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1 months ago

Head of Security

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Job Description


This is a great opportunity for a Head of Security to join our inclusive organisation, contributing to the regeneration and development of an important part of East London. You will be the subject matter expert for the organisation and responsible for the development and implementation of robust security and safety strategies for the LLDC, with particular focus on arrangements across the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, including Counter terrorism preparedness, Community safety, Stakeholder management, and interaction with venues and events.
Working within a diverse multi-disciplinary team, your role will be varied, including developing, and implementing a robust visitor focused security strategy, working with the Metropolitan Police and the organisation’s security contractor. You will also Develop and manage the delivery of the security programme for the Park, including responsibility for engaging and ensuring that all security personnel working across the park work within the agreed LLDC strategy.

Is it for you?

You will work collaboratively, coordinating with internal and external stakeholders to achieve shared outcomes. Reporting to the Director of Parks, Operations and Venues, you will have responsibility for delivering against key objectives and have accountability for your decisions.

You will be an effective communicator and understand the importance of keeping different stakeholders informed and engaged, quickly building credibility and trust with them.

How to apply

To apply for this post, please follow the application instructions within the job advertisement and ensure that you provide the information that we have requested within our online application form.

Please be advised, we DO NOT ACCEPT CVs for any of our roles within LLDC. Therefore, to be considered for this opportunity, please fully complete the Online Application.
We would also appreciate it if you would take the time to complete the Equality and Diversity Monitoring section. The information you give us will help us to refine our recruitment and employment practices and respond to the needs of the diverse range of people that our organisation comes in contact with. All details that you provide will be kept in strict confidence and will not be viewed by any member of the selection panel.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 5th June 2024 at 11:59pm.

Interviews will be taking place the week commencing 17th June 2024 either in-person or via Microsoft Teams video call. The details of this process will be advised should you be invited to interview.
If you would like to discuss this role further or have any questions, please email our Talent Acquisition Team on

If this all sounds good to you, we’d love to hear from you!


  • The salary for this post is £86,637 per annum, LLDC operates a performance-based incremental pay scale.
  • The probationary period for this post is for three months. Upon successful completion of the probation period, confirmation of employment will be given and the notice period will be three months.
  • This is proposed as a full-time post working 37 hours per week, although this post will be considered for flexible working.
  • All employees are eligible to join our pension scheme, which is provided by the Local Government Pension Scheme.
  • Annual leave entitlement is 32 days per year, plus bank holidays, pro-rata for part-time employees. The LLDC leave year runs from 1st April until 31st March and the entitlement will be pro-rata from the individual’s start date.
  • To align with the LLDC objectives, we offer 3 fully compensated volunteer days (pro-rata for part-time employment) providing all staff with the opportunity to serve the community in which they live in.
  • LLDC will provide employees with an interest-free loan to purchase a season ticket for travel to and from work. Loans are available for the actual cost of the ticket up to a maximum value of £5000.
  • LLDC employees are eligible for a discounted gym membership at the Copper Box Arena and the London Aquatics Centre. Employees can enjoy the use of both state-of-the-art gyms and swimming facilities for £15 per month.
  • Benenden is our healthcare service, which gives employees the opportunity to obtain consultations without having to wait on NHS waiting lists.
  • LLDC offers employees a loan of up to £1000 to purchase a bike and equipment through our cycle to work partner.
  • Engaged employee networks to participate in, including the LGBTQ+ Forum and the Race Culture and Equity Group.

About Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park - LLDC

The London Legacy Development Corporation is responsible for developing and managing Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and working to support and engage with the local boroughs, communities and people that live around, work within or simply visit and enjoy the Park. If you want to be part of the diverse and dedicated team responsible for transforming our wonderful part of east London then please take a look at the full list of our current vacancies below.
It's truly a great place to work and you can read more about what it's like to work with us at London Legacy Development Corporation by clicking here.
We are absolutely committed to better reflecting the communities we serve in east London, and we are always looking for candidates who are passionate about this too. We’re keen to hear how your work and lived experience make you suitable for our roles and we especially welcome applications from people based in our local communities, or those from traditionally under-represented groups.
We’re very proud of our inclusive culture at LLDC – we care as much about what you have the potential to do as what you have already done, and, when you apply, we want to hear how you will give us a better representation of the perspectives of those we are here to serve.
At LLDC we appreciate that you may want a flexible approach to working, it’s about giving our employees the opportunity to be adaptable and embrace new ways of working to improve our productivity and performance. Our roles will be considered for flexible working if required, which could be, for example, job share, part time hours, home working or compressed hours.
During our recruitment process the names of candidates are not shared with our hiring managers. The name-blind application process removes any potential unconscious bias and ensures that all candidates are considered for our roles based solely on their skills, experience and competencies. If you are asked to supply a CV, we’d ask that you please remove your name before doing so as this will assist us with this process.

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