Jane Farrell, Sodexo’s head of security for UK and Ireland has been admitted to the Register of Chartered Security Professionals. She is only the seventh women to be admitted to the Register since it launched in 2011.

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.

On being admitted to the Register, Jane 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.

To gain entry into the Register Jane 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 Jane chose were, diversity, travel security and ex police and military personnel entering the security industry. 
•    interview with CSyP peers

Jane’s professional journey started as a trainee manager when she joined Sodexo in 1982 as a management trainee and has successfully worked in various management roles and the delivery of systems training. 

Jane became a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals in 2016 leading to a Freeman of the City of London in 2017. Also in 2017, Jane was appointed head of security for Sodexo UK & Ireland and became chair of the International Professional Security Association.

Jane Farrell

Jane founded and drives the Sodexo Women in Security group to promote greater gender diversity in the industry and has been recognised for her work in this area receiving the prestigious Women in Security Industry Award 2013 and the transformational leader category at the Northern Power Women Awards 2017 for her work in promoting gender balance in the industry.

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