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Advertiser: JVP Jobs

Job Title: Security Manager
Location:Chester, Cheshire, England
Rate:£36,013.0000 Per Year    Benefits: amazing range of benefits
Description: Security Manager

Permanent - Full-time

We are Chester Zoo, and for over 80 years we've been a leading conservation and education charity, and an amazing, award-winning visitor attraction.

We're also a team of passionate, talented, enthusiastic and expert people, doing everything we can to keep the zoo going, from feeding the animals to discovering new conservation ideas, and giving our 1.9 million visitors an inspirational day out.

We work hard because we love animals, we care about nature, we love Chester Zoo and we want to be the best zoo in the world!

If you think you can help us to achieve that, then we'd love to hear from you.

We currently have an exciting vacancy for a Security Manager to join and lead our Security team, to provide a safe and secure environment for our employees and guests to experience.

The Role:

* To assist the Head of Site Operations to maintain the highest standards of security framework and culture at the Zoo; by providing a world class service through these standards and security provisioning, ensuring that the zoo and its assets are safe at all times
* To regularly review and manage the security risk register to ensure that a proactive approach to managing all security risks is undertaken, producing vulnerability KPIs to score our effectiveness and seeking continual improvement
* To be aware and have a good understanding of current security legislation and trends both specifically in leisure and tourism along with the wider security sector to ensure the Zoo are leaders in the industry
* To manage the incident management policy and procedures including their design, wider team training, and the conducting of regular exercises
* To provide regular advice, guidance, support and coaching for directors, managers and staff on relevant security matters to ensure we have an effective security provision
* To develop and manage all physical security measures, policies and standard operating procedures to maximise the team's effectiveness
* To be responsible for setting, achieving and monitoring the Security budgets
* To fulfill the role of Duty Manager on a shared rota to ensure the Zoo operates both commercially and securely

The successful candidate will have:

* Proven security management experience operating at Security Manager or Head of Security level with a relevant security qualification
* A comprehensive working knowledge of security best practice and legislation
* Current SIA front line door supervisor and SIA public space CCTV licences
* First Aid at Work and FPOS qualifications
* Experience of managing security in a high volume visitor environment, such as a leisure or visitor attraction, stadium, airport, large shopping facility etc.
* Exceptional customer service skills
* Experience as a people manager who is able to lead and inspire a team in a range of disciplines
* Experience of implementing operational related policies and procedures
* A good practical knowledge of budgeting, forecasting and setting targets
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to liaise at a management level
* A good working knowledge of Word, Excel, and other Microsoft Office products
* Knowledge of balancing customer requirements and service capabilities with the need to maintain a safe and secure environment
* A full driving licence valid in the UK

The salary for this role is £36,013.51 per annum, working 40 hours per week. In addition we offer a range of amazing benefits which can be found on the Chester Zoo careers page.

To apply for this position, please click the 'apply' button on this page where you'll be redirected to the vacancy on the Chester Zoo website. You will then be required to provide your current CV and complete the application form highlighting your skills and experience including why you believe you should be considered for this Security Manager role.

Closing date for applications is Sunday 21 st January 2018

This Security Manager vacancy is advertised by JVP Jobs on behalf of the employer Chester Zoo. Please note that JVP is an advertising company NOT a recruitment agency, therefore all applications will be reviewed directly by the employer Chester Zoo, and should they wish to progress your application further, they will be in contact with you.

Skills Required: Security Manager
Job Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP     Duration: Permanent
Contact: JVP Jobs Contact E-mail: Click
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Reference: 2152 Added: 05-01-2018
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