Security Guard

Date: 10 May 2024

Location: Nottingham, GB

Company: Hovis

Security Officer, Nottingham 


Welcome to Hovis. We are the proud guardians of over 130 years of baking experience that make up our iconic and much-loved brand. We produce bread and bakery products created with Hovis goodness at the heart of each. We deliver around 1.3 million loaves, every day of the week throughout the UK and Ireland, where we also make Mothers Pride and Ormo products. 


We are 2,800 people working within 8 bakeries, 1 flour mill, and 2 regional distribution centres across the UK. Our success is a result of the hard work of our people; they are experts in their field whether it’s baking, manufacturing, logistics, engineering, or the many departments within the central functions team based in our head office in High Wycombe. We are a values-led business and expect our colleagues to live, breathe, and embed Quality, Accountability, and Trust into their ways of working.


The Role


To provide frontline security for the Hovis Nottingham site, the ideal candidate will be diligent in the continuous monitoring of the security status of the site, as well as, but not limited to:-


  • Actively patrolling and securing the site and grounds
  • Proactive communication and support with on-site management and key stakeholder
  • Manning the Security / Reception area
  • Respond to alarms and emergencies
  • Atten First Aid Calls
  • Data input and incident report record
  • Monitoring and analysing CCTV camera footage
  • Following procedures for various initiatives including fire prevention, the site Fire Evacuation Plan and traffic control
  • Escorting visitors around the premises
  • Ensuring compliance with government regulations (including managing contractors on site)


The successful candidate will have:-


  • Experience in an active security role 
  • Excellent communication skills at all levels – verbally and written
  • Can work effectively on own initiative and as part of a team 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Can solve problems and make decisions
  • A skilful negotiator who can resolve issues 
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • A positive attitude to dealing with people and taking on challenges
  • A proactive approach to new challenges




  • 1st Aid Trained (not essential as training can be given)


The role consists of working 12-hour shifts on a four-on-four-off shift pattern, both days & nights (7 pm-7 am / 7 am-7 pm) this includes weekends & bank holidays.


Why work for us?


At Hovis, we understand the importance of looking after our colleagues, so we provide a variety of benefits in addition to their salaries. The benefits we provide at Hovis are as varied as the people who receive them but they are offered with the intention of creating value to them personally over and above their salaries


  • There is a range of colleague benefits available, which individuals can select based on their needs.
  • Our benefits scheme is called Hovis Choice, which offers a variety of savings and cashback offers on day-to-day living and much more including eyecare vouchers, and a healthcare scheme to suit everyone.  It also includes our Cycle to Work scheme where you can obtain a brand new bike at a significant saving
  • We offer enhanced annual leave and maternity/paternity leave, and flexibility where possible in order to create a healthy work-life balance
  • We celebrate loyalty with our generous long service and colleague recognition schemes
  • We offer three levels of pensions


Hovis values diversity and is committed to promoting equal opportunities in the workplace. Every job applicant, employee or worker will be treated fairly and equally with dignity and respect regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, social class, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religious belief, union membership, political opinion, sex, sexual orientation or any other protected characteristic.