Security Officer (Maternity Cover)

Competitive Salary + Shift Allowance, Pension



The Security Officer role sits in the Security Operations Team and reports through to the Security Operations Manager. The Security Operations Manager and Team are geographically positioned at the Malmesbury Security Centre of Excellence and report through to the Regional Head of Security, UK.

Dyson Group Security has the responsibility for delivering security best practice across the global footprint. The physical security of the Dyson Malmesbury Centre of Excellence is crucial in ensuring the protection of people, property, information and reputation, not only in the UK, but also in support of the global strategic ambition.

The role will be accountable for acting lawfully in direct protection of life and company property by maintaining a secure and safe environment across the estate and wider remit.

This position is a 12 month maternity cover contract.

Market Overview

Home to our global Research, Design and Development centre and all of our Commercial functions, Dyson HQ is tucked away in countryside famous for the railway tunnels and bridges of Isambard Brunel, who revolutionised modern engineering. Our secluded location helps us to protect our ideas and stay independent-minded. Yet nearby are the fashionable cities of Bristol and Bath (where a young James Dyson invented cyclone technology).

Function Overview

Dyson Group Security has the responsibility for delivering security best practice across the global footprint. The physical security of the Dyson Malmesbury Centre of Excellence is crucial in ensuring the protection of people, property, information and reputation, not only in the UK, but also in support of the global strategic ambition.


The shifts for this role include 4 days on, 4 off; 4 nights on, 4 off. With these shift hours:

  • 06:00 – 18:00 (Days)
  • 18:00 – 06:00 (Nights)

Accountabilities include:
  • Controlling and monitoring access to building entrances, research and development zones, vehicle and pedestrian gates, barriers, speed-lanes and any other site perimeter or internal ingress or egress points
  • Administrate and run a card access control system, creating profiles, card upgrades, level changes and deviations as required. This includes biometrics and RFiD
  • Operate and monitor CCTV cameras, reporting inappropriate activity, crime or suspicious behaviour
  • Security Control Room (SCR) access control and CCTV coordination activity; in support of enterprise remotes sites, offices and retail stores
  • Conducting internal, external, perimeter, carpark and other adhoc patrols as part of a structured patrol programme
  • Provide “first response” to incidents in accordance with Dyson incident management procedures. This includes effective telephone and customer / stakeholder interface activities
  • Conduct gatehouse duties; including “meet and greet” activities, vehicle management, monitoring of APNR and other CCTV, statistical collation and reporting, management of deliveries, couriers and contractors
  • Key management
  • Acting as an escort for visitors, employees, VIPs and contractors, often for long durations. This includes supporting Press visits into restricted zones and other filming activities
  • Support investigations, including accurate record keeping, CCTV interrogation and chain of evidence integrity
  • Acting as a mobile response for offsite locations.
  • Supporting the Dyson heli operation; acting as HLS Marshall and first responder
  • Conducting searches of employees, bags, vehicles, transit cases and other containers when directed
  • Act as Chief Fire Marshall at incident control points for fire register consolidation and liaison with local authorities
  • Supporting “front-of-house” services to ensure efficiency of the visitor and VIP experience. Acting as Reception in some higher security buildings, out of hours across the site or as directed
  • Husbandry of the SCR. Compliance with domestic / professional separation of the space
  • Supporting events, functions, café briefings and other gatherings
  • Perform first aid and / or CPR as required
  • Maintain a Daily Occurrence Book

Service Monitoring:
  • Reporting and pre-emptive reporting of security infrastructure technical failures or imminent failures to the Dyson Technical Security Team (DTT)
  • Assisting the Facilities Manager in the monitoring of service standards in “front-of-house” areas, rest rooms, common spaces and thoroughfares
  • Assisting the Building Services Manager (BMS) in the reporting of site fabric infrastructure, cleaning, engineering and other issues
  • Assisting the Head of Compliance in the monitoring and reporting of non-compliance with existing HSE polices, safe working practices and fire safety standards and infrastructure
  • Participate in weekly site audits, as directed, in order to ensure an ISO 31000 security risk management minimum standard is maintained

  • Collate and provide statistical security data as directed, to ensure delivery to the KPI standard and to inform Return of Investment (ROI) activities
  • Awareness of the Group Security Management System (SeMS). Understanding and adherence to the Security Procedures Manual
  • Understanding and applying security threat methodology as instructed and directed
  • Supporting the control and provision of SCR consumables.


  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a Security Officer role essential or lesser time in a role where the key accountabilities in this JD can be demonstrated
  • Appropriate standard of fitness to conduct up to 12 hrs on shift and ability to move unaided across the site; including lifts, staircases and uneven ground
  • SIA qualification mandatory or a willingness to be trained once in role
  • HSE qualification desirable
  • Full Driving Licence essential
  • Ability to work with mobile phone applications
  • First Aid and Defibrillation qualification essential or willingness to be trained once in role
  • Basic computer skills with experience in using Microsoft Office applications and database packages. Essential Skills are:
    • Ability to capture a screenshot from the internet or CCTV camera
    • Ability to produce a basic PowerPoint presentation with JPGs collected from the internet or screenshot from a CCTV camera
    • Ability to create a basic excel spread sheet
    • Ability to produce a report in a word document
    • General user competency in Outlook
  • Good attention to detail and ability to prioritise workload in a fast changing environment
  • Ability to deal tactfully, calmly and effectively with a wide range of issues
  • Ability to work as part of a large team with a Gold Standard ambition
  • Ability to embrace strategic change. Flexibility to cover open shifts as required.

Benefits Overview

Dyson monitors the market to ensure competitive salaries and pension contributions. Beyond that, you’ll also enjoy a profit-related bonus, generous leave and life insurance. But financial benefits are only the start of a Dyson career. Rapid professional growth, leadership development and new opportunities abound, driven by regular reviews and dynamic workshops. And with a vibrant culture, flexible working hours, the latest devices and a relaxed dress code reflecting our engineering spirit, it’s an exciting team environment geared to creativity, innovation and ambition.

Posted: 18-Dec-2017

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