Vacancies

Job title: Private Security Management Expert

Department: ICSS – Security Consultancy

Section: Security Consultancy

Division: N/A

Position Type: Full-time

Job Code: WP7 PB007

Closing Date: 16 September 2021

To apply, please send your up-to-date CV and a cover letter to hr@theicss.org

Reporting Relationships

Reports to: Head, Sport Event Security (ICSS)

Direct reports: LOC Security Director

Job Summary and Key Responsibilities

The International Centre for Sport Security invites applications from suitably qualified personnel to work alongside the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SCDL), Tournament Security team, to assist in the development and operational delivery of standards, systems, and processes for the deployment of Private Security & Safety Stewarding personnel throughout all 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™ operational phases.

The role of Private Security & Safety Stewarding during sporting events in Qatar to date has been extremely limited. In order to ensure FIFA World Cup readiness, a Private Security & Safety Stewarding strategy and delivery programme needs to be developed to ensure required tournament time delivery standards are met.

The primary objective of the Private Security & Safety Stewarding Management Programme is therefore to enhance the capability of Private Security companies to start working alongside State Security partners at local events culminating in enhanced and integrated private and state security operations for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™.

Line Management for this appointment will be via the Head, Sport Event Security at the International Centre for Sport Security with direct work-based reporting to the Security Director, Tournament Security (SCDL).

The ideal candidate for this position will have previous experience of in security operations and operational planning for multi-venue, Major Sporting Tournaments, particularly those relating to football.

The successful candidate will have responsibility for ensuring the planning; scheduling and integration of the private security workforce and work with the following SCDL delivery partners, agencies, and service providers:

• The International Centre for Sport Security
• Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy – Tournament Security.
• Qatar Private Security partners/companies
• Other Government Agencies identified throughout the project

This role relates to Tournament Security & Safety Stewarding operations; however, it is not a requirement that the appointee possesses a formal event Safety Stewarding related qualification.

Key responsibilities for this position are to work with SCDL delivery partners, agencies, and service providers in a coordinated and cohesive way to:

• Plan and execute deployment of Private Security & Safety Stewards during tournament time.
• Manage the Private Security & Safety Stewarding demand model for official venues.
• Work on the approved Private Security & Safety Steward scheduling platforms and systems (ATOS) capable of providing ‘real-time’ demand information.
• Manage and execute the Security Workforce plan as per the event schedule.
• Communicate with Private Security Companies that are part of the approved service providers.
• Assist in the Standard Operating Procedures to support tournament delivery of Private Security & Safety Steward operations.
• Assist the Security Training Manager in the development of Private Security & Safety Steward training programmes.

Responsibilities of this role will evolve during the lifespan of the project and it is likely that the role profile will evolve with the changing tournament requirements.

Requirements

Skills and Competency Requirements

Knowledge:
• Previous experience of working in the Middle East would be an advantage.
• Previous experience in Major football events in Security and Safety Stewarding operations.
• Competent in managing venue Private Security & Safety Stewarding operations in a multi-venue Football environment.
• Competent in translating client requirements into efficient Private Security & Safety Stewarding operations.
• Ability to work within a multi-disciplinary organisation and to build active, cooperative partnerships with external organisations in an integrated manner.
• Direct practical experience of providing technical/operational Private Security & Safety Stewarding expertise to major sports events
• Detailed technical knowledge and understanding of sporting venues’ Private Security and Safety Stewarding requirements.
• Recognised expertise and experience in security aspects of event planning
• Experience in Private Security and Safety Steward planning and scheduling for major sport events.
• Experience in managing a contracted guard force within a major event sporting venue is considered an advantage.

Leadership:
• Communicates direction and a clear vision of success.
• Shares ideas and information in a timely manner following approved processes.
• Uses sound judgement and professional experience to assess levels of risk.
• Inspires and motivates others.
• Considers impact of decisions on individuals, wider organisation and commercially.
• Generates confidence in others and empowers them.
• Focuses on continual improvement.
• Delegates effectively and enables others to achieve.

Building relationships and networking:
• Effectively promotes and builds effective relationships and networking opportunities.
• Builds credibility, respect, and trust with others through depth of understanding and knowledge.
• Makes a real effort to understand the needs of others.
• Considerate and respectful towards others.
• Communicates regularly with key individuals to ensure continuity of information.
• Collaborates effectively to ensure timely delivery of objectives.
• Builds co-operative and positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
• Fair and objective approach.

Communication:
• Shares relevant and appropriate knowledge and information with others.
• Open and transparent.
• Embraces and absorbs new information.
• Consults widely and appropriately.
• Generates ideas to improve processes and create efficiencies.
• Effectively deals with ambiguity.
• Prepared to appropriately and respectfully challenge information and bureaucracy.
• Able to adapt style of communication and approach.
• Communicates clearly and concisely.

Delivers results:
• Displays a clear vision and knows what they want to achieve.
• Plans ahead and manages time effectively.
• Embraces change and encourages others to do so.
• Takes accountability and ownership of tasks and problems.
• Tenacious and seeks to overcome obstacles and challenges.
• Meets milestones and is committed to achieving a positive result.
• Provides creative and innovative solutions.
• Able to assess situations, analyse information and make informed decisions.
• Prepared to make difficult decisions and stick by them.
• Provides quality work that is fit for purpose.

Commitment, motivation and drive:
• Promotes diversity and equal opportunities and displays respect and loyalty to colleagues and the organisation.
• Motivated and proud to be part of the experience.
• Takes pride in personal development.
• Professional and polite manner.
• Approachable and welcoming.
• Enthusiastic and displays keen interest in sport.
• Tournament focussed and passionate about the success.
• Dynamic.
• Positive attitude and optimistic.
• Resilient, calm and in control of emotions.
• Honest, open to challenge and prepared to take advice.

Additional Information

Work Interactions

  • Regular updates to Head, Sport Event Security (ICSS)
  • External relationships: As identified throughout the Project life cycle

Salary
The salary will be at ICSS’s Senior Manager level and be specifically defined depending on years of relevant working experience and educational background.

Languages
For this post, fluency in English (both oral and written) is required. Knowledge of Arabic is an asset.

Assessment
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include a series of behavioral, competency-based interviews, may it be face-to-face or video conference with the recruitment committee (panel).

Special Notice
The selected candidate will join on initial probationary periods of between three and six months.

No Fee
ICSS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING).

Final Considerations
Candidates will not be considered for employment with ICSS if they have committed violations of International Human Rights Law, sexual exploitation or abuse or crimes other than minor traffic offences, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts.
Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting on as wide a geographical basis as possible. ICSS places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality.
The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in response to this vacancy announcement through the submission of a curriculum vitae and a letter of motivation or cover letter.
No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

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