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Manager, Compliance and Assurance

Business Unit:  International Security Services
Career Area:  International

London, London, GB

Position/Employment type:

Manager, Compliance and Assurance

Organization/Reporting line:

Reporting to Director, Compliance & Assurance

Place of work/Travel:

London or Dubai (depending on the location of the preferred candidate) with travel globally where the company has operations, as required. Note: Some locations are high-risk areas and travel frequency will fluctuate in line with the needs of the business.

Contact and Cooperation:

Internally: Company-wide

Externally: Clients, authorities and service providers.

Job Outline:

The role reports the Director, Compliance & Assurance and assists and supports the compliance and assurance function, in particular:

•             Monitor and maintain as directed the GardaWorld business management system, ensuring that departments and functions are reviewing their processes and performance on a regular basis.

•             Support the monitoring of risk management and business management, ensuring it is systematized across the company.

•             Support the Oversight Board, to hold the GardaWorld management team and its companies and subsidiaries to account for the quality delivery of services in line with the business management system and the Oversight Board ToR.

•             Review, consider, maintain and provide direction on any systemic management issues and improvements required to the Business Management System.

•             Assist with the conduct, analysis and reporting of GardaWorld wide internal and external quality audits and other working processes (Exercise and Testing etc.).

•             Support the delivery of services through the provision of advice and guidance on matters relating to Compliance & Assurance.

•             Support the business with the completion of bid documentation as necessary for tenders being submitted through the sales departments.

•             Provide support to senior management when required with client meetings relating to Compliance and QA matters.

•             Help deliver the agreed internal audit plan as directed.

•             Collect data from operational and audit reports such as incident reporting, Internal audits, root cause analysis and near-miss statistics.

•             Analyse such data in order to report on trends and near-miss issues requiring corrective and/or preventative action.

•             Maintain and monitor the GardaWorld action register.

•             Ensure necessary directives are provided to projects to apply corrective actions/good practice from one project across others.

•             Assist in the maintenance of external certification in relation to PSC-1, ISO18788, ISO9001, ISO14001; BS OHSAS 18001/ISO 45001, and other standards as deemed appropriate by the business (e.g. ISO27001).

•             Support the business to maintain ICoCA membership.

•             Support reporting requirements on Modern Slavery Act / Anti-trafficking and anti-sexual exploitation measures.

•             Overseas travel when required to complex environments, typically seven to ten days per month but may on occasions require more or less travel.

•             Any other ancillary duties deemed as necessary and relevant to maintaining the Compliance & Assurance function of GardaWorld.



The Manager, Compliance and Assurance is accountable to the Director, Compliance and Assurance for their responsibilities stated in this job description. These responsibilities will be monitored and managed through the mid-year and annual performance review and supported through the monitoring of their KPIs.


As directed and delegated by the Director, Compliance and Assurance. Please refer to Authority Matrix



•             Fluent English Speaker with French/Arabic fluency advantageous.

•             Proven analytical skills especially analysing information and data to determine trends and anomalies.

•             A relevant qualification or experience in a compliance role (e.g. HSE (preferred), Quality, Operational Excellence)

•             Qualified as an auditor to a relevant ISO (ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001/ISO 45001 or ISO 9001).

•             Experience in business continuity and emergency response planning advantageous.

•             Excellent communication skills written and oral.

•             Experience of project management relevant to the management of strategic programme plans and/or action plans.

•             Experience/Understanding of risk management principles.

•             Highly competent with IT and Microsoft office applications.

•             Excellent organisational skills.

•             Ability to work under pressure.

•             An understanding of the defence and security sector.


•             Experience of working with the UK or US military.

•             An understanding of compliance, standards and audit work.

•             Experience of working in Middle East or Africa

GardaWorld: Business solutions and security services for a complex world

GardaWorld is a global leader in the security industry, offering a wealth of opportunity to individuals looking to gain experience and develop professionally in a growing industry. We offer flexible schedules, diverse work assignments spanning multiple industries, and training and career advancement opportunities. We embrace diversity and welcome newcomers, women, students, retirees, reservists, veterans, and more to join our team, as we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

We thank all candidates for their interest; however, we will communicate only with the selected candidates.

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