Security Guard

Job Description

Job Title: Security Guard
Location: Plymouth, Devon
Compensation: £30,028 + Shift Allowance + On Call Allowance + Benefits
Role Type: Full time / Permanent
Role ID: SF57368

At Babcock we're working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as a Security Guard at our Devonport Royal Dockyard site.

The role
As a Security Guard, you'll have a role that's out of the ordinary. You'll provide a professional customer service and gateway to Devonport limited areas and other areas as directed.

Day to day, you'll be responsible for using corporate protocol to greet facility guests and staff, assigning the proper security access to each as per local protocol, as well as:

  • Security incident response
  • Performing scheduled and random checks of designated areas throughout the facility to check for any security breaches
  • Collaborating with other members of the security team to ensure that the facility is safe at all times
  • Maintaining a professional and effective relationship with the other security forces on site
  • Carry out patrols to ensure areas are secure and to prevent unauthorised access to sites, facilities and assets

The successful candidate will be expected to work a flexible schedule, including night, weekend, and bank holiday shifts.

This role is full time, working an average of 36 hours per week and is based on site at Devonport Royal Dockyard.

Essential experience of the Security Guard:

  • Skilled in developing effective relationships with all individuals whilst delivering excellent levels of customer service
  • Effective decision making
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Undertaking patrols, both in a vehicle and on foot

Qualifications for the Security Guard:

  • Security Industry Authority (SIA)
  • Security Guarding (SG) (front line) licence - must be obtained on offer of employment and prior to starting
  • CCTV operator licence
  • UK driving licence

Security Clearance
The successful candidate must be able to achieve and maintain Security Check (SC) security clearance for this role.

Many of the positions within our company are subject to national security clearance and Trade Control restrictions. This means that your eligibility for certain roles may be affected by your place of birth, nationality, current or former citizenship, and any residency you hold or have held. Further details are available at United Kingdom Security Vetting: clearance levels - GOV.UK (

What we offer:

  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Matched contribution pension scheme, with life assurance
  • Employee share scheme
  • Employee shopping savings portal
  • Payment of Professional Fees
  • Reservists in the armed forces receive 10-days special paid leave
  • Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows the majority of employees to buy additional leave or to sell up to one working week of annual leave from their annual entitlement
  • 'Be Kind Day' enables employees to take one working day's paid leave a year (or equivalent hours) to undertake volunteering work with their chosen organisation or registered charity

Babcock International
For over a century Babcock has helped to defend nations, protect communities and build a better world. To continue, we must adapt, advance and be a sustainable business with a shared goal.

We are a disability confident committed employer. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please email with the subject header 'Reasonable adjustments requirement'. We're committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone's free to thrive. We are happy to talk about flexible working - please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.

Closing date: 14/06/2024