Alan 'Sid' Sidders
Alan (Sid) Sidders has over 25 years’ experience in conflict management and training others in how to deal with aggression and challenging behaviour. Much of that time has been spent working as an operational door supervisor, and the last 9 years has seen Sid working for Marc–One Security as the Sussex area manager. Both an accomplished security operative and security instructor, Sid’s vast experience spans security guarding, cash collection, mental health environments, residential homes, secure units, acute community settings, enforcement and repossession roles.
Gaining a PTTLS Level 4 teaching qualification in 2011, Sid has been an active instructor teaching professionals and delivering ‘Train the Trainer’ type courses ever since. Sid has designed, implemented and delivered training courses based around Performance and Image Enhancing Drugs (steroids), has co-designed alongside NHS trainers, courses relevant to substance misuse, Blood Borne Viruses, Domestic and Sexual Violence, and has also developed and hosted specialist workshops on harm reduction, Cannabis, Crack and Client Outreach in the community. Sid has attended NHS training in conflict management and disengagement using the ICM model and been training with Rob Knowles (SfJ) since 2012, teaching the level 1 (SIA) Course and advanced level 2.
Sid is a regular at his local gym, strength training and power lifting, and is also an exponent of the martial arts, Kick Boxing, Western Boxing, Kung Fu, Karate, and regularly trains in Jujitsu.