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Civilian Security Officer Day Worker

Civilian Security Officer Day Worker

Posted 21 January by DIO


Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, TQ6 0HJ

About the job


Join the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) and have a future that matters: Be proud; Be challenged; Be unique.

The Challenge

Provide Overt security at MOD Establishments, Access control, vehicle and person searching, patrolling.

This post requires working 12 hour shifts form 7:00-19:00.

Job description

The Civilian Security Officer (CSO) is responsible for providing an overt unarmed security presence. He/she will carry out all unarmed guarding duties to a high standard in accordance with current MOD, MGS and Unit/Establishment orders.

This post is a day working position.

Post Locations
Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, TQ6 0HJ

The permanent duty station will be BRNC Dartmouth. You may, however be required to undertake detached duty at other sites within reasonable distance of your home should there be an operational need.

ResponsibilitiesThe Key duties of a CSO are as follows. Please note that these duties can vary from site to site.

• Customer Care
• Controlling vehicular and pedestrian access and exit to/from site
• Issuing of passes
• Issuing and receipt of keys
• Patrolling on foot and in a vehicle
• Searching of vehicles, baggage, personnel, buildings and open areas
• Escorting of visitors
• Controlling traffic
• Checking identity
• Writing reports on breaches of security or defects
• Dealing with demonstrators and intruders
• Safeguarding classified information and material
• Cooperating with other security providers
• Liaising with emergency services and invoking emergency procedures
• Operating and monitoring security systems; CCTV and alarms etc.
• Operating and communicating effectively over the telephone and/or radio
• Reporting safety hazards and accidents in accordance with current instructions
• Carrying out, if required, initial action at the scene of any incident
• Driving an MOD vehicle
• Other tasks commensurate with the grade

It is essential for the successful candidate to hold the following:

•Full UK Manual Driving Licence.

•A minimum of 2 GCSEs (or equivalent), including English
NVQ Business Administration Level 1
Suitable experience.

MGS applicants are required to attend a medical appointment to undertake a colour perception eye test.

About our Team

The MOD Guard Service (MGS) is part of the Service delivery component to the DIO and will work in close conjunction with the units Military Provost Guard Service (MPGS).

About DIO

DIO is part of the Ministry of Defence (MOD). We play a vital role in supporting Defence by leading and managing the delivery of what the Armed Forces need to live, work, train and deploy on operations. Under the Future DIO Transformation Programme, DIO will become the MOD’s professional estate services business and realise our organisational vision of providing a better estate, a better service and a better business. See more on Defence Infrastructure Organisation – GOV.UK

To find out more about us, take a look at the attached Quick Guide to DIO or you can view our YouTube video to see more about our work

To help achieve our objectives, we believe in six important values (Safety first, Collaboration, Integrity, Agility, Accountability and Enthusiasm) that underpin our vision and mission. These values equip us for the future and shape how we work together. These values are designed by DIO for DIO.


Full UK Driving Licence


A minimum of 2 GCSEs (or equivalent), including English
NVQ Business Administration Level 1
Suitable experience.


We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Leadership
  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Communicating and Influencing

We only ask for evidence of these behaviours on your application form:

  • Leadership
  • Making Effective Decisions



We are passionate about delivering great things for our customers. But we also know you will have a life outside of work; we respect your priorities and our industry leading flexible working practices will give you real freedom to balance work and life.

We employ talented and diverse people who challenge and guide each other. At DIO you will work within a highly capable team who will support you to develop your skills, knowledge and experience.

Some of the many benefits you will receive:

• Free Uniform*
• Highly competitive pension scheme
• Flexi-time scheme upon completion of 6 months service
• Alternative working practices
• 25 days paid annual leave rising (1 day per year) to 30 days upon completion of 5 years’ service
• In addition to 8 public holidays per year you will also receive leave for HM The Queen’s birthday.
• Professional and Personal Development of skills
• Opportunity to join one of our many networks (Race, LGBT+, Gender, Disability and Faith & Belief)
• Minimum of 15 Days Special Leave in a rolling 12-month period for volunteer reserve commitments.
• Special Paid Leave to volunteer up to 6 days a year.
• Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave.
• Most sites have good travel links with free car parking; many also have other facilities such as a Sports & Social Club, Gym and / or site shops

* Successful candidates will be expected to serve a minimum of 1 year in post. Persons transferring into other Non MGS posts, within this time frame will be required to repay the cost of uniform and training to a maximum of £1,000.

This post does not offer any assistance with relocation allowances.

Please be advised that the Department is conducting a review of all pay related allowances which could impact on those allowances that the post currently being advertised attracts

Things you need to know


Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check.


Successful candidates will be expected

Reference: 39785706

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