Director: Risk Management Serv (Ref: CFDirRMS)

Position in the Education sector in Westville - Kwa- Zulu Natal
Posted On Thursday 28 July 2022
Job Description:

Our client is a large residential University in Durban, is looking for a Director: Risk Management Services. The closing date for receipt of applications is 2 August 2022


Main job function

The incumbent will be responsible for strategic leadership in the division, in support of all University endeavors, by ensuring the establishment and maintenance of an environment which is secure, safe and conducive to scholarship in keeping with the University's vision, goals, values and strategies.  The incumbent will be required to develop, implement and continuously manage functional and cross-functional operations, through co-ordination and supervision of campus-based and cross cutting managers.  These functions include, but are not limited to taking responsibly for the daily operations of the various campuses with regard to general security, crime intelligence, crime prevention, risk assessments, investigations, traffic control and occupational and general safety of all users.  This includes custodianship all of the associated policies, procedures, rules and regulations, as well as the optimum utilisation of financial and human resources, both internal and external, at their disposal.


The incumbent will also be required to work closely with a range of  key stakeholders, including but not limited to,

        Internally: Executive line management and other Executive members; Academic and support services managers;  Student leadership and the University community at large.

        Externally: Key external stakeholders including any external services providers and  other organs of State tasked with safety and security.

The position requires the aptitude to lead and manage a large and diverse team.  The incumbent will also need to work independently, demonstrating a high level of professionalism and service orientation, all undertaken while under pressure from a range of sources and situations.  The ability to manage and analyse information in a complex environment is required, as are good organizational and logistical skills, as well as mental agility and strong problem solving and decision-making skills.


The Director also acts as budget controller within the division.


The incumbent will be required to travel between campuses, and may at times be required to fulfil ad hoc tasks/responsibilities at the request of the Registrar in collaboration with other members of the Executive.




1.  Grade A registration with PSIRA

2.1  An appropriate 3-year qualification in law enforcement, management or administration  AND  at least ten (10) years combined work experience at a management level with responsibility for safety and/or security (preferably both) preferably in a tertiary institution or a larger public / private sector organization, including at least five (5) year senior management experience with evidence of participation in strategic planning at a corporate level and responsibility for human resources and financial management.




2.2 An appropriate qualification or certification in law enforcement, management or administration of less than 3 years duration, AND at least ten (10) years, recent and relevant law enforcement / security experience in a senior management position of a large public / private sector organization / Higher Education Institution, with evidence of participation in strategic planning at a corporate level and responsibility for human resources and financial management.


 A Consultant will be in touch if you are shortlisted for the position. Please consider your application unsuccessful should you not have been contacted within 2 weeks. We will keep your CV on our database and contact you should you match the criteria of any other vacancies.

Please contact Catherine Fforde