Job Overview: 

We are on the search for a new Information Security Risk Analyst to join our current dynamic Information Security Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) Team within IT.  You will be responsible for assisting the info Sec Risk Manager with the day-to-day operation of the information security risk management framework and associated processes.  This is to deliver an environment where Whitbread’s senior stakeholders are aware of their respective the information security risks and that appropriate management plans are in place, tracked and reported.

You  will play a pivotal role in developing, implementing, and maintaining information security risk management to ensure that risks are managed at a level that resides within the businesses risk appetite. It will involve helping to grow and maintain and effective level of management information (MI)across Information Security, through metrics, control effectiveness and reporting.  Ultimately contributing to the organization's resilience against cyber threats and ensuring compliance with relevant standards and regulations. 

It will involve working within a small team within Info Sec, with engagement and collaboration needed across other areas of the business at similar and lower management level. 

*Full information is detailed in the attached job description.

Download File JD Information Security Risk Analyst.docx

Minimum Skills/Experience Required:


  • Previous experience working in risk environment within Information Security would be preferable but not essential as full training will be given.
  • We are looking for someone who is either already familiar and capable in this role, or who is a hard worker and team player who can learn and adapt quickly within the functional area. 


  • Analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Ability to learn and absorb information swiftly and accurately.
  • Ability to parse data and output constructive and accurate information.
  • Ability to present information in a concise and informative manner to a variety of stakeholders.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Collaboration and interpersonal skills for working with cross-functional teams.
  • Ability to be pragmatic and able to see the detail without losing sight of the bigger picture.
  • Detail-oriented with a focus on accuracy in documentation.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.


  • At least a basic understanding of information security principles, concepts, and best practices.
  • Familiarity of relevant industry standards and frameworks (e.g., ISF, ISO 27001, NIST, GDPR).
  • Familiarity with current and emerging cyber threats and attack vectors, and how to stay up to date on these.
  • At least a basic knowledge of legal and regulatory requirements related to information security (such as GDPR and PCI-DSS).
  • Basic understanding of risk management concepts and methodologies for Information Security.
  • Basic understanding on how to manage and maintain a SharePoint site content.

Benefits: -

  • Bonus: Up to 10% company performance related bonus
  • Healthcare: Family BUPA healthcare
  • Discounts: Up to 60% discount on Premier Inn stays and 25% discount on our Restaurant brands
  • Company Share save Scheme: Share in Whitbread’s continued success.

We believe that everyone is unique and there should be no barriers to entry and no limits to ambition. We are committed to being an inclusive organisation that values diversity and welcomes your application whatever your background or situation.

Under-represented groups such as women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities & members of the LGBTQIA+ community (those who identify as lesbian, gay, bi, trans and non-binary or those who use a different LGBTQIA+ term), are strongly encouraged to build a career with us. Speak to us about workplace adjustments, part-time and flexible working. Where possible we will support this.

Job ref: 834256-2028
Advertised: 19 Jun 2024
Application closed: 01 Aug 2024

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