Security Officer


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Number of Positions:
Contract Type:
Permanent – Full Time
£9.96 - £9.96
Working Hours:
Average of 40 hours per week with a 40 minute break per 12 hour shift
Merville Barracks Colchester
Closing Date:
Job Category:
Sodexo Segment:
UK Government

Job Introduction

We currently have an opportunity for a Security Officer to join our team. This is a great opportunity for a customer focused individual to join a world leading food and facilities management company, which can offer unrivalled opportunities for career progression.

Main Responsibilities

  • To process PXG passes and visitor passes for all personnel requiring access to the Colchester site within the timescales detailed in the service standards.
  • To issue car passes for those wishing to bring a vehicle onto site.
  • To monitor CCTV footage of the site for any signs of a secirty breach.
  • To offer exemplary standards of customer service as the front line towards all visitors and staff at the Colchester Garrison site, assisting with queries where possible.
  • To raise any security concerns immediately with the Authority personnel.
  • To follow the correct incident reporting procedures using designated forms.
  • To ensure that personnel appearances are beyond reproach, strict adherence to uniform dress standards is to be maintained at all times.
  • To diligently take and hand over every duty shift ensuring that a full check of the Daily Occurrence and Incident Report books is carried out on each take over of duty.

The Ideal Candidate



  • Good communication skills; must be able to demonstrate effective verbal communication.
  • Able to work on own initiative within a team environment.
  • Able to demonstrate attention to detail and adherence to standards.
  • Proven track record of employment within administration.

About The Company

Sodexo is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults within a regulated activity. Certain roles will require applicants to undergo screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and/ or Disclosure Scotland (Scotland).

In the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs some 35,000 employees to deliver integrated facilities management services to clients at over 2,000 locations in the corporate, healthcare, education, leisure, defence and justice sectors.

With an annual turnover of over £1bn, we provide everything from catering, cleaning and reception to security, laboratory and grounds maintenance services, enabling our clients to focus on their core business.