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
- 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.
- 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.