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IHG Security Guard - Crowne Plaza West Cairo - Arkan in Cairo, Egypt

About us

Crowne Plaza is a global chain of full service, upscale hotels headquartered in the United Kingdom. It caters to business travelers and the meetings and conventions market. It is part of the (IHG) InterContinental Hotels Group family of brands, which include InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts, Voco, Staybrige Suites, Kimpton Hotels and Regent. As one of the world's largest upscale brands, we have properties located in major urban centers, gateway cities and resort destinations all around the globe and can be found in nearly 100 countries with more than 429 hotels and 118,000 rooms globally.

Since opening in 2012 Arkan Plaza has evolved into West Cairo’s primary commercial and social destination, offering a multitude of retail and dining outlets along with gyms, banks and offices. All radiating from its welcoming central plaza, situated in the heart of Sheikh Zayed located on the 26th of July corridor main spine, which connects the cities of Sheikh Zayed and 6th of October with the central Cairo area.

Crowne Plaza West Cairo - Arkan is scheduled to open in 2021, the 178-room new build will form part of Phase II of Arkan Plaza. The Hotel is 10 minutes away from the “new” Grand Egyptian Museum and 15 minutes from the Great Pyramids of Giza. It is also in close proximity to Cairo International Airport and will be just 10 kilometers away from Sphinx International Airport. Business and leisure travelers can get the best of both worlds with three meeting rooms and a business center along with an outdoor pool and Club Lounge

We are currently looking for a Security guard to join our amazing pre-opening team.

Day to day

  • Maintain a 24 hour surveillance of those areas that are frequented by guests and all work areas

  • Maintain a vigil on the closed circuit CCTV system and inform security officer on patrol duties of any unusual happenings

  • Ensure checks are conducted on fire panel, fire hose real outlets and fire barriers and all other safety equipment and ensure that all are in good working order and report to the Safety Manager any item of equipment which is faulty

  • Ensure hotel alarm system is in good working order

  • Maintain a good working knowledge of the following: The hotel switchboard and paying system &The control points and the working of the hotel’s gas and air conditioning system

  • Conduct regular locker checks in line with Human Resources

  • Check all packages and passes of employees entering and leaving the building

  • Carry out monthly fire inspections

  • Maintain a good knowledge of the liquor act and criminal code

  • Prevent gambling on hotel premises

  • Prevent Sabotage of hotel premises

  • Ensure all outlets, fridges, cupboards etc are fully secured when not in use or unattended

  • Ensure no undesirables loiter in or around the hotel premises

  • Ensure there is no obstruction to the loading dock and that unauthorized vehicles are removed

  • Ensure that the safety control office is never left unattended

  • Provide escort duty for money transfers to the General Cashier’s office or bank as required

  • Demonstrate Awareness of OH&S policies and procedures and ensure all procedures are conducted safely and within OH&S guidelines

  • Be aware of duty of care and adhere to occupational, health and safety legislation, policies and procedures

  • Be familiar with property safety, first aid and fire and emergency procedures and operate equipment safely and sensibly

  • Initiate action to correct a hazardous situation and notify supervisors of potential dangers

  • Log security incidents and accidents in accordance with hotel requirements

  • Demonstrate co-operation and trust with colleagues, supervisors, teams and across departments

  • Communicate well to ensure effective shift hand-overs

  • Actively participate in organised meetings

  • Interact with department and hotel staff in a professional and positive manner to foster good rapport, promote team spirit and ensure effective two way communication

  • Be open to new ideas and make changes in the job and routine as required

  • Work in line with business requirements

  • Complete tasks as directed by Management

  • Develop/update skills and knowledge (internally or externally) to reflect changed technology or changed work requirements

  • Seek feedback on areas of shortfall

  • Maximize opportunities for self development

  • Ensure that your work quality meets the standards required and complete tasks in a timely and thorough manner with minimum supervision

  • Follow standards, policies and procedures

  • Meet hotel attendance and grooming standards

  • Ensure that your work quality meets the standards required and complete tasks in a timely and thorough manner with minimum supervision

  • Follow standards, policies and procedures

  • Meet hotel attendance and grooming standards


  • Written and Verbal Communication

  • Following Complex Instructions

  • Interpersonal Skills

  • Knowledge of Security Operations and Procedure

  • Knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety Responsibilities

  • Knowledge of Basic Security and Fire Inspection Procedures

  • Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed

  • Integrity

  • Safety Management

  • Professionalism

  • Reporting Skills

  • Manage Multiple Tasks


In return we offer competitive pay and benefits, and a chance to work with a great team of talented people. Most importantly, we'll give you the Room to be yourself.

So what's your passion? Please get in touch if this position matches your skills and interests and tell us how you could bring your individual competencies by clicking "Apply Online"

We are an equal opportunity employer.