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Security Officer – Avonmouth Docks Area - Bristol Bridgwater, United Kingdom 12.73 hourly

Security Officer – Avonmouth Docks Area - Bristol

Location: Bridgwater, United Kingdom |
Salary: 12.73 hourly |
Posted: 11 Oct 2021 |
Closes: 19 Oct 2021 |
Business Unit: UK Secure Solutions |
Contracted Hours: Full-time |
Employee Status: Permanent |
Reference: 210002O3

G4S are recruiting Security Officers to work in the Avonmouth Docks area near Bristol. As a Security Officer at G4S, you are more than a Security Guard - for this contract we will train you to an enhanced level, you will become an Enhanced Security Officer.  

Our Enhanced Security Officers will ensure the safety of our customers, their staff, buildings and assets, whilst providing excellent customer service.  We pride ourselves on delivering excellent customer service in a safe and secure environment. 

This is a varied role that includes greeting staff and visitors, controlling access to site and ensuring they adhere to the required security protocols, conducting searches where required, operating security equipment, patrolling the premises and other areas both on foot and whilst mobile and responding to security incidents. 

The Ideal Candidate:

You will need to be aged 18 or over, a confident communicator who is a team player with the drive to provide a friendly and professional service at all times. Sound IT knowledge is required.

You must be flexible and available to work 4 days on, 4 days off which will include days, nights and weekends.   Security experience and an SIA licence is required for this role and you must hold a UK driving licence.

Join G4S and you can also enjoy real career progression with a large international company - as the world’s leading provider of security solutions, we offer fantastic training and support. You’ll be in safe hands from our induction and on-site training to regular reviews and welfare checks with our supervisors and managers.



Location: Avonmouth Docks area of Bristol

Reporting relationships: Shift Supervisor

Pay Rate: £12.73 per hour 

Weekly Hours: Average 42 hours per week, based on a 12 hour shift pattern rotating through days, nights and weekends.

Remuneration package: Permanent Contract, 308 hours leave per year and company pension scheme.  Plus great 4 Savings Employee Discount Scheme. 




Key Responsibilities

  • Comply with all Health & Safety procedures as set by our client and G4S 

  • Deploy on task as set by the supervisor

  • Conduct duties at the Site Main Entry Point

  • Carry out search procedures on vehicles and personnel

  • Conduct  high visibility patrols (foot & mobile)

  • Operate Proof of Presence 

  • Respond to security incidents and assist in the coordination of follow up activities

  • Produce incident reports

  • Liaise with Emergency services 

  • Operate, maintain equipment and report equipment failures/faults.

  • Deliver the highest standards of customer and employee care


Skills and Competencies

  • Strong Written and verbal Communication Skills

  • Teamwork

  • Adaptable and Flexible

  • Customer Focussed



Educational Requirements/Qualifications

  • A basic standard of education in Maths, English and IT.


Preferred Experience 

  • A security professional with prior experience gained in a corporate, Critical National Infrastructure, Police or Military environment

  • Understanding of H&S requirements


Personal Qualities 

  • Highest levels of integrity, respectfulness and professionalism required at all times.

  • Open, trusting and in the spirit of mutual support, especially when dealing with conflicts of interests.

  • An engaging and proactive ‘can do’ attitude where successes and failures are shared.

  • Doing what we say we are going to do and only committing to what can be done.

  • Listen and communicate effectively. 

  • Ability to plan ahead as far as possible and share intelligence to prevent surprises.


Professional Qualifications/Memberships

  • None


Specific Occupational Requirements

  • Ability to pass and hold National Security Clearance Vetting 

  • A current valid Security Industry Authority (SIA) License or is required or willing to gain licence before employment commences.

  • UK Driving License is essential 

  • Able to produce a five year verifiable work history




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