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Job Title Security Compliance Analyst
Department IT
Role Business Services
Job Location Bristol

The role:

This analyst role within the IT department will be responsible for ensuring that the firm maintains client compliance requirements with security standards. Working within the security team and also with the technical support teams as well to gather and prepare evidence for client audits

What will you do:


  • Work with CISO and the IT Security team to gain a detailed understanding of the firm's security and infrastructure design; capture and maintain a security audit log.
  • Support the CISO with client development opportunities with internal response to the firms Marketing & Business Development and Compliance & Risk Teams.
  • Prepare and collate evidence to propose as required from cyber risk audits.
  • Ensure client responses fit to Simmons & Simmons requirements.
  • Support the CISO with IT Security training across the firm.
  • Delivery of and reporting on the status of all IT audit recommendations
  • Developing the security and compliance strategy
  • Assist with the development of control frameworks to meet business and regulatory requirements
  • Manage 3rd party supplier security arrangements and monitor their compliance to security standards
  • Establish current security baseline and 3 year rolling business plan
  • Successful design and management of security compliance programmes
    Proven portfolio within security compliance


  • Capturing, analysing & documenting security infrastructure detail.
  • Working with all of the IT department to understand and produce robust evidence.
  • Working with IT Technical Support during the design and, build phases to ensure that appropriate technical designs exist for future presentation.
  • Deliver security advice/training to the firm in the absence of the CISO.
  • Be able to gather information from security tooling.
  • Be able to gather configurations from the firms existing cloud native security tools, e.g. Azure Security Centre, SQL Server Advanced Data Security, and Azure Sentinel.

What we are looking for:

  • Able to work effectively as part of a diverse and inclusive team.
  • Track record of meeting client demands for external response to audits.
  • Able to work with user groups to build requirements and actions to respond efficiently to demands.
  • Understanding of IT applications including cloud architecture, with specific reference to Microsoft products.
  • Effective at building and sustaining relationships across all levels the firm's IT Department.
  • Credible in relaying detailed information to a non-expert audience
  • Experience in acting as a point of reference to the Head of IT Security, confident in working and negotiating with technical experts to ensure the technical security responses are appropriate.

Here at Simmons & Simmons:

We believe our people define us. Our working environment is genuinely collegiate with a supportive atmosphere and team ethos - we have a reputation for being a friendly culture which we are very proud of. An inclusive and diverse culture, our innovative approach and being truly international are just a few more things that make us, us.

  • Competitive Offer Package including bonus's dependant on role/level, private medical insurance & pension contribution to name a few.
  • Dress 'for your day' Code.
  • Hybrid working approach of 2 days a week required in the office with flexibility dependant on role/team/client demands.
  • A wide range of international offices including: Hong Kong; Dubai; Tokyo; Dublin; Milan; Bristol; Madrid; Singapore.
  • All offices have their own artwork collections - with a Damien Hurst and a Tracey Emin in the London office. We have a long standing history in supporting the art community especially up and coming artists.
  • The creation of Simmons & Simmons Solutions - bringing together the best legal advice from our established legal teams with non-traditional capabilities that enhance, expand and differentiate the Simmons offering.
  • We were ranked as a Times Top 50 Employer for Women and Top 30 Employer for Working Families in 2020.
  • We have Social and Sport Committees contributing to Xmas & Summer parties, end of month drinks and various sporting events.
  • We also have a range of Diversity Network Groups including LGBT+, Emerge (Race & Ethnicity) and The Number One Club (Women's network) who have organised various talks and events firmwide.

If you are interested in finding out more about this position then please contact the Recruitment Team with any questions. To apply for the role please click on the link at the bottom of the page/visit the career pages on our website, where there is also a detailed job description.

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