Reporting to Director Crisis Prevention, the Senior Associate is the core delivery and project management role within the Crisis Prevention service line.


MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Consultancy

  • Carry out on-the-ground risk assessments, security reviews and audits in line with S-RM’s security risk assessment methodology;
  • Produce desktop risk assessments and security reviews;
  • Prepare detailed reports and briefings for clients;
  • Provide specialist risk and crisis management consultancy on complex issues impacting client’s people, assets and reputation;
  • Design project security policies and plans;
  • Deliver client-facing crisis prevention training and workshops.

Project Management

  • Support senior members of the Crisis Prevention team with the day to day management and delivery of crisis management projects for clients;
  • Be the operational point of contact in a client facing role;
  • Manage the delivery of visit support projects globally;
  • Respond to short term ad hoc project management requests from senior members of the crisis management team;
  • Edit reports and planning products, ensuring the quality of all deliverables meet S-RM standards;
  • Maintain a comprehensive understanding of global security issues and their commercial implications, in order to offer advice to clients at short notice;
  • Select, review, deploy and manage subcontractors and suppliers;
  • Manage intelligence sources and feeds;
  • Ensure internal project management tools and mechanisms are accurate and up to date;
  • Working with S-RM’s marketing department, develop relevant and high-quality sales tools to support business growth.

The role will be based in our London office.

SKILLS, QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

The qualifications and experience required to perform this role successfully are:

  • Extensive knowledge of private sector security, crisis and quality management standards and procedures;
  • Demonstrable experience conducting the following (required):
    • Security risk assessments of multi asset operations in high risk jurisdictions;
    • Security reviews and gap analysis of industrial sites, auditing against international standards and best practice;
    • Country/market entry reports assessing potential operational risks to new business ventures;
    • The writing of detailed policy, plans and procedures for complex, multi asset commercial operations;
    • The management of commercial operations spanning multiple legal and national jurisdictions;
  • Demonstrable experience working in, or providing consultancy services to, at least one of the following sectors (required):
    • Maritime and shipping;
    • Oil and gas (on and offshore);
    • Heavy Industry (mining, construction etc)
  • Demonstrable knowledge of the MENA geopolitical environment (required);
  • At least undergraduate degree level education;
  • Excellent command of the English language;
  • Excellent written and editorial skills;
  • Excellent presentation skills and demonstrable ability to brief at a high level;
  • A minimum of 5 years commercial experience in a client facing, service delivery role in a corporate environment is essential;
  • Armed Forces, Civil Service or Policing background is beneficial;
  • For applicants with no Armed Forces, Civil Service or Policing background: a minimum of 7 years commercial experience is essential.

The candidate will need to have the following key personal skills and attributes to perform successfully in this role:

  • Excellent planning, organisational skills and attention to detail;
  • A proven ability to work unsupervised;
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines;
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously;
  • Ability to convert analytical reporting into actionable commercial advice;
  • A proactive approach and a willingness to work outside the job specification when required;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

The successful candidate must have permission to work in the UK by the start of their employment.

Contact

To apply for this role, please email your CV and cover letter to recruitment@s-rminform.com.