Cov­er Secu­ri­ty Officer

About Cranswick Country Foods:

Cranswick Country Foods in Watton, Norfolk is serious about its quality pork products. Now we’re hungry for talented people to join us. It’s win win; you achieve your potential, we achieve our ambitious growth plans.

Job requirements of Cover Security Officer:

  • To provide holiday and sickness cover across two of our Cranswick sites to maintain their security and integrity, based in Watton, Norfolk and Eye, Suffolk.
  • Monitoring movement of staff and staff vehicles on and off the sites
  • Control and use of CCTV
  • Control of access barriers
  • Registration and control of lorry deliveries
  • Registration and direction of visitors and contractors
  • Conducting external site patrols
  • Operating “Stop & Search” procedures
  • Providing Reception cover by answering and recording external telephone calls
  • Maintaining key control
  • Assisting in the enforcement of Company Policy
  • Accurate reporting of incidents
  • Implementing procedure in an emergency situation - e.g. distribution of Fire Pack

What you will need:

  • SIA licence desirable but not essential
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Flexibility to work days and nights
  • A driving licence and ability to travel between Watton, Norfolk and Eye, Suffolk to attend work
  • A diplomatic, fair and consistent approach
  • A basic DBS check will be conducted on receipt of an offer of employment.

Pay and benefits:

  • Salary – £574.14 per week, based on a 42 week average of hours.
  • An additional £42 per week as an attendance bonus (terms and conditions apply).
  • Overtime – time and a third after weekly contracted hours
  • Pension – 3% employer contributions/5% employee contributions
  • Discounted sharescheme
  • Discounted local gym membership
  • Death in service insurance
  • Enhanced holiday after 5 years’ service


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Closing Date: 25th July 2024 (please note that should we receive significant interest, this closing date may be brought forward)

If you are an internal applicant, please ensure you have made your line manager aware before applying.