About Us

Clarity Security Training aims to provide relevant and appropriate Security Training for Humanitarian Staff at a reasonable price and within an hour of London.

Our courses aim to equip Humanitarian Staff with skills to both prevent and respond to the most prevalent security threats.

Our experienced team use a varied range of training methodology to work with participants to improve team and individual skills and confidence in managing their own personal security and reducing risk.

We are based in Northamptonshire within easy reach of London, the Home Counties, Birmingham, Cambridge and Oxford. See Venue Locations

  • Experienced Team
  • Quality Training
  • Relevant & Appropriate
  • Friendly & Flexible
  • Reasonable Costs

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Our Team

Dave Heed

Dave Heed

Dave is Clarity’s founding Director and has worked in the humanitarian sector for the last 18 years.

He began his humanitarian career in 1998 initially working in field logistics progressing to programme management but switched to full time security roles post 9/11 when he was the security manager for an NGO re-entering Afghanistan in January 2002.

With a degree in Disaster Management and a background in military risk management, Dave has worked for a number of INGO’s, the Red Cross movement and the United Nations. Dave has worked in many locations including Afghanistan, Bosnia, South Sudan, Darfur, Iraq, Indonesia, Tajikistan, Liberia, Ethiopia and Malawi.

He has also worked as a security consultant to a number of organisations.

Lucy Hodgson

Lucy Hodgson

Lucy began working in the humanitarian sector in Pakistan/Afghanistan in 1994. Starting in Administration and Finance, Lucy moved on to positions in training and programme and project management, and post 9/11 became focused on security, managing and developing RedR’s Security Management Programme between 2001 and 2006.

Lucy has worked in many locations including Afghanistan, Burundi, DRC, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Indonesia, Pakistan and Ethiopia.

Since 2006 she has worked as Director of Maternity Worldwide, as Learning and Development Manager with BOND, and as a security training consultant. Having been a Clarity Consultant Trainer since Clarity was first established in 2009, Lucy joined as Director in 2015.

Our Consultants and Instructors

Our core instructors are experienced trainers who also have managed humanitarian programmes and teams as well as security so they understand the concept of security within the context of humanitarian operations. The core team is enhanced where appropriate with expert trainers in key areas such as Conflict resolution, Close Protection and Vehicle Training.

Open Courses

Our personal security courses provide humanitarian staff with the skills to prevent and respond to prevalent security threats

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Bespoke Programmes

We offer a range of bespoke services ranging from personal security awareness to organisation risk management

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