The opportunity has arisen for security operatives to take part in counter terrorism training as a part of Operation Griffin, organised by the National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO). In addition, participants will be asked to help evaluate the effectiveness of the training. The training is free, lasts for 90 minutes, and covers three of Project Griffin s modules:
Module 3 Identifying and Responding to Suspicious Behaviour
Module 4 Identifying and Dealing with Bombs (IED) and Suspicious Items
Module 6 Responding to a Firearms or Weapons Attack
This training is particularly relevant as 8.1.3 of the ACS standard requires an SIA approved contractor to demonstrate activities to promote and improve the awareness of anti-terrorist activities. Spaces are limited to 20 people per training session. To register for the training, please send the names, email addresses of participants and a contact phone number*, indicating which event they wish to attend to: email@example.com
*Please note: The SIA will share the contact details provided with NaCTSO, their training providers and the evaluation researchers.
The dates, confirmed locations and times of the training are:
Manchester Macdonald Manchester Hotel and Spa
- Tuesday, 22 August, 14.30 16.00 (Some spaces available)
- Tuesday, 22 August, 17.00 18.30 (Good availability)
Newcastle Jury s Inn Hotel
- Thursday, 24 August, 14.30 16.00 (Full)
- Thursday, 24 August, 17.00 18.30 (Some spaces available)
Sheffield Hilton Sheffield
- Tuesday, 29 August, 14.30 16.00 (Limited spaces available)
- Tuesday, 29 August, 17.00 18.30 (Good availability)
Watford Jury s Inn Hotel
- Thursday, 31 August, 14.30 16.00 (Good availability)
- Thursday, 31 August, 17.00 18.30 (Good availability)
Bristol Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel
- Tuesday, 5 September, 14.30 16.00 (Some spaces available)
- Tuesday, 5 September, 17.00 18.30 (Good availability)
Windsor Royal Adelaide
- Thursday, 7 September, 14.30 16.00 (Good availability)
- Thursday, 7 September, 17.00 18.30 (Good availability)
London Regus London Cannon Street
- Tuesday, 12 September, 14.30 16.00 (Full)
- Tuesday, 12 September, 17.00 18.30 (Good availability)
London Crowne Plaza Battersea
- Thursday, 14 September, 14.30 16.00 (Limited spaces available)
- Thursday, 14 September, 17.00 18.30 (Good availability)
London The Cumberland Hotel
- Tuesday, 19 September, 14.30 16.00 (Good availability)
- Tuesday, 19 September, 17.00 18.30 (Good availability)
London The Cumberland Hotel
- Thursday, 21 September, 14.30 16.00 (Good availability)
- Thursday, 21 September, 17.00 18.30 (Good availability)
Glasgow Novotel Glasgow Central
- Tuesday, 26 September, 14.30 16.00 (Full)
- Tuesday, 26 September, 17.00 18.30 (Good availability)
Birmingham Jury s Inn Hotel
- Thursday, 28 September, 14.30 16.00 (Full)
- Thursday, 28 September, 17.00 18.30 (Full)
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The SIA’s main duties are: the compulsory licensing of individuals undertaking designated activities; and managing the voluntary Approved Contractor Scheme.
- For further information about the Security Industry Authority or to sign up for email updates visit www.sia.homeoffice.gov.uk.
Security Officer Belfast BT1 Hours: Various Days and Weekends – 20 hours per week 10 hours Day Shifts
Hourly Rate: Site Dependent however in the region of 7.50 per hour Corps Security is the leading specialist security solutions provider and is one of the most respected companies in the UK market. Since our establishment in 1859, Corps Security has been committed to treating its people well, and this means we offer some of the most attractive pay and benefits in the industry and have some of the best staff retention levels.
Diversity is important to Corps Security, we believe that each individual has unique talents to contribute to the business. We believe that creating an inclusive environment in which individuals are valued is fundamental to our business success and we are committed to working towards achieving this. Corps Security is currently recruiting for a SIA Licenced Security Officer in the Belfast area, to be based at one of our prestigious client s premises.
Job purpose: To provide security and support duties in a professional and courteous manner in line with both the client requirements and Corps Security s policies and procedures. Duties include:
- Liaise on a daily basis with staff + the client and operational management teams.
- Support the fulfilment of the contracted/business objectives, through the range of duty assignments which will involve security and support duties.
- Contribute as a team member to ensure the safety and a positive customer experience for all visitors.
This role is hands on and will require involvement in issues on an hourly/daily basis.
- Excellent communication skills and a strong customer focus.
- Must hold a valid SIA Frontline Licence
- Must hold a full UK driving licence
- 5 year checkable work/career history. All applicants will be vetted in line with industry standards.
- MS Office Skills – email, word, and excel.
- Own Transport required – due to shift start/ finish times and locations (if not local)
Company benefits: Corps Security also offers a range of industry leading benefits, including:
- Paid Holidays
- Company Sick Pay Scheme
- Full company uniform (Paid for by Corps Security)
- Paid SIA License renewals
- Pension Scheme
- Pension Contributions scheme to help towards contribution saving
- Travel mileage scheme to help towards work travel expenses
- Award Winning Training Opportunity
- Recruitment Bonus Scheme
- New Business Lead Scheme
- Employee Assistance Programme
Corps Security adheres to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunities ( EEO ) benefits both the Company and its employees.
EEO assists employees to develop to their full employment potential while the Company benefits from having a diverse and enthusiastic workforce.
If you wish to apply for this exciting role, please forward your CV and covering letter
Job Type: Full-time
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Security Officer – Belfast – Corps Security – Belfast County Borough
Extra police and security teams will begin patrolling Metrolink and the region s buses next week as part of a passenger safety drive. The move comes after KeolisAmey take over the tram network from 2am on Saturday morning after RATP Dev Ltd lost its bid to remain at the helm. And bosses have unveiled plans to introduce 900 extra hours of security support a week with 24 new TravelSafe Officers (TSOs).
TravelSafe, a security team across buses and trams, will be supported by 50 new PCSOs from Monday . They will join a new police sergeant and four new police constables. It follows months of concerning reports of anti-social behaviour on public transport – including the incident in May where a driver was treated in hospital after a brick was thrown through his windscreen from a bridge in Oldham. Chief Supt John O Hare, from Greater Manchester Police, said: The introduction of the TravelSafe PCSOs enhances our existing team, which includes an inspector, sergeant and police constables.
He said the team would be dedicated to ensuring the safety of passengers and dealing with any incidents on the networks. Aline Frantzen, new MD of KeolisAmey Metrolink said one of their key commitments was to enhance safety and security to improve passenger experience. She said: We are looking forward to working with TfGM, our partners and the community to implement our exciting plans for what is already a high-performing network . Our approach will be focused on collaboratively working to keep Greater Manchester moving and growing.
Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester, said he was committed to making Greater Manchester s public transport the safest. He added: I promised to prioritise a greater staffing presence on our public transport in the evenings and early mornings and today we are delivering on that promise. The TravelSafe team uses intelligence and crime data to target patrols at key times and places.
Chief Supt John O’Hare
It s split into four units covering four geographical areas so they can get to grips with their communities. Transport bosses insist crime and anti-social behaviour is relatively rare on buses and trams, with 206m journeys made by bus and 37m by tram in 2016. Matt Kitchen, operations director for Stagecoach Manchester, said it was a great example of how operators, transport bosses and the police are working together to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour.
He said safety was their priority . First Manchester s boss Adrian Worsfold agreed, adding: As a result of the TravelSafe Partnership we have already seen the positive impact that the presence of security officers can bring to our services, as we work together to reduce anti-social behaviour. Coun Andrew Fender, chairman of the TfGM committee, added: These are exciting times for Metrolink and the city-region and I warmly welcome KAM as the Metrolink operator .
Together we will further realise the full potential and benefits of the unprecedented growth and investment we are overseeing in the network.