For a period of time now I have been intrigued by the terminology by which guys on the circuit or within the industry in general are describing their professional positions. Many I would say describe their roles correctly, ie CP Operative, Security Manager, Security Advisor and so on….
The one grey area which I feel needs some clarification is the term Security Consultant. Where I know a number of companies out there, mainly in more warmer / sandy of climes like to call their operators consultants; are these guys really such?
Having ventured to the sand pit after completing my service, I like many was a CP / PSD operator before moving on to an Ops Management role. From there I was lucky enough to be offered a job in Indonesia as a security consultant, a role which rarely exists to the same degree elsewhere, even the in ME. I also completed a security consultant’s course for my resettlement on which I have previously commented on.
Where I do not wish in particularly to argue over the definition of ‘consultant’ a term which many would say they do fall under in their current employment either as a CP operative or similar role, can I ask when you as a CP operator conducted on a regular basis a: Security Risk and Vulnerability Assessment, Security Plan, Due Diligence, Corporate Investigations, Designed and implemented a Security Management System?
The reason behind this blog is straight forward, as I have been recently looking for a possible candidate for employment I have been unable to find such a candidate due to each Security Consultant which I search is working as CP operator and many without the necessary skills which I am looking for, with that in mind you may have to ask yourself, “Am I false advertising?”
I may not be the only employer looking for guys to fill roles out there.