Careers

Our team is expanding

The AKE International team is drawn from a variety of disciplines, including former military, law enforcement, commerce, academia and intelligence. Ranging from non - government organisations to multi-national corporations, our expertise covers the full spectrum of business risks from conception and planning to delivery.

Operations Director

AKE International is currently seeking applications from suitably qualified and experienced individuals for the position of Operations Director.

Based in either our Hereford or London office with regular overseas travel, the successful candidate will be expected to direct a successful department and drive both commercial and operational performance in order to achieve strategic business objectives.

The Operations Director is a multi-disciplinary position that delivers market-leading corporate security consulting services, drives business development and manages commercial processes to ensure best-in-class service delivery standards for AKE International’s clients.

Operationally, the Operations Director leads and manages a 24/7 team of subject matter experts delivering intelligence, crisis management, cyber security and security risk consultancy services to clients across industry sectors globaly.

Commercially, the Operations Director carries out business development activities including strategy planning, relationship/client management and proposal writing.

The candidate should have significant experience across a number of disciplines that include;

  • Crisis Management
  • Risk Management Consulting
  • Protective Security
  • Business Development
  • Project management

Essential Requirements:

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Fluent in English.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Exceptional delivery and presentations skills.
  • Excellent planning & organisational skills.
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft office applications.
  • Ability to work to strict deadlines in a fast paced and diverse environment.
  • Conscientious, motivated, innovative, flexible, enthusiastic and proactive.
  • Ability to maintain a flexible work schedule based on operational tempo.
  • Minimum of 10 years military, police, intelligence or other value added discipline.
  • Minimum of 5 years commercial and or corporate experience.
  • Degree or equivalent in one of the following: security, business management or health & safety.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Previous experience of managing complex tasks and operational deployments in challenging and hostile environments.
  • Experience working with Media, NGOs, Oil and Gas, Mining or Insurance industries in a risk management capacity
  • A working knowledge of the risk management process, including the information cycle.
  • Project management experience.
  • Working knowledge of ISO 27001 and 31000.
  • Sound understanding of information management and cyber threats. 

Applicants should email a CV and cover letter to enquiries@akegroup.com referencing Operations Director.

Candidates will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.

*Please note AKE will only contact successful candidates*


Instructors

AKE International is currently accepting applications from suitably qualified and experienced security instructors for a variety of permanent and freelance positions.  Candidates should have significant instructional and consulting experience in delivering the following subjects:

  • Crisis Management
  • Security Management
  • Contractors on Deployed Operations (CONDO)
  • Hostile Environment Awareness Training
  • Travel Safety 
  • Protective Security

Essential Requirements:

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Fluent in English.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft office applications.
  • Ability to work to strict deadlines in a fast paced and diverse environment.
  • Conscientious, motivated, innovative, flexible, enthusiastic and proactive.
  • Ability to maintain a flexible work schedule based on operational tempo.
  • Minimum of 7 years military, security services or commercial security experience.
  • Level 3 award in Education & Training.
  • Experience of delivering, coordinating, maintaining and developing new training material

Preferred Requirements:

  • Previous experience of managing complex tasks and operational deployments in challenging and hostile environments.
  • Experience working with media, NGO’s, oil and gas, mining or insurance industries in a risk management capacity.
  • A working knowledge of the risk management process, including the information cycle.
  • Project management experience.
  • Degree in security related discipline
  • Working knowledge of ISO 27001 and 31000.

Applicants should email a CV, short cover letter to enquiries@akegroup.com referencing 'Security Instructor'.  Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

*Please note AKE will only contact successful candidates*


Please note we do not accept speculative applications


Recruitment fraud notice

It has come to our attention that fraudulent job offers are being made by persons claiming to represent AKE.  All of our vacancies are advertised on our website, and we will never charge a fee as part of the recruitment process. AKE will always contact you using the official AKE email address ending in @akegroup.com.