Post Security Manager
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Section: Responsibilities / Duties
The British Embassy in Cairo is seeking a Post Security Manager grade B3 (L).
Main purpose of the job
The Post Security Manager will be responsible for leading the day-to-day security provision in the Embassy, its facilities, rented and owned apartments.
Main Duties and Responsibilities:
- Work closely with the Regional Overseas security Manager (ROSM) in the daily assurance of security to the British Embassy Cairo. Deputise for the ROSM when absent including acting as Security Manager in the event of a crisis, and provide briefings to new staff on security environment and arrangements.
- Deputise for the ROSM when absent including acting as Security Manager in the event of a crisis, and provide briefings to new staff on security environment and arrangements.
- Line management of the Guard Supervisors (GS). Oversight of the Embassy Guard Force for both the main Embassy Compound and the Residence including where necessary through attendance and supervision at large events held on compound or exterior locations. Actively carry out line management responsibilities of the GS to include: performance management, staff development, providing regular and constructive feedback and to follow the recognised Appraisal cycle.
- Actively carry out line management responsibilities of the GS to include: performance management, staff development, providing regular and constructive feedback and to follow the recognised Appraisal cycle.
- Report to the ROSM daily on the previous 24-hours by 0830 on matters relating to the Embassy estate, and incidents of interest and emerging situations, which may affect security.
- Responsible for the overall management of the Contract for Maintenance of Blockers. Regular meetings with company and reporting to the Post Procurement Committee on Risks and Issues.
- Responsible for the overall management of the Contract for Maintenance of Gates. Regular meetings with company and reporting to the Post Procurement Committee on Risks and Issues.
- Manage X-Ray machine annual service contract. Ensure X-Ray machines are maintained and in working order and that annual servicing is conducted on time.
- Set and oversee highest professional standards of the Embassy guard force.
- Regularly check with GS that all appropriate security logs are maintained in a correct and tidy manner.
- Be a daily presence in the Embassy and to field questions and requests from staff and the DSOs.
- Conduct emergency drills and in the event of an emergency alarm taking responsibility for identifying the cause and resulting necessary action.
- Maintain liaison with Police, other security organisations and neighbouring friendly missions.
- Take a leading role in the design and delivery of security plans for regular large scale functions at the Embassy, under guidance from the ROSM.
- Record Embassy staff travel for security and ensure liaison with DSOs for issue of relevant travel equipment.
- Undertake property inspections and reports.
- Undertake Hotel assessments and reports. In line with ESD assessment of safety and security standards in Hotels and to inform Post Security Committee when deciding on ‘Marker’ hotels.
- The jobholder will have a good degree of autonomy though will have the full support of colleagues across the mission. S/he will need to work flexibly to prioritise against competing demands. An ability to maintain effective networks within the Post, and externally is essential.
- Consular is to be made aware of all and any approaches of British nationals reported through GS and DSO.
- The jobholder will also have the opportunity to engage in wider Corporate Services or Post corporate roles.
- The jobholder will have responsibility for contract management of the guarding contract at the Consulate building in Alexandria and the Resilience Guarding contract for Cairo.
- The jobholder will be the Security representative on the Knowledge and Technology committee.
- The jobholder will be the Security representative on the procurement committee.
- Making Effective Decisions – Effectiveness in this area is about being objective; using sound judgment, evidence and knowledge to provide accurate, expert and professional advice.
- Leading and Communicating – Effectiveness in this area is about leading from the front and communicating with clarity, conviction and enthusiasm.
- Collaborating and Partnering – People skilled in this area are team players who create and maintain positive, professional and trusting working relationships with a wide range of people within and outside the Civil Service to help get business done.
- Delivering Value for Money – Involves the efficient, effective and economic use of taxpayers’ money in the delivery of public services. It means seeking out and implementing solutions which achieve the best mix of quality and effectiveness for the least outlay.
- Delivering at Pace – Effectiveness in this area means focusing on delivering timely performance with energy and taking responsibility and accountability for quality outcomes.
- Managing a Quality Service – Effectiveness in this area is about being organised to deliver service objectives and striving to improve the quality of service, taking account of diverse customer needs and requirements.
Section: Requirements: Education / Experience / Languages / other requirements:
- Fluency in English and Arabic written and verbal communication skills
- A minimum of 5 years previous security experience
- A minimum of 2 years previous experience of team management
- Excellent organisational skills
- Ability to work unsupervised
- Flexibility & ability to maintain professionalism under pressure
- Full driving licence
- Relevant PC experience including MS Office (Word, Excel & PowerPoint)
Section: Extra information
Section: Important application extra details
The successful candidate must have the right to live and work in Egypt.
How to Apply:
- An updated Curriculum Vitae
- A completely filled out online application form. Kindly ensure that concrete examples of each competences are provided on the application summary section of the form.
- A covering letter stating why you feel you have the necessary skills and competences to apply for the role.
The closing date for applications is at 23:55 (Local Time) 05 September 2020.
Those who have applied previously for this vacancy, do not need to re-apply again or submit a new application. Please note that incomplete applications or applications received after the stated deadline will not be taken into consideration.
Due to the large amount of applications, we receive only those shortlisted for the interview will be contacted.
The start date mentioned in the job advert is a tentative start date and the successful candidate will be required to undergo security-vetting procedures. Any offer of employment will be subject to the candidate achieving suitable clearances.
Personal data collected will be treated in strictest confidence under the terms of the UK Data Protection Act and used for recruitment purposes only.
The British Embassy Cairo is an equal opportunities employer, dedicated to inclusivity, a diverse workforce and valuing difference. Staffs recruited locally by the British Embassy are subject to Terms and Conditions of service according to local Egypt employment law.
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