Security Manager, MENA Region
Employer: British Council
Closing date September 13, 2015
**Further details about this position available in attached documents below**
The British Council was founded to create ‘a friendly knowledge and understanding’ between the people of the UK and wider world.
We do this by making a positive contribution to the countries we work with, using the cultural resources of the UK such as art, sport, education, science, culture, language, innovation, creativity and the sharing of the UK’s values and ways of living.
Our work makes a lasting difference to the UK’s international standing by increasing the country’s influence and networks with key decision makers, influencers and the wider public globally. It increases UK prosperity by encouraging more trade, investment and tourism. It helps to keep the UK safe and secure by reducing extremism and improving stability and security in strategically important countries. It also increases influence by growing the number of people who know and trust the UK.
We’re recruiting for a Security Manager to join our Business Support Services team in London or Manchester. This role is offered on a 12 months fixed term basis.
As a Security Manager, you will play a pivotal role in the improvement and maintenance of security management across the MENA region by providing dedicated security support to the MENA teams in 17
countries and create a security culture that is appropriate to the British Council’s values and business models.
The purpose of this role is to ensure that the British Council can continue to offer the benefits of cultural relations and as wide a range of products and services as possible in as many countries as possible, whilst ensuring the safety of our staff, customers, consultants and visitors, and maintaining the security of our premises.
The MENA Region
The British Council operates in a number of countries in the Middle East and North Africa where the security environment is complex, fragile, and/or unpredictable and where risks must be balanced against the desire to achieve our strategic goals. These include Libya, Lebanon, Egypt, Tunisia and Yemen. The threats in these countries vary but include terrorism, civil unrest and increased criminality.
The British Council offers a variety of products and services in these countries, from the full range of activity including teaching, exams, and programmes in education and society, arts and English to a more limited set of activities.
As the successful candidate, you will have proven experience in security provision, including in a leadership role. You will also have experience in personnel and organisational security issues, threat/risk assessment, security management and security awareness in an insecure environment.
ROLE PROFILE – attached below
BRITISH COUNCIL BEHAVIOURS – attached below
CORE SKILLS – attached below
We offer an attractive salary and benefits package.
This role is based in London with frequent travel to the MENA region.
Contact Type: 12 month fixed term contract
Candidates must have the right to work in the UK.
If you are interested in the post and feel that you are suitable for the role, then we would really like to hear from you. Please apply by 13th September 2015 (23:59).
Our Equality Commitment
Valuing diversity is essential to the British Council’s work. We aim to abide by and promote equality legislation by following both the letter and the spirit of it to try and avoid unjustified discrimination, recognising discrimination as a barrier to equality of opportunity, inclusion and human rights. All staff worldwide are required to ensure their behaviour is consistent with our policies.
The British Council is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and is keen to reflect the diversity of UK society at every level within the organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. In line with the British Council’s Child Protection policy, any appointment is contingent on thorough checks. In the UK, and in other countries where appropriate systems exist, these include criminal records checks.
How to apply
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