Job Description Head of Security

Job Title

Head of Security

Reports to

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Department/ Section



Head office in Braintree or such other location that may be required of the job role

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Job Ref & about the organisation  

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Core Objectives

Responsible for all aspects of security for the company.


Main Tasks/duties and responsibilities  



Responsibility to staff and direct the team :

overall responsibility for security duties, responsibilities and obligations of the company including direction, strategic development, performance and maintenance

– compliance to include legal/statutory, professional duties, responsibilities and obligations relating to security

– achieve complete security  management systems in accordance with organisation plans and adherence to legislation and agreed regulatory bodies’ processes and procedures

– overall team responsibility for performing all security duties in relation to  insert as applicable e.g. BS 7799/ISO 17799

– overall responsibility for management and application of the security budget

– meet your targets and those of the team as a whole

– efficient running of the team

– contribute to training and development of the team

– achieve maximum profitability and growth in accordance with organisation plans


Day to day responsibilities

ensuring that the organisation meets all required security and associated health and safety objectives

monitoring & managing security systems and equipment servicing and/or maintenance in conjunction with other appropriate departments

–  to manage and direct the overall performance of the security team and its individual members

– effective liaison, support and assistance between security department and remainder of organisation

– to maintain and improve mechanisms for risk assessment and disseminate feedback to the appropriate internal entities

– developing plans for security activities

– support to all other departments with security and related issues

– direct, manage and carry out recruitment of team members, subject to agreed criteria

– train and appraise individual team members to ensure targets are met

– direct and manage the performance and development of team members

– reporting (content and format as agreed) on a monthly basis, as agreed

– developing strategic plans for team activities to include security strategy to achieve agreed targets, and effective planning

– direct and manage the preparation and agreement of  individual action plans and targets for all team members

– direct and manage the development and preparation of the organisation’s security strategy and general business planning

– prepare and carry out presentations; present proposals to enable the team to deliver effective security

– delegate authority and responsibility to team with supervision, accountability and review

– direct, manage and maintain contact with internal and external clients/customers for feedback and to obtain client/customer satisfaction information

– set an example for team members of commitment, security knowledge, work ethics and habits and personal character

– maintain accurate security records

– control expenses to meet agreed  budgetary controls

– adhere to all organisation policies and procedures

– interact and co-operate with all members of the organisation, its suppliers and clients/customers


From time to time you may be expected to be part of special projects as are reasonably required of your job role even where these fall outside of your own department/team.

You are responsible for your allocated workload and must meet all targets as agreed with your Line Manager. You must contribute towards the efficient running of the organisation generally.


Your usual hours will be from 9am to 5pm.

However, you will be expected to work as and when is necessary to meet the needs of the organisation and your targets.

Insert as applicable Your job will be a mixture of travel and office based.

Secondary Tasks/duties





The role is part of the whole organisation team and as such requires you to perform such reasonable tasks that are required, as and when necessary, to maintain, promote, develop and expand the business of our organisation and its interests generally.


You must carry out your duties to the best of your ability, having consideration for the needs of your colleagues, and the organisation and its clients/customers. You must obey all lawful and reasonable orders given to you and comply with the organisation’s rules, procedures and policies

Management / supervisory responsibilities



People or equipment


People who report to you

You have responsibility for all of the team members who will all report directly to you



You are responsible for the equipment provided to you for use in your job role and to your team. This means you must ensure that equipment is used in accordance with training provided, the organisation’s policies and procedures and the law and using, where applicable any safety equipment or Personal Protective Equipment provided. You are responsible for ensuring that the equipment used by the team is maintained and can be used/operated at all times.

Essential Abilities/ Competencies of this job role

You need

– qualifications sufficient to perform the job role – insert as applicable

– experience  in this type of job role – insert as applicable e.g. minimum 5 years

– full insert e.g. 5 year checkable history and obtain a clear criminal record check.

– senior level experience of security management

– thorough understanding of security management obligations (including statutory obligations), requirements and dynamics

– ability to use computer software – insert as applicable

– genuine desire to provide security services with a high degree of personal responsibility

– excellent analytical, interpersonal, organisational and communication skills.

– ability in security management and control

– leadership with ability to manage and motivate a  team

– project management skills

– ability to work under pressure

– full driving licence

insert anything else required e.g. security clearance such as for Prisons/Ministry of Justice at either the Standard (enhanced) level or ideally CTC level (Counter Terrorism Clearance)


You need to have and maintain (with regular training and updates as necessary) the knowledge, technical skills and qualifications that are necessary to perform your job role to comply with the requirements of the organisation and any applicable rules, regulations (particularly of any professional body) and with any law which applies to your job role.

Special working Conditions

You may be expected to work in accordance with the organisation’s overtime policies

Insert following if applicable – The nature of your role will require you to travel within the area that your team covers. However, from time to time you may be expected to travel outside that area as the job role requires


Salary level C – £75,000
Benefits insert details of any benefits

Approved by Name

John Smith

Job Role

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Date approved

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