French voters have started casting ballots for the presidential election in a tense first-round poll that is seen as a test for the spread of populism around the world. More than 60,000 polling stations opened on Sunday for voters who will choose between 11 candidates in the most unpredictable election in generations. Polling stations open in Paris. (AP/Bertrand Combaldieu)
Opinion polls point to a tight race among the four top contenders vying to get into the May 7 presidential run-off that will decide who becomes France s next head of state. Polls suggest far-right nationalist Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron, an independent centrist and former economy minister, were in the lead. However, conservative Francois Fillon, a former prime minister, appeared to be closing the gap, as was far-left candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon.
A voting machine displays the names of the 11 candidates. (AP/Bertrand Combaldieu) France s 10% unemployment rate, its struggling economy and security issues topped concerns for the 47 million eligible voters. If Ms Le Pen or Mr Melenchon win a spot in the run-off, it will be seen as a victory for the rising wave of populism reflected by the votes for Donald Trump and Brexit.
People line up before casting their vote. (AP/Emilio Morenatti)
Mr Macron and Mr Fillon are committed to European unity and would reform employment rules.
Early voting began on Saturday in France s overseas territories.
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
We are looking for highly talented and successful Account Manager to join our growing and exciting business. In this role you will be a field based Account Manager you will take a leading stance and we are looking for an individual that can demonstrate the confidence, experience, drive, flexibility and determination to provide the highest standards of operational service throughout the South Region portfolio. You will also possess the skills to motivate the staff to maintain the high standards required throughout the area.
Your ability to manage portfolios will be critical to your success and that of VSG. You will enjoy leading from the front and drive performance through your account management skills. We are looking for a natural leader with the ability to motivate and develop others and commercial flair for maximising sales opportunities. Hands on and driven, you will inspire others with your passion for excellent account management. VSG have great opportunities for you to develop your career in security services and progress further up the ladder, this is an excellent time to join the UKs fastest growing security services organisation. The Role
- Act as the principle point of contact for the client regarding your designated sites.
- Ensure all management information is accurate and professionally presented when required.
- Monitoring service levels and compliance to ensure delivery meets / exceeds the required standard were possible.
- Management of the resource requirements to prevent lost / untrained hours on the portfolio ensuring dedicated relief staff are effectively utilised.
- Ensuring teams are recruited, trained and performance managed in line with company guidelines and requirements whilst adhering to Company and legal procedures.
- Undertake out of hours on-call duties (on rotation)
- Accountability for the profit and loss of the area.
- Empowers and supports the team to deliver a great service.
- Drive the contract service delivery for your designated sites.
- Essential to have experience within a client facing role
- Shopping Centre experience desired
Essential to have experience in a people focussed role e.g. Managing performance
Must hold a valid non front line SIA licence as a minimum
Previous people management experience including company procedures
Working knowledge of employment legislation
Health & Safety knowledge and experience
Demonstrate strong leadership skills and lead by example
Problem-solving and analytical skills
Excellent influencing and interpersonal skills
Commercially aware with the business acumen to keep ahead of your competition and set VSG apart
Stakeholder focussed approach
Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft systems to include Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook and the Internet
Excellent attention to detail
Committed to following procedures and ensuring tasks are fully completed
A desire for continuous personal and professional development
Must hold a full, clean driving licence
To apply for this role please send your CV to email@example.com
- Competitive salary plus annual bonus
- Company Car, Mobile Phone and Laptop
- 25 days holiday entitlement
- Life assurance
- Private Healthcare
- A wide range of discounts with selected companies
VSG has 7,500 employees and is the UK s fastest growing suppliers of security services to a variety of blue chip clients.
Our excellent service to our customers has allowed for market growth which means we continuously seek new and fresh talent to complement our current team as well as developing our people to reach their full potential. Join our team and look forward to a challenging and rewarding role, with great results bringing great opportunity for recognition and promotion. We are proud to be awarded as Britain s Top Employers 2015 for the fourth consecutive year which recognises VSG excellence in the conditions we create for our people.