Head of Security , Kenya

Employer:Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club
Location: Kenya
Closing Date: 30.Apr.2016

At Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, ensuring the safety and wellbeing of our Colleagues, guests and visitors is an integral part of our operations. Your leadership as Head of Security will ensure an exceptional Security team and efficient protocols to support Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari club hotel as a safe, enjoyable workplace and travel destination.

Hotel Overview: With magnificent views of majestic Mount Kenya, the Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club Resort's 120 luxuriously appointed hotel rooms, set in over 100 acres of landscaped gardens, offer a unique blend of comfort, relaxation and adventure. Originally the retreat of movie star and Club founder, William Holden, the Club's illustrious former members have included Winston Churchill and Bing Crosby

Summary of Responsibilities:
Reporting to the General Manager, responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following:
Consistently offer professional, friendly and engaging service
Oversee the day-to-day management of the Security department
Ensure overall guest and Colleague safety through the implementation and review of hotel-wide security measures
Act as a liaison within the community and policing forces to maintain awareness of current security issues
Complete daily Security reports
Liaison with other hotel security and law enforcement agencies and carry out investigations pertaining to all security matters
Be knowledgeable in the use of all security equipment, i.e. radios, cameras, electronic lock systems and report any safety, security and/or fire hazards or violations
Supervise and train all Security supervisors
Perform lock audits as required and assist in maintaining key control
Manage the departmental budget
Balance operational, administrative and Colleague needs
Assist guests regarding hotel facilities in an informative and helpful way
Follow department policies, procedures and service standards
Follow all safety policies
Other duties as assigned



Qualifications:
Previous leadership experience in a similar role required
Computer literate in Microsoft Window applications required
Certification in CPR First Aid required
University/College degree in a related discipline required
Must possess a professional presentation
Strong interpersonal and problem solving abilities
Highly responsible & reliable
Ability to work well under pressure in a fast paced environment
Ability to work cohesively as part of a team
Ability to focus attention on guest needs, remaining calm and courteous at all times


Physical Aspects of Position (include but are not limted to):
Constant standing and sitting throughout shift
Occasional lifting and carrying up to 20 lbs
Occasional kneeling, pushing, pulling, lifting
Occasional ascending or descending ladders, stairs and ramps

Visa Requirements: Must be eligible to work in Kenya.

ABOUT FAIRMONT HOTELS & RESORTS
At Fairmont Hotels & Resorts we offer our guests the finest hospitality experience in each of our destinations. And we know that, to offer our guests the best, we first need to offer our employees the best. That’s why you'll find exceptional work opportunities—throughout North America and the Caribbean, Europe and Africa, the Middle East and Asia Pacific—as well as industry-leading training, career development, recognition and rewards. Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is a celebrated collection of hotels that includes landmark locations like London’s The Savoy, New York’s The Plaza, and Shanghai’s Fairmont Peace Hotel. Our teams are guided by values of Respect, Integrity, Teamwork and Empowerment; we employ the highest ethical and quality standards, treating all colleagues with fairness and dignity. A community and environmental leader, Fairmont is also regarded for its responsible tourism practices and award-winning Green Partnership program. An exciting future awaits!



Shift: Rotating / Shift Work
Job Number: KEN00606