Close Protection Officer

Employer: Unitrust

About the Job

Unitrust Protection Services have an exciting opportunity available for a Close Protection Officer to join the team based in London. In return you will receive a competitive salary of £11.00 per hour. As a Close Protection Officer you will be required to work 56 hours per week on a shift pattern of 6 on 3 off days, nights and weekends.

The Close Protection Officer Objective:To work as a member of the security team for the protection of persons and property and thereby the provision of a safe and secure

Key Responsibilities the Close Protection Officer will carry out:The maintenance of good order in all Unitrust sites including the protection of everyone therein against violent acts, abuse and accident.
The protection of a client’s property against loss, theft, damage (including fire and water) and waste.
The protection of private property belonging to the client, their staff and visitors against loss, theft and damage.
Prevent offences against the law of the land, Unitrust disciplinary codes and policies and ensure all are brought to the attention of the management.
Ensure basic fire precautions are in place and means of escape are clear.
CCTV monitoring including remote monitoring of 3 premises.
Access control for all premises, patrolling and general security duties.
Draft and maintain site procedures.

Responding to: -All fire alarms and related emergencies
Bomb alerts and all other types of related emergencies
All other types of incidents (e.g. floods, gas leaks, defective lifts etc.)
Intruders and other crime-related incidents
Providing in all cases, assistance in accordance with instructions and training

Other duties: -Assisting with special visits as required
Assisting with mail deliveries when required
Carrying out in a professional and diligent manner all other duties properly assignable to the position of a professional Security Operative / Close Protection Officer

Qualifications: -
Officers must have the Security Industry Training Organisation basic qualification or equivalent experience.
Must hold a valid Close Protection licence.
Must have a military or police background.
Carry and be capable or using all security equipment necessary to efficiently perform the duties required of a professional security officer.

Training: -
- Officers must undergo 1 to 2 days on site training

Aptitudes and attitudes: -Excellent literacy and communication skills and have excellent verbal and written English
Possess a professional telephone manner
Be computer literate

Personal attributes: -
A consistently smart appearance
Reliability, self-motivation and ability to use own initiative and work without supervision.
The ability, tact and diplomacy to deal with people including the client, the client’s staff and visitors, in all circumstances including emergencies and other times of stress.
Self-confidence and an interest in self-development.
An excellent level of physical fitness to enable the post holder to perform patrol and emergency response duties efficiently and effectively.

Other: -
Experience working in residential security.
Willingness to provide cover for other team members for holidays, sickness and short notice absences / cover requirements.
Willingness to provide security cover on an adhoc basis if required at one of the other 3 other premises within walking distance.
The nature of the role is such that it is essential that the post holder has and will maintain an excellent record of attendance and timekeeping.

If you feel you have the skills and experience to become the new Close Protection Officer then please click “Apply” today!