Head of Security & Safety

Since its opening in July 2019 The Standard, London has boldly propelled The Standard brand onto the international stage. The hotel playfully respects the building's history while creating new expansive spaces for the neighbourhood to play from our bars, terraces, restaurants, lounges and event spaces throughout the building.

Housed in the former Camden Town Hall Annex in London’s thriving King’s Cross neighbourhood, the 1974 Brutalist building has been meticulously restored and sets the perfect stage for The Standard’s first hotel outside America. The Standard, London has 266 rooms ranging from our snug Cosy Core rooms to terraced suites with outdoor bathtubs overlooking the dramatic St Pancras station. On the ground floor, you'll find Double Standard, our street-facing bar and restaurant home of our legendary burger, Aperol Spritz slushy and our Bottomless Sunday Brunch. (Don't forget to book!) Next door is The Library Lounge, where our carefully curated library pays homage to the building’s original use, and, our Sounds Studio, home of our virtual culture hub, Sometimes Radio. Our 10th-floor restaurant, Decimo is back, where Chef Peter Sanchez-Iglesias’ showcases his live-fire cooking surrounded by 360-degree views of London - only accessible by our iconic exterior red pill lift.

At the heart of our hotels are, of course, the people who through their vibrancy bring our properties to life. We are now seeking an experienced and dynamic individual that will capture the essence of The Standard, London to join our team as our Head of Security & Safety

Your role

As our Head of Security & Safety you will be responsible for all aspects of Health & Safety and ensuring the safety and security of all guest, personnel and property. Within your role you will manage a large security team which provide 24 hour coverage of the building and work in partnership with and report to our Director of Engineering to implement property wide legislation, policies and practices which deliver a safe and compliant environment with best practice in mind.

Your team will undertake a range of security duties and patrols around the premises on hand to deal with various safety incidents involving guests, contractors or staff and act as liaison with local law-enforcement, food safety and fire department agencies. Nightlife is a key area of our business and with several large late night bars, restaurants and terraces the Head of Security & Safety is a highly visible and operational role, on hand to support your team and our Security Manager for Nightlife with hotel operation on busy nights.

You will be passionate about delivering a quality Security service with a meticulous eye for detail, maintaining your team’s standards through coaching and training in order to achieve the highest levels of service and presentation; with an adaptive hands-on approach in order to lead, guide and continuously train a team of Security Officers to become part of a professional and highly trained Safety & Security team that is anything but standard and ensures safety is at the forefront of everybody’s minds!

This is a key position within our management team and you will represent the hotel across notable industry and Security forums, work closely with the local police, transport, fire and safety services and ensure we have close working security relationships with our neighbouring businesses throughout the Kings Cross area.

Do you have what it takes to be our Head of Security & Safety....

While we take every detail of design and guest experience seriously, we do not take ourselves too seriously. ‘Standard People’ are at the heart of our brand; vivid, dynamic and engaging. You will need to be a confident and proactive self-starter, able to work autonomously, as well as take direction, and as such we are ideally seeking an individual with a number of years’ experience gained in a senior Security & Safety role gained within the UK or International Hospitality industry.

In addition to this you will also need….

  • Minimum of 5 years Security management experience ideally gained as a Security Director/Manager in a similar Luxury ‘Lifestyle’ or large 5 star hotel
  • Candidates must have prior experience of working in the Late night / Nightlife industry (and be willing to support the operation during large events and parties).
  • Highly motivated and pro-active; acting with professionalism and positivity in all interactions
  • Sound decision making; the calm in the storm
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in managing all aspects of Health & Safety
  • preparing and managing accommodation budgets and controlling costs
  • Ability to develop and deliver effective Health & Safety training; you will ideally qualified or working towards NEBOSH
  • All candidates should also hold SIA Licence, Personal Licence, First Aid, CCTV control, Fire Marshal and be qualified to a minimum of level 2 in Health & Safety.

We are defined by our richness of personality and diversity of background and lifestyle so if you think you have what it takes to be our Head of Security & Safety we’d love to meet with you.

All applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK. Documented evidence of eligibility will be required from candidates.

Benefits Include

  • Meals on duty
  • Uniform Provided
  • Pension Scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Employee Rates across all Standard properties
  • F&B Discounts
  • Recruitment Referral Bonus up to £500
  • Tuition Aid Scheme
  • Season Ticket Loan & regular social activities

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