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Job Reference: G4S/TP/2716490/132802
Number of Positions: 1
Job Category: Security/Protective Services
Contract Type: Full Time
Salary: Market related
Location: Polokwane
G4S Region: Sub-Saharan Africa
Country:South Africa

G4S Business Unit:South Africa - Secure Solutions
Closing Date: November 19, 2018
Package Description: R8, 500.00 per month cash component (inclusive of overtime), with company benefits.

Job Introduction:

Security Officer (Armed Reaction)

G4S Cash Solutions has a vacancy for a Security Officer based in Polokwane.

Role Responsibility:

Key Performance Areas:

Risk surveillance for different branches

  • Collect the vehicle for escort
  • Escort the vehicle to various clients and sometimes until vehicle is back at base
  • Upon information received from Intelligence / Investigations Departments, pertaining to possible attacks on customers and or branches, member responds, either reactively or pro-actively.

Identify high risk areas

  • Conduct risk assessment/survey at client site
  • Compile the relevant reports
  • Send report to Management
  • Random surveillance of sites known for robberies

Road checks

  • Stop suspicious looking vehicles outside or at base
  • Cover allocated areas and conduct vehicle search
  • Check the risk on the vehicle e.g. safes, locks, uniform, bullet proof vests, weapon permits, ID
  • Compile the relevant reports

Branch opening and closing procedures including vehicle checks

  • Is advised to go to a branch to do the opening procedures using the prescribed forms
  • Conduct closing procedure checks
  • Check the whole fleet of the branch
  • Check the security compliance stores
  • Provide evidence to support the opening and closing report


  • React to tip-offs provided by investigations
  • Providing security and support for investigators e.g. on robberies
  • Assist with audit procedures for audit investigations

Health and safety

  • Participate in the design/ development/ review/ implementation and monitoring of the departmental safety plans for each year.
  • Participate in safety forums created by company for example safety meetings and safety talks
  • Report all safety incidents to the relevant people
  • Discuss all safety incidents
  • Follow-up on any activities assigned through safety meeting/committee/representative/management
  • Attend safety education and refresher programmes
  • Comply with safety policies and procedures at workplace
  • Distribute safety information as and when required
  • Wear protective clothing all the time

Core Working Hours:

  • Monday to Friday – 06:00 till 18:00 (12 hour Shifts – No weekend or Night work required)

The Ideal Candidate:

Minimum Requirements:

  • Be a SA Citizen (+18 years & older)
  • Clean Criminal Record
  • Minimum Grade 11 to 12 (certified copy of school certificate)
  • Valid driver’s license (code 8) & sound driving experience
  • Minimum PSIRA Grade A certification (may hold a Grade C qualification to up-skill with a bridge course)
  • Mental & Physical suitability assessment (will be handled internally)
  • Handgun 9 mm Firearm competency with a valid certification & license card
  • Preferred Armed Response or CIT qualified & accreditation (advantageous)
  • Voice Stress Analysis / Polygraph assessment will be conducted as part of the screening process

Knowledge, skills and attributes:

  • Excellent interpersonal & communication skills in English (Written & Spoken)
  • Sound security experience and record
  • Be proficient in all areas of physical methods of control and restraint
  • Knowledgeable in the use and maintenance of all security related equipment
  • Self-starter, diligent & co-operative to serve in public

About the Company:

G4S is the world’s leading international security solutions group, which specialises in outsourced business processes in sectors where security and safety risks are considered a strategic threat. G4S is the largest employer quoted on the London Stock Exchange and has a secondary stock exchange listing in Copenhagen. G4S has operations in more than 125 countries and 657,000 employees. 

G4S operates in over 25 countries in Africa and employs over 105 000 people on the continent. At G4S South Africa, our vision is to be recognised as the leader in providing security solutions. We therefore endeavour to build and maintain a motivated, capable workforce who are proud to work for our region and able to deliver our commercial strategy. We continue to build on the excellent people management practices which are in place across the Group in order to fully engage our workforce. 

G4S is an organisation which is defined by its values, which are:

  • We act with Integrity and Respect - Our business activities and relationships are built on trust, honesty and openness. We do what we promise and always strive to do the right thing. We listen. We treat our colleagues, customers and those in our care with the utmost respect.
  • We are passionate about Safety, Security and Service Excellence - We are passionate about working safely and take great care to protect our colleagues and customers from harm. We are experts in security and use that knowledge to protect our customer’s assets. We keep our promises and are passionate about delivering high levels of customer service.
  • We achieve this through Innovation and Teamwork - We invest in technology and best practice to continuously improve the products and services we offer. We challenge ourselves to find new ways of helping our customers achieve their goals. We work together as a team, valuing everyone’s contribution, to ensure we achieve the best results for our customers and our business.

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