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Head of Security

The Management Recruitment Group
London (Central)
Up to £80,000 per annum + benefits
Closing date
21 May 2023

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Head of Security


c.£70,000 to £80,000 per annum plus competitive benefits package

Ensuring the delivery of world-class customer centric services which offer value for money and continuously enhance the student experience and their wellbeing both on campuses and within residencies.

King's College London is ranked 6th in the UK (Times Higher Education 2023) and among the oldest in England. Since its foundation in 1829, King’s has defined itself in terms of its service to society, and it now has some 30,000 students and more than 8,000 staff members. King’s Strategic Vision 2029, a strategy which will take the university to its 200th birthday, has pledged that its staff and students will continue to help make the world a better place.

Reporting to the Associate Director of Facilities, the Head of Security will be responsible for managing all aspects of physical security to ensure the provision of a secure and safe environment for our students, visitors and staff.  You will provide highly visible and authentic leadership to a large and multi-site team and continue to build the professionalism and skills of your team whilst looking to drive innovation and change. The Head of Security will lead the team to deliver world class customer service for a world-class institution with a focus on enhancing the student experience whilst still ensuring a safe environment and value for money.

The successful candidate will have a strong track record of working on their own initiative and providing expert advice regarding security matters; you will also possess extensive experience in the management of security for large and high-profile events. This role would suit individuals with a track record in creating a culture of exceptional delivery and managing change. Strong communication skills will be essential as the role includes extensive partnerships with our neighbours as well as external bodies including the Met Police and NHS Trusts.

The competitive benefits package includes 27 days annual leave + 4 closure days (over Christmas) + bank holidays. The USS pension scheme has generous employer contributions. Details of the benefits of working at KCL can be found at

For a confidential discussion please contact our advisor Michael Hewlett of The Management Recruitment Group at The Management Recruitment Group has been exclusively retained for this campaign. All direct and third-party applications will be forwarded to them.

The further particulars can be viewed at

Closing date for applications is Sunday 21st May 2023.



The Management Recruitment Group, formed in 2007, focuses on senior appointments in the Built Environment.

Our team, currently over forty strong, work in specialist business units covering a broad range of activities from Facilities & Estates Management to Bids, Design, Construction, Property and Infrastructure.

When you work with MRG you will deal with an expert, someone who speaks your language and will grow with you as your business grows or help you when you need to move to develop your career.

Our Board has an average of over twenty five years’ experience in recruitment in Construction and Property, our Managers average over twelve years’ in their specialist fields and our Consultants average over ten years.

Welcome to The Management Recruitment Group, senior level recruitment by senior level recruiters.  Find out more at

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