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Security Officer

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Axis Group Services Limited

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Established in 1994, Axis Security has grown to become one of the UK’s leading security companies. Axis Security offers a wide range of professional security services which includemanned guarding, reception services,mobile patrols, key holding, remote monitoring, andsecurity systems.

Axis Security has been named Security Guarding Company of the Year at the 2011, 2013 and 2014 Security Excellence Awards (SEA) years.

Axis Security also won the award for ACS Champion of the year in 2013 for its commitment to raising standards and creating a safer environment.

We are an ‘Equal Opportunities’ employer and abide by the ‘Working Time Directive’.

Job Title and Location: SIA (DS) Licenced Security Officer full time Edinburgh EH12 Scotland.

Role Purpose:

Complying with Assignment Instructions to protect staff and customers from acts of intimidation or violence, and to ensure the client’s premises and property are protected from criminal activity. Provide a high standard of customer service, thus maintaining the good reputation of Axis Security.

Role Requirements:

We seek to fill this role immediately - 3 months probationary period

Rate of pay is per hour. Rates will be £9.18.

Paid monthly

We are seeking applications from experienced Security Officers who hold a SIA DS or CP licenses to work at our client’s site in the Edinburgh area and must have own transport.

Hours will be 20:00 to 08:00 Four nights on Four nights off and will involve working weekends and bank holidays.

The Successful candidate will be provided with uniform and relevant site training for any specific tasks they are given. They will carry out any reasonable requests made by Senior Managers or our Client, as well as proving any assistance required to members of staff and colleagues.

Our Security Officers are required to comply with the ‘Assignment Instructions’ to provide a safe and secure environment. They must show a high visibility security presence, but also have a warm friendly welcoming manner to all who attend the site.

Specific Duties

Successful candidates will be required to do the following (all varying dependant on the role):

  • Communicate clearly in English, both verbal and written
  • Work on their own or as part of a team
  • Comply with directions/instructions from site supervisors/managers
  • Work on reception/front of house duties
  • Work inside buildings or outside in all weathers
  • Provide site visitors with advice, guidance and information, answering any questions and queries
  • Assist in premises evacuations during an emergency, ensuring the safety of all
  • Report faults, defects and any issues of concern to the relevant management
  • Be physically fit as some sites require staff to be standing for a number of hours
  • Comply with Assignment Instructions and Health and Safety policy
  • Always arrive for shifts on time, booking on duty in the required manner
  • Take designated breaks for the prescribed time and no longer
  • Only smoke in designated smoking areas and never on duty
  • Do not chew gum, use personal telephones or lean on buildings giving an unprofessional image

To be suitable for this role you must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Be smart and well presented at all times ensuring footwear is polished and clothes are smart
  • Have previous experience in the security industry, front of house role
  • Have a full driving licence
  • Have an DS/CP SIA licence
  • 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 customer service / security industry
  • Be flexible and reliable to meet 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 a full five year checkable work history and current valid passport

Documentation that must be provided by the applicant upon request:

  • SIA DS/CP Licence
  • Full current valid passport
  • Visa (if relevant)
  • Bank Statements with account number, sort code and address
  • Proof of address (such as a utility bill)
  • Proof of National Insurance Number
  • Details of 2 personal references (that must not be relatives or live at the same address)

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