Security Guard

Chippenham | Other

Security Guard



Wiltshire SN14 8QY

Full Time, Permanent (43 hours per week)

Rostered 2 days 2 nights - 4 off

£25,162 per annum (plus 12% flexibility allowance = total £28,181 per annum)


Serco Defence delivers a wide range of support to the prestigious Skynet 5 contract providing secure satellite communication services to the UK Government and Armed Forces. The role requires attention to detail, excellent time keeping and excellent customer service skills. Your duties will include but are not limited to:

  • First line of defence in support of the site mission
  • Patrols and escort duties
  • Vehicle and baggage searches
  • Issue and receipt of keys
  • Control of CCTV, IDS & Entry Control systems
  • Processing visitors
  • Report writing
  • Liaise with other security personnel and outside agencies
  • Ongoing training and development
  • A degree of flexibility and other duties within scope as required by the Security Manager


Security Industry Authority Information:

  • SIA Licence holders preferable; able to carry out physical guarding duties
  • SIA training & licence costs may be provided for the right candidate



  • Valid full car driving licence (manual)
  • Able to achieve National Security Vetting (SC)
  • Experience of using Microsoft Office Suite
  • Enthusiastic candidates that are considering a career in security, we welcome applications from candidates considering a new challenge



  • Experience of working in a secure government environment or similar
  • First Aid certification


What we offer:

  • A salary of £25,162 per annum
  • An additional 12% flexibility allowance of £3,019
  • Full uniform & PPE
  • 25 days holiday per calendar year
  • Up to 6% contributory pension scheme
  • Serco discounts: cinema, Merlin entertainment and online shopping discounts, Cycle to Work Scheme and discounts on mobile phone plans and leisure centre memberships
  • Modern apprenticeship scheme
  • Interesting & varied enjoyable work
  • A company that recognises and values your contributions


Why Serco

Meaningful and Vital Work - Everyone in our Defence business has an important role to play in the smooth operation of the UK's Armed Forces. Whether you're joining us from the military or from a civilian background, you'll take great pride in supporting the military and the care we take of our defence customers.


A World of Opportunity - With over 70 military contracts here in the UK and a wide variety of roles, Serco can offer excellent opportunities for progression, whether that's in Defence or in another part of our multi-sector business. We also support our teams with a range of training and accreditations, from apprenticeships to chartered statuses.


Great People - Within Serco you'll find diverse and inclusive people that are driven by the same can-do attitude and values of Care, Trust, Pride, and Innovation. We are proud of who we are as individuals - and of how we come together as one team.


About Serco

At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play, from caring for vulnerable people to managing complex public services.  We are a team of 50,000 people responsible for delivering essential public services around the world in areas including defence, transport, justice, immigration, healthcare and citizen services. We are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services for the benefit of everyone.


By joining Serco you will have unlimited access to our Global Employee Networks - SercoInspire (Gender), SercoEmbrace (Multicultural), SercoUnlimited (Disability) and In@Serco (LGBT & Networks). Serco Employee Networks, led by colleagues who are passionate about diversity, inclusion and belonging. 


Are you interested in finding out more about a career in defence with Serco?

To discover more about the amazing careers at Serco, meet our team, what we offer and women in defence please follow this Link. We're also a signatory of the UK Governments Women in Defence Charter, to find out more please click here.



Please click on the apply button to complete your application. Occasionally we receive a large volume of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment. 


At Serco, we see people first and foremost for their performance and potential. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organisation that supports the needs of all. As such we will make reasonable adjustments at interview through to employment for our candidates and strongly encourage applications from a diverse candidate pool. We are open to discussions around flexibility and flexible working. We are proudly Disability Confident Leader employers and holder of the Silver Inclusive Employer Standard. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview. 


At Serco we support fair access to employment for those with unspent criminal convictions through the 'Ban the Box' pledge (some may be exempt due to the nature of the role and the security clearance required). Please contact our recruitment team directly on 0345 010 4000 to discuss.








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