Retail Security Officers – Glasgow

  • Location: Glasgow
  • Job Function: Guarding
  • Job Type: Full-Time

Amberstone Security is a dynamic and forward-thinking company who prides itself on the quality of its staff and the service they provide. Each year we are audited under the ACS (Approved Contractor Scheme) assessment and remain within the top ACS approved security companies within the UK.

We have multiple opportunities for static and relief officers in this area due to a new contract win.

Main Responsibilities

We believe that the best approach to deterring criminal activity is to understand the vulnerabilities and risk of each location, and bespoke our approach to effectively reduce risk. As a Retail Security Officer, you will be required to provide a visible deterrence, respond to incidents, complete incident reports and collaborate with the local authorities.

You will be expected to carry out all guarding responsibilities whilst in store, such as;

  • Patrolling the shop floor and deterring criminal activity
  • Assess and identify vulnerabilities, and work proactively to minimise risk
  • Liaising with management and local authorities when applicable
  • Manage vulnerable persons with empathy to not cause distress
  • Completing colleague and contractor searches when required in line with customer company policy
  • Digitally report incidents and use tablets/phones for daily activity planning
  • Detailed and Legible incident reporting to assist the Client and Local Authorities

The Person

To be an effective Security Officer, you will need to be a confident communicator as you will be required to provide detailed verbal and written accounts of criminal activity. You will need to be welcoming and patient with customers, and able to handle conflict in a professional manner.

Required Experience and Qualification

You must have a valid SIA licence to apply for this role. Previous experience of working in a Retail Security Role is an advantage but not essential as full training will be given.

Benefits of working with Amberstone Guarding:

  • SIA Licence Renewal
  • Auto enrolment pension scheme
  • Investment into training
  • Perkbox incentive scheme which includes discounts and an employee assistance programme
  • Company uniform provided

Applicants must be able to provide a full 5-year checkable work or back to school history. Should you be selected to attend an interview, please ensure you bring your right to work documents and a recent proof of address.

You must have a current SIA Guarding or SIA Door Supervisor licence to apply for this role

Due to the large number of applicants that we receive if you have not been contacted within 14 days of your application please assume that you have been unsuccessful


Date Posted: 19 Sep 2021

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