Estate Security Manager

Location: Cotswolds
Salary:
c£40,000 - £45,000 + excellent package

Role Summary

The Security Department of a country estate are currently looking for an experienced Security Manager to oversee an established team of twelve (four teams of three).  Most come from a military background, and though this is not essential suitable team leadership experience is necessary.

This permanent, non-residential role is demanding yet exciting, and will give the successful candidate the opportunity to professionally develop whilst managing a medium size team with wide-ranging security duties.  The successful candidate will have extensive security experience, preferably in a similar role and be prepared to work outside core hours.

Background

This property is the private home of a well known, high profile businessman, and consists of a country Estate state surrounding an 18th century Georgian mansion.

You’ll be joining a team of dedicated staff who work towards the renovation, security and maintenance of the Estate.  High standards are expected.

Responsibilities

  • Uphold and maintain the Values of the Estate; ensuring that you and your team understand, embrace and keep focus on the principles and priorities of the Estate.

  • Create, manage and monitor your team’s budget – ensuring a focus on ‘value for money’ at all times.

  • Proactively promoting and maintaining high standards across the Estate – taking initiative to resolve and/or draw attention to areas that do not meet required standards or any issues that arise.

  • Manage your team’s workload - planning aims, objectives and priorities.

  • Manage your team’s time – assigning and delegating work appropriately.

  • Manage the day to day operations of the security team including:

    • Rostering

    • Training

    • Mentoring

    • Briefing

  • Ensure you and your team abide by all Estate policies and procedures.

  • Carry out Team Briefings as appropriate with your team, to promote best practice.

  • Maintain good communication within the team and provide feedback in order to improve working practices.

  • Hold regular one-to-ones with/provide coaching and feedback to direct reports.

  • Conduct performance appraisals with your direct reports, invoking performance management strategies where applicable.

  • Work with HR to resource plan and recruit for your team.

  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships across the Estate.

  • Ensure a safe and secure environment on the Estate for the principals, their family and guests.

  • Be prepared to work hours that suit the operational requirements of the Estate when necessary.

  • Conduct regular reviews and surveys of Estate properties, assets and other associated properties.

  • Ensure, through smart liaison and review, that the Estate threats, risks and vulnerabilities are mitigated.

  • Write, amend and update Estate policies and procedures including assignment instructions for everyday and special events.

  • Provide advice to the Estate manager on operational security issues.

  • Attend Estate managerial meetings and brief on security issues

  • Commitment to personal development within the role, undergoing training where necessary.

  • Any other ad hoc duties, as required.

  • Act as a Health and Safety role model, ensuring you comply with all relevant Estate Health and Safety and Environment (HSE) practices and procedures, as outlined in the Health and Safety Policy.

  • Ensure all HSE procedures are complied with by all persons under your supervision and that the relevant health and safety documentation in place, prior to commencing work (including external contractors that you have procured).

  • Promote best working practices and ensure all safe systems of work are followed by ALL members of staff – reminding others of their H&S responsibilities, and reporting incidents/near misses directly when necessary.

  • Ensure all accidents are recorded and investigated, as well as implementing the Estate’s procedure for Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrence Regulations (RIDDOR).

  • Working with the Health and Safety consultant to understand the risks for your team and how to minimise them.

Experience

  • Professional Security Memberships/Qualifications (Risk Management, Security Management, CSMP, ASIS, CSC etc).

  • SIA Close Protection Frontline Licence (not essential).

  • Previous experience in an operational Security Manager role, or similar position (involving some of the key tasks listed above) – in particular, a knowledge of Security Procedures and experience with Electronic Security systems, with ideally the contacts to call upon for advice.

  • Experience of Residence Executive Security (ideally).

  • Financial experience with budget control and procurement.

Person specification

  • Excellent organisational skills.

  • Computer literate.

  • Confident with vendor selection and liaison.

  • Confident written and oral communication skills and the ability to build and maintain essential working relationships with individuals from a range of backgrounds.

  • Possess excellent people skills.

  • Possess the ability to talk authoritatively on current security issues and best practice.

  • Proactive and flexible approach to work.  Content working outside core hours to ensure successful task completion and team cohesion.

  • Dependable and willing to take responsibility and ownership for tasks.

  • Strong sense of discretion, appreciating the confidentiality of the work.

  • Keen to see improvement and comfortable with change.

  • Ability to work autonomously, whilst still possessing strong teamwork skills.

  • Accepts the challenges that accompany working in a “Client-Led” environment.

  • Respects the highest standards of honesty and integrity.

  • Committed to continuous development of own skills and knowledge.

  • Able to work off own initiative.

  • A professional and confident demeanor.

Benefits

  • Contributory pension

  • Medical / dental cover

  • Life assurance

Please include a covering letter when applying, explaining your fit to the role and earliest availability to start. Closing date 1 February. Early application may be advantageous.