Reporting to: CTO

Job location: London

Employment status: Full Time

Salary: Competitive and market based

Team Size: c. 30 (including 3 Engineering Managers)

 

Who is ControlPlane?

We are a London based cloud native technology company, helping to keep people safe online. We work to secure the building blocks of the internet by offering consulting, training, and products related to Kubernetes and cloud native security and operations.

ControlPlane’s priority is to continue to be a leader in the Kubernetes DevSecOps space, by securing the next generation of software systems and providing a clear, risk-based adoption guide for organisations looking to implement best practices.

Trusted by Google Cloud, UK Home Office, JPMC, among many others, our clients are world leading organisations.

What We’re Looking For in a Head of Consulting 

Our Head of Consulting will seek to own and develop our cloud native security consulting business.  Leading and developing our incredible consultants to drive new business, deliver client projects, and enhance our consultancy offerings.

We are looking for a candidate who will have a strong consulting background focusing on cloud security or the DevOps space. This role is pivotal in driving a business growth mindset, developing new business opportunities, and ensuring the efficiency and effectiveness of our consulting operations.

This role is a hybrid position with an expectation of regular attendance at our London office, client visits, and events.

Roles, Responsibilities and requirements of our Head of Consulting 

  • Business Development
    • Develop and create content and collateral to support marketing efforts and drive the sales pipeline in collaboration with our Marketing Manager
    • Encourage and drive all consultants to seek new business opportunities.
    • Actively participate in business development activities alongside our Technical Solutions go-to-market team, leveraging industry knowledge to identify and pursue growth opportunities.
    • Engage with prospects, attend conferences, and look for opportunities to help drive new business and expand existing.
  • Client Project Delivery
    • Understanding the needs of our heavily regulated, multinational enterprise clients
    • It is entirely possible that as a senior leader with a consultancy background you may find you are best placed to assist clients directly.
    • Oversee the successful delivery of consulting projects, ensuring high standards of quality and client satisfaction.
    • Build and maintain strong relationships with key clients, acting as a trusted advisor and escalation point for project-related issues.
    • Perform high impact consultancy personally.
  • People Leadership
    • Our deeply technical consultants are some of the best in the world, consistently receiving plaudits from our clients.
    • It’s our desire to continue expanding this team whilst retaining our culture and quality.
    • Implement performance metrics and KPIs to measure and improve the effectiveness of the consultancy team.
    • Conduct regular performance reviews and provide constructive feedback to team members.
    • Lead and mentor a growing team of 30 consultants and 3 Engineering Managers, with direct oversight of the current Engineering Managers.
    • Drive a culture of efficiency, continuous improvement, and high performance within the team.
    • Foster good management practices, set clear goals, and ensure accountability across the team.
  • Continuous Improvement
    • Oversee the management of utilisation across the teams, ensuring optimal resource allocation and project squad formation.
    • Collaborate with the CTO to define and execute the consultancy strategy aligned with overall business objectives.
    • Monitor industry trends and advancements in cloud native technologies and security to ensure the consultancy practice remains at the forefront of innovation.
    • Streamline internal processes to enhance operational efficiency and productivity.
    • Ensure statements of work and proposals are completed accurately and in a timely manner.
    • Maintain accurate timesheet records and other operational documentation.
    • Strategic Planning

Experience Required

  • Proven experience in a senior consultancy role with a focus on cloud security or offensive security.
  • Strong business development skills with a track record of driving new business and growing client accounts.
  • Excellent leadership and team management abilities, with experience managing and developing high-performing teams.
  • Broad knowledge of cloud native technologies, security best practices, and engineering principles.
  • Strong operational acumen with experience streamlining processes and improving efficiency.
  • Exceptional communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams and stakeholders at all levels of the organisation.

Benefits

ControlPlane is a dynamic, cutting edge and passionate business for which to work. Our employees are the heart of our business, which means we care about our company culture and our employees’ wellbeing and progression. Alongside this, as our colleague you will have the following benefits:

  • Generous and competitive salary
  • On target performance-based bonus
  • 33 days of paid holiday, including paid leave for the standard 8 UK Bank Holidays
  • Enrolment in the company's private medical insurance scheme
  • £50 per month to spend on health and wellbeing
  • Enhanced parental leave
  • Statutory pension contribution

We believe our peers are equally as important as the technology we use. We’re looking for people of the highest personal calibre, quietly confident, with a good work ethic, keenness to learn, emotional maturity and respect, who knows that “we” is more than “me”, and who embrace human diversity of all kinds. As one of our early employees you will help us to build a company culture of which we can all be proud. If you espouse these values, we want you.

 

NOTE FOR RECRUITMENT AGENCIES: Please do not call or email our team speculatively, we do not accept unsolicited CVs. If you wish to partner with us please contact recruitment AT control-plane.io 

 

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