Security firm creates new partnership to offer employment opportunities

Left to right: Damian Whitefoot, operations manager at Coastline Security, Kevan Garbutt, director at Coastlinee Security and Johanna Watts, employer engagement office at Coast & Country

Coast & Country is partnering with Redcar-based Coastline Security to offer employment opportunities to the region.

The security firm, which has been in business for just two years, has 60 available vacancies now and up to 200 additional positions in the next year.

The recruitment drive follows the company’s significant contract wins to provide Security Industry Authority (SIA) licenced staff at 44 events this year. This includes some major concerts and festivals, as well as additional security and protection services at location television and film sets in the UK, including some upcoming Hollywood blockbusters.

Coastline Security was keen to work with Coast & Country’s employability service because of its localised approach and social value ethos. The partnership will allow the companies to invest in local people, and commit to developing the skills of the industry’s future workforce.

Johanna Watts, employer engagement officer at Coast & Country, said: “We value the many partnerships that we have at Coast & Country, as it is crucial for local and national companies to collaborate and invest in career prospects for people in our region. These opportunities can secure employment for willing and enthusiastic candidates, and they ultimately contribute to the future success of the local economy.

“I wish anyone applying for one of the available positions the best of luck, and the successful candidates a long and rewarding career.”

Kevan Garbutt, managing director of Coastline Security added: “It is fantastic that we can work with another local business, like Coast & Country, to support our community and provide job opportunities for unemployed people in the Redcar and Cleveland area. Our existing team has a welcoming, family feel to it, and we are looking for eager individuals who have the right attitude and work ethic to join us.”