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Casual Security Officer

Securitas

About Securitas

Securitas is a security company. They provide specialist security, airplane, fire safety and technology services for businesses.

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Job description from Securitas

** Find your perfect role****Casual Security Officer**Location: **BT48 0SP, Londonderry**Salary: **8.91 to 8.91 per hour**Open from: **Fri 1st, Oct 2021 until Fri 5th, Nov 2021**Status: **Open**Job DescriptionHere at Securitas we guard and protect a variety of clients across the globe, these range from banks, retail chains, and leisure venues through to corporate offices. Our employees play an integral role in making people feel safe.Securitas is encouraging and empowering diversity & inclusion in the workplace and has been recognised with both UK SuperBrand and UK Top Employer awards for 2020/21.This is a fantastic opportunity to work alongside a dedicated professional team of experts that are truly some of the best in their field. A great opportunity to elevate your career prospects.You will be the friendly and welcoming face of security, reassuring people that they are entering an area, within which they will be kept safe due to your dillligence and vigilance.Within this opportunity you will provide executive security services in line with the assignment instructions and client requirements in order to protect the clientss employees, property and other assets.Days, nights, weekendsCovering any sickness or holidayMust have Driving Licence due to covering multiple sites when on duty**Our Security Officers will have the duty of:*** Friendly face, approachable and keeping people safe* Provide support, guidance and information to all staff, visitors and contractors.* Meet and greet staff, visitors and contractors.* Ensure health and safety procedures are always followed.* Record and report all faults, health and safety hazards and unsafe working practices.* Remain 100% alert and vigilant at all times to detect and deter any suspicious or threatening behaviour.* Undertake any other duties as requested by Branch Management.**Additional Information**Must have Driving Licence due to covering multiple sites when on duty.

**Required Skills****Requirements of Security Officer:*** SIA License (or willing to work towards gaining license)* The right to work in the UK and a 5-year checkable history* Excellent customer service, people skills, organisational skills and time management* Smart and presentable in appearance. Polite and proactive in engaging customers**About The Company****Securitas Benefits:** * Paid holiday, company pension and life assurance scheme* Discounted gym membership, wellness advice and support* Cycle to Work Scheme, car lease and new car purchasing schemes * Employee discounts and cashback savings across hundreds of your favourite high street brands, online shopping, holidays, and days out* City & Guilds accredited training program for professional and personal development* Support to gain your SIA license**Integrity**, **Vigilance**, and **Helpfulness** are the core values that Securitas is built on to shape a long-term, financially successful enterprise for our customers, employees, and shareholders.Securitas is an all-inclusive employer, and we encourage individuality within our company. If you want to know more about why Securitas is the worlds leading security group, and our continuing work in the diversity & inclusion space, please visit:

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Job insights from Breakroom

Security guards

Security guards make sure that people, buildings and valuables are safe

What you’ll do as a security guard:

  • Be alert and observant
  • Be polite and deal with customers or the general public
  • Be responsible for public safety and security
  • Pass background checks and required tests

Is it right for you?

This job may involve:

  • Standing
  • Sitting
  • Physical activities
  • Using a computer
  • Anti-social hours
  • Night work
  • Wearing a uniform
  • Working alone
  • Wearing protective clothing
  • Working alone

Map

BT48 0SP

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What employees say

Pay

    Okay
  • Only some people are paid a living wage

    Do Securitas pay security officers enough to live on?

    Some people are not paid a living wage.

    How we know this

    35% of people say they are paid below the Real Living Wage for where they live.

    Based on data from 31 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2023 and May 2024.

    Why this matters

    Everyone should be paid enough to live on.

    The Real Living Wage is a voluntary rate employers can sign up to that is based on the real cost of living.

    The current rates are £12.00 per hour, and £13.15 per hour in London.

    Find out more in our explainer about the Real Living Wage.

  • Okay
  • Only some people are paid market rates

    Do Securitas pay security officers market rates?

    Only some people are paid above average for their job.

    How we know this

    49% of people are paid below average for the type of work they do.

    Based on data from 61 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2022 and May 2024.

    Why this matters

    Pay can vary a lot between types of job. Employers should be ensuring that the rates their staff are paid are in line with similar roles elsewhere.

  • Good
  • Most people get paid breaks

    Do security officers at Securitas get paid breaks?

    Yes. Most people get paid breaks.

    How we know this

    67% of people say they get paid breaks.

    Based on data from 33 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2023 and May 2024.

    Why this matters

    A good job should have paid breaks.

    You should be paid for all your time at work, whether you’re on a break or not.

  • Needs improving
  • Most people don’t get sick pay

    Do Securitas pay security officers sick pay?

    No. Most people don’t get proper sick pay.

    How we know this

    84% of people say they wouldn’t get paid if they were sick but scheduled to work.

    Based on data from 31 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2023 and May 2024.

    Why this matters

    Everyone gets sick sometimes. You should be able to take time off without worrying.

    At a good job you should still get paid if you’re scheduled to work but can’t due to sickness. Your contract should say how many sick days you can take each year.

    This is more than the legal minimum, which says you should only get paid if you are unwell for 4 full days. See Citizens Advice for more details.

  • Good
  • Most people don’t do unpaid extra work

    Do security officers at Securitas do extra work that they don't get paid for?

    Rarely. Most people don’t do unpaid extra work.

    How we know this

    73% of people report that they don’t do extra unpaid work.

    Based on data from 63 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2022 and May 2024.

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get paid for any extra work they do, even if it is outside your contracted hours. At a good job, you should be paid for all the time you spend at work.

Hours and flexibility

    Okay
  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

    How much notice do security officers get of their shift pattern at Securitas?

    Only some people get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working.

    How we know this

    • 23% of people with changing schedules report getting one week notice or less.
    • 11% of people with changing schedules report getting two weeks notice.
    • 11% of people with changing schedules report getting three weeks notice.
    • 55% of people with changing schedules report getting four weeks notice or more.

    Based on data from 47 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2022 and May 2024.

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you get plenty of notice about when you’re working.

    This makes it easy for you to plan the rest of life, as well as your finances, because you know how much you’ll be working and when.

  • Good
  • Most people don’t worry about their hours

    Do security officers at Securitas worry about hours?

    Most people don’t worry about getting enough hours.

    How we know this

    85% of people report they don’t worry about getting enough hours.

    Based on data from 33 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2023 and May 2024.

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you shouldn’t have to worry about getting enough hours each week.

    A good job should guarantee you a minimum number of hours in a contract, if you want it.

    This makes it easier to plan your finances, because you know how much you’ll be earning.

  • Okay
  • Only some people get a choice of shifts

    Do security officers at Securitas get to choose the shifts they work?

    Some people don’t get enough choice over which shifts they work.

    How we know this

    50% report that their manager doesn’t give them enough choice over which shifts they work.

    Based on data from 32 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2023 and May 2024.

    Why this matters

    A good job is flexible around your personal life. This means you get a say in when you prefer to work.

  • Needs improving
  • Hard to change shifts

    How easy is it for security officers at Securitas to change shifts?

    Most people find it hard to change shifts.

    How we know this

    72% of people report that it’s hard to change shifts if they need to.

    Based on data from 46 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between April 2022 and March 2024.

    Why this matters

    A good job is flexible around your personal life. It should be easy to change a shift if you need to, whether that’s in an emergency or for planning ahead.

  • Good
  • Easy to book holiday

    How easy is it for security officers to book a holiday at Securitas?

    Most people find it easy to book holiday.

    How we know this

    90% of people report it’s easy to book holidays.

    Based on data from 31 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2023 and May 2024.

    Why this matters

    A good job should let you take time off when you need it, and it shouldn’t be a nightmare to arrange.

  • Good
  • Shifts don’t get changed at short notice

    Do Securitas managers change security officers shifts at short notice?

    Most managers don’t change people’s shifts at short notice.

    How we know this

    68% of people say their manager doesn’t changes their shifts at the last minute.

    Based on data from 68 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2022 and May 2024.

    Why this matters

    If your manager is often changing your shifts at short notice that’s a sign of poor planning. At a good job you won’t be messed around at the last minute.

  • Okay
  • Some people find it hard to take sick leave

    How easy is it for security officers to take sick leave at Securitas?

    Some people find it hard to take sick leave.

    How we know this

    38% of people report that it’s hard to take time off if they are sick.

    Based on data from 68 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2022 and May 2024.

    Why this matters

    Everyone gets sick sometimes. You should be able to take time off when you need to.

    A good job should support you when you’re unwell and have systems in place that will allow you to take time off to recover when you need it.

  • Okay
  • Only some parents say it’s good

    Is working as security officers at Securitas good if you have caring responsibilities?

    Only some parents and carer say this is a good place to work.

    How we know this

    50% of people who care for a child or other relative report this isn’t a good place to work.

    Based on data from 20 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between April 2022 and March 2024.

    Why this matters

    Whether it’s looking after children or caring for a relative, a good job should support your responsibilities outside of work.

Workplace

    Good
  • Most people feel treated with respect

    Do security officers at Securitas feel treated with respect by their managers?

    Most people feel treated with respect by their managers.

    How we know this

    84% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers.

    Based on data from 31 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2023 and May 2024.

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get treated with respect by their managers. You shouldn’t feel discriminated against or bullied, and if you have a problem you should be able to speak to someone about it.

  • Okay
  • Only some people get proper breaks

    Do security officers at Securitas get proper breaks?

    Some people don’t get proper breaks.

    How we know this

    50% of people report that they don’t get to take proper breaks.

    Based on data from 30 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2023 and May 2024.

    Why this matters

    When you take a break it should be a proper rest. It should last the full duration and you shouldn’t get pulled off it.

  • Okay
  • Some people are stressed

    Is it stressful for security officers to work at Securitas?

    Some people feel stressed here.

    How we know this

    48% of people say they often feel stressed at work.

    Based on data from 64 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2022 and May 2024.

    Why this matters

    Work isn’t always easy, but if you’re frequently feel stressed, that’s not good.

    Your employer should support you with enough people and resources to get your job done without feeling overwhelmed.

  • Okay
  • Only some people enjoy their job

    Do security officers at Securitas enjoy their jobs?

    Only some people enjoy their job.

    How we know this

    36% of people report they don’t enjoy their job.

    Based on data from 50 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2022 and May 2024.

  • Good
  • Most people recommend their team

    Do security officers at Securitas recommend working with their team?

    Most people recommend working with their team.

    How we know this

    70% of people report that they would recommend working with their immediate team to a friend.

    Based on data from 33 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2023 and May 2024.

    Why this matters

    A good job means enjoying the place where you work.

    The people you work with every day really matter. They can be the difference between a terrible day and a great one.

    If you’d recommend your team to a friend, this shows that something’s going right.

  • Good
  • Most people get enough training

    Do security officers get enough training when they start at Securitas?

    Most people got enough training when they started.

    How we know this

    72% of people report they got enough training when they started working here.

    Based on data from 32 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2023 and May 2024.

    Why this matters

    A good job should give you good training when you start, not just drop you in at the deep end.

    This means that you’ll be happier and more productive from day one and shows that your employer values you.

    It’s also very important if your job involves anything that could be dangerous. Good training from the outset keeps you and your team safe.

  • Okay
  • Only some people get support to progress

    Are security officers given support to progress at Securitas?

    Only some people are given support to progress here.

    How we know this

    In the last year, 55% of people report not being given an opportunity to get better at their job, learn a new skill, learn to manage a team or get more responsibility in their role.

    Based on data from 31 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2023 and May 2024.

    Why this matters

    A good job should help you progress at work, if you want to. That might be supporting you to get better at the job you currently have, learn something new, manage a team or take on more responsibilities.

    This means you’ll be able to build on your skills and experience, and earn more money.

  • Needs improving
  • Head office doesn’t understand what’s happening

    Do security officers think Securitas head office understands what's happening where they work?

    Most people think head office doesn’t understand what’s happening where they work.

    How we know this

    77% of people think that this employer’s head office or owners don’t have a good understanding of what’s really happening where they work.

    Based on data from 30 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2023 and May 2024.

    Why this matters

    At a good job, the role of head office should be to support the people on the frontline serving customers.

    To do that properly, the company’s owners or head office need to have a good understanding of what’s really happening on the frontline. This is especially important when a company owns multiple locations.

  • Okay
  • Only some people feel well informed by head office

    Do security officers feel well informed about how Securitas is doing?

    Only some people feel well informed about how the company is doing.

    How we know this

    48% of people feel that they aren’t kept well informed about how the company is doing as a whole.

    Based on data from 31 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2023 and May 2024.

    Why this matters

    At a good job, there should be a supportive relationship between the people working on the frontline serving customers and the people who own the company or work in head office.

    You should be kept informed about how the company is doing as a whole, both in good times and when things get tough for the business.

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What Securitas employees say about their job

  • Best thing

    Finnishing time

    Worst thing

    Things needing done,but never get done or take forever to get done

    6.0

    Securitas Security officer, March 2024

  • Best thing

    People and dome venues

    Worst thing

    Not a team pay and hours

    1.8

    Securitas Security officer, March 2024

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  • Best thing

    Steady shifts; always overtime and is very easy to request holidays and get cover. Choice of day and nights

    Worst thing

    Can be boring and night shifts finding a way to stay occupied.

    7.3

    Securitas Security officer, July 2023

  • Best thing

    Freedom to do what you want

    Worst thing

    Everything is micro managed by people who don’t know what there talking about

    5.5

    Securitas Security officer, April 2023

  • Best thing

    All of the knowledge I learn that enables me to carry out my role and assess dangers not only in work but outside of work.

    Worst thing

    Lack of communication and being disciplined over minor things because my manager doesn’t want the manager to think bad of them

    7.3

    Securitas Employee, April 2023

  • Best thing

    Nice teams mates

    Worst thing

    Not getting paid enough

    6.4

    Securitas Security officer, February 2023

  • Best thing

    The people I work with
    Customer service
    People in and around the working place

    Worst thing

    Poorly paid
    No bonus for overtime
    No bonus for night shift

    7.1

    Securitas Security officer, September 2022

  • Best thing

    Plenty of hours

    Worst thing

    Penny pinching on holiday pay.

    7.5

    Securitas Supervisor, March 2022

  • Best thing

    4 on 4 off

    Worst thing

    The commute

    8.2

    Securitas Security officer, November 2021

  • Best thing

    I love the actual job, helping the clients get to where they need to be and getting to know them.

    Worst thing

    No training when changes are made, no information about what is happening on site that affects reception and no communication from managers

    3.7

    Securitas Receptionist, April 2021

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