Relief Security & Emergency Response Officer (No SIA licence required)

This is a six month fixed term contract, with the possibility of the role becoming permanent.

Job Reference: SE OFF 10

Shift Pattern: Successful candidate will complete 2 weeks of training Monday to Friday 8am-4pm. On completion of training, you will be working a minimum of 160 hours per calendar month, covering various shifts as a relief officer to support absence and holiday in the team.
Location: Millbrook, Bedfordshire, MK45 2JQ


UTAC is a market-leading group in vehicle testing, type approval and emerging technologies for autonomous, connected and electric vehicles. We provide services and systems to customers in the automotive, transport, tyre, petrochemical and defence industries.

We deliver regulation and homologation support, specialist vehicle conversions and test systems as well as training, consulting, audit and certification, technical inspection, standardisation and events.

We operate 8 test centres across France, the UK, the USA and Northern Finland, with a 9th due to open in Morocco in early 2022. We have subsidiaries in Russia, China, Japan and Germany and employ 1280 people globally.

Job Description

Reporting to: Customer Service & Security Supervisor – Security Department

This position requires a security & Emergency Response professional who is able to maintain high standards of performance, discipline & appearance and in addition possess a proactive approach to security.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Protection of Company premises, assets & personnel
  • Providing administrative support as required
  • Providing Emergency response cover to the site, using relevant equipment & training including Breathing Apparatus
  • Welcoming Guests & providing a positive Guest experience
  • Monitoring & authorising entrance & departure of employees, guests & other persons to guard against theft & maintain security of premises
  • Completing reports of daily activities & irregularities, such as equipment or property damage, theft, presence of unauthorised persons or unusual occurrences
  • Inspection & adjustment of security systems, equipment & machinery to ensure operational use & to detect evidence of tampering
  • Answering all alarms & investigating disturbances
  • Conducting searches of personnel & vehicles
  • Providing cover of main switchboard & Radio control during non-standard hours
  • Act in accordance with the behaviours for UTAC colleagues at all times

Person Specification


  • Good standard of education
  • SIA Licence preferred not mandatory
  • First Aid at Work Certificate preferred but not mandatory as training will be provided
  • Fire trained preferred

 Core competencies:

  •  Previous security role
  • Experienced in a customer-focused role

Advantageous Qualities:

  •  Having a basic knowledge of IT using Microsoft Office packages
  • Good verbal & written communication skills
  • A good knowledge of customer care
  • A confident approach & ability to deal with difficult/confrontational people
  • The ability to work with technical equipment (e.g. CCTV & Radios)

Personal Behaviours:

  • The ability to respond positively to stressful situations
  • The ability to follow instructions
  • Willingness to learn
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Problem solver
  • Highly motivated team player
  • Customer focussed, polite & approachable
  • High level of confidentiality and integrity


  • You must have full colour vision
  • Good Level of physical fitness
  • Flexibility to travel as and when required
  • Full UK driving licence & own transport (UTAC is not easily assessable via public transport)
  • SC clearance or ability to achieve this (UK national with residency in the UK for the last 5 years)
  • Willing to undergo a Criminal Disclosure check
  • NOTE: This position be will based on site

To apply please email your cover letter and CV to