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15/09/2015 00:00
Speakers confirmed for security Employment Law Seminar


Four expert speakers have now been confirmed to speak at the British Security Industry Association's Employment Law Seminar, taking place at the end of this month. 

The event, which aims to provide essential legal advice to security companies operating in Scotland, will take place at Bellahouston Park in Glasgow on Tuesday 29th September 2015. Open to all security professionals who are involved in the management of staff, a wide variety of topics will be covered by the following expert speakers:

Tom Muirhead BA MCIPD, Employment Tribunal Consultant, Moorepay Legal Services Ltd.

Tom (pictured above) is an employment law specialist with a background in HR at senior level. He has successfully represented a wide range of small, medium and corporate clients in all business sectors at Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal. Tom’s presentations at the event will cover wide-ranging topics including an update on Government thinking regarding zero-hours contracts, employers’ legal obligations surrounding holiday pay, overtime and commission and the legalities of apprenticeships.

Jane Duffy, Education and Qualifications Advisor at Skills Development Scotland.

As Education and Qualifications Advisor for the National Training Programmes Development team at Skills Development Scotland – the national skills body for Scotland – Jane’s particular focus is policy development for Modern Apprenticeships. Jane’s presentation will introduce the basics of modern apprenticeships, explaining how security companies can go about employing an apprentice and what funding is available to enable them to do so.

David Scott, Innovation Lecturer at New College Lanarkshire.

David is an Innovation Lecturer and Qualification Verifier, teaching the Electronic Fire and Security Apprenticeship at New College Lanarkshire. Alongside his lecturer’s post, David is also responsible for such roles as Qualification Development Specialist (designing and developing the new Modern Apprenticeship Qualification for Securities). David’s presentation will explore the learning experience for apprentices, spelling out employers’ responsibilities and what happens at the end of an apprenticeship.  

Terri Jones, Director General, Skills for Security

Terri has significant experience within the Further Education sector, having previously held senior positions within Proskills Sector Skills Council, The National Skills Academy for Process and Manufacturing and the Learning and Skills Improvement Service. Currently Director General at Skills for Security – the industry’s sector skills body – Terri will deliver a presentation on current development work for specific security courses in Scotland.

The half-day event has been specially developed to deliver an insightful update into the latest changes in employment law, all within a specific security context. Following the seminar, there will be an opportunity for delegates to network with other security professionals and the guest speakers over lunch.

There is still time to register for delegate places, although these are limited and allocated on a first come, first served basis. Current BSIA members can attend the seminar free of charge and non-members can book a place for £45 + VAT. To book your place, please visit and complete the short online registration form.