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Close Protection Officer: Secure Solutions SA Pretoria Market Related

Close Protection Officer: Secure Solutions SA

Location: Pretoria |
Salary: Market Related |
Posted: 22 Apr 2022 |
Closes: 22 May 2022 |
Job Type: Full Time and Permanent |
Business Unit: South Africa - Secure Solutions |
Region / Division: Africa |
Reference: G4S/CPO/CS

Remuneration and benefits will be commensurate with the seniority of the role and in compliance with company remuneration policy and practice.


Job Introduction:

Close Protection Officer


G4S Secure Solutions South Africa, a leading provider of integrated security management solutions, has a vacancy for a Close Protection Officer based at our operations in Pretoria

The main purpose of the role is to provide protection services to our high-profile/key client.

The successful incumbent is a self-starter with a proven track record in maintaining company policy, adopting best practices, and is able to exercise sound judgment in the pursuit of the achievement of the goals of the organization, and understanding the role which close protection plays within a successful business unit. The incumbent will be expected to be results-driven and to live the values of the organization.

Role Responsibility:

The successful incumbent must be able to:

  • Understand and apply the principles of venue protection, including but not limited to residential security and the client's premises
  • Understand and apply the transit and convoy principles 
  • Be constantly alert and ready to respond to threatening situations
  • Be able to understand and apply the pedestrian escort principals 
  • Understand and apply the Embus and Debus principles
  • Understand and apply all applicable Legal Compliance principles in line with the Laws of the Republic of South Africa 
  • Show great competency and an understanding of G4S Company policies regarding Health and Safety, General Administration, Vehicle Management, and Firearm Management 


Health and Safety - Process Enhancement

  • Participate in the design/ development/ review/ implementation and monitoring of the client's anti-terrorist risk and departmental safety plans 
  • Participate in security and safety forums, COR client safety meetings, and safety talks
  • Report all safety incidents to the relevant client's contracting designated person 
  • Discuss all security and safety incidents by reporting
  • Follow-up on any activities assigned through safety meeting/committee/representative/management
  • Attend contractual, safety, and refresher training intervention programs
  • Comply with safety policies and procedures at the workplace
  • Distribute safety information as and when required
  • Ensure all incidents promptly reported keeping to internal NCC protocols & investigated
  • At least 90% average score achieved on all completed Ops Audits
  • Zero % HSSEC fatality and accidents
  • Validate Site Assets,  Equipment Inventory & control inspected, operational, and up to date



The Ideal Candidate:

Qualification and Experience

  • Minimum of 3 years of close (executive) protection experience 
  • Level 3 first aid or higher
  • Advanced defensive and evasive driving 
  • Close protection qualification from an accredited SASSETA training facility
  • Minimum Psira Grade C Qualified 
  • SAPS firearm competency - handgun for Business Purposes
  • South African Citizien 
  • Valid drivers license
  • Own transport


Knowledge, Skills and Attributes

  • Customer Focus 
  • Problem Solving
  • Accountability and Dependability
  • Ethics and Integrity
  • Adaptability and Flexibility
  • Development and Continual Learning 
  • Strong oral communication skills, with the ability to communicate with individuals at all levels
  • Excellent listening, observing, and questioning skills
  • Strong customer service mindset
  • Strong time management and prioritization skills
  • Strong sense of professionalism and diplomacy
  • Strong work ethic and positive team attitude
  • Healthy physical appearance and mindset
  • Demonstrated ability to train, evaluate and improve others
  • Aptitude for using a variety of technologies and techniques to conduct risk assessments and advance venue protection and analysis
  • Working as part of a team and being prepared to act on any unexpected occurrence at a moment’s notice 

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