The Walt Disney Company Regional Security Manager, EMEA in London, United Kingdom

We have an opportunity for a Regional Security Manager to join our security team, this is a permanent role based in our EMEA head office in Hammersmith, London.

The Regional Security Manager is responsible for the physical security operations concerning Disney properties within the EMEA region. The successful candidate needs to have a strong strategic and analytical approach in helping establish and implement appropriate security procedures and other measures, maximising the value of centralised services. The Regional Security Manager should be self-motivated and capable of managing in a diverse, political environment.

On a day to day basis, the Regional Security Manager will work closely with and provide advice and support to Facilities, Security and Office Managers located at Disney office locations within the region. A key requirement will be the development of strong relationships with site heads or their delegate.

The Regional Security Manager assesses the risks and manages the physical security of office or building locations and the safety and security of other events and initiatives within their region. As part of the Corporate Security Team, this role will assist and support other members of the team in delivering a responsive and effective security and resilience to the core business.

Responsibilities : Physical Security

  • Lead in the assessment of all potential security risks at nominated Disney Sites and implement appropriate controls to mitigate those risks.

  • Ensure that the security of buildings, occupied by the Company, is effective and maintained at the highest level consistent with Disney Security Standards and Standard Operational Procedures (SOPs). Liaise with landlords where central security control are required.

  • Develop SOPs that are aligned to the type and size of office and support site support staff to implement and maintain effectiveness of protective controls

  • Provide the planning, engagement and oversight of security provision to events, premieres TV/Film productions, Anti-Piracy and other ad hoc requirements in region, and support the Senior Security Manager as required.

  • Be aware of any change to the current threat levels and advise the Senior Security manager and Site Heads if any additional control measures are required.

  • Investigate, interview, obtain witness reports, and prepare incident reports as required.

  • Manage and monitor the site business assurance (BA) programme and deliver remediation measures where control weakness materialise

  • Deliver briefing and training packages to site employees in co-ordination from the SMS

  • Support to the Technical security manager in delivering security systems projects and programmes across the region

Crisis Management

  • Collaborate with site staff to design bespoke incident (IM) and emergency plans (EM) for each premise (referred to as Team 3).

  • Lead on regular training and testing programmes to maintain preparedness at site level.

  • Collaborate with the EMEA Security Crisis Management team to ensure local IM & EM plans are aligned to the escalation and communication Team 2 plans.

  • Fully understand how sites escalate, communicate with and report incidents to the EMEA Security Communications Centre (ESCC).

  • Assist and advise site staff during any emergency/crisis situation.

  • Drive the uptake of the Global Emergency Notification System (GENS) across sites.

Business Continuity

  • Ensure site security business continuity in place, and liaise with Business Continuity manager for awareness of site and business line plans

Information Security

  • Understand information security procedures and ensure areas of responsibility have clear escalation procedures

  • Understand and deliver Data privacy lead solutions


  • Prepare and provide a monthly security operations report.

  • Prepare and submit incident reports through the Company Incident Reporting Tool.

Budgetary control

  • Support the Senior Security Manager with input to the annual budget.

  • Recommend any capital investment to site security technical systems where identified

Stakeholder Management

  • Collaborate with site stakeholders including security officers, FM and office managers to manage and maintain security provision to Disney Standards.

  • Develop strong relationships with Country heads, site heads and their management team

  • Liaise with approved vendors and ensure that specified duties are carried out, that contractual obligations (KPIs/SLAs) are met and corporate standards are maintained. Recommend improvements and introduce new procedures as necessary.

  • Develop relationships with site landlords and local police and embassy security staff.

Basic Qualifications :

  • A proven background working in physical security, content security, information security, events risk management, and risk and crisis management

  • Strong strategic and analytical approach conducting Risk Assessments as well as implementing appropriate security plans, systems and control measures

  • Experience of Travel Risk and Country Threat & Risk Assessments

  • Ability to engage, collaborate with and support site staff whilst delivering effective training programmes (induction, SOPs, emergency and incident management etc)

  • Experience of managing and monitoring security business assurance programmes

  • Strong project and programme management skills & methodologies

  • Vendor management experience including performance management of SLA/KPIs Experience of conducting investigations

  • A strong service focus with the need to listen and understand the essential requirements and risk appetite of different client groups

  • A flexible approach to variable working hours/travel requirements is essential

  • Experience of working in large matrix organisations where persuading and influencing decisions across multiple stakeholders is key to success

Job ID: 617989BR

Location: London,United Kingdom

Job Posting Company: The Walt Disney Company (Corporate)