Director of Corporate Security

Employer: The First Group
Location: Dubai
Job ID 2016-1249

The First Group is a British-owned and internationally acclaimed property developer based in Dubai, UAE. We have earned a reputation as one of the premier private property developers, both locally in Dubai and throughout the region. We back up our success with a list of International Property awards along with strategic partnerships with companies such as Emirates Airlines ,Jumeriah Group, Wyndham Hotels and Etihad Airways.

Our expert eye for emerging markets led our founders from British roots to dynamic Dubai, where we became one of the first developers to recognize the city’s lucrative property investment potential. Now home to The First Group’s global headquarters, Dubai is the main location for our diverse property portfolio, which also encompasses the wider United Arab Emirates. Meticulous research and an entrepreneurial spirit led us to specialize in the highly profitable world of hotel investments. We have made it our business to build iconic hotels, offering individual investors the opportunity to profit from purchasing hotel rooms and suites. Our partnership with the world’s leading hotel operators also means these properties enjoy higher occupancy levels and greater rental rates – factors that in turn spell lucrative returns for our real estate investors.

Property investing with The First Group means more than just securing financial collateral. It is about creating a trusted partnership that will bring you continued prosperity. Unlike many developers, our relationship goes beyond the handover of a set of keys. Our clients remain the cornerstone of everything we strive for, from a project’s foundation to its years of success. You are invited to learn more with our Discover Dubai Experience where you will discover first-hand the numerous benefits of owning with The First Group.

Role Purpose:
The primary focus/purpose of the role is to introduce and monitor a comprehensive security structure within the organisation to minimize the risk of fraudulent activities and safeguard client data. This will include conducting investigations into cases of known or suspected fraud perpetrated against the Company and its Clients. The role will work in close liaison with global offices, to ensure that information security best practice is implemented and managed to investigate security breaches.

Key responsibilities are:
Work directly with IT department, staff, department managers and /or Human Resources to identify and investigate fraudulent or unauthorized activities, both internal and external.
Coordinate investigations with local authorities as necessary and maintain effective relationships with such agencies to assist in the conclusion of targeted cases
Conduct both high level and detailed review of fraudulent activity. Identify and document causes of loss and develop loss prevention measures to prevent future occurrences.
Conduct physical security analysis of company facilities. Make recommendations on system design, development and implementation
Prepare cases for criminal and civil prosecution and attend court to pursue restitution and testify on behalf of Company
Holding responsibility and accountability for the full portfolio of corporate intelligence, investigation and security associated functions, including: internal / external investigations, creation and development of intelligence products to support regional / global business development and subsequent compliance aspects
Establish, communicate and implement a company-wide, comprehensive and organisationally effective security program which interfaces with all business department leaders to provide guidance and support in adhering to and enforcing intelligence, investigation and security policies
Ensure proper employee education and training about IT/information security policies is provided on an ongoing basis
The implementation and ongoing management of a highly efficient whistle blower program to include anonymous channels to report policy violations, potential theft or fraud. A reward system to be researched and potentially tested
Lead the monitoring of, and response to, internal and external cyber-threat analysis. Devising and applying an appropriate response to ensure data loss prevention and system integrity
Act as lead during relevant internal and external audits, ensuring detailed and comprehensive interface along with accurate reporting. Subsequently devising, coordinating and delivering remedial actions / policies
Managing the contract security guards and equipment & maintenance services of all third party suppliers employed to protect people and property
Desired Skill & Expertise:
15 years of combined private security, law enforcement or military intelligence and business experience
Previous corporate security experience is required
Bachelors Degree or equivalent is required: Masters Degree would be an advantage
Knowledge of investigative processes, employment law, criminal law.
Must have strong analytical, organizational and negotiating skills, as well as a high degree of initiative.
Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills are required.
Ability to maintain high levels of confidentiality and data security standards.
Ability to travel.
Ability to be on-call.
An enquiring mind with a good eye for detail.

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