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Head of Security , United Kingdom £,50,000.00 hourly

Head of Security

Location: , United Kingdom |
Salary: £,50,000.00 hourly |
Posted: 5 Aug 2022 |
Closes: 5 Sep 2022 |
Contracted Hours: Full-time |
Employee Status: Permanent |
Reference: 931

As a Head of Security at Allied Universal, you would be part of a dedicated team responsible for managing a number of safety and security personnel delivering professional services on our customer sites whilst maintaining the core values of G4S. 

You would be supporting the development, operations and profitability of your assigned area through ensuring the best possible business performance, contract compliance and delivery.  


This is a full time, permanent role working Monday - Friday.




  • Act as the first point of contact for all on site security matters providing technical security expertise to our customer and other service providers as required.
  • To proactively manage the delivery of security services and ensure that all agreed Key Performance Indicator and Service Level Agreement targets are met or exceeded.
  • Develop systems to continually monitor operational performance and identify improvement opportunities and lead the planning and implementation of security improvement initiatives.
  • Lead the planning and implementation of security service improvement initiatives and security aspects of all on site projects.
  • Ensure the compliant use of security processes and procedures which adhere to industry codes of practice and legal and customer requirements.
  • Build a network of close working partnerships with R&R and QD staff and other service providers to deliver a fully integrated security service.
  • Manage on site security team to ensure high levels of staff performance, motivation and productivity, increasing staff retention.
  • To participate fully in any relevant external bodies and to embrace all opportunities for networking which raise the profile of Allied Universal / G4S, and Chelsea Barracks. Some activities will be being outside normal office hours.
  • To ensure agreed staff establishment levels are maintained through appropriate recruitment and training.
  • To conduct bi-annual staff appraisals to identify performance issues and development needs and use the results to create, monitor and manage individual development and training plans for all security staff.
  • Carry out assessment, audit and review of current procedures and processes, making appropriate
  • changes or amendment as required and implement changes in a timely manner
  • Overall signoff of responsibility for all hours worked and paid and for all security related expenditure to ensure that staff payroll and customer billing is accurate and within budgeted amounts
  • Operational management responsibility for all security staff resolving grievances and conducting disciplinary actions as required


About you


  • Previous Management Experience and proven problem solving skills

  • SIA Security Guarding Licence & CCTV Licence.

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills

  • Confident, well presented with good attention to detail and accuracy

  • 5 Year checkable work history or evidence to support any period of unemployment, self- employment or time spent in full time education during that period

  • Right to work unrestricted in the UK/EU



  • 5.6 weeks holiday per year, 8 of these will be in lieu of bank holidays (worked or not worked)

  • Workplace Pension Scheme

  • Great 4 Savings Employee Discount Scheme

  • Progression, training and development opportunities



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