Location: Flexible, across the Southern half of the UK
We are excited to be working with a £multi-billion firm who are seeking a manager to lead security across three of their niche UK operating businesses. Reporting to the Head of Group Security, this role has responsibility for:
- Implementing the Group Security Strategy.
- Proactively and reactively assessing, managing and mitigating all security-related risks, including implementing cost-effective solutions to mitigate security-related threats, vulnerabilities and losses using an enterprise security risk management approach.
- Owning the security investigations lifecycle and following current good practice.
- Investigating and escalating reported incidents to all key stakeholders as appropriate.
- Maintaining regular and effective communication with key stakeholders, including: Divisional Board, Regional Managing Directors, regional management, branch managers, the Head of Group Security and other Group Security teams to provide subject matter input to all areas of physical security.
- Driving the continual improvement of enterprise security risk management within the designated area of responsibility.
- To identify and mitigate security risks and issues within the area of responsibility in order to protect people, property and assets. To be achieved by conducting independent security risk assessments, understanding the control environment, highlighting areas for improvement and implementing frameworks and solutions to prevent losses.
- To manage the lifecycle of security investigations. This will be done by planning and managing the investigation process, including: allocation of resources, gathering data, planning & conducting interviews, formal reporting to stakeholders and incident reporting in line with best practice.
- To maintain effective engagement and communications. To be done through building and maintaining effective relationships, supporting stakeholders by providing valued input into the decision-making process and meeting regularly with Regional Managing Directors & their teams, maintaining security as an item on meeting agendas, providing security training and regular appropriate updates, dashboards and reports.
- To develop the team. To be achieved by developing members of the team through identifying training & development opportunities, coaching, mentoring, on the job training, and through formal development opportunities. To understand best practice and to seek out areas of continual improvement to raise performance in all areas.
- To drive value and a cost-effective ethos. To be met by ensuring that proposed cost is proportionate to anticipated loss, by employing civil recovery in all relevant cases, identifying new and innovative solutions & smart ways of working and to collaborate with other colleagues to deliver value for the businesses and the overall Group.
- Managing the expectations of regional and branch management and gaining support for recommendations made regarding both physical security equipment or process/ procedural improvement. Knowing when to escalate certain issues to more senior management.
- Led a security, loss prevention, profit protection or similar team within a multi-site organisation
- Relevant tertiary qualifications preferred in Security, LP, Risk Management or related disciplines, ie BSc or MSc in Security and/or Risk Management, professional certification (CPP, PSP, PCI, CSMP, MSyI, MBCI, etc.), non-confrontational interview techniques (WZ, Reid or similar) or ISO/TAPA auditor/lead auditor
- Strong commercial acumen
- Evidence of collaborative working within an organisation, across departmental boundaries and with external agencies
- Demonstrate a positive approach to leading change
- Ability to lead a diverse team
- Demonstrated ability of coaching, mentoring, development and training delivered (develops a learning environment)
- Ability to communicate and influence at all levels
- Effective report writing and presentation skills
- A good understanding of relevant legislation. E.g., PACE, DPA, SOCA, the Theft and Fraud Acts, UK GDPR, etc.
- A good understanding of employment law, including ACAS best practice guide and Employment Law Act.