Skills for Security appoints Joey Hambidge in newly-created role of operations manager

Joey Hambidge: the new operations manager at Skills for Security

Joey Hambidge: the new operations manager at Skills for Security

Skills for Security has announced the appointment of Joey Hambidge in the newly-created role of operations manager. This position at the sector skills body for the private security business sector has been realised to provide the organisation with essential operational support.

Hambidge will now be responsible for a broad remit including accreditations, apprenticeship standards, qualifications and the day-to-day management of Skills for Security’s operations and members of staff.

With a background in training, course design and employer liaison, Hambidge brings to the role a wealth of experience in delivering employability training and mapping course content to an established curriculum.

Commenting on the appointment, Skills for Security’s interim director general Peter Sherry explained: “2017 is set to be an exciting year for Skills for Security as we gear up to provide guidance and support to security employers ahead of the introduction of a new apprenticeship standard. As such, we’re very pleased to welcome Joey to the organisation, where his extensive experience of employer liaison and course development will help us to develop our current offering while also better meeting the needs of the security industry as a whole.”

Speaking about his new role, Hambidge stated: “I’m looking forward to working for Skills for Security to improve diversity and inclusion in apprenticeships, both in terms of core training content and the overall diversity of apprenticeships. By working closely with employers, it’s my goal that Skills for Security becomes recognised as the industry leader for new apprenticeship standards within our sector.”

About the Author

Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications)

Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting.

In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector.

In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute’s George van Schalkwyk Award.

An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award.

Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site.

Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media.

Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014.

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