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Security Officer Edinburgh, United Kingdom 9.90 hourly

Security Officer

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom |
Salary: 9.90 hourly |
Posted: 23 Jun 2022 |
Closes: 22 Jul 2022 |
Business Unit: UK Secure Solutions |
Contracted Hours: Full-time |
Employee Status: Permanent |
Reference: T22000184

Are you looking for a fresh start in your career?  

If so, then have you considered a career as a security officer?   A career that offers you flexibility, variety, full training and a nationally recognised qualification.   

As a security officer for G4S, variety is guaranteed.  Your day-to-day duties will adapt to meet the demand of the business and will ensure no two days are exactly the same.   

You’ll ensure the safety of our customers and clients based at a busy transport hub in the city with full training and support every step of the way. 

We are looking for enthusiastic security officers to join us on a permanent, full-time basis at a bustling site in Edinburgh.  You will benefit from a regular, 4 on 4 off shift pattern working nights as part of a two-man team. 


Am I suited to being a Security Officer?

Previous experience in security is not a must, but 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 and as we provide full training, we'll help you pivot your skills into a new career.

A typical week will involve working on site 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 a stable shift pattern at a transportation hub in Edinburgh city centre
  • A wide variety to the job including access/egress duties, customer service and answering queries, conducting site and mobile patrols, reporting/logging of potential incidents 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 as mentioned before, whilst it would be a benefit to have some previous security experience together with your SIA licence, it’s not essential.  

We provide full SIA (Security Industry Authority) licence training to help you on your way to a career in security.

Our contractual requirements mean that there are opportunities for a range of shift patterns and therefore you will need to be available to work Monday to Sunday, including bank holidays. Your shifts will be nights and will operate on a 4 on 4 off pattern.


  • 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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