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How to get a security job as a security manager

How to get a security job as a security manager



Are you looking for an exciting security job opportunity in the security industry? Well, to help guide you through the process, we created this article to inform you of the process involved. 

SIA Licence required

First, you must complete an SIA training course to get your SIA licence. This is a legal requirement for working in security. To work as a security guard, you need to have either a Security Guard or Door supervisor licence. We always recommend starting with a DS licence over SG as it does give you more career options. 


Becoming a Security Manager is rewarding for those who love this sector. As a Security Manager, you will be responsible for 

  1. Ensuring that your team or the members of the team under your supervision are always at their best
  2. Effective people management
  3. Ensuring  that the property or person you are providing security to is always protected by a team that is performing at an optimal level. 

Knowledge and experience in this security job will be your greatest asset. You may also be asked at times to help implement new security techniques and protocols. 

Many, if not all, senior employees like security managers of large security companies started their careers in manned guarding roles. This can be in retail, corporate or event settings as an example.

Earning potential

In this role you can expect an hourly rate of up to £25 an hour. 

Course cost

Both licences cost £190 and are valid for 3 years. 

Once you have received your licence, you can start applying for jobs in your local area. Simply download the Get Licensed app available on Apple App Store and Google Play store or use our online jobs board to find security jobs in your area.

We wish you all the best for your future career as a security manager

Latest Security jobs 

If you have an SIA Door Supervisor licence, and you are looking for security jobs, here are a few of the latest security job opportunities available on the Get Licensed app that you can explore:

Job roleLocationPay per hourJob Details
SIA Licensed-Security Operatives Slough£13Security Operative Slough 
Door Supervisor Brentwood£12DS Brentwood 
General Purpose Patrol Dog HandlerEast London£12General Patrol East London 
Gatehouse Security Officer UTRWindsor£11.5SO Windsor 
Security Patrol OfficerLondon£11.28SPO London 
Corporate Security OfficerLondon£11CSO London 
Mobile Security Officer (Night shifts)London£11MSO London 


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