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Head of Safety for Private School

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The Head of Safety is responsible for overseeing school-wide programs to identify and manage risks and maximize the safety of students, employees and visitors. This includes both proactively developing and implementing policies and managing crisis. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage the school’s security program including: supervising team of Security staff (employees -afternoons, evenings and weekends), managing security contractor (night patrols and special events), overseeing access systems
  • Work closely with Principals of both schools, Director of Residential Life and Head of Summer School to assist them in managing safety/security items in their areas of responsibility.
  • Oversee the School’s Emergency Preparedness system to ensure that employees, students and guests are training in the school’s various response protocols. This includes overseeing the Hour Zero program and being an active member of the school’s Crisis Response Team.
  • Be a visible presence at both campuses during key times (drop-off/pick-up, lunch and break, special events).
  • Assist with community relations including being a member of the Neighbour Relations Committee.


  • Related experience in the fields of safety and security
  • Understanding of WorkSafe BC policies and requirements.
  • Ability to build strong relations with all stakeholders (students, staff, parents, neighbours, etc.).
  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to motivate and manage others.
  • Experience with hiring and managing staff.
  • Willingness to learn about the technical side of the School’s security systems.
  • Exceptional written and oral skills.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Ability to respond under pressure with multiple interruptions throughout the day. 
  • Work as part of a team and independently.
  • Demonstrated ability to get tasks completed in a timely and efficient manner.

Please send your resume to the attention of Peggy Blumenthal.

Posted: December 5, 2018
Closes: February 3, 2019
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