Employer: The British Government Location: Hong Kong
Application deadline: 24 July 2020
Starting monthly salary (HKD): 26,780
Start Date: 27 September 2020
The main purpose of the job:
Reporting to the Regional Overseas Security Manager (ROSM), the Post Security Manager (PSM) with elements of Health/ Safety, is responsible for overseeing the day to day security and safety of the British Consulate General in Hong Kong.
The PSM will act as the main liaison point of the Consulate General security team and the Facilities Management team. In the absence of the ROSM (regional travel, leave, etc.), the PSM will be the sole focal point of contact for all security matters and implement commensurate security solutions.
The PSM is responsible for operational health and safety matters, working hand in hand with the Facilities Management team at Post.
Roles and responsibilities / what will the jobholder be expected to achieve:
Daily interface and management of the guard force, ensuring service delivery against key performance indicators, ensuring guard awareness and response to emergency procedures, including fire and terrorist drills, real or otherwise.
Preparation of security, emergency and event plans, guard briefing procedures, emergency plans.
Ensuring the function of guard force technical equipment.
Liaison with facilities management provider regarding guard appointments, security clearance, training.
In collaboration with the ROSM, provide security advice including management and investigation of operational incidents.
Be a point of contact for all event security, ensuring guest lists are received in sufficient time and additional resources deployed where necessary, taking into account budgetary constraints and any necessary changes and adjustments in the program when required. Ensure the proportionate safety and security measures are in place.
Advise the Post Security Officer (PSO) and ROSM of any security breaches and occurrences, concerns, and requirements, including repair of security equipment, gates, blockers, and perimeter fencing, etc.
Security briefings for official visitors, temporary duty staff, new joiners, and arriving families and assisting with training delivery to contractors.
Assist ROSM with implementing Security Advisor recommendations, local staff clearances, independent research, providing reports on security-related subjects as required, analysis of current crime figures and trends in liaison with the PSO and ROSM
Be part of the post’s crisis management plans and take part in crisis exercises as and when required.
Develop collaborative security knowledge via networks with other mission’s security staff, the Police and diplomatic and private security firms (covered above)
Carry out regular emergency drills and security training for staff.
Be available to escort non-cleared contractors or visitors.
Issue staff entry passes, maintain access control system, and database.
Supervise post-security systems
Annual evacuation drills at the Consulate General residence in consultation with the Consul General and household.
HEALTH & SAFETY
Develop, implement, and maintain a health & safety strategy and plans to support employees in association with the Facilities Management team.
Identify and report any hazards, risks, or incidents.
Be the first point of contact for health & safety issues.
Ensure all staff receives adequate training and instructions in emergencies and procedures.
Induct new staff on health & safety issues, carry out ergonomic assessments.
Lead on the post response to the annual Post Compliance Assessment
Deputy Fire Safety Manager, conducting and recording weekly fire safety audit checks, maintaining the Mission Fire Safety Manual according to FCO requirements.
To deputize for the ROSM in his / her absence by:
Providing first-rate professional and up to date security advice to all staff regarding the management and investigation of operational incidents
Manage any operational incidents with calmness, empathy, and expertise in a way that ensures the Consulates security and reputation
Liaise with CST to conduct residential security surveys on potential new properties
Act as point of contact for any local security projects under the guidance of the ROSM.
Line management of three pool drivers and oversight of the vehicle maintenance and insurance budgets
The successful candidate must hold one of the following passports: UK, US, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Should the successful candidate require a permit to work in Hong Kong, the British Consulate General will apply and sponsor the appropriate work visa on their behalf.
Essential qualifications, skills, and experience:
Fluent in written and spoken English
Experience in security management in corporate, military / government sectors, or other relevant experience.
Experience/knowledge of Health & Safety work practices.
Proven ability to communicate effectively (both verbal and written) to staff and other external parties, including law enforcement organizations.
Proven record of strong problem-solving skills backed by sound judgment, discretion, and diplomacy.
Attention to detail.
Other benefits and conditions of employment:
No accommodation or relocation expenses are payable in connection with this position. This is a locally engaged position subject to local laws and terms. Employment offers are subject to successful clearance of pre-employment checks.
BCG Hong Kong offers time and financial support for the successful candidate to take advantage of professional learning and development opportunities inside and outside of the organization.
BCG Hong Kong supports and promotes flexible working as a crucial part of our inclusive offering. This role allows for flexibility in start and end times, working compressed hours, and the possibility of a job share arrangement, subject to agreement with management. However, the nature of the role will occasionally necessitate the PSM working outside of normal working hours, with very little notice, to follow through investigations and assist with events or VIP visits.
No accommodation or relocation expenses are payable in connection with this position. This is a locally engaged position subject to local laws and terms. Employment offers are subject to successful clearance of pre-employment checks and obtaining a minimum of SC(O) security clearance.
Should the successful candidate require a permit to work in Hong Kong, the British Consulate General will apply and sponsor the appropriate work visa on their behalf.