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Facilities and security management

Category: Security

A 2018 industry survey reported that 107,000 people work directly in the security services. A further estimated 70,000 are in jobs supported by the sector. Search our database for available vacancies here.

A facilities manager looks after a company’s work environment, the maintenance of its building and grounds and the safety of its staff. Facilities management roles often take on security as a key part of their remit.

Security managers are charged with identifying their company’s assets and putting a plan in place to safeguard those assets. This might include the company’s people, ideas, IT systems or physical environment.

Education and training requirements for security and facilities management

Because security manager and facilities manager roles span most industry sectors, the experience, education and training requirements vary considerably. Most companies will expect to see candidates with a specialist bachelors or master’s degree, in some of the following subjects:

  • Computer science
  • Cyber security
  • Management

Some facilities management roles can be accessed via:

  • An HND or foundation degree in facilities management
  • An engineering qualification
  • A related qualification in business studies.

As these are management roles, both security and facilities managers are usually required to have three to ten years of experience in a relevant field.

Salaries in facilities management and security management

Depending on the level of seniority or specialism, salaries range from £22,297 to £45,056 for facilities managers and £22,934 - £59,054 for security managers. The average pay is £31,200 for a facilities manager and £33,007 for a security manager.

How to find the best jobs in security

Traditionally a male-dominated industry, women are taking up a growing number of positions in the sector, particularly within management. VERCIDA is committed to further increasing diversity and equality in this and other employment sectors. Search our list of available vacancies here.

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