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Security Officer Job Vacancy: Finlays

We are leading agri-business and part of a multinational with a major presence in Europe, Asia, America and Africa and which employs over 20,000 people to run its operations in Kenya. Finlays is a member of the Swire Group, a diversified business house with activities all over the world. We invite applications for the post of security Officer which has arisen in our expansive Kericho operations
The Job
This is a middle management position reporting to the Senior Administration Manager. The job holder will be charged with the responsibility of coordinating and executing security programmes within Kericho operations thus ensuring law and order is maintained.
Key Responsibilities
  • Proactively advise the management in all security matters within the company with an aim of preventing or detecting crime
  • Coordinate and execute security programmes within the company and liaise with the police, provincial administration and other stakeholders where necessary
  • Investigate and report crimes to Senior Administration Manager for action. Offer support to fraud and investigation team when required
  • Supervise and appraise a large team of security guards
  • Arrange patrols within the company in conjunction with the police when necessary
  • Arrange for the police to visit crime and accident scenes to investigate and take appropriate actions

  • Responsible for security assets and records e.g. occurrence books, VHF radios, control room etc
  • Prepare reports on various security aspects of the Company and submit to senior management as per laid down schedules
  • Ensure all public service vehicles operating within the company meet all the traffic regulations and requirements
  • Ensure there is knowledge framework on security matters are available to staff
  • Develop capacity of the existing security teams to be able to discharge their duties effectively
  • Enforce company’s access control system
  • Responsible for security budget
The Person
  • A diploma in public administration, criminology or equivalent from recognized university or polytechnic
  • 10 years relevant working experience in a senior level in a security firm, Kenya police or equivalent.
  • Good investigation skills
  • Ability to manage personnel, produce budget estimates, control expenditure within security section.
  • Must be computer literate
  • Excellent verbal and communication skills(both English & Kiswahili)
  • Self motivated and able to work with minimum supervision
  • Good interpersonal, organizational and analytical skills.
How to Apply
If you feel you meet the requirements of this position , please submit an application, Including a detailed CV, your postal, email and telephone contacts and the names and addresses of three referees one of whom must be your current supervisor. Your application should reach not later than 12th June, 2010 and be addressed to :
Human Resource Director
P. O. Box 223-20200

Fax: 052-32053

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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