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Head of Security

full-time Web Summit Dublin

About us

Web Summit is a global technology conference company headquartered in Dublin, Ireland. We run a series of international gatherings across the world. Our flagship event is Web Summit, held in Lisbon, Portugal. In the last seven years, Web Summit has grown from a small team to a company of over 170 focused on disrupting the conference industry through technology and data science. In 2018, over 100,000 startups, investors, speakers and other attendees will gather at Web Summit events, including MoneyConf in Ireland, Collision in North America and RISE in Hong Kong.

About the team:

The Web Summit Live Events Analysis and Process Team is central to creating world-class attendee experience on a global scale. Working hand in hand with event coordinators, producers, and many others the team has responsibility for planning and delivering specific programmes such as event registration, volunteers and production logistics.

What you’ll achieve at Web Summit:

  • Working in collaboration with internal stakeholders, including the Live Events Team, Speakers, Partners & f.ounders, you will have ownership of security across all our global events
  • You’ll develop security protocols and build out security measures, to include both employee security and attendee security
  • You’ll liaise with external security management teams for supporting events with VVIP attendees
  • You’ll work in collaboration with venues, local police as well as external security contractors to ensure all security measures are adhered to
  • You’ll build out major incident procedures that respond effectively and in proportion to the level of risk presented by event activities and the potential extent and severity of the incident.
  • You’ll work with our engineering and data science teams to build operational excellence and processes
  • You’ll manage databases, operational systems and processes, scheduling and reporting
  • You’ll find and present creative solutions to event requirements
  • You'll work on planning multiple events across multiple countries simultaneously
  • You’ll develop a security vision and strategy that is aligned to organizational priorities and enables and facilitates Web Summit’s business objectives
  • You’ll lead the security function across the company to ensure consistent and high-quality security management in support of the strategic business goals

Who you are:

  • You know that details matter and your attention to detail is exceptional
  • You appreciate the importance of quality administrative support to the team before and after the event
  • Self-motivation and enthusiasm are contagious and you have an abundance of both
  • You’re a calm person who stays level headed under pressure and loves a good challenge.
  • You’re a problem-solver with the analytical ability to think on your feet, react rapidly to situations, prioritise your workload and implement measures to improve procedures and workflows.
  • You’re flexible and have the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, and to build and maintain long-lasting relationships.
  • Finally, you’re a confident and friendly person who cares deeply about the experience of attendees.

Skills and abilities we’re looking for:

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in security and/or risk management positions
  • Strategic leader, confident to engage with multiple teams across an organisation
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate, present and influence both credibly and effectively
  • Strong administrative skills and an ability to meet strict deadlines
  • Proven ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously while paying strict attention to detail
  • Proven track record of developing and implementing security processes and procedures
  • Ambitious, with an ability to take the initiative to accomplish tasks
  • Ability to act calmly and competently in high pressure, high stress situations

Be healthy, curious and social:

  • Stay healthy with our fully subsidised healthcare cover.
  • Exercise your mind and body with our free gym membership and yoga
  • Enjoy your own private garden with an orchard, sports equipment, and vegetables right outside your office
  • Enjoy an unlimited supply of fresh fruit, beverages, and cereals
  • Master new skills from those around you, onsite talks and training initiatives
  • Become workmates, not just colleagues, with our active social calendar of company celebrations, trips abroad and sports

published: June 11, 2018

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