Security ManagerJob Description:
Direct an organisation's security functions, including physical security and safety of employees, facilities, and assets.Job Category:
What you will do:
Your day-to-day will include tasks such as:
- Communicate security status, updates, and actual or potential problems, using established protocols.
- Conduct physical examinations of property to ensure compliance with security policies and regulations.
- Monitor and ensure a sound, ethical environment.
- Develop, implement, manage, or evaluate policies and methods to protect personnel against harassment, threats, or violence.
- Plan, direct, or coordinate security activities to safeguard company assets, employees, guests, or others on company property.
- Monitor security policies, programs or procedures to ensure compliance with internal security policies, licensing requirements, or applicable government security requirements, policies, and directives.
- Develop, recommend, or manage security procedures for operations or processes, such as security call centers, system acquisition, development, and maintenance, access control, program models, or reporting tools.
- Direct or participate in emergency management and contingency planning.
- Coordinate security operations or activities with public law enforcement, fire and other agencies.
- knowledge of public safety and security
- to be able to use a computer and the main software packages competently
As well as:
- leadership skills
- to be thorough and pay attention to detail
- customer service skills
- patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
- the ability to monitor your own performance and that of your colleagues
- the ability to accept criticism and work well under pressure
- business management skills
Because the work can vary greatly, some employers require that applicants have a bachelor’s degree in management, while others prefer work experience over education; this is a managerial position, so most employers require anywhere between three and ten years of experience.
You’ll need to:
pass enhanced background checks
be over 18 years of age
You’ll usually need a driving licence.
Working Hours and Environment:
You could work in an office, in a control room or visit sites and typically over 40 hours a week.
You may need to wear a uniform.
Career Path & Progression:
With experience, you can manage the security at larger organisations or move into consultancy.