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‘Great British Bake Off’ Host Prue Leith Given Full-Time Security Protection To Guard Her From Threats

Prue Leith1 has revealed she s been given 24/7 protection ahead of her debut on The Great British Bake Off2 .

The food critic and restaurateur was announced as Mary Berry3 s replacement on the show earlier this month, following its move to Channel 4.

But the 77-year-old says she was shocked by the level of security provided by Love Productions, who make the show, after it was confirmed she would be joining Paul Hollywood as a judge.

'Great British Bake Off' Host Prue Leith Given Full-Time Security Protection To Guard Her From Threats

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Prue Leith

But when Prue returned to her home in the Cotswolds, she discovered she had been granted the security protection anyway.

'Great British Bake Off' Host Prue Leith Given Full-Time Security Protection To Guard Her From Threats

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Prue is set to replace Mary Berry on the ‘Bake Off’ judging panel.

Prue also revealed that Mary Berry has been in touch to reassure her not to worry about any threats.

She revealed that Mary told her: Look, if there s a big story there might be somebody at the gate, but most people like the show.

It s quite nice walking into the supermarket and being asked: Are you the lady off the telly ? That happens to me now and I always enjoy it.

'Great British Bake Off' Host Prue Leith Given Full-Time Security Protection To Guard Her From Threats

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Prue also admitted she hadn t heard of new co-host Noel Fielding, who is replacing Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins with Sandi Toksvig. 456

The Great British Bake Off is expected to launch on Channel 4 later this year.

‘Great British Bake Off’: Where Are They Now?

Edd Kimber (winner, 2010)

Fresh from being crowned the winner of the first ever Bake Off , Ed quit his day job as a debt collector for Yorkshire Bank (which he hated) to follow his baking dream with a job in Raymond Blanc s restaurant Le Manoir as a pastry chef (what else?) . He s gone on to carve himself a career as a food writer with articles appearing in BBC Good Food magazine and on his blog theboywhobakes.co.uk . In 2011 he published his first cookbook, ran a pop-up bakery in Fortnum & Mason and is also the resident baker on The Alan Titchmarsh Show . Bake Off changed my life in the most amazing way .

It allowed me to follow my passion and fulfil my dreams in a way I never imagined, he said recently.

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References

  1. ^ Prue Leith (www.huffingtonpost.co.uk)
  2. ^ The Great British Bake Off (www.huffingtonpost.co.uk)
  3. ^ Mary Berry (www.huffingtonpost.co.uk)
  4. ^ Noel Fielding (huffingtonpost.co.uk)
  5. ^ Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins (huffingtonpost.co.uk)
  6. ^ Sandi Toksvig (huffingtonpost.co.uk)

Security Officer – Barlborough

Security Officer - BarlboroughBASE/ LOCATION:
Barlborough

JOB PROFILE NAME:
Security Officer LINE MANAGED BY:
Facilities Service Manager PROFESSIONALLY REPORTS TO:
Facilities Service Manager

ROLE OVERVIEW Reporting to the Facilities Service Manager, the role of Security Officer involves working with a team of security guards to provide an efficient and professional security service to everybody on site. This is a permanent opportunity working various shifts. PURPOSE OF THE JOB The Security Guard is responsible for ensuring that all staff and visitors are in a safe and secure environment. KEY OBJECTIVES OF THE JOB

  • Provide a professional, efficient, and approachable security service whilst maintaining a high level of customer service to staff and visitors at all times.
  • Carry out internal and external patrols, day and night to ensure a safe and secure environment, recording maintenance issues, potential breaches of security or unusual occurrences in the Daily occurrence book .
  • To provide visitors to BT, with helpful advice, guidance and information and if not able to do so, direct to other members of staff who can assist.
  • Ensure that those who should not be granted access to the building are professionally and politely prevented from gaining access or escorted from the building.
  • Provide support in an emergency or evacuation situation, in a calm and professional manner. Actively provide information to any emergency services when requested to do so.
  • As part of the team undertake regular testing of fire alarms and other security equipment, completing the appropriate logs, and notifying the Facilities Service Manager of any issues of malfunctioning equipment.
  • Ensure and regularly check that all fire exit doors are maintained free of obstructions, reporting any defects or maintenance issues as appropriate.
  • Monitor and respond immediately to alarm system activations to check designated areas of concern. Effectively use the PA system to notify BT staff and patrons of situations or actions required of them.
  • Ensure that BT s CCTV system is professionally, effectively and sensitively monitored in compliance with BT s agreed standards.
  • Conduct individual bag or property searches, if directed to do so by the Security Manager or other senior manager.
  • Ensure the effective control and maintenance of keys and security equipment including any equipment e.g. radios.
  • Conduct routine security administration including the issue of staff and visitor passes.

    Ensure that any lost property left is securely stored, recorded and retrieved for the owner where appropriate.

  • Maintain all security related equipment and working areas to a high standard of cleanliness and safety and ensure all defects are reported.
  • Complete relevant records and log books, in a professional manner providing sufficient detail.
  • Where necessary assist in the removal or escort of members of the public from the building where their behaviour is disruptive or presents a risk to others.
  • Support and comply with the Fire, Health and Safety, and Security policies and procedures.
  • Undertake first aid training and provide first aid services to staff, visitors or patrons as requested.
  • Working with a Building Service Technician or Fire Officer, carry out the evacuation of people from lifts, to minimise panic and ensure the safety of all concerned.
  • Assist in the induction and training of new members of the team.
  • Deal with any suspicious packages, maintaining own and others safety and dealing with these in accordance with BT procedures.
  • Actively maintain the confidentiality of information to which Officers will be privy, be this around individuals or security sensitive information in relation to the Building, and using appropriate language, particularly within the public door working environment.
  • Undertake any other duties as may reasonably be required by the Security Manager, Facilities Manager and/or BT management.
  • Adhere to company policies, including PPE Procedures
  • May be required from time to time to support the FM team
  • The colleague must understand their environmental responsibilities and follow the BTFS environmental policy.

    They must follow BTFS procedures and routines correctly to make sure that their work is in line with the environmental policy and support the business in achieving its environmental objectives.

OPERATIONAL ACCOUNTABILITIES

Typically:

  • Responsible for the completion of a variety of straightforward, stand-alone tasks or high-volume transactions within set rules and instructions
  • Takes instruction and will be subject to regular local supervision of progress against results and escalates issues when required
  • Likely to be a member of a team that focuses on day-to-day routine tasks
  • Responsible for the delivery of their own defined set of work including planning and decision-making
  • Interacts with stakeholders around specific work efforts and deliverables
  • Supports delivery of Health and Safety policy and standards
  • Plays a role in a One Team approach, assisting other departments when possible

FINANCIAL ACCOUNTABILITIES

Typically:

  • Has awareness of cost/benefit as applicable to tasks performed

PEOPLE ACCOUNTABILITIES

Typically:

  • Not typically responsible for supervising others- if they do, spends more than 80% of time as a team member rather than supervisor
  • Not responsible for the development of others

KNOWLEDGE AND APPLIED SKILLS

Typically:

  • Able to perform role to the required standard within a short period after completion of training
  • Current first aid certificate from a recognised Institution
  • Current SIA essential
  • Capable of using the Microsoft Office packages (Work, Excel, Outlook) and generally IT literate with knowledge of electronic security systems.

BEHAVIORAL COMPETENCIES

Typically:
People Success Factors:

  • Planning & Organising
  • Building Relationships
  • Delivery through People
  • Business Awareness
  • Customer Focus
  • Contributing to Continuous Improvement
  • Dealing with Change
  • Be customer focused with a smart presentable appearance and willing to uphold the BT s customer service approach
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent inter-personal skills
  • Security experience preferably as part of an in-house team
  • Ability to maintain a sense of calm and control in difficult situations, minimising panic in others
  • Reliable with excellent timekeeping
  • Ability to use initiative and be adaptable
  • Self-motivated with a willing and friendly approach
  • Willingness to undertake a flexible shift pattern, to include night shifts in accordance with BT Sport s roster
  • Ability to respond appropriately to alarms
  • A good knowledge and appreciation of current security environments, the potential risks and threats and actions to mitigate these

ADDITIONAL ROLE INFORMATION

  • To liaise daily with your Line Manager reporting to them any information relevant to the provision of the service
  • Good communication skills
  • Understanding of security specification
  • Ability to work as a team
  • Health and Safety awareness

Other Responsibilities

  • To perform any other duties which may be reasonably required by your Line Manager or the company

He/she may be required to attend any training at the company s request.

To apply please send your CV to Rachel.gedge@bt.com

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WhatsApp security debate must be informed or we will all suffer

In the hours after last week s terrorist attack in Westminster that claimed the lives of four people, the message from the Government was one of defiance. Our way of life will not change, they said . It will be business as usual .

The British values of freedom and democracy will prevail. If there is going to be a debate on messaging and security it should at least be an informed one

Yet only four days after Khalid Masood s rampage, the Home Secretary took to the airwaves to demand that messaging services such as WhatsApp tear up their security features1, allowing police to intercept communications as part of criminal investigations. It appears that the debate about how to balance civil liberties against the Government s responsibility to keep the British public safe is about to start up all over again only four months after the so-called Snooper s Charter became law.

The Investigatory Powers Act, you may recall, requires web and phone companies to store the web and browsing histories of all users for a year. It also gives the police and security agencies powers to hack into computers and phones and to harvest vast amounts of data although the European Court of Justice s ruling in December has tempered this somewhat. Despite this major change, Amber Rudd is now targeting message services such as WhatsApp, claiming they provide a safe haven for terrorists by making it impossible for communications to be decoded, thanks to end-to-end encryption.

Giving police access in certain serious cases might sound reasonable, but unfortunately it is not that simple. Tech companies say that building a back door or security flaw into encrypted messaging systems naturally make them less secure for everyone. Ms Rudd also sounded less than clued-up when she talked about the technology she is trying to reform.

On extremist material, she asserted that the Government would speak to experts who understand the necessary hashtags to stop this stuff ever being put up . As anyone who has ever used Twitter knows, this is utter nonsense. If there is going to be a debate on messaging and security, as the Government clearly wishes, it should at least be an informed one.

References

  1. ^ demand that messaging services such as WhatsApp tear up their security features (inews.co.uk)