Security General Manager: Manned Guarding: London: £55k

Security General Manager: Manned Guarding: London: £55k

Job Title: Security General Manager: Manned Guarding: London: £55k
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: West London
Salary: £55,000 + Comprehensive benefits package inc season ticket loan
Reference: 2101
Contact Name: John Palmer
Contact Email:
Job Published: February 28, 2018 12:01

Job Description

The Vacancy:

We have partnered with a West London, very High-End retailer in seeking an experienced Security General Manager to join their team. Reporting to the Security Director, your main purpose as the Security General Manager will be the efficient and effective management of the uniformed security operation, maximising individual’s potential as well defining the Security Standard Operating / Emergency procedures - executing them effectively in the event of incidents; ensuring the department fulfils its responsibilities to the company by protecting its employees, customers, buildings, products & assets both in and outside of opening hours.

What are they asking for?

As Security General Manager it is essential that you have experience of working within the security sector supported with evidence of delivering a senior management operational role. Comfortable & confident in your ability to deal with senior personnel in a challenging environment, your ability to develop incident management plans, security concepts and conduct security risk assessments along with a strong work ethic is essential as are excellent communication skills. Good interpersonal and social skills are also an absolute must, putting the customer at the heart of everything you do and every decision you make comes naturally as does providing an exceptional customer experience; treating all with respect and courtesy. In the event of a major incident, you will be able to assume control of and coordinate the security response in liaison with the emergency services as appropriate. You must be flexible in your approach to hours and days of work, as this role necessitates a shift pattern that may include working at other Company premises and includes weekends, night work, Bank Holidays and Public Holidays as normal days of work.

At interview stage you will be able to demonstrate strong management capabilities, empowering, challenging, coaching, directing and supporting your team to maximise their engagement and performance. This will include personal development plans but also getting involved in grievance and disciplinary issues.

What are they offering?

  • Salary to £55,000

  • Season Ticket loan and Business Clothing allowance

  • Comprehensive benefits package – literally too long to list inc. annual gym membership

  • Staff Discount – inc. a huge variety of discounts on shopping, utilities, financial products and more

Responsibilities will include:

  • Operational Service delivery of Security services across the entire company site

  • Leading, managing and developing a large and diverse team of security personnel

  • Security risk identification and mitigation through immediate and phased operational planning regularly reviewing the departments Business Continuity Plan

  • To ensure all officers within the department are aware of their responsibilities in relation to Information Security and the handling of personal data in accordance with the Data Protection Act and guidelines issued by the Information Commissioner’s Office

  • Demonstrate strong management capabilities, empowering, challenging, coaching, directing and supporting your team to maximise their engagement and performance.

  • developing industry insight, bringing innovation and continuous improvement to all you do

  • Set, agree and manage the budget; from planning to the reconciliation of costs throughout the year

  • Be proficient in Conflict Management, Conflict resolution and physical intervention technique.

  • Identify training needs for the security function and develop relevant training solutions.

Key Search Terms: Security Manned Guarding Operations Management Security Management 

Palmer McCarthy Solutions Ltd is acting as a Recruitment Agency for their client on this role.  As specialists in the Security, Property + Sales sectors we are always interested in talking to Manned Guarding + Security Systems Operations Managers/Directors, Sales + Business Development professionals, Corporate Security Officers and those that work in support functions within our specialist areas.