Global Security Advisor

  • Contract
  • London
  • Posted 1 month ago

The HALO Trust


Global Security Advisor

Permanent, Full Time

Location: UK based, with a requirement for 40-60% of working days spent travelling

Salary: £60,000 – £75,000 depending upon experience

The HALO Trust (HALO) is seeking a Global Security Advisor to support its managers in the safe delivery of its operations globally. This position would suit an active, thoughtful, and experienced individual with extensive field experience.

The role will primarily support the programmes group which is the operating division of The HALO Trust but could be called upon by other groups and the CEO. The Global Security Advisor will report to the Directors of Programmes. Their first reporting officer will be the Deputy Director of Programmes (East) and second reporting officer will be the Chief of Programmes.

This will be a UK-based role, but with significant periods of time (approximately 40-60% of working days) spent overseas.

The role should be viewed as an enabling one; it is a senior position and the use of the term ‘Advisor’ rather than ‘Manager’ is deliberate. The onus will be on the Global Security Advisor to develop a thorough understanding of HALO’s security risk posture and risk appetite and to provide practical and pragmatic solutions to country teams and senior managers – helping our in-country teams to manage security effectively.

HALO is an international non-governmental organization that employs some 10,000 people globally to clear landmines, IEDs and other explosive hazards from countries and territories affected by conflict. Our mission is to lead the effort to save lives and restore livelihoods for those affected by conflict. HALO was established in Afghanistan in 1988 and currently works in over 30 countries and territories.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Review security risks across programmes and regions when asked with Programme Managers, Heads of Regions and the Directors of Programmes
  • Support programmes with the review of risk assessments, risk registers and serious incident management plans and provide appropriate training
  • Continually Develop HALO’s security risk management framework, ensuring it remains aligned with industry best practice and ISO 31000
  • Advise programmes how they might expand their network to improve their understanding of local security and develop maps of key stakeholders that have a bearing on our security
  • Advise and provide training for programmes on appropriate risk mitigation measures relating to security such as physical infrastructure, communications, contingency plans, and ‘actions on’ procedures
  • Advise and provide training for senior managers on security management processes and in areas such development of standard operating procedures, use of analytical tools and delivery of scenario based training
  • Agree security training objectives and oversee delivery of SAFE and PSAT (HEAT) training for all deployed staff in conjunction with the Human Resources and Training teams
  • Support programmes in delivering or sourcing supplementary training needed for the local environment
  • Monitor the organisation’s global system for understanding the location of staff in an emergency – review procedures for its use, provide training to staff in its use and improve its capability in conjunction with the system’s supplier
  • Help to deliver crisis management training at programme and group level
  • When requested, join HALO’s Crisis Management Team
  • Work closely with the Global Safeguarding Lead where incidents, policy and process require collaboration
  • Oversee the maintenance and development of HALO’s Serious Incident Management Plan and associated documents
  • Conduct other security-related tasks as directed by the Directors of Programmes


Base location, working pattern and Salary

  • This is a UK-based position, but with a requirement for 40-60% of working days spent travelling 
  • This position will require travel to HALO’s programmes and to insecure and austere environments
  • This is a full-time position
  • At times, this position will require a timely response out of regular office working hours
  • The salary will be circa £60,000 – £75,000 per annum depending on experience


Essential Qualifications / Experience / Requirements

  • At least 4 years relevant work experience
  • Demonstrable ability to accurately assess risks and to advise on appropriate plans and mitigation measures which enable rather than disable organisations in their work
  • Demonstrable ability to work well with people of different cultures, genders and age
  • Demonstrable ability to train and develop the capacity of others
  • Strong Information Communication Technology skills and knowledge of Microsoft platforms
  • Strong written and spoken English
  • Willingness to travel to HALO’s programmes and to insecure and austere environments
  • Willingness to work in an office and field based environment
  • Willingness to work out of regular office hours
  • Driving license


Desirable Qualifications / Experience / Requirements

  • Experience working for International Non-Governmental Organisations
  • Recognised security management qualifications
  • Medical training
  • Language proficiency in Arabic, Dari or Russian
  • Experience in the use of tracking and monitoring systems


Benefits of working at HALO:

Competitive salary of £60,000 – £75,000 per annum depending upon experience

25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays)

Contributory Pension scheme (HALO contributes up to 5%)

Non-contributory life assurance (3 x annual salary)

Private medical health cover

Emergency medical treatment insurance, including repatriation

Occupational health services including physiotherapy

Paid professional development

Flexible working

How to Apply

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter (no more than 2 pages) outlining how your skills and experience match the requirements of the role by no later than 14th June 2024. If there is a sufficient calibre of applicants, we reserve the right to close the role earlier than the date noted.


The HALO Trust is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any applicant for employment because of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.

The HALO Trust is committed to a culture that is both diverse and inclusive and we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.

The HALO Trust is committed to ensuring that it provides a safe and trusted environment which safeguards and promotes the welfare and well-being of anyone who comes into contact with, or is part of, the Charity, with a zero-tolerance approach to behaviours which challenge this.

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