The Langham, London is currently looking to recruit a Security Officer to join our Security Department. As a Security Officer your key duties will be as follows:
Monitoring of licensed outlets/bars in accordance with the requirements of the license laws and control of such areas and where applicable fulfil the duties of a Personal Licensee.
Effective monitoring of CCTV images, checking equipment for continuous recording and effective functioning and maintaining accurate logs and digital copies of footage when required within the stipulations of the Data Protection Act and the Private Security Industry Act.
Control of all hotel internal keys, electronic key cards and access key cards and their issue to authorised personnel, including updating of key holders lists.
Control of staff locker keys and issue to authorised personnel, including updating of key holders lists.
Dealing with undesirable and suspicious persons.
Dealing with unattended and suspicious objects.
Responding to and investigation of fire alarms as part of the hotel emergency fire team.
Weekly testing of hotel fire alarm systems and associated fire safety systems, including air vents, emergency pagers, lifts and fire doors.
Form part of emergency rescue team in event of trapped passengers in lifts by following formal procedures.
Taking appropriate action and reporting of all fire related issues within the hotel, including regular checks of the fire panel and to take corrective action when necessary.
Complete recorded audits of all fire alerting, fire fighting and other fire safety related equipment and reporting of all defects to management and Engineering department.
Responding to security and bomb threats and take appropriate action in accordance with hotel emergency and security procedures.
Investigation of incidents within the hotel as directed, including reports of missing or damaged personal property, violence, assault, inappropriate behaviour, unauthorised access to guest rooms, mini bars, safe boxes, store rooms and other restricted areas.
Compiling all supporting information necessary during investigation of reported incidents, including electronic lock readings, guest profiles, physical evidence, photographs, CCTV footage or any other relevant documentation.
Interviewing guest, visitors and staff members as part of supporting information during investigations.
Preparing written or typed incident reports for all reported incidents with attached relevant supporting information.
Daily updating of computerised incident and accident database.
Dealing with safekeeping of personal guest items and lost and found property, including recording, safekeeping and returning while updating records.
Attend room moves in the absence of guests.
Assisting guests with bedroom safes and recording of all safe access incidents with guest and own signatures.
Initial investigation and handling of insurance claims against the hotel and the business within the stipulations of the Hotel Proprietor Act 1956.
Attend to accidents and give assistance as necessary. Officers who are qualified first aiders should apply first aid when necessary.
Maintain accurate up-to-date guest and staff accident records.
Support Human Resources department with interviews and obtaining statements regarding disciplinary matters.
Support hotel management team with staff suspension procedures, out of hours in particular.
Carry out recorded staff bag searches in accordance with hotel procedures and guidelines, ensuring correct procedure with property pass documentation.
Carry out recorded searches of staff lockers when necessary in presence of witness from management or human resources department.
To maintain Vingcard electronic key system, maintain backup records, time changes, carry out lock readings as required.
To maintain control of all staff, contractors and visitors access other than guests to the building
The Langham, London offers a wide range of benefits which include: uniform, meals on duty, holidays, free accommodation at other Langham Hotels, Company pension plan, colleague recognition system, learning and development opportunities and many more.
The Langham London, London s Original Grand Hotel and flagship of the international Langham Hospitality Group comprises 378 luxury bedrooms and suites, the acclaimed Roux at The Landau and Palm Court restaurants, the Artesian Bar, extensive Meeting & Events facilities and Europe s first Chuan Spa.
The team at the hotel prides itself on creating enchanting encounters for our guests and we ve been doing so since 1865.
An ideal candidate should fulfil the following requirement:
Have a SIA Door Supervisor Level 2 licence
Great investigation and problem solving skills
Attention to detail
Excellent communication skills
Ability to handle stressful and challenging situations
First Aid qualifications are preferable
Terms of employment
Taken from: Security Officer – Langham Place
An international hacking group targeted the Foreign Office in a campaign lasting several months, cyber security experts have revealed. The Callisto Group are highly motivated and well resourced and thought to be involved in intelligence gathering about foreign and security policy. Cyber security firm F-Secure claimed the group s infrastructure has links with Russia, China and Ukraine, but did not offer any definitive conclusions about who was behind Callisto. The Foreign Office (FCO) was one of the organisations targeted by Callisto in 2016, with other targets including military personnel, government officials, think tanks and journalists in Eastern Europe and the South Caucasus. Erka Koivunen, chief information security officer at F-Secure said: We do not have enough data to determine what exactly the Callisto Group were doing with the FCO, or whether any activity concerning them was successfully executed. However, we do have indicators that the FCO were targeted by the Callisto Group.
The Government faces tens of thousands of cyber attacks every month and is aware of several established, capable state and state-sponsored groups seeking to penetrate UK networks. The active cyber defence (ACD) programme developed by the Government is aimed at blocking attacks before they reach their intended recipient. In a report on Callisto s activities, F-Secure said that in October 2015 the group used phishing techniques sending emails purporting to come from Google suggesting that their Gmail accounts were about to be closed to harvest security credentials. In early 2016 spear phishing emails with malicious attachments appearing to be from people known to the recipient were sent in highly targeted attacks aimed at government officials, military targets, think tanks and journalists.
The malware contained in the attacks would have enabled Callisto to gather basic information and screenshots but also install further software which could have given the group full remote access to the machine and its data. While the targeting would suggest that the main benefactor of the Callisto Group s activity is a nation state with specific interest in the Eastern Europe and South Caucasus regions, the link to infrastructure used for the sale of controlled substances hints at the involvement of a criminal element, the report said. One potential explanation was that Callisto is a cyber crime group with ties to a nation state, such as acting on behalf of or for the benefit of a government agency but it was not possible to make any definitive assertions , F-Secure concluded.
Cyber security firm F-Secure claimed the Callisto Group s infrastructure has links with Russia, China and Ukraine (PA) A National Cyber Security Centre spokesman said: The first duty of Government is to safeguard the nation and as the technical authority on cyber security, the NCSC is delivering ground breaking innovations to make the UK the toughest online target in the world. Emails are the main path for most attacks and usually rely on an abuse of trust by spoofing well-known brands .
The Government s ACD programme is developing services to block, prevent and neutralise attacks before they reach inboxes.
These measures are being trialled on government systems to prove effectiveness before we ask industry to implement them.
preventive police monitoring of high risk people ?
Is that the sort of thing which is called spying & cvauses diplomatic incidents when the CIA do it? Posted on 4/13/17 | 8:55 AM CEST
Ohhh, and when some people were saying that 1-2 years ago, Mrs Merkel and her political allies were calling them racist, fascist and xenophobes. Posted on 4/13/17 | 9:03 AM CEST
Am sure empress ditherer of bankrupt EZ empire the germans will pay the price even more
Posted on 4/13/17 | 9:12 AM CEST
Yes Alan . Spying by security services . Current terrorism shows why we should do it, and a little thought shows us why it s so dangerous to overdo it.
As an example, consider the UK s snooper s charter . It completely tilts the balance between the State and the individual as far as electronic spying is concerned. You can also take international spying on friendly states too far . Take e.g . the UK installing phone taps on the EU in Brussels .
Or the CIA tapping Mrs . Merkel s phone. By your logic, EU countries would be fully justified in trying to tap Mrs . May s phone and using that to improve negotiation tactics on Brexit . After all that s what GHCQ is busily doing with the EU, right?
Posted on 4/13/17 | 9:12 AM CEST
We will never accept terror oh really ?
I m surprised, it seemed that they have so far enjoyed it and made a lot to have it even more while at the same time bashing countries that made safety of their citizens top priority like Hungary or Poland.
What happened ?!? Posted on 4/13/17 | 9:37 AM CEST
What happened? Is there an election looming by any chance?
Should we tell Vlad & the Trolls? (sounds a bit like a 70 s /80 s punk rock band )
Posted on 4/13/17 | 9:43 AM CEST
She d say anything to lure back voters the CDU has lost to the AfD . The Amazing thing is that the average German still believes that Merkel will somehow fix their broken society and all will be well, while they are increasingly governed from Ankara and somewhere from the shores of Lybia. Posted on 4/13/17 | 10:20 AM CEST
Islamic terrorism, she said . Ok,boys in the german independent media, the boss spoke, you can stop with your exhilarating not so clear, maybe football fan, or maybe a foreigner we don t know precisely from where, could be a brasilian tourist, maybe attitude
Posted on 4/13/17 | 10:24 AM CEST
Ooops . . this can t be, can it?
And, now Frau Merkel having invited the many will come up with a plan to interrogate all to find the few
Posted on 4/13/17 | 11:16 AM CEST
Seem to remember the DGSE was reputed to run a most effective commercial/industrial spying operation. A little thought actually shows why it is dangerous to underdo the electronic monitoring bit, many people would I suspect be quite accepting of the snoopers charter concepts and have no principled objections to it . I accept that there others who do.
As for international spying, information interpretation & intelligence gathering is what diplomats have always done, its akin to what the press/media do, electronics just changes the way its done.
Are you seriously suggesting that EU27 are not currently doing something similar?
BTW was it not a falling out with the head of the Luxembourg Secret Service which contributed to Junkers downfall as PM just before he became president of the Commission/
Who were they spying on?
Posted on 4/13/17 | 11:30 AM CEST