Close protection team leader

The Company   Olive Group is an international provider of defensive protective security services and is headquartered in the Middle East. Through our principal offices in the United Arab Emirates, the United States and the United Kingdom and our fourteen regional offices, we operate across five continents. We provide risk management and specialist manpower solutions to clients (commercial, governmental and international organisations) operating in high threat and challenging environments.   Our Vision   Our vision is to be the provider of choice for provision of safety, security and specialist support capabilities in high threat environments.  The Position   Reporting to the Operations Manager or Project Manager, the role of the Team Leader is to supervise the performance of a team of personal security detail (“PSD”) in a hostile environment. This requires the Team Leader to manage and administer such personnel and resources as may be assigned to a particular team such that the team operates safely, reliably, and in accordance with policies, procedures and standards made known to the Team Leader.   Position Responsibilities   The responsibilities of the Team Leader may be adjusted from time to time on instruction from relevant Line Management, however, this position will require complete responsibility for assigned personnel, equipment, for associated governance and for effective client liaison. In particular the Team leader is responsible for:
  • Task delivery, for the conduct of all phases of the assigned task with due regard for the level of threat conveyed by the most recent project risk assessment.
  • Client briefings prior to task to ensure strong client relations are upheld and managed professionally, politely and appropriately.
  • Management of vehicle documentation ensuring all vehicle documents are compliant with relevant standards before deployment on task.
  • Ensuring the security, serviceability and daily maintenance of a team’s firearms including recording their presence and ensuring they are handled safely at all times.
  • Maintaining personnel training records for the assigned Expatriate, Local National and Third Country Nationals in accordance with Olive Group and project requirements.
  • Maintaining absolute familiarity with Olive Group Standard Operating Procedures and the legal parameters in which the personal security detail operates.
  • Liaison with such police, military and other agencies as the PSD may encounter, ensuring that it is handled with due courtesy and effective and cooperative relations are maintained.
  • Reporting all disciplinary and security related issues to the Operations Manager or Project Manager.
  • Compliance with Rules for Use of Force consistent with procedures and regulations laid down by Olive Group in conjunction with the client, host state and International Laws.
Essential Requirements
  • Minimum of 5 years of service in a Regular Army, reaching a minimum rank of Section Commander and with at least 2 years in that position.
  • Minimum of 1 year of personal security experience relevant to the region.
  • Proven command, control and operational experience in a challenging or high risk environment.
  • Ability to draft detailed, accurate reports in a timely manner
  • Satisfactory completion of a formal Close Protection training course conducted by an SIA-approved training organisation (or other national equivalent)
  • In possession of a current SIA Close Protection License (or other national equivalent).
  • In possession of a valid certificate of qualification in First Person on Scene (Intermediate) (FPOS-I) having completed a training programme and qualified for the award with an Edexcel approved provider, or hold an equivalent national qualification for non-UK residents.
  • Satisfactory completion of a criminal record check within the recent 6 months
  Desirable Requirements:  
  • In possession of a valid certificate of qualification in Medicine in Remote Areas (MIRA) approved by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  If your application meets our selection criteria we may contact you to arrange an interview and explain our mandatory screening and vetting process. If you do not hear from us your application has not met our current selection criteria, though you may still be successful in the future depending on the vacancies we have available. We may contact you if other roles are more suited to your particular skills, experience and level of qualification

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