Looking for Security Jobs in London? Qualifications and Experience You'll Need

There are a wide variety of security jobs in London. Experience is not always necessary -- especially if you have certain desirable qualifications -- but it is often required for the higher paying, more prestigious jobs.

Competition for security jobs in London is intense, but experience can give you the edge over the competition. Below is a selection of currently available jobs, with information about the experience necessary for each position.

Door Supervisors

Red Force Security is currently recruiting for a number of door supervisor positions in London. Applicants must have a minimum of five years security experience, all of which must be verifiable and accompanied by good references. In addition to an SIA Door Supervisor license, candidates need to have experience specifically in the area of door supervision. Salaries vary depending on the position, but experienced door supervisors can expect to earn between £25,000 to £30,000 per annum.

Retail Security Operatives

Infinitas Security has a selection of vacancies in the area of retail security and loss prevention. Although retail experience is described as being "beneficial", individuals without experience will also be considered, as long as they possess a valid SIA guarding license. Customer service is a crucial component of these security positions, which compensate upwards of £7 per hour.

Senior Event Security

Opportunities are available for experienced event security guards to obtain a senior position overseeing event security at prestigious events and locations in London, such as Wimbledon. You must have prior experience with event security and an NVQ Level 3 qualification in addition to an SIA door supervision licence. Applicants who would like to be involved with premier event security should review the application on the Gumtree website and apply by email.

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