Cyber Security Manager


Dublin, IE

Company:  Canada Life Group Services
  • Full Time Permanent position
  • Hybrid role based in our City Centre offices


What we offer

We have embraced a hybrid working model for most of our positions, which means that you can enjoy a balanced approach of working from home for part of the week and working from the office for the remainder of the week.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package including competitive salaries and bonuses, robust Learning and Development support, excellent Defined Contribution pension and comprehensive Wellbeing initiatives and support to name but a few. 

Further details on our benefits package can be accessed here Benefits (



Role overview


European Technology is at an important stage in its evolution. There is a need to bring market leading speed, agility, cost efficiency and risk mitigation to enable the delivery of strategies across the European businesses. To respond to and meet this challenge a new strategy and enabling organisation is being created.

The Office of the CIO (OCIO) is being introduced to support strategic direction, governance, and oversight across the European business segment. 

Reporting to the Head of Cyber Strategy and Controls, Europe, this new role will support the Cyber Strategy and Controls Department vision and strategy and assist with strategy development, delivery of the implementation of risk and security culture programs of work and cloud.

What You will help us achieve


1.    To support the Culture and Awareness programs in their development, including annual awareness for risk and security, cyber month.
2.    To ensure programs of testing are executed to agreed schedules including phishing simulations, red team, and IT general controls.
3.    Governance of business led testing including application penetration testing.
4.    Development of metrics and key risk indicators (KRI) for domains that the department are responsible for.
5.    Provision of Cyber and Risk Subject Matter expertise to the European Organisation.
6.    Analysis of Cyber and Risk information from internal and external sources and action plans / communications activities and briefings are developed.
7.    Support to OCIO and CTS Functions in matters relating to Cyber and Risk.
8.    Development of process and procedurals documentation for department.

What you will need to be successful in the role


1.    Proven track record of working in Security and Risk departments.
2.    Proven track record of delivery and supporting / sponsoring security projects.
3.    Holder of role will have current security qualifications (CISSP, CISM).
4.    High level of experience in security methodologies and understanding of security technologies.
5.    Experience in security controls, on premise and cloud.  
6.    Experience in conducting control testing.

Behavioural Competencies

Communication and Influencing: Encourages a climate of open two-way communication and provides opportunities for people to communicate effectively.  Influences, convinces, or impresses others in a way that results in acceptance, agreement or behavioural change.

Planning and Organisation: Demonstrates high level of organisational ability and is highly proactive in monitoring successful delivery of objectives against relevant criteria. Considers implications, maintains flexibility, and effectively overcomes obstacles.

Functional and Technical:  Delivers on key business objectives to support the strategic operational excellence agenda. Promotes, builds, and maintains a culture of continuous improvement across their business team.  Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills to undertake the role.

Governance and Operations: Demonstrates ability to establish, manage and engage with Governance forums to effect change.  Promotes, builds and maintains a culture of continuous improvement across their business team.

About us

Canada Life Group is the top-level European holding company for the Great-West Lifeco Group’s European insurance, reinsurance, and asset management companies, with business operations in the UK, Ireland, Germany, and the Isle of Man.

European Technology sits within Canada Life Group and encompasses the technology community across all European entities, Irish Life Group, Canada Life UK, Canada Life Europe, and Central Technology Services. European Technology supports the business strategy and collaboration of technology across all European divisions.


There are multiple IT units within European Technology, each of which has its own individual set of technology platforms. Central Technology Services (CTS) provides IT infrastructure and security operations services to Europe. 


The company reserves the right to draw up a shortlist as part of the selection process.  Where Agency assistance is required the Canada Life Recruitment Team will engage directly with suppliers. Unsolicited CVs / profiles supplied to Canada Life by Recruitment Agencies will not be accepted for this role.

Canada Life Group Services is proud to be an Equal Opportunities employer. We have created an environment of inclusion and growth to help people achieve their potential, to ensure they can bring their whole selves to work and to feel valued.  We celebrate diversity of thought and perspective and want all of our employees to feel valued, respected and supported.  


We have built a culture that promotes equality and inclusion for all of our current and future employees and strive to ensure that our behaviours, processes and practices are aligned to this culture.


If you require any accommodations during the recruitment process please contact and we will be delighted to ensure you are fully supported to be your best.   

CLGS supports Equal Opportunity and is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.