Vacancy for Security Officer

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Location Saffron Walden
Contract Type Permanent - Employee
Working Days Monday - Sunday
Working Times Between 7.00 am to 7.00pm and 7.00pm to 7.00 am
Shift Pattern 3 days, 3 nights, 3 off
Working Hours per Week 56 hours
Pay Rate £12.02 per hour
Job Reference VE/16460

We are looking for a Security Guard to work at a world-renowned Scientific Research Institute in Hinxton, Cambridgeshire. Successful applicants must be able to provide an efficient and professional security service to the campus clients and visitors, demonstrating the highest level of customer service.

You'll be working 3 days, 3 nights, 3 off 7am to 7pm/7pm to 7am

Main Duties:

  • Internal and external foot patrols
  • High level control room monitoring of access control, CCTV and alarm systems.
  • Ensuring all procedures, site/assignment instructions and SOP’s are followed at all times
  • Site entry, car park barrier control and traffic Management.
  • After hours Reception duties
  • Accurate report writing using computer based software

What you will need:

  • SIA Licence (manned guarding or door supervisor essential) and CCTV Licence desirable
  • Previous Security experience would be desirable but not essential
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Smart and professional appearance, good observation, and customer service skills  
  • Ability to use your own initiative and work as part of a diverse team
  • Computer literate in MS word, Excel and Outlook
  • Clean UK Drivers Licence and own reliable transport

What will you get in return?

  • A pension scheme- to save for the future - eligibility rules apply
  • Access to high street discounts
  • Access to low interest loans
  • Recognition scheme ‘OCS Stars’- monetary rewards given to top performers
  • Training and Development- apprenticeships, e-learning, English as a Second Language and our award nominated ‘Impact’ Programme
  • Long Service Awards
  • Cycle to work scheme- discounted bicycles
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme- 24-7 Wellbeing Support


Why join OCS Group Ltd?

OCS prides itself as a company with strong family values and we are passionate about hiring people who demonstrate the same.

We take CARE of you; We act SAFELY and responsibly; We are TRUSTWORTHY; We work as EXPERTS. If you share these Values, we want you to be part of our team.

OCS have a well-respected brand and our colleagues are empowered to be the best version of themselves.  We offer job stability and are committed to developing our colleagues by offering more than just a job.  We are a financially stable business who continues to be privately owned since its inception in 1900.

We reward those who demonstrate our values and since the launch of our OCS Star recognition scheme we have rewarded nearly 1,500 colleagues with monetary vouchers, certificates, and public recognition within the business.

We invest and support the growth of our people and are currently sponsoring over 310 colleagues who are enrolled in a variety of apprenticeship programmes, ranging from Level 3 qualifications in customer service to degree programmes in Leadership. If you want to develop you career, OCS is a great choice.

OCS offers the family feel of smaller organisations although large enough to offer so many opportunities.  We recognise your efforts and contribution and show our appreciation through a variety of reward schemes which in turn results in our colleagues staying with OCS.  Our business is the family you can choose, and our people stay for the friendships, opportunities, and career fulfilment we offer.