Security Officer

Security Officer

  • Location

    Covent Garden

  • Sector:

    Facilities & Property Management

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £20k - 22.7k per year + Pension, Health care

  • Contact:

    Ruby Skinner

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  • Published:

    6 months ago

  • Expiry date:



Security Officer

Convent Garden


35 hours per week (Earliest start 7am and latest finish 9pm)

Our client:

We are currently looking for a security officer to work for a client of ours based near Covent Garden. This is a temp to perm position working as a security officer which will be full time working 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday on a rotated shift pattern. This is a really exciting opportunity as a secuirty officer to work client direct, in a prestigious building and earn some great benefits

Duties as security officer:

• To ensure the safety and the security of members, staff, tenants, and visitors and guests.

• To maintain accurate records, both in note books and as official incident reports, including any incident reporting software, and to take appropriate action to handle and contain incidents sensitively.

• To respond to all alarm activations including fire, access control, intruder and panic alarms and assist in the effective evacuation of the building in any emergency.

• To provide a high profile security operation and presence for the building entrance or by patrolling.

• To ensure rooms and doors are locked/unlocked.

• To issue and recover security passes for visitors.

• To give advice and directions to visitors to the building when necessary.

• To develop and maintain good working relationships with external authorities (including emergency services) to ensure their continuing support, understanding and assistance.

• To check and record items and deliveries leaving the building.

• To receive mail, but to carefully examine suspicious, unusual envelopes, packages or parcels, advising relevant Line Manager accordingly and contacting the relevant authority as required.

• To undertake random baggage searches as required.

• To handle telephone calls to the building outside the normal hours of operation of the switchboard.

• To collect and log any items of lost property.

• To turn off the lights in all rooms which are not being used.

• To ensure that all pertinent administrative systems are maintained.

• To render First Aid treatment/advice as necessary, and keep up-to-date with training.

• To carry out any other associated duties as required.

• To use a two–way radio and be available for call-out in an emergency.

• To report anything suspicious or any unusual behaviour to relevant Line Manager.


Essential/ Must have skills:

  • A  current SIA Manned Guarding Licence/Door Supervision.
  • A current SIA CCTV license
  • 5 Year verifiable work record
  • Ability to work as a team and independently.
  • Excellent communication skills - both verbal and written
  • An excellent level of physical fitness to be able to perform patrol and emergency response duties efficiently and effectively.
  • Knowledge of the job and safe working practices (HASAW).
  • Flexibility and self-motivation with good organisation skills, ability to work with little direct supervision and to prioritise tasks if necessary on a daily basis.
  • The ability, tact and diplomacy to deal with people including our client, the client’s staff and visitors in all circumstances including emergencies and other times of stress.

Desirable skills:

  • Minimum of 3 years relevant experience
  • Previous experience working in a historic or listed building and/ or a private members environment
  • Qualified first aider

If this role working as a security office is something you may be interested in please get in touch with Ruby Skinner.

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