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Security Colleague

Asda

About Asda

Asda is a supermarket chain in the UK.

Job description from Asda

Job Title Security Colleague Location Inverness (Slackbuie) Employment Type Full time Contract Type Permanent Shift Pattern Work Shift: Days Hours per Week 36 Pay Rate £11.44 Category Retail Hourly Colleagues, Store Operations Closing Date 27 June 2024 About the Role   To be employed in this role you must be over the age of 18 and pass a basic level safeguarding check.  Our stores operate 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, with that brings a wide variety of shift patterns - if you're looking for flexible working to fit around your lifestyle, then look no further! We'll work with you on your shifts, but weekend working is a requirement of the role, and we may need to be flexible with your work pattern.    At Asda, the safety and security of our colleagues and customers is very important. Helping customers feel secure is all part of the service they love. Security colleagues play a vital role in safeguarding our colleagues and customers and protecting our business.  You will be responsible for keeping a constant watch with patrols/checks including checking the inside and outside areas of the store for any signs of damage, break-ins or tampering with cash point machines. It will be your responsibility to carry out daily checks on fire doors, clear any obstructions and maintain the fire door records. Sometimes there may be conflicts and heightened situations which will require your support in ensuring that colleagues and customers are safe. You will be supporting your manager with random spot checks by acting as a witness and recording the details, conducting spot checks on vehicles in the warehouse yard, with the driver present and other spot checks including making sure paperwork and processes are completed in areas like claims and returns, waste management and lost property.  About You  You'll be naturally friendly and want to get stuck in, working with your team to deliver great results. You care about giving customers a great shopping trip and that includes making them feel safe along the way.  Asda that's more like it Apply today by completing an online application…  Your Benefits Alongside a competitive salary, you'll get lots of other great benefits too, including 10% off your Asda shopping, incentive schemes, a pension scheme, and discounts across a range of services and activities, from airport parking to theme parks and cinemas. Apply today by completing an online application…

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

Inverness, Scotland, IV2 4

A map of the rough location for this vacancy

What employees say

Pay

    Good
  • Most people are paid a living wage

    Do Asda pay security enough to live on?

    Most people are paid a living wage.

    How we know this

    94% of people say they are paid at or above the Real Living Wage for where they live.

    Based on data from 33 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between June 2022 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.

  • Needs improving
  • Most people are paid below market rates

    Do Asda pay security market rates?

    Most people are paid less than average for their job.

    How we know this

    76% of people are paid below average for the type of work they do.

    Based on data from 37 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between June 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
  • Everyone is paid the same, whatever their age

    Do security at Asda get paid the same regardless of age?

    Yes, people under the age of 21 get paid the same as those above 21.

    See what Asda pays different age groups

    How we know this

    The average pay of under 21s is the same as those above 21.

    Based on data from 37 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between June 2022 and May 2024.

  • Needs improving
  • Most people don’t get paid breaks

    Do security at Asda get paid breaks?

    No. Most people don’t get paid breaks.

    How we know this

    95% of people say they don’t get paid breaks.

    Based on data from 37 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between June 2022 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 Asda pay security sick pay?

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

    How we know this

    79% of people say they wouldn’t get paid if they were sick but scheduled to work.

    Based on data from 34 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between June 2022 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 at Asda do extra work that they don't get paid for?

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

    How we know this

    71% of people report that they don’t do extra unpaid work.

    Based on data from 34 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

    Needs improving
  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

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

    Most people don’t get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working.

    How we know this

    • 43% of people with changing schedules report getting one week notice or less.
    • 14% of people with changing schedules report getting two weeks notice.
    • 11% of people with changing schedules report getting three weeks notice.
    • 32% of people with changing schedules report getting four weeks notice or more.

    Based on data from 28 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 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 at Asda worry about hours?

    Most people don’t worry about getting enough hours.

    How we know this

    70% of people report they don’t worry about getting enough hours.

    Based on data from 37 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between June 2022 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.

  • Good
  • Most people get a choice of shifts

    Do security at Asda get to choose the shifts they work?

    Most people get enough choice over which shifts they work.

    How we know this

    69% report that their manager gives them enough choice over which shifts they work.

    Based on data from 36 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between June 2022 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.

  • Okay
  • Can be hard to change shifts

    How easy is it for security at Asda to change shifts?

    Some people find it hard to change shifts.

    How we know this

    59% of people report that it’s hard to change shifts if they need to.

    Based on data from 22 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between June 2022 and May 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 to book a holiday at Asda?

    Most people find it easy to book holiday.

    How we know this

    68% of people report it’s easy to book holidays.

    Based on data from 34 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between June 2022 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.

  • Okay
  • Shifts can get changed at short notice

    Do Asda managers change security shifts at short notice?

    Some managers change people’s shifts at short notice.

    How we know this

    34% of people say their manager changes their shifts at the last minute.

    Based on data from 35 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between June 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 to take sick leave at Asda?

    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 29 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between June 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.

Workplace

    Good
  • Most people feel treated with respect

    Do security at Asda feel treated with respect by their managers?

    Most people feel treated with respect by their managers.

    How we know this

    67% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers.

    Based on data from 36 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between June 2022 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 at Asda get proper breaks?

    Some people don’t get proper breaks.

    How we know this

    44% of people report that they don’t get to take proper breaks.

    Based on data from 34 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between June 2022 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.

  • Needs improving
  • Most people are stressed

    Is it stressful for security to work at Asda?

    Most people feel stressed here.

    How we know this

    73% of people say they often feel stressed at work.

    Based on data from 33 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between June 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 at Asda enjoy their jobs?

    Only some people enjoy their job.

    How we know this

    45% of people report they don’t enjoy their job.

    Based on data from 31 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2022 and May 2024.

  • Okay
  • Only some people recommend their team

    Do security at Asda recommend working with their team?

    Only some people recommend working with their team.

    How we know this

    59% of people report that they wouldn’t recommend working with their immediate team to a friend.

    Based on data from 37 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between June 2022 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.

  • Needs improving
  • Most people don’t get enough training

    Do security get enough training when they start at Asda?

    Most people did’t get enough training when they started.

    How we know this

    68% of people report they didn’t get enough training when they started working here.

    Based on data from 34 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between June 2022 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.

  • Needs improving
  • Most people don’t get support to progress

    Are security given support to progress at Asda?

    Most people aren’t given support to progress here.

    How we know this

    In the last year, 75% 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 32 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between June 2022 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 think Asda 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

    94% 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 32 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between June 2022 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.

  • Needs improving
  • Most people don’t feel well informed by head office

    Do security feel well informed about how Asda is doing?

    Most people don’t feel well informed about how the company is doing.

    How we know this

    68% of people feel that they aren’t kept well informed about how the company is doing as a whole.

    Based on data from 34 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between June 2022 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.

Find out more about working at Asda

What Asda employees say about their job

  • Best thing

    the night pay off 13.98 at 12am-5am

    Worst thing

    The lack of changeable schedule and they try to not pay if they can for a sickness or even a work accident

    7.1

    Asda Retail assistant, April 2024

  • Best thing

    Good envitoment hard working job always on my feet

    Worst thing

    Toxicity

    6.4

    Asda Cleaner, April 2024

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  • Best thing

    the management are fair and understanding to an extent

    Worst thing

    the customers and other staff members don’t treat you with respect of human decency

    5.0

    Asda Cleaner, March 2024

  • Best thing

    Decent wage with a pay rise due in July.
    Discount for every day items as well as double discount events.

    Worst thing

    Not enough staff for the workload.
    Upper management that have no idea what it is actually like on the shop floor.
    Store manager and other department managers coming into the pharmacy and telling us how to do our jobs when they have no knowledge about the pharmacy job role.
    Rude customers and no support or back up from managers for dealing with this.

    4.6

    Asda Pharmacy dispenser, March 2024

  • Best thing

    Colleagues

    Worst thing

    Bad management. Following others not doing the job properly. Over all bad atmosphere in the store.

    6.1

    Asda Employee, February 2024

  • Best thing

    Salary is ok for nights.

    Worst thing

    Too much stress about the job and lot pressure

    6.0

    Asda Employee, February 2024

  • Best thing

    The colleagues

    Worst thing

    Pay could be better, more investment into the business when it comes to getting good equipment and safety

    6.0

    Asda Customer assistant, February 2024

  • Best thing

    Break off whenever you want

    Worst thing

    Not enough colleagues to get job done

    6.4

    Asda Employee, February 2024

  • Best thing

    The people that I work with are fantastic. my department manager and the night mangers are great and are very approachable.

    Worst thing

    Lack of colleague to get jobs done. More pressure being piled on the department and it’s definitely affecting the colleagues on the department. It’s frustrating that we can’t have adequate staffing levels and more staff trained up on different areas to take some of the workload off of fully skilled colleagues. Also the GSM is never anywhere to be seen.

    6.0

    Asda Customer service assistant, January 2024

  • Best thing

    the people

    Worst thing

    other managers who have never worked as a colleague on my section so don't know what is needed (my manager was for twenty years)

    7.1

    Asda Shop assistant, January 2024

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