Security Officer

We are currently working on behalf of our client to recruit a Security Officer to work as part of a team to provide 24-hour support to residents at a Probation Service Approved Premises including security, welfare, and monitoring services. To aid and support to offenders to reduce their risk of re-offending, and to ensure that residents, visitors, colleagues, and the fabric of the premises are kept safe and secure.

Location: AP Ipswich

Rate: £10.50 per hour

Shift Pattern: 4 on 4 off 20:00pm-08:00am


Undertake regular inspections and patrols of the building, including patrols of common areas in accordance with local procedures /damage or defects

Always maintain an active presence in the AP, remaining awake and vigilant whilst on duty

Monitor behaviour of high-risk residents and motivate residents to ensure compliance, and regularly engage with residents in a pro-social manner

Ensure that the AP is locked and secure during curfew period, and confirm the presence and wellbeing of residents overnight

Support and create a safe working environment for staff, residents, and visitors by adhering to Health and Safety legislation, policies, and procedures

Supervise residents’ meals

Conduct curfew and night checks as directed and record details of these

Deal with visitors and telephone calls and monitor the work of visiting contractors in accordance with health and safety policies

Undertake First Aid if required

Adhere to all policies in respect of sensitive/confidential information

Monitor CCTV systems as required and take responsibility for all internal security, including access control

Respond appropriately to abusive or aggressive behaviour, supporting the NPS staff

Supporting the NPS staff with additional duties as required

Communicate regularly with staff through formal and informal channels on safety matters to ensure that there is a free flow of ideas, and that morale remains high

Ensure that the OCS safety image is reflected positively through your actions and those of your subordinates

Take responsibility for ensuring that a safe system of work is produced and communicated to employees prior to the commencement of the work activity

Take responsibility for ensuring that plant and equipment is maintained and fit for purpose

Work closely with the Regional & Group Health and Safety team who are available to provide safety advice and support


SIA License – Either Security Guarding, Door Supervisor and Close Protection (required)

Good IT skills

Experience in a similar role – security, probation, or equivalent

Awareness of health and safety issues

Qualification in First Aid (preferred)

Enhanced DBS (preferred)

For an immediate interview for this role, please apply today