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Site Security Officer - Basildon Essex

St Andrew's Healthcare
Contract Type
Defence & Security, Public Sector
Expiry Date
09/08/2020 14:43:00
Site Security Officer North BenfleetEssex37.5 hours Contract plus Night Enhancements Salary from £17,000  Per Annum + Essex

Job Description

Site Security Officer

North Benfleet
37.5 hours Contract plus Night Enhancements
Salary from £17,000  Per Annum + Essex Fringe Allowance £1,250 + Night enhancements Per Annum Pro Rata

We are seeking to recruit  Security Officers to work as part of the existing team in North Benfleet, Essex. Our priorities are to maintain a safe environment for staff, service users and visitors in line with St Andrew's Healthcare policies and standards.

You will be part of a diverse team which operates from a reception / control room at the entrance of the hospital. You will work alongside the Receptionists, but in many cases you will be the first point of contact for visitors to site and callers to our switch board; which you will monitor. You will facilitate the daily distribution of keys and personal alarms and the entry / exit of St Andrew's staff through the secure airlock.  You will monitor and respond accordingly to all alarm activations including internal emergencies, as well as patrol specified areas of the site. You will create and maintain a high level of professionalism at all times and ensure records are maintained accurately.

The successful candidate will have a flexible approach to working hours, be able to demonstrate good verbal and written communication skills, with an attitude reflective of St Andrew’s vision and values, willing and capable of undertaking the necessary training. Previous experience of working in a healthcare environment and security control room is desirable, whilst an awareness of the security requirements within a secure healthcare environment is essential. Successful candidates must be able to attend one full week’s induction before undertaking any duties on the wards, and complete a 6 month probation.

Please also note that applicants must be in possession of a full UK Drivers licence is a requirement of this position. 

St Andrew’s is the UK’s largest mental health charity. We offer specialist secure services for men, women, adolescents and older people across mental health, learning disability, brain injury and degenerative disorders such as Huntington’s and Alzheimer’s. Putting Service Users’ needs at the heart of everything we do, we have built an innovative culture of clinical expertise.