Area Relief Security Officer

An Area Relief Security Officer is usually responsible for a very wide range of duties, however, the main objective of this position is to fill the gaps in a Security Team where needed. You will be expected to act as part of a team and provide relief for other Security Personnel where necessary. Having a flexible approach to this job role is definitely a necessary requirement.

Wage rate hourly

£8
£15
Starter
Experienced

Typical hours

20 to 48 hours a week usually includes weekends

Requirements

Door Supervisor Licence

Total cost

Between £350 and £440 including your licence fee

How to become a Area Relief Security Officer

To become an Area Relief Security Officer, you must first obtain an SIA Door Supervisor Licence.

To get an SIA Door Supervisor Licence, you will need to successfully attend the 4 day course, as well as pass all 3 of the multiple-choice exams and practical assessments. The SIA Door Supervisor Licence starts at £159.99 and has a licence fee of £190.00, which is valid for three years.

 

Depending on the company that you are working for, most employers will suggest, if not require, that you also hold a valid SIA CCTV Licence. 

To get an SIA CCTV Licence, you will need to successfully attend the 3 day course, as well as pass 2 multiple-choice exams and practical assessments. The SIA CCTV Licence starts at £179.99 and has a licence fee of £190.00, which is valid for three years. 

Become a Area Relief Security Officer

Start a successful career as a Area Relief Security Officer by following these steps:


1
STEP ONE
Book your Door Supervisor course

This is the first step to become an Area Relief Security Officer

2
STEP TWO
Pass the course

Consist of multiple choice exams and includes a physical assessment.

3
STEP THREE
Apply for your SIA Licence

You can apply for your licence through the postoffice after passing the course

4
STEP FOUR
Apply for jobs in your area

Once you have your licence, you can start applying for Area Relief Security Officer jobs in your area


COURSE PRICE FROM

£159.99

LICENCE FEE

£190

VALID FOR

3 years

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Typical job description and responsibilities

The responsibilities of an Area Relief Security Officer can vary slightly depending on the company that you are working for.

However, some of the most common responsibilities include; 

  • Completing security documentation
  • Monitoring CCTV activity
  • Supervising and controlling access
  • Providing customer/resident service when necessary

In summary, Area Relief Security Officers are expected to go the extra mile to ensure the safety and security of the public, while providing relief for their fellow Security Officers where necessary.

How much does a Area Relief Security Officer actually earn

The average salary of an Area Relief Security Officer can vary depending on previous experience, qualifications and the company that you are working for. 


Typically, an Area Relief Security Officer can make anywhere between £8.00 to £15.00 hourly.

Which personality traits suit this career the most

  • Detail Orientated
  • Alert
  • Dedicated
  • Trustworthy
  • Empathetic
  • Strategic Thinking

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