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Assistant Director – Safety and Security

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SOAS University of London is the leading Higher Education institution in Europe specialising in the study of Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East.  SOAS University of London is positioned to play a leading role in reimagining higher education globally, with a new strategic plan in place as the basis for the renewal and revitalisation of the School which commits SOAS to both student responsiveness and research intensity. SOAS is moving towards a new model of international partnerships which is responsive to the transnational character of our global challenges.

About the Department:

The Estates Directorate is responsible for the delivery of the Estate Strategy, which covers the areas of major construction and refurbishment projects; facilities operation, space management, and energy management. The Directorate aims to ensure that the quality, functionality and operation of the estate and its associated infrastructure meet the needs of its users and support the activities of SOAS.

The Assistant Director Safety and Security is a professional specialist, with a high-level of expertise and is ultimately accountable for the provision of security policies, codes of practice and implementation of a strategy through the delivery of various initiatives across SOAS. Reporting to Director of Estates, the post holder will be the principal advisor on physical security matters. They will establish an appropriate security culture, improving the education of all and ensuring staff, students and visitors are safe.

About the Role

The key purpose of the role is to carry out duties to ensure service level agreements are met. The role holder will lead the Security profession and be accountable for the implementation of all security-related policies, procedures and controls and lead and will provide assurance that risks are being mitigated and controls are effective.

The role holder will hold meetings with their direct managers and attend the team meetings with the security team when possible.  

You can find further information on the key criteria for the role in the Job Description and Person Specification, along with a full list of duties and responsibilities, which can be found on the SOAS website.

How to apply:

Closing date: 16th August 2023

We would particularly welcome applications from candidates from working We would particularly welcome applications from candidates from working class, first generation Higher Education, Black, Asian, other minority ethnic and underrepresented groups from within the UK and beyond. All appointment decisions will be made on merit, following a fair and competitive process.

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