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Retail Security Officer

  • Job
    Entry, Junior, Mid & Senior Level
  • Hospitality & Retail
  • Oxford


  • The Person:
  • To be an effective Security Officer, you will need to be a confident communicator as you will be required to provide detailed verbal and written accounts of criminal activity. You will need to be welcoming and patient with customers, and able to handle conflict in a professional manner.
  • Required Experience and Qualification:
  • You must have a valid SIA licence to apply for this role. Previous experience of working in a Retail Security Role is an advantage but not essential as full training will be given.
  • Benefits of working with Amberstone Guarding:
  • SIA Licence Renewal
  • Auto enrolment pension scheme
  • Investment into training
  • Perkbox incentive scheme which includes discounts and an employee assistance programme
  • Company uniform provided
  • Applicants must be able to provide a full 5-year checkable work or back to school history. Should you be selected to attend an interview, please ensure you bring your right to work documents and a recent proof of address.


  • We believe that the best approach to deterring criminal activity is to understand the vulnerabilities and risk of each location, and bespoke our approach to effectively reduce risk. As a Retail Security Officer, you will be required to provide a visible deterrence, respond to incidents, complete incident reports and collaborate with the local authorities.
  • You will be expected to carry out all guarding responsibilities whilst in store, such as;
  • Patrolling the shop floor and deterring criminal activity
  • Assess and identify vulnerabilities, and work proactively to minimise risk
  • Liaising with management and local authorities when applicable
  • Manage vulnerable persons with empathy to not cause distress
  • Completing colleague and contractor searches when required in line with customer company policy
  • Digitally report incidents and use tablets/phones for daily activity planning
  • Detailed and Legible incident reporting to assist the Client and Local Authorities

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Mission & Purpose

Amberstone Security, and ASEL Company, specialises in the delivery of security services across the UK and Europe. Combining high-quality security personnel with innovative technology solutions, we deliver bespoke services to the retail, distribution and logistics, commercial and corporate sectors. Our service provision includes the supply of security officers, store detectives, mobile response/patrols and loss prevention consultancy. We strive to be the supplier and employer of choice through delivering both a quality and value for money service to our clients, whilst also paying a fair and equitable rate to our employees.