Contracts Manager: Manned Guarding

Contracts Manager: Manned Guarding

Job Title: Contracts Manager: Manned Guarding
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Leeds + Manchester
Salary: Up to £40,000 basic + car allowance
Reference: 2316
Contact Name: Alan Corcoran
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 07, 2022 15:40

Job Description


A leading National Manned Guarding group is looking for a Contracts Manager to help manage their developing portfolio across the North of England. Mainly blue-chip corporates from numerous different sectors including Governments, Media, and NGOs.

An established but growing company that is quality-focused and developing its management team on the back of substantial wins and investment. They are 8-time winners of the Security Excellence Awards (2012-2019) and 2020 finalists of the Outstanding Security Performance Awards. One of the first companies to fully implement the SIA ACS and the PSC1/ISO18788 throughout the business and have achieved multiple consecutive zero audits for ISO9001.

You will be responsible for the day-to-day operational and contractual requirements of the Northern Region. You will live within an hours commute of Leeds or Manchester but the role will involve travel to the North East and a monthly trip to London H/0

Your main priority is the welfare of officers and the operational viability of contracts. Reporting to the Ops Director you will assist in running contracts and helping to grow the portfolio. You will drive profitable growth through the development and leadership of an effective team that operates through the delivery of excellent service to Local and National customers; improving efficiency and expanding the portfolio.

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

What are they offering?

  • Salary to £40K + car allowance
  • Life insurance + perks package
  • 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)

It's a given that you will be personable and credible in dealings with the team (officers). You will pride yourself on your professionalism and customer focus. This is a great opportunity for an existing Manned Guarding Contracts/Operations Manager to work with a great employer and clients and get onto a defined career path.

You will have a hands-on style and will take personal responsibility to ensure every shift is covered and every blow-out is filled.  Therefore, you will be a team player and you will not afraid to manage information to help improve processes and efficiencies. You will have a valid UK driving license and own transport.


To deliver results that exceed the Business Plan through responsibility and accountability for the P&L and effective use of the team. To build, develop, lead and retain a team of Support Staff and Officers

  • 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 the completion of the site, welfare visits
  • Assignment instructions + ensuring risk assessments are carried out (training will be given)


Key Search Terms: Contracts Operations Manager Manned Guarding SIA Guard Security

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