Night Shift Security Officer

A Night Shift Security Officer is typically required to manage an assigned location during the hours of the night. Typically, a Night Shift Security Officer will be required to work 12hr shifts on a 4 on 4 off basis. Hours such as 19:00 to 07:00 are very normal for this position.

Wage rate hourly

£8
£11
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 Night Shift Security Officer

To become a Night Shift 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 Night Shift Security Officer

Start a successful career as a Night Shift 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 Night Shift 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 Night Shift 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 a Night Shift Security Officer can vary slightly depending on the company that you are working for. However, some of the most common responsibilities include; 

  • Conducting regular area patrols
  • Completing security documentation
  • Monitoring CCTV activity
  • Supervising and controlling access to your assigned location
  • Communicating clearly with staff at all levels of the organisation

In summary, Night Shift Security Officers are expected to keep their assigned location safe and secure.

How much does a Night Shift Security Officer actually earn

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

Typically, a Night Shift Security Officer can make anywhere between £8.00 to £11.00 hourly.

Which personality traits suit this career the most

  • Detail Orientated
  • Alert
  • Dedicated
  • Trustworthy
  • Communication Skills
  • Strategic Thinking

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