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Security Manager Nigeria
Sub Saharan Africa
Country / Territory
Business Support Services
Job Category
Risk Management
Pay Band
Pay Band 7
Vacancy Description
Pay Band:7 / Remuneration: Naira 13,410,959 per annum / Location: Abuja or Lagos, Nigeria / Contract Type: Indefinite contract / All applicants should have a pre-existing legal status to live and work in Nigeria. The British Council will not facilitate/sponsor visa applications and work permits. / Deadline for application: 25 February 2020 (23:59 UK Time)

The British Council Nigeria has a new vacancy for a Security Manager that can be based in Lagos or Abuja. 

The Role: 
Security Manager, Nigeria  

The Security Manager will manage, enhance and embed the British Council Nigeria Security Risk Management function, providing high quality, efficient and integrated security risk management in line with the corporate global manual and practice in order to support and facilitate British Council Nigeria operations. 

Role Requirements:

The post holder should have an understanding of the security challenges in Nigeria, in the context of our Business as well as an understanding of what the Business entails.

Additional requirements include:

  • Degree level qualification in a relevant field or equivalent experience
  • Training or qualification in Security Risk Management or related discipline desirable 
  • Fluent spoken and written English - Candidates will be required to take the IELTS test and demonstrate a satisfactory level of English proficiency 
  • Minimum of 5 years proven experience within the security industry, corporate sector, public sector or development sector
  • Knowledge of security issues and factors in Nigeria (will be assessed at shortlisting and interview) 
  • Strong Analytical Skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Experience of working within an NGO or similar organisation is desirable 
  • Ability to speak and write Hausa fluently is desirable




Please refer to the role profile for more information on the role responsibilities/accountabilities and person specification, by clicking on the links for relevant document to support your application: 
Security Manager Nigeria - Role Profile.pdf

British Council Behaviours.pdf
British Council Core Skills.pdf

Note that you should only fill out the application after thoroughly reading through the ROLE PROFILE & GUIDANCE NOTES. This is a Manager level role and if you do not meet the level requirements, your application will not be shortlisted. 

Closing date for applications is 25 February 2020 (23:59 UK time)

About us:

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. We do this by making a positive contribution to the UK and the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.   We work with over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society. Each year we reach over 20 million people face-to-face and more than 500 million people online, via broadcasts and publications. Founded in 1934, we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body. 

Our Equality Commitment:


The British Council is committed to a policy of equality and to valuing diversity and is keen to reflect the diversity of the societies in which we work at every level within the organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. We aim to abide by and promote equality legislation by following both the letter and the spirit of it to avoid unjustified discrimination, recognising discrimination as a barrier to equality of opportunity, inclusion and human rights. All staff worldwide are required to ensure their behaviour is consistent with our policies. 
The British Council has Disability Confident Employer Status. We offer a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the role. Applicants are encouraged to highlight any specific requirements or adjustments needed to enable participation in the recruitment process.

The British Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expects all of its partners to share this commitment. In line with the British Council’s safeguarding policies, any appointment is contingent on thorough checks. In the UK, and in other countries where appropriate systems exist, these include criminal records checks.