Security Officer

Location: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire |
Salary: £25,057.14 to £25,699.61 |
Posted: 16 Sep 2021 |
Closes: 4 Nov 2021 |
Job Type: Permanent & Full-time |
Business Unit: UK Facilities Management |
Region / Division: UK & Ireland |
Reference: 9627

Role Responsibility:

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, you will be part of a team responsible for ensuring that the physical security for the site meets contractual and customer requirements.

This role requires individuals to be able to undertake a 12 hour rotating shift pattern, including days, nights and weekends, working 4 on, 4 off. Voluntary overtime is available on occasions.


Key Responsibilities will include:

  • Patrol the interior and exterior of buildings and perimeter.
  • Control access to site and designated buildings for authorised personnel.
  • To detect and if possible prevent unauthorised entry to sites/buildings.
  • To screen all visitors to the site.
  • To search contractor vehicles before entry to site.
  • To carry out random access/exit searches of members of staff and staff vehicles.
  • To act as the first point of contact for any emergency and co-ordinate emergency response where necessary.
  • To operate the switchboard out of hours.
  • To where necessary deal with suspect postal packages and suspicious objects in accordance with agreed procedures.
  • To monitor the effectiveness of the end of day security measures in workspaces.
  • To monitor CCTV, alarms and access control systems as required.
  • To comply with health and safety and emergency procedures.

The Ideal Candidate:

Essential Criteria:

To be successful for this role, you will have good communication skills, have a basic understanding of IT  and a customer focused approach.

You must be willing to undergo extended security clearance and either hold a current SIA Licence or be willing to undertake the necessary training.


Benefits include:

  • Company pension scheme with employer contributions
  • G4S Life Assurance Scheme
  • Free eye-tests/discounts for VDU users
  • Subsidised healthcare plan
  • 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
  • Progression, training and development opportunities. 

Please be aware that due to the nature of the business vetting is an intrusive and prolonged process.



It is G4S’ current policy (subject to the Equality Act 2010), in the light of the specific work being undertaken, that all [employees] must be fully vaccinated or have had the relevant [“full”]Covid-19 vaccinations [(including any “waiting period”)]  by their commencement date.


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