Location London
Job-type Permanent
Salary + Excellent Benefits + Bonus
Reference 14817

Acre is pleased to be working in partnership with a leading Global Law firm to identify their new Head of Resilience. In this Global role, reporting to the Director of Business Services you will be directly managed and, work with the Senior Managers responsible for Environmental & Sustainability Business Continuity and Security. You will define and support in the implementation of agreed strategic and operational properties across this truly Global law firm.

The role requires close collaboration with an array of senior stakeholders and risk functions within the firm globally. The post holder will engage regularly with the Global Head of Risk, the Heads of the Business Protection Unit, and the Information Security teams and must be a trusted advisor and carry credibility with senior Partners, including the General Counsel.

The post holder must consider the impact of relevant legislation upon the Firm's security, resilience, and environmental arrangements, ensuring compliance by devising and implementing appropriate procedure, policy, and practice.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Line management of the Senior Managers of Global Security, Business Continuity, and Environment, taking overall responsibility for all related policies, processes, and issues.

  • Development and maintenance of risk-based security, resilience, and environmental strategy for the firm globally

  • Work with the Environment Senior Manager to deliver the integration of Environmental and Health & Safety best practices with the drive for continuous improvement of physical/personnel and resilience standards across the global network

  • Work with the Business Continuity Senior Manager to deliver the integration of the ongoing provision of BCM best practice with the drive for continuous improvement of physical security and environmental standards across the global network

  • Work with the Global Security Senior Manager to ensure a consistent standard for physical and personnel security across the global network, through regular office audits, providing advice/input to local Security coordinators and/or project managers for new offices, setting security system specifications and managing the firm's Travel Security programme

This role would suit a senior leader with significant global experience gained in a corporate senior resilience role. You will ideally have subject matter expertise across the environment, business continuity and physical security although the client is willing to be flexible for the right candidate.

Key requirements

  • Significant people management experience.

  • Knowledge of and experience of one or more of security, business continuity or environment

  • Excellent leadership skills and ablility to influence, inspire confidence and build consensus at all levels

  • Able to resolve complex problems, taking a proactive approach to analysing the issues and generating

  • Demonstrate strategic vision and understanding of how best to implement strategy

  • Thrive in a high-pressure environment and have a flexible approach to work and be able to cope with ambiguity.

This is a unique opportunity to join one of the largest Law firms in the world in a high-profile impactful position. Apply today for more information.