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Security Manager

  • £58,484 - £68,824
  • Permanent
  • London, UK
  • 18639

Security Manager (Denmark Hill Campus)
c.£59,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Hours of work:  Full time, 40 hours per week

Ensuring the delivery of world-class customer centric services which offer value for money and continuously enhance the student experience and their wellbeing both on campuses and within residencies.

King's College London is one of the top 10 UK universities in the world (2020 QS World University Rankings) and among the oldest in England.  Since its foundation in 1829 King’s has defined itself in terms of its service to society, and it now has some 30,000 students and more than 8,000 staff members. King’s Strategic Vision 2029, a strategy which will take the university to its 200th birthday, has pledged that its staff and students will continue to help make the world a better place.

Reporting to the Deputy Head of Security, the Security Manager will manage the security delivery across the Denmark Hill Campus, associated residences, and other areas of the campus, and will be the point of contact for all Security Supervisors. As the key point of contact and escalation, the Security Manager will lead on the security response and effective team management of the Denmark Hill Campus security team. 

The postholder will be responsible for ensuring the highest standards of conduct and customer-centric skills are displayed by all security staff. This will be achieved through effective line management and leadership, providing support and guidance to the security team (consisting of 68 security officers). The expectation is that the Security Manager will provide a visible presence on site, resolving issues as they emerge and providing expert advice and process to ensure exceptional service delivery. 

The successful candidate will have an outstanding background within the security industry, including working in demanding, high-footfall, and multi-site environments. You will bring your proven knowledge of incident and critical security management to this role, as well as your customer-centric approach and outstanding team leadership experience. This role would suit individuals with a track record in creating a culture of exceptional delivery. Strong communication skills will be essential as the role includes extensive partnerships with internal and external stakeholders. Experience or exposure of working with unions is highly advantageous, as well as a sound knowledge or experience in dealing with a wide range of HR matters.

The competitive benefits package includes 27 days annual leave (increasing to 30 days from January 2024) + 4 closure days (over Easter and Christmas) + bank holidays. The USS pension scheme has generous employer contributions. Details of the benefits of working at KCL can be found at here. 

The candidate information book can be viewed and downloaded by clicking here.

For a confidential discussion please contact our advisor Rob Cullum ( of The Management Recruitment Group. Closing date for applications is Sunday 26th November 2023. Applications should consist of an up-to-date CV and cover letter outlining your motivations for applying for this position.

The Management Recruitment Group has been exclusively retained for this campaign. All direct and third-party applications will be forwarded to them.

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