Glynis - Local Security Management Specialist

Who’s this?

When Glynis began her career with the NHS, her first role was in Surgical Appliances as a clerk, from there Glynis progressed into Child Health and then onto the Monitoring Department where she was responsible for monitoring the Security Contract. During this time Glynis trained to become a Control & Restraint Trainer, also becoming a Conflict Resolution trainer for the Trust. With the experience she had gained, Glynis successfully progressed into her current role of LSMS, completing a 5 week residential course and becoming an Accredited Security Specialist with NHS Protect and Portsmouth University

What’s the story of their career to date?

When Glynis began her career with the NHS, her first role was in Surgical Appliances as a clerk, from there Glynis progressed into Child Health and then onto the Monitoring Department where she was responsible for monitoring the Security Contract. During this time Glynis trained to become a Control & Restraint Trainer, also becoming a Conflict Resolution trainer for the Trust. With the experience she had gained, Glynis successfully progressed into her current role of LSMS, completing a 5 week residential course and becoming an Accredited Security Specialist with NHS Protect and Portsmouth University

What do they do?

Glynis deals with security on a strategic level, working with security teams and staff to investigate incidents of violence, theft and any kind of anti-social behaviour. She is currently in the process of writing a specification for a Security Contract and also writes policies and procedures related to security issues. Glynis works alongside the Emergency Planning Team and the Health & Safety team and on many occasions also works with local police, prisons and Counter Terrorism Advisors, Glynis also works with community staff, training them in the use of ‘lone worker devices’ that are issued to all staff who work alone in the community

What’s the best thing about their role?

Glynis feels that the best part of her role is that it is so diverse and every day is different. Glynis feels that the last 10 years as an LSMS have definitely been interesting and at times quite exciting

Where can I find out more?

This profile has been created by the Greater Manchester NHS Careers Engagement Hub in partnership with Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust. If you have questions then feel free to contact us.