Business Continuity & Crisis Management Head


Dubai, UAE

Ref: GP186-4807

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Charterhouse has an exciting opportunity to join this leading organisation as Head of BCM and Crisis Management reporting to the General Services Director. You will be responsible for the execution of the business continuity and crisis management strategies and the plans to ensure the organisation remains fully operational during times of crisis or emergency situations.

The incumbent will hold an integral role for the business and will be expected to manage the business continuity policies and strategy for the organisation. This will cover disaster recovery, business continuity and impact analysis as well as market intelligence and international awareness. Overall making sure that critical business functions can be resumed within a defined time frame. You will ensure the organisation maintains its operational capabilities through effective BCM planning and implementation across the business and multiple locations. A strong knowledge of business continuity principles and theories is therefore critical for this role.


The candidate will have a bachelor Degree in Business Continuity or Crisis Management and will hold a CBCI and CBCP. You will have a minimum of 10 years’ experience in Business Continuity and Crisis Management with at least five years of direct experience in planning, managing, implementing and embedding the BCM at multiple locations. Outstanding communication and presentation skills is essential, you will have worked with various internal/external Stakeholders to senior level and you will also have a strong commercial awareness. It is essential that you are fluent in English, Arabic is advantageous. Container Terminal or similar industry is preferred.

About the Company

The Charterhouse brand and business was launched in Dubai and the Middle East in April 2004 by a team of international recruiters and management consultants, after its inception in Sydney, Australia in September 2003. Charterhouse Middle East is now positioned as the leading regional recruiter within its area of disciplines and functional markets.

Charterhouse offers professional and bespoke contingency and retained search services to all sectors of the market. Service quality is guaranteed, thanks to a particular focus on flexibility. Charterhouse was the first international search and selection business to establish Dubai as its base. The growth in the Middle East region has been mirrored by Charterhouse globally, with offices now in Abu Dhabi, Qatar, Hong Kong, Singapore, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.

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