About us

1st Line Defence, the UK’s leading UXO Risk Mitigation Company, are adding to our capability the provision of security services to become a provider committed to safeguarding construction sites and ensuring the protection of valuable assets.

Job Overview

As a Construction Site Security Operative, you will play a crucial role in maintaining a secure and safe environment for construction projects in London. You will be responsible for monitoring access points, conducting regular patrols, and ensuring compliance with security protocols to prevent unauthorized access and potential security breaches.

  • Conduct regular patrols of the construction site to deter and detect any unauthorized activities.
  • Monitor access points, check credentials, and ensure only authorized personnel enter the site.
  • Respond promptly to alarms and security incidents, taking appropriate action as necessary.
  • Collaborate with site managers and construction personnel to address security concerns and maintain effective communication.
  • Complete detailed and accurate security reports documenting any incidents or observations.
  • Enforce security policies and procedures to ensure compliance with company and client guidelines.
  • Work closely with local law enforcement and emergency services when required.
  • Proven experience as a security operative, preferably in a construction or industrial setting.
  • SIA (Security Industry Authority) license is essential.
  • CSCS card (preferable).
  • 1-2 years security experience in a similar company or construction site (A familiarity with construction environments is preferred).
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure and handle emergency situations effectively.
  • Excellent observational and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent personal management skills and attention to detail.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Physical fitness and the ability to perform regular patrols on foot.
  • Knowledge of basic first aid and emergency response procedures is a plus.

The above is not an exhaustive list of duties and you will be expected to perform different tasks as necessitated by your changing role within the organisation and the overall business objectives of the organisation.

  • Starting hourly rate of £10.50 for this position with a review after six months service. Opportunities for career advancement.
  • We pay all staff on a PAYE basis and staff get paid at the end of the month.
  • Supportive team environment.
How to Apply

If you are a dedicated and reliable individual with a commitment to security excellence, we invite you to apply by sending your resume and a cover letter to Bernadette.Menzies@1stlinedefence.co.uk.

Please include ‘Construction Site Security Operative Application – London’ in the subject line.

1st Line Defence is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from candidates of all backgrounds and experiences.

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