Profession security consultant

Security consultants provide security services to clients and individuals that help them preventing, planning and mitigating threats such as terrorism, espionage, theft, and violence to their organisation, including the buildings, operations, and employees. The services they provide depend on their clients' security needs and requirements and may include services such as threat analysis, security risk management, security programme development.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional
  • Realistic / Enterprising

Knowledge

  • Surveillance methods

    Surveillance methods used in the gathering of information and intelligence for investigation purposes.

  • Assessment of risks and threats

    The security documentation and any security-related communications and information.

  • Consultation methods

    Techniques used to facilitate clear and open communication and the provision of advice between individuals, communities or the government, such as discussion groups or one-on-one interviews.

  • Security threats

    Types of threats to public and private security such as unauthorised entry, aggressive behaviour, molestation, robbery, theft, assault, kidnapping, murder and public demonstration.

  • Security of assets legislation

    The current relevant legislation, regulations and codes of practice in the field of protecting private and public assets.

Skills

  • Advice on security risk management

    Provide advice on security risk management policies and prevention strategies and their implementation, being aware of the different kinds of security risks a specific organisation faces.

  • Ensure compliance with legal requirements

    Guarantee compliance with established and applicable standards and legal requirements such as specifications, policies, standards or law for the goal that organisations aspire to achieve in their efforts.

  • Maintain relationship with customers

    Build a lasting and meaningful relationship with customers in order to ensure satisfaction and fidelity by providing accurate and friendly advice and support, by delivering quality products and services and by supplying after-sales information and service.

  • Liaise with security authorities

    Respond quickly to security incidents and violations by calling the police and keep in touch with other relevant parties involved in the potential prosecution of the offender.

  • Advise on strengthening security

    Provide information and guidance to clients on how to prevent security threats and incidents.

  • Use consulting techniques

    Advise clients in different personal or professional matters.

  • Ensure law application

    Ensure the laws are followed, and where they are broken, that the correct measures are taken to ensure compliance to the law and law enforcement.

  • Identify terrorism threats

    Identify the possibility of terrorism activities posing threats and danger in a specific area by monitoring activities of potentially dangerous groups of people, assessing risks in different areas, and gathering intelligence.

  • Maintain customer service

    Keep the highest possible customer service and make sure that the customer service is at all times performed in a professional way. Help customers or participants feel at ease and support special requirements.

  • Analyse problems for opportunities

    Identify and anticipate problems in order to choose a course of action, come up with appropriate solutions or even identify opportunities for further development.

  • Identify security threats

    Identify security threats during investigations, inspections, or patrols, and perform the necessary actions to minimise or neutralise the threat.

  • Ensure public safety and security

    Implement the relevant procedures, strategies and use the proper equipment to promote local or national security activities for the protection of data, people, institutions, and property.

  • Assess risks of clients' assets

    Identify, evaluate and determine the actual and potential risks of your clients’ assets, considering confidentiality standards.

Optional knowledge and skills

provide emergency advice build business relationships security in industrial buildings security panels advise on the selection of security staff fire safety regulations legal requirements related to ammunition provide emergency training check official documents security in commercial buildings coordinate security maintain facility security systems criminal law handle surveillance equipment apply conflict management train security officers undertake inspections