Distribution Security Officer

A Distribution Security Officer is typically required to create a safe working environment, free from crime and safety-related concerns for colleagues and visitors, as well as acting as a primary point of contact for all customers.

Wage rate hourly

£8.50
£12
Starter
Experienced

Typical hours

20 to 48 hours a week usually includes weekends

Requirements

Door Supervisor Licence or Security Guard Licence

Total cost

Between £350 and £440 including your licence fee

How to become a Distribution Security Officer

To become a Distribution Security Officer, you must first obtain an SIA Door Supervisor Licence or Security Guard 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.

 

To get an SIA Security Guard Licence, you will need to successfully attend the 3 day course, as well as pass all 3 of the multiple-choice exams. The SIA Security Guard 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 require that you hold a valid full drivers licence, and suggest that having a CCTV Licence could be an advantage. 
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 Distribution Security Officer

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


1
STEP ONE
Book your Door Supervisor course or Security Guard

This is the first step to become a Distribution Security Officer

2
STEP TWO
Pass the course

Can 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 Distribution 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 daily responsibilities of a Distribution Security Officer can vary slightly depending on the company that you are working for. However, some of the most common responsibilities include; 

  • Creating a safe work environment
  • To highlight all breaches of security procedures
  • Providing detailed information and reports
  • To monitor fire, intruder and CCTV systems when necessary
  • Support with access to the site for both people and vehicles

 

In summary, Distribution Security Officers are expected to act as a point of customer service, as well as keep their assigned site safe by protecting all assets, staff and customers.

How much does a Distribution Security Officer actually earn

The average salary of a Distribution Security Officers can vary depending on previous experience, qualifications and the company that you are working for. 

Typically, Distribution Security Officers can make anywhere between £8.50 to £12.00 hourly.

Which personality traits suit this career the most

  • Approachable
  • Multitasker
  • Organisational skills
  • Trustworthy
  • Communication Skills
  • Strategic Thinking

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