Security Guard

Corsham | Other

Security Officer

Hawthorn, Wiltshire SN13 9NP

Permanent / Full Time, 43 hours per week (rostered 2 days 2 nights - 4 off) 

£26,295 per annum plus 12% flexibility allowance. Total £29,450


Serco Defence delivers a wide range of support to the prestigious Skynet 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


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. 

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 operate a hybrid work structure in many of our business areas. 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.  For help with your application please contact 0345 010 4000.

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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11/10/2023 02:19:00
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