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.”