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Security Officer

Job Introduction

About the role

At Sodexo, our Security Officers are vital in making sure that we provide a safe and secure environment for our clients. We currently have vacancies for Security officer to join our friendly and dedicated team at Reading

You’ll be playing a big part in keeping our colleagues and our site safe and secure with a keen eye and a brilliant way with people.

Your tasks and responsibilities include, but are not limited to booking in visitors and managing couriers, dealing with briefing packs, CCTV monitoring, visible day and night patrols of our site, reporting and assisting with any security issues and ensuring all our paperwork is up to scratch.


This role will be covering the Friday night - Sunday night 12 hour shifts only. 


A few things about you 

We want you to bring your great attention to detail, customer service skills and I.T know-how. Don’t forget to bring your team spirit and great communication skills too

An SIA licence is essential and experience in a similar role is a must. If you hold a CCTV Licence that would be great but even if you don't, we would still love to hear from you!

Sodexo embeds a strong safety culture in everything we do. There will be company procedures to follow alongside our Health & Safety practices so it is vital that you will champion this. 

Role Responsibility

  • Follow the ‘Secure QMS’/Assignment Instructions
  • Control Site Access/Gates & Barriers/Turnstiles
  • Deactivate/Activate Alarms when required
  • Emergency response and first point of contact for any incident
  • Lock and unlock facilities
  • Carry out Site Patrols
  • Manage Visitors and Contractor Passes etc.
  • Dealing with Deliveries/Couriers
  • Dealing with Non-English-speaking import & export drivers via comms unit
  • Carry out Reception duties including supplying papers for photo copiers and printers
  • Checking emails and acting on them
  • Telephone Duties
  • Dealing with Mail
  • Monitoring CCTV
  • Dealing with Confidential Waste
  • Handling Cash/Lost and found Property
  • Reacting on Critical Alarms and Panic Alarms around the Site
  • Dealing with various ‘Permit to Work’ on Site
  • Dealing with ‘Winter Gritting’
  • Conducting Fire Alarm and Break Glass Testing weekly
  • Dealing with Protests and Demonstrations
  • Dealing with Travelers
  • Dealing with Emergency Effluent Tankers
  • Making ‘Tannoy’ announcements when required
  • Carrying out Fire Extinguisher checks on Site
  • Checking of seals for all outbound lorries/vehicles

This list is not exhaustive and at times may need to be added to, this will ensure we comply with business change

Package Description

Benefits including, but not limited to:

  • 20 Days Holiday plus Bank Holiday
  • Automatic Pension Enrolment 
  • Employee Cashback
  • Cycle to Work
  • High Street Discounts
  • Travel Discounts
  • And many more 

About the Company

Why choose Sodexo?   

You don’t just join Sodexo, you belong.    

What do we mean when we say belong?    

It’s simple. You create a company where everyone is respected and feels that their ideas count. You take care of the quality of life of your people. You make your workplace inclusive, encouraging people to bring their whole self to work every day. That’s our philosophy in a nutshell.    

A career at Sodexo won’t tie you down, it actively encourages your progress. The diverse range of roles we offer is truly infinite. Whatever your skills, experience or passion, you’ll be encouraged and supported to have a fulfilling career.   

We are committed to being an inclusive employer; we welcome and encourage applications from people with a diverse variety of experiences, backgrounds and identities.    

 We’re a Disability Confident Leader employer. We’re committed to changing attitudes towards disability, and making sure disabled people have the chance to fulfil their aspirations.     

We are building on our support to the Armed Forces community through the development of specific pathways within our recruitment process to support ex-forces personnel and reservists, those applying for jobs with us who meet the ideal candidate criteria for the role advertised are guaranteed to progress to the selection process   

Our benefits:   

As part of our commitment to improving the quality of life and health and wellbeing for our employees we provide discounts and benefit that you can tailor to suit your needs and help you take advantage of being part of Sodexo.    

·       20 days holiday (plus bank holidays)   

·       5% pension contribution   

·       Sodexo Discounts from over 1,200 top retailers    

·       Talk – a free wellbeing support helpline for you and your family   

·       Cycle to work    

·       Life assurance



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