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Security Officer

Location: Millbrook Proving Ground - Bedford, UK

Reporting to Security Manager, the position requires a security professional who is able to maintain high standards of performance, discipline and appearance and in addition possess a proactive approach to security.

Roles and Responsibilities

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

Person Specification

Qualifications
  • Good standard of education
  • SIA Licence (preferred)
Experience 
  • Previous security role (desirable)
  • Experience in a customer-focused role (desirable)      
Skills
  • Having a basic knowledge of IT using Microsoft Office packages
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • The ability to solve problems as they arise
  • A good knowledge of customer care
  • A confident approach and ability to deal with difficult/confrontational people
  • The ability to work with technical equipment (e.g. CCTV and radios)
Personal Behaviours 
  • The ability to respond positively to stressful situations
  • Having teamwork skills
  • Being able to follow instructions
  • The ability to be patient and flexible, regardless of the situation
  • Having a polite and approachable manner at all times
  • A non-judgmental approach
  • A willingness to learn and take training opportunities when offered
Other 
  • Having full colour vision
  • Having suitable physical fitness
  • Flexibility to travel as and when required
  • Flexibility to do overtime as and when required
  • Full UK driving licence
  • SC clearance or ability to achieve this if required (UK national with residency in the UK for the last 5 years)
  • Willing to undergo a Criminal Disclosure check

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