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Sodexo’s head of security UK and Ireland admitted to Chartered Security Professionals Register

Sodexo’s Head of Security for UK and Ireland, Jane Farrell, has been admitted to the Register of Chartered Security Professionals. Since its launch in 20111, she is only the seventh women to be admitted to the Register.

The Register of Chartered Security Professionals was established under a Royal Charter issued to the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals in the UK. Being admitted to the Register and becoming a CSyP is a means of being recognised and continuing to represent the highest standards and ongoing proficiency. It is the gold standard of competence in security.

To gain entry into the Register Farrell had to go through a tough selection process which involved:

  • Evidencing 10 years of professionalism within the industry
  • Presentation on five key competencies based on security knowledge, practical skills, effective communications and leadership as well as professional commitment
  • Three written papers, the subjects Farrell chose were, diversity, travel security and ex-police and military personnel entering the security industry
  • Interview with CSyP peers

Farrell’s professional journey started as a Trainee Manager when she joined Sodexo in 1982. Since then she has successfully worked in various management roles and the delivery of systems training. In 2017, she was appointed Head of Security for Sodexo UK & Ireland and became Chair of the International Professional Security Association.

Speaking about being admitted to the Register, Farrell said: “I am both delighted and honoured to have been admitted to the Register of Chartered Security Professionals. 

“I am so proud to be part of the security industry. Over the years I have seen it evolve into a career option for many women and I hope that myself and other female security professionals can inspire more women to join this great industry.”

Farrell became a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals in 2016 leading to a Freeman of the City of London in 2017.

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