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Security Officer Edinburgh, United Kingdom 10.86 hourly

Security Officer

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom |
Salary: 10.86 hourly |
Posted: 25 Apr 2022 |
Closes: 25 May 2022 |
Business Unit: UK Secure Solutions |
Contracted Hours: Full-time |
Employee Status: Permanent |
Reference: T220000NB

Do you consider yourself to be a people person?  Does building rapport with others come naturally to you?  

Developing instant yet valuable relationships are vital to our daily working lives, however many of us don’t know how to best use these skills when it comes to our own career goals.

Does that sound like you?

If so, then have you considered a career as a security officer?   A career that offers you flexibility, variety, full training and a recognised qualification at no initial cost to you?  

Sounds good doesn’t it?

As a security officer for G4S, variety is guaranteed.  Your location and job activities will regularly change which means no two days are ever the same.  

You’ll ensure the safety of our customers and clients and no matter where you are based, we will train and support you every step of the way. 

We are looking for enthusiastic security officers to join us on a permanent, full-time basis.  We have a variety of exciting opportunities around the Edinburgh area.

Am I suited to being a Security Officer?

Previous experience in security is a must due to the nature of this role, if you're already working in the industry, or have before, we welcome you to join our team. We know you'll get off to a flying start!

We also welcome people who have worked previously in retail, travel, sales or hospitality - jobs that rely on delivering great service. If you've done this type of work before, then you may have skills that would suit as our officers pride themselves on their excellent customer service skills.

A typical week will involve visiting a range of sites within your area; whilst ensuring the safety of our customers' staff, their buildings and assets, and providing excellent customer service with a smile.  Other elements of the role will include:

  • Building relationships with employers and community organisations
  • Working as part of a team and on your own depending on site requirements
  • An opportunity to work at a high profile financial services building in the heart of Edinburgh city centre. 
  • A wide variety to the job including front of house duties, check in of contractors, conducting site patrols, reporting/logging of vehicles and liaising with visitors face to face and via the phone

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

The Ideal Candidate

If you are aged 18 or over and are a confident communicator who is a team player with the drive to provide a friendly and professional service all times, then this could be the career for you! 

A good understanding of IT is required and experienced security officers holding their SIA licence are welcomed to apply.  

Our contractual requirements mean that this opportunity is a relief role and you will need to be available to work Monday to Sunday, including bank holidays. Your shifts can be both days + nights and you’ll need to hold a full UK driving license plus have access to your own vehicle or have access to reliable public transportation.

Benefits

  • 5.6 weeks holiday per year, 8 of these will be in lieu of bank holidays (worked or not worked)
  • Workplace Pension Scheme
  • Great 4 Savings Employee Discount Scheme
  • Progression, training and development opportunities


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