Security Manager: Manned Guarding London

Security Manager: Manned Guarding London

Job Title: Security Manager: Manned Guarding London
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Unknown
Salary: £42,000
Reference: 2114
Contact Name: John Palmer
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 26, 2018 15:13

Job Description

The Role:

Due to business demand, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of Security and Risk Management solutions are now looking for an experienced Security Manager to join their team. As Security Manager you will be responsible for the operational and strategic delivery of security to a 67-acre mixed use estate, overseeing a team of approximately 40+ security employees ensuring the delivery of exceptional customer service and mitigating risks to the site’s assets, people and reputation through a range of security solutions.

What are they offering?

  • Salary to £42K

  • Career advancement within a growing company with structured training and development

  • Support from hands-on manager + stable environment

What are they asking for?

You will be a fully licensed security (manned guarding) professional with relevant industry experience at Senior Management level. A decisive and assertive decision maker, who can interpret situations to proceed with a prioritised action plan that achieves the results required. It’s a given that you will be personable and credible in dealings with the team (officers) and you are a skilful negotiator who can resolve staff issues; Clients will also speak highly of your professionalism and customer focus.

As Security Manager, it will be your job to manage and oversee a Security Operation over a 24/7 period of operation; managing, utilising and operating all the security related systems required on the contract, providing strategic and operational guidance to security officers and ensuring that all the contracts security needs and responsibilities are met. Liaising with and supporting all services on the contract, it will be your aim to exceed client expectations, you will respond, support and give operational advice to the client on their needs whilst maintaining a very high standard of security and innovation on the contract. You will also be expected to support the security teams, the supervisors and assistant manager in both their individual and team development.


  • Identify, review and implement the security strategy for the estate

  • The post holder must be in possession of a valid SIA license and have a thorough knowledge of the Data Protection Act 1998 and related legislation.

  • Take personal responsibility in your actions in relation to the both client and company reputation

  • Develop and innovate to the contracts need and development for training and operational needs.

  • Where possible patrol and support the security team using your own initiative and in response to the day-to-day running of the estate.

  • Be a visible leader and trusted manager

  • To oversee and maintain training and individual records of all security officers you are responsible for

  • Undertake any other duties that are reasonable and necessary to ensure the smooth running of the contract.

  • Report any failures or issues to the Operations Manager or in their absence to the Director of Operations.

  • The manager must have and continue to demonstrate the ability to organise, prioritise and produce results under pressure and be able to work within the one team ethos.

  • Keep up to date with and comply with legislation relevant to the role.

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