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Date Added: Wed 14/09/2022

Security Officer - NHS (B2)

Westcliff-on-Sea, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Salary: £10.69 - £17.00 per hour

Security Officer

Location: Southend

Job Type: Temporary

Duration of booking: ongoing with no end date specified.

Proposed start date: ASAP

Sector: Healthcare

Base: Hospital

Band: 2

Pay Rates:

Day Standard Shift, Hours worked Monday to Friday 6am to 8pm: £10.69 paye inclusive of holiday pay

Night Shift, Hours worked Monday to Friday 8pm to 6am: £13.89 paye inclusive of holiday pay

Saturday: £13.89 paye inclusive of holiday pay

Sunday/ Bank Holiday: £17.00 paye inclusive of holiday pay

Working Days and Hours:

Monday to Sunday working the following shifts:

Day shifts 7am to 7pm

Night Shifts 7pm to 7am


  • Standard DBS (will be completed by Your World Recruitment)
  • SIA Qualification that is in date
  • Available to work across Monday to Sunday? (flexible)
  • Available to work Day shifts 7am to 7pm and or Night Shifts 7pm to 7am
  • Must be fluent in English, excellent communication skills, written and verbal

Scope and purpose of Job Description

To provide a high level of customer service and prevent crime; protect the well-being of all persons; ensure the safekeeping of Health Board and any other partners property and that of patients, visitors and staff.


The Security Care Officer will proceed immediately to attend calls for assistance involving:

  • All calls for assistance will be dealt with in order of priority. If such enquiries cannot be addressed within one hour, the Security Care Officer will give an explanation for the delay to a caller.
  • To respond to calls from ward staff to deal with Patients, Visitors who are being violent, abusive or disruptive, assess the situation and take the appropriate action to resolve the situation taking all relevant factors into consideration.
  • To provide an escort service to members of staff moving around the hospital after dark.
  • To provide an escort service for the movement of cash and valuables.
  • Locate any interference to perimeter/ground floor protection as soon as possible and report.
  • Provide a support service to staff who have been the victims of crime, keeping them informed of any developments in the investigation by Police or security service.
  • Log all incidents of crime. All crimes reported to, or discovered by, the Security Service will be investigated by the Security Management team/or the police depending upon the circumstances.
  • Initially investigate the surrounding circumstances to any suspect packages, which are discovered abandoned or placed within the complex.
  • Respond to intruder alarms, inspect for signs of break-in, search for suspects, and liaise with the control room and police.
  • Assist in all emergencies outside normal working hours, unless relieved by a senior manager or the night nurse practitioner.
  • Check the external doors and ground floor windows of premises out of working hours to ensure they are secure.
  • To respond immediately to all fire calls, taking action in line with the Health Board fire policy, to minimise risk to life and assets.
  • Protect buildings, along with their contents, from fire damage by patrolling, exercising vigilance, raising the fire alarm, fighting fire and reporting fire hazards to the Fire and Safety Officer and Head of Department concerned.

Do you have experience working as a Security Officer at a Hospital or healthcare sector?

Do you have experience working as a Security Officer?

Do you have an in date SIA Licence? Essential

Are you happy working 7am to 7pm or 7pm to 7am shifts between Monday to Sunday?

Do you have a clean DBS?

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