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Head of Security

£65,000 - £70,000

UK / Greater London

Estates & Facilities Management



Michael Hewlett
020 8892 0115

Michael joined MRG in early 2008 to launch a public sector division specialising within Estates and Facilities Management. He personally delivers Senior Management / Director level campaigns across all aspects of Operational FM including Campus Services, Maintenance & Engineering, Sustainabil


Job Description

REF: 14925
Posted: 06 September 2019
Closes: 06 October 2019

King's College London is one of the top 10 UK universities in the world (QS World University Rankings 2018) and the fourth oldest in England. King's has more than 31,000 students from 150 countries and more than 8,500 employees. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), King’s was ranked 6th nationally.

We are proud of our prestigious estate at the heart of London, which covers a varied portfolio including the historic Strand Campus (encompassing Bush House), as well as cutting edge research and teaching facilities across our diverse campuses. The Strand Campus is part way through a programme of redevelopment, which includes a major renovation of the Quad Building (£47 million).

Reporting to the Associate Director of Facilities, the Head of Security will be responsible for managing all aspects of physical security to ensure the provision of a secure and safe environment for our students, visitors and staff. You will provide highly visible and authentic leadership to a large and multi-site team whilst we transition to a new method of service delivery (250 directly employed staff). The Head of Security will lead the team to deliver world-class customer service for a world-class institution with a focus on enhancing the student experience whilst still ensuring a safe environment and value for money.

The successful candidate will have a strong track record of working on their own initiative and providing expert advice regarding security matters; you will also possess extensive experience in the management of security for large and high-profile events. 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 partnership working with our neighbours as well as external bodies including our NHS partners and the local business resilience forum.

The competitive benefits package includes 27 days annual leave + 4 closure days (over Christmas) + bank holidays. The USS pension scheme has generous employer contributions. Details of the benefits of working at KCL can be found at

For a confidential discussion please contact our advisor Michael Hewlett of The Management Recruitment Group at or on 020 8892 0115. The Management Recruitment Group has been exclusively retained for this campaign. All direct and third-party applications will be forwarded to them.

Closing date for applications is Sunday 6th October 2019.

King's College London - Head of Security