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Security Officer

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7.75 - 7.75  per hour




Reading UK


Full time

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Oct 3, 2017

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RETAIL SECURITY OFFICER (SO)The CompanyFormed in 1919, Lodge Service is the UK?s oldest family owned security specialist and a consistent innovator in business security solutions over a near 100-year history.  Today we are the UK?s foremost independent security company, leading the way in intelligent, technology-driven security solutions that deliver maximum Return on Investment (ROI) for our clients.With more than 900 personnel, Lodge Service operates in every major city in the UK and Ireland and across mainland Europe.As part of our continued success, we are looking to recruit experienced Retail Security Officers to cover a major retail contract in many locations across the UK.  We want candidates who want a successful career in security and thrive on being able to make a difference by actively working with the store management teams in reducing stock shrinkage in the stores as well as helping to provide a safe and welcoming environment for our client?s staff and customers.Lodge Service is committed to the continual development of staff and see the retention of good officers as one of its main growth strategies for the future.  As a Retail Security Officer you will:·        Be a visible deterrent against theft and anti-social behaviour and play a key part in providing a safe and secure environment thereby creating a welcoming experience for our clients? customers and staff·        Patrol, secure and monitor the premises, sometimes with the aid of closed circuit television (CCTV), and supervise at the door.  Including inspections and patrols in line with site Assignment Instructions and other site specific procedures·        Apprehend and detain offenders where appropriate as well as arrest and/or temporarilty detain shoplifters·        Provide a covert presence within retail premises to minimise theft·        Liaise with Police and Local Authorities including writing of short reports and accurate record keeping of events which may be used by the police or courts. ·        Customer care and providing advice for customers (signposting) where appropriateCandidate Profile·        Valid Frontline Security Guarding or Door Supervision Licence with experience in a security or retail type role (knowledge of ASCONE is a distinct advantage)·        Self motivated, punctual and reliable.  Ability to work and remain calm under pressure and handle difficult, sometimes confrontational situations·        Good levels of physical fitness (able to stand for long periods of time)·        Customer service driven, polite and approachable interpersonal, verbal and written communication ? polite and approachable·        Ability to develop effective working relationships with management, staff, customers and colleagues·        Willingness to be flexible as there may be a requirement to cover different days, early and late shifts and local stores·        Ability to work to and achieve a range of performance KPI?s/targets, set by our Client to reduce stock shrinkage·        Structured and methodical approach with good attention to detail·        A full 5 year checkable employment/education history is required. Benefits·        Full holiday entitlement·        Full uniform provided·        Pension·        Childcare vouchers·        Medical cashplan·        Long Service Awards·        Ongoing training & development

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Lodge Service UK Ltd

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