Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO)
£25,000 PA
Type of employment:


Lympstone – Commando Training Centre Royal Marines – EX8 5AR

The Challenge
Do you want to join the Governments Security team of the year, and be part of our Gold Standard security service?

We are looking for someone who is a great teammate with an enthusiastic demeanor possessing the ability to work on their own initiative when required. All our Security Officers have excellent customer service skills who are willing to go above and beyond to support the client and visitors. We are also looking for someone with excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. It is also important that you are calm under pressure and have a flexible approach to suit the business needs.

See more about our Security Officer role on YouTube

Main Responsibilities
The key duties of a Security Officer are as follows.
Please note that these duties can vary from site to site.
•Controlling vehicular and pedestrian access and exit to/from site
•Issue of passes using site IT systems
•Reporting of environmental issues
•Issue and receipt of keys
•Patrolling on foot and in a vehicle
•Searching of vehicles, baggage, personnel, buildings and open areas
•Escorting visitors
•Traffic management
•Checking identity on site (ad hoc)
•Writing reports on breaches of security or defects and maintaining daily logs
•Referral of complaints
•Reporting MGS infrastructure defects
•Dealing with demonstrators and intruders as directed by those holding operational control
•Safeguarding classified information and material
•Cooperating with other security providers
•Collaborating with emergency services and invoking emergency procedures
•Operating and monitoring security systems; CCTV and alarms etc
•Operating and communicating effectively over the telephone and/or radio
•Reporting safety hazards and accidents in accordance with current instructions
•Carrying out, if required, initial action at the scene of any incident
•Other tasks commensurate with the grade

Desirable Experience & Skills
A background, qualification or interest in the delivery of site security and/or customer service will be an advantage.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Essential Skills & Experience
Experience in security provision or a high-pressure customer-service environment and a commitment to the highest standards.


Full UK Driving Licence required for close area working.
We enable our people to work at the right place, with the right people, at the right time.

We believe that if we look after our people, they will be passionate about delivering great things for our customers.

The MOD Discover My Benefits page lists the full set of benefits. Some of the many benefits you will receive include:
•Highly competitive Pension Scheme
•Free Uniform
•25 days annual leave rising (1 day per year) to 30 days upon completion of 5 years’ service
•Ability to roll over up to 10 days annual leave per year
•In addition to 8 public holidays per year you will also receive leave for HM The Queen’s birthday
•Minimum of 15 Days Special Leave in a rolling 12-month period to for volunteer military or emergency service reserve commitments
•Special Paid Leave for volunteering up to 6 days a year
•Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave
•Employee Assistance Programme to support your wellbeing
•Most sites have good travel links with free car parking; many also have other facilities such as a Sports & Social Club, Gym and / or site shops

Learning & Development
•Professional and Personal Development of skills
•Access to thousands of training courses through Civil Service Learning, some free or paid by DIO
•Ability to obtain industry recognised qualifications supported by DIO


For further information or to express interest, please get in touch with the Employment & Education team via this email address or on 023 9298 1920.

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