Security Officer, Woking, Surrey and Farnborough, Hampshire Area


Reference: Security Officer - SECWAFASO
Closing Date: 15/10/2015
Role To Start: As soon as possible

Role Purpose:
To be deployable by the Account Managers and London Scheduling Team to any of our client’s sites that are managed by the team. Support Officers provide cover while permanent officers are absent, or extra cover based on the customers’ requirements. Always providing the highest standards of customer service at all times, whilst complying with Assignment Instructions to protect our client’s premises from criminal activity and ensuring the safety and wellbeing of all those within.

Role Requirements:
Varying number of hours per week, but the potential to work up to 60 hours if desired
The role of Support Officer is vital to Axis Security operations within this area. Successful candidates will be provided with uniform and relevant site training for any specific tasks they are given.

The ideal candidate will ideally live in the general Woking and Farnborough area as the role is primarily for these areas. On occasions you might be asked to go to other client’s sites to support with covering shifts so flexibility is essential. Having access to your own transport is vital to ensure you are able to cover any of the shifts that operate on a 24 hour basis, 7 days a week.

Although the primary intention of this role is to provide support to our sites within the Woking and Farnborough areas, we have approximately 150 sites on the London Commercial side of the business that you could potentially support with. Shifts are usually scheduled a week in advance, however resilience for short notice staffing requirements is sought.

We offer the opportunity to develop and progress our staff. Successful candidates who work hard and are identified as having the right skills are often offered permanent sites to work on, which brings the advantage of regular hours and certainty of where to work.

This role is not for those people who are not flexible and prepared to adapt for each of our client’s sites.

Specific Duties:
To regularly and frequently patrol the client’s sites
To respond immediately to any calls for assistance
To restrict and control access using correct protocols, validation of visitors, key and pass issue
To be proficient in the use of onsite computer based CCTV, access control and visitor management systems
To monitor security and fire systems as required and to investigate and respond to alarm activations
To assist in implementing emergency action plans and assist with fire evacuations
To build professional working relations with on-site contractors and staff
To identify hazards and issues relating to security/ health and safety and to take immediate remedial action if required before reporting as appropriate
Locking and unlocking buildings
To accept and maintain approved status as a first aider
To use sound judgement and good interpersonal skills when dealing with members of the public and visitors to site
To support, promote and protect the business needs of the client
To participate in other duties commensurate to the role

Essential Qualifications
Be smart and well presented at all times ensuring footwear is polished and clothes are smart
Have a DS or CP SIA licence (CCTV licences and First Aid certificates are a bonus)
Be polite, helpful and diligent, with a ‘can do’ ethos
Have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
Be able to provide the highest standard in customer service
Have previous experience in the security industry
Be able to use your own transport and be flexible and reliable for the role requirements
Have a calm personality capable of controlling difficult situations
Be able to work without supervision and also as a member of a team
Have been a resident in the UK for the last five years with checkable work history
Security Required Documents
Documentation that MUST be provided by the applicant (to meet BS7858) upon request
SIA Licence;
Passport OR full birth certificate;
Visa (if relevant);
Bank statement with account number, sort code and address;
Proof of address (such as utility bill);
Proof of National Insurance Number;
Details of 2 personal references (that must not be relatives or live at the same address).
Security Application Criteria

Be confident that you will be able to undertake 100% of all the specific duties;
Meet all of the criteria listed in this advertisement;
Be able to provide all the documentation and vetting information requested;
Attach your Resume in Word or PDF format upon application;
Ensure you put the job title of the role you are applying for in the 'subject line' of any email you send;
Assume that if you have not heard anything within one month of your initial contact then you have not been successful on this occasion.
SIA Licence Required
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