View Vacancy - Post Security Manager (ABJ 05/17) (Internal Job Advert)

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Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Operations and Corporate Services)

Main purpose of job: 

Aiding the UK Regional   Overseas Security Manager to manage the operation of Post security and the   running of the Security Team along side the UK Regional Security Manager,   Abuja and the Regional Overseas Security Manager Expeditionary

Roles and responsibilities:

  1. Working with and supporting the UK Based ROSM   with every aspect of operational security, taking command of physical and   asset security aspects in his absence and providing advice and guidance to   all of the Security Team’s Customers.
  2. Working with and supporting the ROSM detailed   with the management and implementation of all expeditionary movements within   Nigeria and other regional African Countries.  
  3. Meeting with and liaising with senior   management to determine the design, writing and implementation of policies   and procedures that serve to protect everyone working in the British High   Commission and within all of the associated Domestic Villages where Mission   staff live, in particular the Post Security Regulations.
  4. Provide and manage induction briefings for all   new staff. Ensure that all literature is distributed and full details of   incumbants are passed to and processed by administration.
  5. Ensuring that the whole of the Mission estate   is secure and safe, through inspections, implementing physical security measures,   and provision of general advice relating to physical and asset security management.
  6. Providing strong communication to all members   of staff in relation to personal safety, Post Security Regulations and   security trends that may cause concern from time to time. A mixture of   e-mail, presentations and training will be the way to ensure communication is   strong.
  7. Being the focal point between Mission Security   and Guarding Contract Management. Evaluating immediate problems and working   together to resolve issues that impinge upon Security Team Customers. Checking   on a regular basis that the SOPs are current and relevant. If required,   agreeing KPIs.
  8. Where necessary, line manage other staff   working within the Security Team.
  9. Conduct regular patrols and carry out security   checks of the Residence, Villages and work locations to ensure an auditable   quality control over estate security.
  10. Manage the relationship between the Mission   and relevant Nigerian policing agencies, in particular the MoPol Command,   through regular meetings, discussion and mails. Ensure that the Diplomatic   Police provided are effective and efficient to ensure the safety of our staff   at all locations. Where required, negotiate provision of additional policing   to fit the security needs of the time.
  11. Create a solid network of likeminded security   managers working in Diplomatic Missions or established well known commercial   enterprises in order to be able to share intelligence and attain assistance on   specific security matters, trouble shoot and maintain up to date, relevant   security information.
  12. Conduct drills for emergency response and   maintain a record of the dates and lessons learned. Where required, take   ownership of specific areas of security and safety as part of PSM duties.
  13. Together with the Contract Security Manager,   ensure the efficient and effective running of the Security Operations Room. Ensure   that systems are fit for purpose, understood and used correctly. Ensure that   Contractor has provided full SOPs and training and that regular continuation   training is provided.
  14. Assisting and in some cases managing the   visits of VIPs to the Mission by creating necessary plans and time tables,   liaison with involved parties and obtaining assistance from Local Nigerian   Authorities.
  15. When required, managing emergencies that   affect BHC staff and families. These include planned drills. Ensuring that   emergency alarm systems are fully functional and understood by staff.   Maintaining the internal emergency safe zones and the external Muster Points.
  16. Responsible for recognising any breaches of   security committed by any member of staff and reporting same through the   existing security breach process. Assisting those who have committed breaches   to understand the issues, provide clear guidance and ensure lessons learned.
  17. Create a rapport with ESD London ensuring the   best possible communication. Take responsibility for the recording and   reporting of incidents that occur at Post.
  18. Being the responsible person to initially   review all financial issues, invoices, corporate requirements that relate to   the budget of the Security Team.

Resources managed (staff and expenditure):

1   Staff member + £ 30,000 

Language: English; local dialects   an advantage

Level of language required: Advanced

Security   Certificate/Diploma or higher from a recognised international institution. Fully able to work in and manage a team.   Ability to communicate at all levels. At least five years of working within a security environment within a Diplomatic Mission or equivalent.

Full Driving Licence

Desirable:Any   relevant security or safety qualifications
Making Effective Decisions, Leading and Communicating, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace
25 May 2017
C4 (L)
Full-time, Permanent
British High Commission
1 June 2017

Working patterns: 

Mainly Monday to Friday flexible Mission Hours

Requirement to adjust those hours to make site visists at times between 16.00hrs and  06.00hrs

Total weekly working hours 36.5

There are likely to be times when extra working hours are required. These hours will be compensated by TOIL


  • Employees recruited locally by the British High Commission in Abuja are subject to the Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in Nigeria.
  • All applicants must be legally able to work in the country of application with the correct visa/status or work permit.
  • Employees who are not eligible to pay local income tax: e.g. certain third-country nationals and spouses/partners of UK diplomats will have their salaries abated by an equivalent amount.
  • Reference and security clearances checks will be conducted.
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