Key Response Officer

A Key Response Officer is typically required to attend and check a variety of premises, both residential and commercial, as well as managing the operation of various alarm system control rooms.

Wage rate hourly

£9
£14
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 Key Response Officer

To become a Key Response 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 also hold a valid full drivers licence.

Become a Key Response Officer

Start a successful career as a Key Response Officer by following these steps:


1
STEP ONE
Book your Door Supervisor course or Security Guard

This is the first step to become a Key Response 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 Key Response 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 Key Response Officer can vary slightly depending on the company that you are working for. However, some of the most common responsibilities include; 

  • Resolving problems that may require communication with the Police
  • Client visits to resolve ongoing alarm issues
  • Providing detailed information and reports
  • Assisting Control Centre operations
  • Investigating matters of concern 

 

In summary, Key Response Officers are expected to protect the facilities that are reliant on their company’s alarming systems.

How much does a Key Response Officer actually earn

The average salary of a Key Response Officer can vary depending on previous experience and the company that you are working for. 

 

Typically, Key Response Officers can make anywhere between £9.00 to £14.00 hourly.

Which personality traits suit this career the most

  • Reliable
  • Multitasker
  • Attention to Detail
  • Trustworthy
  • Communication Skills
  • Strategical Thinking

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