Area Contracts Manager: Manned Guarding: Retail: Kent

Area Contracts Manager: Manned Guarding: Retail: Kent

Job Title: Area Contracts Manager: Manned Guarding: Retail: Kent
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Maidstone, Kent
Salary: Up to £32000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 881989_1533028367
Contact Name: Alan Corcoran
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 31, 2018 10:12

Job Description

The Vacancy:

An established + growing National Manned Guarding group are looking for a Contracts /Area Manager to help manage a portfolio in Kent along the M20. They are a supportive bunch who are developing their area management team on the back of substantial wins and investment.

Ideally you will live in the Folkestone, Maidstone, Croydon, Gravesend, Rochester patch as this is where the contracts are. Your main priority is the welfare of officers and commercial / operational viability of contracts. Reporting to the Operations Director you will assist in running contracts Mainly retail) and helping to grow the portfolio. You will help drive profitable growth through development and leadership of an effective team that operates through delivery of excellent service to existing Local and National customers; improving operating efficiency and; expanding the portfolio.

To contribute to the effectiveness of the Area team through responsibilities and participation in initiatives that supports the development of the business in the UK.

What are they offering?

  • Salary to £32K + company car / £5K car allowance
  • career advancement within a growing company with structured training and development
  • Support from hands-on manager + stable environment (no constant restructures here)
  • Excellent scheduling team and HR team

What are they asking for?

You will come from a manned guarding management background (including site management or supervision) or you will have worked client side in a loss prevention capacity/risk compliance role.

Its important that you understand security issues from a service provider or retail client perspective It's a given that you will be personable and credible in dealings with team (officers). You will pride yourself on your professionalism and customer focus. This is a great opportunity for an existing Manned Guarding Contracts/Site Manager/Supervisor or Loss Prevention Specialist to work with a great employer and clients and to get onto a defined career path.

Ideally you will have worked your way up from officer level to a supervisory/management role and will know retail.


To deliver results that meet or exceed the Business Plan; Budget and Forecasts through full responsibility and accountability for the P&L and effective use of team and support functions

To build, develop, lead and retain a team of Support Staff and Officers

  • manage a portfolio of circa £3m across circa 20 sites (retail with some corporate)
  • Managing + recruiting inc. discipline, absenteeism, appraisals etc. and supporting site
  • Site administration to include compliance with the SIA Approved Contractor Scheme
  • Regular visits to sites under management including completion of site, welfare visits
  • Growing portfolio via organic growth and working with Sales Team on relevant opportunities
  • Assignment instructions + ensuring risk assessments carried out (training will be given)
  • Providing senior management with statistics e.g. total hours worked, labour cost etc.

Key Search Terms: Contracts Operations Manager Manned Guarding SIA Guard Loss Prevention Retail

Palmer McCarthy is a specialist recruiter to the Security Industry and acts as an agency for their client on this vacancy.

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