Head of Security Job Placement – Barclays Bank UK

Job Title:      Head of Security – AVP
Organisation: Barclays Bank UK
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Head of Physical Security, Barclays Africa
About Barclays UK:
is a British multinational banking and financial services company headquartered
in London. It is a universal bank with operations in retail, wholesale and
investment banking, as well as wealth management, mortgage lending and credit
cards. It has operations in over 50 countries and territories and has around 48
million customers. As of 31 December 2011, Barclays had total assets of US$2.42
trillion, the seventh-largest of any bank worldwide.
Job Summary: The Head of Security – AVP will be tasked with the
management of security operations, governance and risk management across
Barclays Bank Uganda, and will ensure that security solutions are proportionate
to business objectives and meet business risk appetite. The incumbent will act
as the country security operations and governance lead with direct
responsibility for maintaining mandatory security standards and operating
procedures to deliver effective security risk management to protect Barclays’
people, premises, moveable assets and reputation. He / she will also support the
BA Head of Security in the delivery and implementation of the BA Security
Strategy at country-level.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Manage the Risk Profile
Of Barclays’ Premises – 20%
  • Ensure that all Security Risk Assessments
    (SRAs) are completed in a timely and proficient manner for premises,
    hotels, residences and events.
  • Track, follow-up and close outstanding
    recommendations as per SRA remedial action data.
  • Manage the maintenance schedule for the
    security systems across the premises network, ensuring that the equipment
    has continuous functionality and resolve issues within the shortest period
Consequence Management of
Serious and/or Violent Crime Incidents Or Disturbances Affecting Barclays’
People And Premises
: 20%
  • Ensure that all security incidents are
    accurately reported, investigated, tracked and documented to identify and
    address all security risks and /or failures.
  • Identify and source national and regional
    crime statistics and ensure these are reported where the statistic is an
    attack on a competitor.
  • Take lead in the planning and execution of
    deliberate security operations across Barclays Uganda, including, for
    example, pre-election security contingency planning, high profile events
    and visits of High Risk Personnel.
  • Manage all immediate action response to rapid
    escalation security operations.
  • Work with the BA Head of Security and AS
    Training Manger to design and execute training exercises for selected
    employees particularly for contingency and evacuation plans.
  • Produce travel advisories and the
    coordination and management of travel restrictions.
Embedding Risk Awareness
Culture – 20%
  • Ensure that the Bank’s policies and
    procedures are in place and embedded across all operation functions.
  • Challenge team managers on remediation
    findings by Remediation team and audit to ensure timely closure.
  • Ensure that the country has an effective and
    running Business Continuity Management plan for the functions and agree
    resolution of any escalated issues with functional heads.
  • Authorise risk events on the OpVantage system
    and advise remedial action to avoid recurrence. Ensure appropriate
    disciplinary action is taken where appropriate.
  • Own audit findings raised by either internal
    or external auditors/assurance and ensure timely resolution.
Improve operational
efficiency and Customer Services – 20%
  • Embed a high performing service culture and
    Identify processing/productivity inefficiency and influence the other
    functional Heads to adopt.
  • Share best practice with the business and act
    as an expert point of referral for operational issues.
  • Challenge current processes and procedure by
    benchmarking against industry performance to ensure that they are fully
  • Undertake customer visits and act as a
    central point of escalation for all issues affecting service within the
  • Ensure that all projects and initiatives
    falling within Operations are implemented as per project plan and benefits
Manage Governance and
Conformance and Key Risk Reporting Responsibilities In Country – 20%
  • Develop and execute an internal annual
    conformance testing plan to aid the embedment of AS policies and
    procedures across the business.
  • Analyse the data output of all internal risk
    and conformance, and audit, assessments of security related issues and
    develop remediation plans to close gaps.
  • Ensure that country Management Information is
    completed proficiently, endorsed by line management and business, includes
    action trackers for security projects and/or remediation plans, and is
    submitted in a timely manner.
  • Maintain a security risk register where the
    business has chosen not to implement recommended actions or standards on
    the basis of a risk assessment, and has chosen to retain the risk with the
    agreement of relevant stakeholders.
Strategic Relationship
Management for Security Function In The Business – 15%
  • Attend monthly or quarterly Regional /
    Country banking association risk management forums.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with law
    enforcement and intelligence establishments in country.
  • Manage relationships with third party
    security and maintenance service providers, including Strategic outsourced
    services e.g. cash centres, and conduct quarterly reviews of SLAs to
    ensure all KPIs are delivered within tolerance levels and address
    performance issues.
Manage Service Delivery
Excellence To Business And Key Security Stakeholders – 15%
  • Develop a Security Risk Management Committee
    meeting within the business to conduct periodic in depth reviews of all
    security incidents, service provision, SRAs, governance, conformance and
    risk reporting, equipment maintenance, the risk register and significant
  • Act as the security lead for the management
    of cross functional liaison and training including the development and use
    of formal engagement models and SLAs. 
    This should include but not be limited to the following internal
    stakeholders; Crisis Leadership, Premises, Corporate Affairs, Mergers
    & Acquisitions, IT and Sourcing.
  • Support all budget management objectives set
    by the business and to identify cost saving initiatives.
Manage the country
security team and the business’ colleague initiatives – 10% 
  • Ensure that all subordinates in the country
    security team have appropriate Personal Development Plans in place to meet
    the Africa Security strategy, and local business objectives, and that
    these are signed off by the line management.
  • Manage all facets of the XXXXX Security Teams
    personal and business development objectives, and complete all career
    reporting responsibilities in a timely, professional manner
  • Ensure the security team complete all online
    and AS training requirements.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Barclays Head of
    Security career opportunity should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree in
    social science or any other associated discipline from a recognized
  • Additional training in Security services
    provision and investigations is a must.
  • At least seven years’ experience in comprehensive
    professional in Security Services management.
  • Advanced analytical, organization, and
    interpersonal skills
  • Comprehensive professional experience, it is
    essential that the incumbent has a physical security orientated
    background, with extensive knowledge of the banking or cash management
  • Proven track record in the delivery of
    physical security operational planning, training and security services
    vendor engagement.
  • Possess the ability to communicate
    effectively, orally and in writing to subordinate entities and to senior
  • Must have strong leadership and management
    skills especially in the areas of organisation, time management,
    innovation, motivation, cost effectiveness and diplomacy.
  • Must be prepared to undertake travel in
    support of business needs.
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of Ugandan
    penal code is added advantage
  • Excellent in people’s management
  • Discipline and Grievance
  • Leading and Rewarding Performance
How to Apply:
you feel challenged by any of the above positions, and believe you can deliver
on key deliverables as outlined above, upload your application letter, current
curriculum vitae and photocopies of academic certificate to our recruitment
website detail below:
is an equal opportunity employer that recruits, develops and promotes people on
merit, and rewards outstanding performance, regardless of background and
queries contact us on 0417122453 or email: barclays.uganda@barclays.com
Deadline:  31st July

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