Security Officer

Chippenham | 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 £26,295 per annum.
  • An additional 12% flexibility allowance of £3,019.
  • 25 days holiday per calendar year.
  • Up to 6% contributory pension scheme.
  • Full uniform & PPE.
  • Serco discounts which include cinema, merlin entertainment and online shopping discounts, and discounts on mobile phone plans and leisure centre memberships.
  • A range of benefits to support the health and wellbeing of you and your family such as Employee Assistance Programme, Health Cash Plans, and more.
  • A wealth of career development training to suit your future aspirations. These range from role specific training, leadership coaching, formal study and much more to support you to build your career with Serco.
  • Interesting & varied enjoyable work.
  • A company that recognises and values your contributions.


To discover more about our careers in Defence, meet our team, and to find out more about what we offer, 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. As a proud Disability Confident Leader 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. 



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01/12/2023 01:34:00
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