View Vacancy - Post Security Manager, UKMIS/BCG, Corporate Services
Main purpose of job:
To ensure FCO security strategy and policy is adhered to and any appropriate mitigation has been properly approved in order to ensure the safety of staff, documents and equipment at Post as well as to safeguard the physical and protective security of the mission and staff residential properties. To provide policy advice, guidance and support on all aspects of security
Roles and responsibilities:
Physical Security of the UK Mission, BCG offices and Main Residences. Ensuring that both Posts and the residences are safe and secure. Duties include: continuous appraisal, overview and evaluation of the safety of the two Posts; working with stakeholders in London to ensure that HM Government security regulations are followed, and recommendations following audit visits are pursued; incident control and management, including co-ordinating evacuation of the mission/s; managing and maintaining access control systems including airlock doors; administering the building pass system; ensuring the maintenance of security equipment; supervising mail screening; reporting and recording any breaches of security; keeping the Post Security Regulations up to date. 35% of time
Line Management of Deputy Post Security Manager and Oversight of Post Security Team (8 Security Officers). This includes motivating and empowering the team, organising rosters, setting objectives, writing appraisals, identifying training and development opportunities. Security officers work a shift pattern and keeping all team members informed of developments is essential. 15% of time
Personnel Security. Includes administering the locally engaged staff security vetting procedures and conducting vetting interviews; briefing newcomers on fire safety and security matters. 15% of time
External Stakeholder Liaison. Liaison and intelligence sharing with the 17th Precinct, Diplomatic Security (state Department) and the Community Support Officers. Liaison with NYPD Intelligence, UN Security and other related Law Enforcement agencies. Liaison with visiting Protection Officers. 15% of time.
Implementing Security Processes and Recommendations. Follow up from periodic overseas security assessments, implementation of agreed to recommendations and the training out of any new security protocols and processes to all staff at post. 10% of time
Post Emergency Planning. Working with the Head of Corporate Services, maintain and test emergency plans and equipment for UKMIS and the BCG. Serve as the Deputy Fire Safety Manager by conducting weekly checks of the fire/incident alarms and quarterly evacuation drills. Prepare the agenda and essential information for, and write the minutes of, the quarterly Post Security Committee. 10% of time
Essential on arrival:
- Previous Security Management experience, including line management
- A minimum of five years experience in either law enforcement, the military or corporate security.
- IT Literate with Windows based systems.
- Knowledge of electronic security systems including Access Control Systems (ACS) and CCTV.
- Strong team player, flexible and able to multi-task.
- Clear and confident communicator with staff and visitors at all levels.
- Must be a British, US, Canadian, Australian or New Zealand citizen.
- Police or Military background.
- Interview skills
- Experience with managing security within an international organization
The job offers a strong benefits package. This package includes medical, dental, vision, life, long term and short term disability insurance, a 401(k) retirement savings plan, generous vacation and leave time
Under US State Department requirements, the Embassy may only employ, as non-diplomatic staff, persons who are US citizens, US Green Card holders or A or NATO visa holders with EAD cards*. If you hold a visa other than an A or NATO visa you are not currently eligible to work at the Embassy. Please refer to our website for information on exceptions to this policy at www.gov.uk/government/world/usa. All candidates will be subject to background checks and security clearance.
Post size is approximately 250 personnel
Resume and cover letter should be submitted by 28 November 2019. Internal candidates must inform their supervisor if they intend on applying.
Staff recruited locally by the British Embassy are subject to terms and conditions of service according to local American employment law.
Only successful candidates will be contacted. Please no phone calls. Due to the high volume of resumes we receive, we cannot guarantee consideration of your application if the submission instructions are not properly followed.
The British Embassy is committed to a policy of equal opportunities and to creating a diverse working environment, free from discrimination, where everyone is included and treated fairly, based on merit alone. We are an equal opportunity employer, making all employment decisions without regard to race, gender, religion, national origin, citizenship, disability, age, sexual orientation, political affiliation or any other criterion protected by law.
The British Government is an inclusive and diversity-friendly employer. We value difference, promote equality and challenge discrimination, enhancing our organisational capability. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or other category protected by law. We promote family-friendly flexible working opportunities, where operational and security needs allow
This opportunity is closed to applications.