Security Officer

Location: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire |
Salary: £31,000 |
Posted: 29 Jun 2022 |
Closes: 27 Jul 2022 |
Job Type: Full Time and Permanent |
Business Unit: UK Facilities Management |
Region / Division: UK & Ireland |
Reference: 9627

Role Responsibility:

Security Officers


42 hrs per week, Full-time

£31,000 per annum plus £2,000 annual Retention Bonus

30 Days Holiday, plus 2.5 Privilege Days each year

Recruitment Welcome Bonus also  paid once site clearance is achieved of 2.5% of basic salary


This role and contract sit within our Facilities Management sector of G4S where we aim to improve the lives of people across the UK and Ireland by creating productive, safe and smooth working environments.



As a Security Officer on this contract, you will be more than a Security Guard. You will be a part of the G4S Facilities Management team providing a full and comprehensive delivery of services to our high-profile client. With a keen eye and a brilliant way with people, you could look forward to an interesting role where no two days are the same with exciting career opportunities.

These roles require individuals to be able to undertake a rotating shift pattern, working 2 days, 2 nights 4 off (average of 42 hours per week).


Key Responsibilities will include:

  • Patrol the interior and exterior of buildings and perimeter.
  • Control access to site and designated buildings for authorised personnel.
  • Detect and if possible prevent unauthorised entry to sites/buildings.
  • Screen all visitors coming to the site.
  • Search contractor vehicles before entry to site.
  • Carry out random access/exit searches of members of staff and staff vehicles.
  • Act as the first point of contact for any emergency and co-ordinate emergency response where necessary.
  • Operate the switchboard out of hours.
  • Deal with any suspect postal packages and suspicious objects in accordance with agreed procedures.
  • Monitor the effectiveness of the end of day security measures in workspaces.
  • Monitor CCTV, alarms and access control systems as required.
  • Comply with health and safety and emergency procedures.

The Ideal Candidate:

Essential Criteria:

  • Good communication skills.
  • A basic understanding of IT.
  • A Customer focused approach.


A current SIA Licence is desirable, however necessary training can be provided.


Benefits include:

  • Salary of £31,000 per annum.
  • Annual retention bonus of £2,000 (pro-rata for part time employees), subject to maintaining Clearance requirements.
  • 30 days holiday per year, including Bank Holidays, plus 2.5 Privilege days per year.
  • Company pension scheme with employer contributions.
  • G4S Life Assurance Scheme.
  • Free eye-tests/discounts for VDU users.
  • Charity work- Match-IT and Payroll Giving.
  • Employee Assistance Programme Scheme (Confidential Counselling Services, 24/7 support specialising in health and medical topics ).
  • Discounts on high street shops and brands including several leading high street brands, retailers and travel suppliers.


Due to the nature of the business DV clearance will be required to fulfil this role, please be advised that this can be a prolonged process.



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