Security Officers Ref.887

Corporate Services and Facilities
Full Time
Total Package : £35,597 ( £24,739, Recruitment and Retention Allowance of £600, and a Shift Allowance of £10,258 )
Shifts are 12 hours per day covering days, lates, nights, weekends, and bank holidays.

We’re HMGCC, the engineering specialists at the heart of the UK’s national security. Brought together by a shared belief in free thinking and a dedication to our mission, we design and deliver unique, bespoke tools and technologies to create a hidden advantage.

As part of our new, in-house Uniformed Security Team, you’ll provide a reassuring presence for staff and visitors to HMGCC while maintaining the security of our site and buildings. You won’t be on your own; you’ll be part of a supportive, inclusive team environment where your contributions and perspectives will be truly valued.

With your customer service skills, you’ll welcome people to our organisation and make sure they understand the procedures that keep the site safe and secure. You’ll have GCSE English Language to grade C/4 or above, as you’ll also advise stakeholders across the business, verbally and in writing, on security best practice.

As you’ll be monitoring security systems such as CCTV and the Automated Access Control System (AACS), you’ll have an eye for detail to identify any concerns. Should you need to respond to alarms or incidents across the site, you’ll do so calmly and professionally. In short, this is an exciting opportunity to bring your skills to a new team and play a unique role in the national security mission.


More About You

To apply for this role, you will already have,

  • Experience in a customer service or public facing role.

  • A good standard of English, GCSE English Language grade C/4 or above, and confidence using Microsoft Word and Excel.

  • A reasonable level of fitness is expected in order to attend incidents and carry out daily duties.

To strengthen your application, it would be beneficial if you also have,

  • CCTV and AACS (Automated Access Control System) experience.

  • Familiarity with recording information in written format.

Your Personal Skills

You will be someone who,

  • Enjoys being part of a wider team, whilst encouraging and mentoring other team members

  • Can be proactive and uses intuition for problem solving.

  • Can work on a shift pattern including nights, weekends, and bank holidays.

  • Can communicate information to stakeholders quickly and succinctly.

  • Can adapt to change within an organisation/team.

  • Is open minded and can understand that there is not always a clear, obvious solution and, in these moments, can encourage creative solutions.

  • Is prepared to undertake the required training to fulfil this role.

Putting your skills to use

Using your unique and diverse range of skills within the Uniformed Security Team you will,

  • Be responsible for the physical security of HMGCC staff, visitors, and its assets.

  • Prevent unauthorised access to site in accordance with current policy.

  • Conduct receptionist duties, welcoming and booking in our visitors to site.

  • Conduct site and building patrols and security checks.

  • Monitor and operate CCTV and AACS systems.

  • Conduct security checks using airport style X-ray equipment.

  • Respond to system alarms and incidents.

  • Conduct vehicle, staff, and visitor searching.


What we Offer

Here’s what we can offer you,

  • 25 days’ annual leave rising to 30 after 5 years of service.

  • Paid overtime or time off in lieu. Your salary is for your contracted hours. So, if you work more, we believe you should be rewarded for that.

  • Lots and lots of training. This can be anything from a ½ day internal course to a distant learning degree. If it’s relevant to your career, we will aim to support you.

  • Our pension scheme is Alpha. It’s competitive.

  • Sports and social societies. Whether it’s classic cars or baking, golf or crafting, we have a society for you where you can meet new people with similar interests.

  • On site nursery (subject to availability).

  • 3 days paid leave per year to support a registered charity of your choice.

  • Free parking.

  • Free onsite gym, open 24 hours a day.

  • Relocation Package*.

  • Affinity Groups. We’re proud to provide an inclusive, supportive environment for everyone. Some of our affinity groups include disability, LGBTQ+ and ethnic minority networks.

*if you are relocating to the area then we can discuss the possibility of a relocation package.



We are HMGCC, the engineering specialists at the heart of the UK’s national security. 

We work with the National Security Community, UK Government, academia, private sector partners, and international allies to bring engineering ingenuity to the national security mission, creating tools and technologies that drive us ahead and help to protect the nation. 

We invest in our people, not only with training but also support throughout your career with us. It’s all to allow you to reach your full potential at work, as well as ensuring you enjoy the work/life balance many aspire to. 

To find out more about us and if we’re right for you, please visit our website. 


Equal Opportunities

Inclusion and diversity really matter to us. It's not just about hitting targets or visible differences.

HMGCC are committed to providing equal opportunities and encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientations, and those with disabilities or who are neurodivergent.

We’re not looking for any one type of person. We’re looking for talent from all different backgrounds, and with different lived experiences and perspectives, to join our organisation, where we genuinely respect and value each other's differences, as well as our similarities. It makes us even better at what we do.

We are proud to offer candidates the opportunity to apply through the Offer of Interview Scheme. The scheme ensures eligible candidates are selected for an interview as long as their application meets the minimum criteria for the role. To find out more and how you can apply under this scheme, please see the inclusion and diversity information on our website.


Apply now

Discover more by clicking ‘apply’. 

Our Recruitment Team will process your application once the role has closed and everyone will get a response.

Please note that, dependent on the recruitment requirements, we withhold the right to bring forward the closing date for this role from the original closing date. 

This role requires a medical assessment during the recruitment process.

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