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Practice Manager – Audit, Advisory and Strategy

Randalls Way, Leatherhead KT22 7TW, UK Req #161
09 July 2024

Established in 1982, Bytes has grown rapidly and now employs over 600+ people across 5 locations in the UK and Ireland. Our turnover in Financial Year 2019 was in excess of £520M. We work with SME’s, corporates and public sector organisations to modernise and digitally transform their IT infrastructures.

We invest in our employees through on-going support, training and advice to help them achieve their career aspirations, rewarding success both financially and personally. There is opportunity to grow and move internally which can be seen through our long-standing employees who have developed existing and new skills to move into senior positions in the organisation leaving space for new team members to begin their journey.

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Why Bytes?

  • Over 600 staff (plans to double in size over the next 5 years)
  • Operating from modern, hybrid working environments with offices in Leatherhead, Reading, London or Manchester
  • Winners of an array of industry awards
  • Sunday Times Top 100 Best Places to Work
  • Excellent training and career prospects offered
  • Fantastic office with gym, canteen, open plan, smart casual dress code, regular incentives and company events
  • Supporters of 85+ charities with strong commitment to diversity and sustainability



Position Title:

Practice Manager - Audit , Advisory & Strategy

Reports to (POSITION):

Head of Consulting Services


Audit, Advisory & Strategy 


Cyber Consulting 





The role is a senior and key position that will lead the Audit, Advisory & Strategy teams within the Bytes Cyber Consulting division. You will be working for the Head of Consulting Services. The role is ideal for anyone that has been providing information and cyber security consulting services to customers and is now looking for the next step up in their career. The role will be split 50:50 between delivering customer consulting and assisting the Head of Consulting Services with running the division, scoping customer engagements, completing statements of work, managing the team, developing new consulting products as well as increasing Bytes’ presence in thought leadership for consulting.


This role is for a senior consultant within Bytes Audit Advisory and Strategy team – this is a customer facing role.  You will be working directly for the Head of Audit, Advisory and Strategy.  Bytes have multiple certifications and access to industry good practice standards though its memberships.  This role is to join the consulting team to collaborate with customers across all aspects of Audit, Advisory or Strategy (ISO 27001, PCI DSS, Information Security Forum Healthchecks, NIST Cyber Security Framework, CIS Security Controls, and third-party assurance activities.) consulting for Bytes customers.  We are seeking individuals that have both a broad range of skills; or have focused on specific security standards like PCI DSS.  The role is ideal for anyone that has been providing information security and security consulting services to customers and is now looking for the next step up in their career, or just a great company / team to work with.  The role is split 75:25 between delivering customer consulting engagements and working on R&D projects, scoping customer engagements, completing statements of work, helping to develop new consulting services as well as increasing Bytes’ presence in thought leadership for consulting services.  This role will shape the future of our customers information and cyber security landscape.



  • To directly deliver 10 days of Audit, Advisory or strategy consulting per month – focusing on ISF Security Healthcheck, ISO 27001, PCI DSS, Data Privacy, vCISO, and general security consulting.
  • To assist the Head of Consulting Services to grow the revenues and GP of the Audit, Advisory & Strategy departments within Cyber Consulting
  • To assist with driving the Audit, Advisory & Strategy services within the customer base through the sales teams and engaging in pre-sales scoping calls
  • To assist the Head of Consulting Services to drive the department forwards with new areas of opportunity and services for the changing needs of the Bytes customer base


  • Delivering Audit, Advisory or strategy services to customers and provide leadership to the consultants and developing the team
  • Interacting with the sales team to ensure that new business is scoped appropriately for delivery
  • Managing customer engagements and being responsible for the quality / timeliness of work delivered.
  • Delivering high quality engagements to customers and delivering real value to them.
  • Being responsible for the Audit, Advisory & Strategy financial targets and understanding how these impact the overall department budgets




  • Audit, Advisory & Strategy and Assurance teams in Cyber Consulting
  • Sales teams
  • Pre-Sales teams
  • Security team
  • IT


  • Customers
  • Partners / Suppliers


Educational Qualifications:

  • BSc degree or 5 years relevant experience


Professional Qualifications

  • Certified ISO 27001 Lead Implementer / Lead Auditor qualification(s) or other relevant information security qualifications
  • PCI QSA (essential)


Years of Experience

  • 6 to 8 years security / IT experience
  • 5 years information security consulting experience (desirable)



Other Requirements

  • Ability to pass BPSS, or BS7858 / NQA 3000, or HMG SC vetting requirements.
  • Digital leadership skills – capable of empowering and leading the Audit, Advisory & Strategy teams to meet business and customer goals
  • Solid people management skills – providing direction, monitoring performance, motivating the team, and building a positive working environment for the Audit, Advisory & Strategy teams
  • Ability to adapt to a fast-moving security landscape and keep pace with latest thinking
  • Strong customer focus – able to meet the demands of internal and external customers
  • Excellent communication skills – providing verbal and written communication that are outstanding to both direct reports, & Head of Consulting Services as well as other stakeholders including customers
  • Can make decisions that are well informed and timely
  • Good time management, can handle conflicting priorities, and deliver excellent levels of quality










  • Information Security skills and experience
  • Business acumen
  • Strong communicator
  • Friendly and approachable
  • Calm and considered
  • Strong code of ethics and morals




Other details

  • Job Family Team Leader
  • Job Function Service Delivery
  • Pay Type Salary
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  • Randalls Way, Leatherhead KT22 7TW, UK