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Business Support - Security

Country/Region:  GB
City:  Ashchurch

Job Title: Business Support – Security
Location: Bristol


Make a real impact, immediately
We’re looking for a motivated individual who is dynamic, ambitious and diligent with a desire to make an impact within our team and to keep our premises secure.


The difference our security team will make
Information Systems is a thriving and growing business unit within Defence Systems Technology (DST). We are transforming and we need you to support us in forging new paths, and contributing as we grow through exciting, but sometimes challenging change. As we grow our business we have a new premises that requires 24/7 cover. As a Security Operative you will be working within a small team to provide out of hours presence at our Tewkesbury site.


Your duties will include:
• Securing the premises with regular patrolling of property; monitoring surveillance equipment; inspecting buildings, equipment and access points; permitting entry if required
• Obtaining help by sounding alarms including marshalling
• Preventing losses and damage by reporting irregularities, informing staff and visitors of policy and procedures; deterring trespassers
• Compiling reports by recording observations, information, occurrences and surveillance activities
• Maintaining the environment by monitoring and setting building and equipment controls
• Ensuring operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs; evaluating new equipment and techniques
• Contributing to the team effort by accomplishing related results as needed
• Ensuring the security, safety and well-being of all personnel, visitors and the premises
• Providing excellent customer service including inductions
• Adhering to all company service and operating standards
• Responding to emergencies to provide necessary assistance to employees and customers
• Protecting the company's assets from theft, malicious damage, fire and other safety issues
• Being the initial point of contact with first responders
• During cover days supporting basic facilities maintenance and other tasks to support the business.

You will be given the opportunity to learn and develop your skills within the team. We want you to reach your potential as part of the Business Support team.


Who we’re looking for
You’re someone who brings innovative ideas and solves problems with simple and elegant solutions. If you have the necessary skills for this role but have not yet had the job opportunity, we would welcome your application.


• Ideally previous security experience advantageous
• Previous military service demonstrating required skill set is desirable
Skills and attributes
• Knowledge of public safety and security
• Patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
• The ability to work well with others
• Thorough and pay attention to detail
• Thinking and reasoning skills for dealing with emergencies
• Ability to concentrate, to stay alert and be aware of your surroundings
• Customer service skills for challenging people politely but firmly
• Excellent verbal communication skills for negotiating with people
• Comfortable performing basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device
• Basic maintenance tasks – training will be provided

Education and qualifications
• GCSE in Maths and English
• Relevant qualifications i.e. BTEC Level 3 Security Management desirable
• First Aid at Work or equivalent desirable however training will be provided if necessary
Fire Marshall desirable however training will be provided if necessary


In return for your skill and passion, you’ll get:
• Flexible working
• Autonomy to perform the role.
• The opportunity to make a real impact, partnering on an ambitious culture transformation programme within Babcock’s’ fastest growing business unit.

As well as:
• Holiday entitlement: 25 days, plus bank holidays;
• Pension scheme with employee pension contributions matched up to 8% of salary, with life assurance;
• Our Babcock Rewards Platform allows you to choose from a range of benefits that best meet your needs, including: critical illness insurance, travel insurance, healthcare cash plan, dental insurance, childcare vouchers, bike scheme, shopping offers and discounts
• Employee Share Plan;
• Free, independent employee assistance programme, offering confidential information, support and counselling, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year;
• Professional memberships, personal development training and opportunities;
• If you are a reservist in the armed forces, we provide up to ten days special paid leave in support of your training commitments.

Where it all fits in:
Defence Systems Technology (DST) forms a critical, and growing part of Babcock’s Marine organisation. Our dynamic and motivated leadership team is committed to an exciting transformation agenda that will help DST to innovate, modernise and create a more people-focussed business that can support our customers’ mission.  Working across a range of exciting design, manufacture and support projects, DST employs approximately 1,500 people across the UK and overseas with the largest sites based in Bristol, Plymouth, Portsmouth and Ashchurch.
A number of employee networks support and foster diversity and inclusion within Babcock, connecting people across the business and empowering them to achieve their potential. Our Diversity and Inclusion strategy amplifies their influence.

Other need to knows:
• Location: Ashchurch
• The successful candidate must be able to achieve the appropriate security clearance level for this role.
• We are happy to talk about flexible working.  Please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.

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Armed Forces Covenant
We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant. We recognise the value that Serving Personnel, both Regular and Reserves, Veterans, Uniformed Cadet Instructors and Service Families contribute to our business and the United Kingdom. As part of the Covenant, Babcock offers Reservists and Uniformed Cadet Instructors up to 2 week’s special paid leave to help them meet their commitments. To find out more please click here..

Closing date: 17th June 2021

Job Segment: Information Systems, Technology

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