The Security Institute – want to know more?

The Security Institute is a UK-based Institute for individual practitioners who have skills and experience in security. Its aim is to raise standards in security, including education of security practitioners, also buyers and suppliers of security goods and services, and ultimately the general public. So what’s it all about, read on or click here.

Security practitioners in management positions have long recognised the need for their abilities to be understood clearly by employers. This requirement has manifested itself in a huge variety of Associations, Guilds and Institutes where security practitioners signpost their ‘professionalism’. There has been an increase in the range and nature of academic and vocational security related qualifications.

Inevitably the mix of qualifications, experience and professional affiliations has confused employers. It is difficult to compare an ex senior Police Officer who has no commercial experience, an ex Warrant Officer with ten years as an in-house Security Manager and a graduate with 20 years experience as a Regional Security Manager.

Employers, and in particular, human resources departments need to be made aware of the values of and potential benefits inherent in employing professionally qualified security staff.

The Security Institute provides a programme that addresses the issue of professional validation for security professionals. The programme is designed to assess security management experience, academic qualifications, vocational qualifications and contributions to the security profession. It establishes an independent professional validation board, which will validate applications made by individuals seeking to attain a grading in the Security Institute.

To find out more about joining the Institute click hereApplications are welcome from security professionals reaching a standard of competence judged by validation of experience or qualification. Benefits of membership include:
A full list of benefits can be found via here but if you want to talk to someone about your needs and what The Security Institute could do you for you then follow the link on contact us and give them call, it might help or it might hinder but mention my name and the guys in the office will contact me to follow up if necessary. More information on the Security Institute can be found here and application forms and process can be found here.  We at chatbacksecurity have been long time supporters of the Institute and have both been member’s for a number of years. Paul is the vice-chair of the membership Validation Board which he finds extremely rewarding. I have been a member now for the past 7 years, more recently I have been re-validated and awarded Fellowship and elected to the Board of Directors as Director of Public Sector Engagement and Development. My role is to assist the Board in managing the Institute and to provide the lead and specific direction on public sector engagement. If you know of any opportunities where an organisation within the public sector may wish to join, discuss or assist in the progression of the Institute or you have any questions regarding joining do feel free to get in touch with me via richard@chatbacksecurity or LinkedIn. Cheers Richard.

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