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IT Security Operations Manager in Peterborough

Job description

175 years ago, our founder Thomas Cook began this company with a vision to ‘broaden the mind of others and break down the partition walls of prejudice.'

Once describing himself as ‘the willing and devoted servant of the travelling public,’ Thomas Cook was a true pioneer of the travel industry, opening up a world of new destinations and new travel experiences to everyone. By obtaining the best services and prices for his customers, he laid the foundations of the company that still bears his name today.

Thomas Cook is now one of the world’s leading leisure travel groups, supported by around 22,000 colleagues and operating from 15 countries.

Our vision today remains true to Thomas Cook’s ambitions - to be the world’s most loved holiday company.

IT Security Operations Manager

Competitive Salary, Benefits & Holiday Discounts

Permanent Position

Flexible on location – Peterborough, Aldersgate or one of our European offices


This role will be to support the management and ownership of security services and operations within Thomas Cook.  You will be responsible for providing support and guidance to the Cyber Security Incident Response, Vulnerability Management and Operational Security teams.


Within this role you will be liaising with stakeholders in the business to determine impacts, workarounds, analytical services and give recommendations for improvements.


Additional responsibilities will include


  • Responsible for tracking identified Operational Security risks within IT Security Operations and escalating as required
  • Responsible for providing upward management reporting for Operational IT Security teams
  • Manage and Develop the IT Security team from training through to discipline
  • Oversee the implementation of network security controls
  • Develop standard operating procedures and best practices
  • Manage 3rd party IT Security supplier relationships


The ideal candidate will have the following experience:


  • Previous experience within an IT Security Operations role
  • An in-depth understanding of security incident handling, vulnerability management, penetration testing and operational security activities.
  • Strong analytical skills, capable of analysing complex technical information to identify patterns, trends and linkage.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills, with the ability to translate complex concepts into easily understood principals.
  • Previous experience leading and mentoring technical teams.
  • Previous experience working with Senior Management teams to manage multi concurrent IT projects
  • Strong project and people management skills
  • Experience of managing outsourced services and vendors with a proven track record of enhancing value and co-ordinating and motivating multinational teams


Technical / professional qualifications:


  • MSc
  • CCNP
  • GSEC


Life at Thomas Cook is fast-paced and full of opportunities. We’re a leading international travel company that believes in empowering our people, so when you join us, you’ll be given the chance to create, learn and innovate. You’ll also be given the support and training you need to develop your career in the direction you choose.

As you might expect, our holiday benefits are something special. We’ll give you an allowance towards your holiday every year, depending on how long you’ve been with us.  There are also special last minute employee deals, which give you the opportunity to pick up a holiday at an outstanding price. Working for Thomas Cook, you can travel the world for less.

We also offer a flexible benefits package that gives you a range of options to ensure your benefits match your lifestyle.

Extra information

Full UK/EU driving license preferred
Car Preferred
Must be eligible to work in the EU
Cover Letter Required

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