Security guard CV template (with example information)

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Joe Bloggs | Security Officer

CONTACT INFORMATION

1234 The Street London N1S | TEL: 01234 567890 | EMAIL: joe@joebloggs.com

PROFILE

  • SIA front line licence (renewed 2019).
  • 10+ years’ checkable work history.
  • Experience across business premises, warehouse security and retail security.
  • Thorough knowledge of fire, health & safety and emergency procedures acquired through on-the-job training and experience.
  • Good awareness of applicable law (powers of security staff, health and safety).
  • Excellent interpersonal skills built through substantial work experience.
  • Proven ability to work under pressure in a busy and fast-paced environment.
  • Strong verbal and written communicator – experience presenting reports and issues to management, and producing regular clear & concise reports.
  • Well-presented with a polite and professional attitude.
  • Intermediate level IT Skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook)
  • Confident working both independently and as part of a team – past experience in both.

WORK HISTORY

Security Officer

Marble Professional Services, Nottingham |  September 2015 – date

Working at this facilities management and professional services company, my responsibilities included:

  • Protecting the security and safety of the buildings and personnel at a busy client site.
  • Welcoming clients, ensuring ID badges are created, allocated and collected.
  • Monitoring for and acting on all suspicious sightings or potential criminal activity.
  • Retaining full control in scenarios until the arrival of the relevant emergency services.
  • Recording, reporting and escalating all sightings and arrests on a regular basis.
  • Covering phones, emails, IT systems, CCTV and alarms, doors and car park, and travelling to other sites to provide support, as and when required.
  • Writing accurate and complete handover and incident reports, taking appropriate action where required in relation to reports that are passed to me.
  • Conducting shift handover procedures at the start and end of each shift.
  • Where there is potential for conflict, working as part of a team to provide conflict resolution assistance.

Security Officer

Amazines Warehouse, Nottingham | October 2012 – May 2015

Based at a goods warehouse in Nottingham, my responsibilities included:

  • Upholding the Company’s policies and procedures in all security related matters, in a fair and consistent manner.
  • Reporting breaches of Company policy.
  • Applying the Company’s emergency procedures where necessary.
  • Identifying and advising management and staff of possible stock losses and best practice in loss prevention
  • Maintaining a safe working environment for staff, clients and visitors to the premises.

Retail Security Officer

Asda superstore, Nottingham | June 2010 – September 2012

  • Welcoming customers, remaining approachable and providing good customer service.
  • Patrolling the shop floor.
  • Deterring violence and public order offences, and protecting customers and colleagues from physical and verbal abuse.
  • Requesting assistance from emergency services where appropriate and retaining control until their arrival.
  • Liasing with the police and writing reports.
  • Working with the in store team to pro-actively reduce stock loss.

EDUCATION

Security Guard Course

Get licensed | July 2010  

This 3 day course leading to the SIA licence covered working in the private security industry, working as a Security Officer and conflict management for the private security industry.

GCSEs

Redhill Academy, Arnold | June 2010

9 GCSEs including English (C) and Maths (C).

INTERESTS

In my spare time, I enjoy going to the gym and also doing taekwondo (black belt 3rd dan). I regularly compete in half marathons and hope to tackle my first full marathon this year.

REFERENCES

References from current and past employers available on request.

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How to write a security guard CV

This brief guide explains how to write a CV for a security guard or security officer position.

Contact information

In the contact section, include your address, email address and phone number. If relevant to the role, you may also want to mention that you have a full clean driving licence.

You might notice on some CVs that people add their social profiles. This isn’t necessary unless these add value to your application. For example:

  • If you have a lot of work experience, LinkedIn can be used to write a more comprehensive description of your current and past roles. Learn how to write a great LinkedIn profile to complement your CV here.
  • Twitter can be included if you’re actively involved in the security industry – perhaps sharing and commenting on relevant industry developments.

Personal profile

Your personal profile (or personal statement) sets out exactly how you’re a great fit for the specific job you’re interested in. Do read the job description carefully and try to set out how you meet the requirements.

In many CV templates, you’ll see that the personal profile is just 3 or 4 lines. However, recruiters looking to fill security positions tend to be more interested in the skills and experience you’ve acquired, rather than your formal education. For this type of role, it’s worth using a little more space to emphasise that you meet the requirements, rather than making the recruiter hunt for this information in later sections.

For many security roles, an SIA licence will be valuable. If you’ve got yours, mention this and state whether it’s a front line licence or not.

Work history

Provide your work history in reverse chronological order, detailing the responsibilities you’ve had in previous roles. You can also include any role-specific achievements in this section.

Try to focus on the skills and experience the employer has requested in the job advert. If the job advert is a little bare on detail, it may help to review a job description. This gives you a good idea of which skills and experience employers in the security sector typically value the most.

For each past role, ensure you mention the environment in which you worked (retail, warehouse, business premises etc) and the type of activities you carried out (manned guarding, cash and valuables in transit, close protection, door supervision, CCTV monitoring etc).

Education

Education is rarely a primary requirement in this sector – but if you’ve achieved your SIA licence, do include the course you took here.

In addition, employers will want to see that you have good communication skills, so mention any good grades achieved for English certificates here.

If you’ve undertaken formal training in your current or past roles for aspects of your work, you can include it here. For example, you might have completed courses in health and safety or the powers of a security officer in relation to the law.

Interests

Include interests if they add value to your CV. Security roles tend to be fairly active, so mentioning sports and physical activity will suggest that you like to stay fit and healthy. Security roles also typically require good communication, so any activities that further support your abilities here are worth including.

References

In the security industry, it’s essential that your past work history is verifiable. You don’t need to include reference names and addresses on your CV because prospective employers will ask for details covering (typically) your last 5 years’ of positions.

Originally published 11th February 2016.

About Jen Wiss-Carline

Jen Wiss-Carline has been a Senior Manager and Consultant for several sizeable companies which included dealing with all aspects of staff management and recruitment. She is also a Solicitor and Chartered Legal Executive, having been admitted as a Fellow in February 2006.

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