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Employment Type:  Full Time
Employment Period:  Permanent
Salary:  25,978-36,217

West Kilbride, GB

Career Area:  Health, Safety & Security

Security Guard - A Shift

Why EDF?


EDF Energy is a core part of the EDF Group and is one of the largest energy companies in Europe with key business operations in France, the UK, Germany and Italy. In the UK we have approximately 15,000 employees. We are the UK’s leading generator and supplier of low carbon energy. We produce about one-fifth of the nation’s electricity from our nuclear, coal and gas power stations, wind farms, and combined heat and power plants. We have a focus on safe, dependable energy generation and an ethos of service excellence. We intend to play a leading role in new nuclear build in the UK and secure a ‘bright’ future for the combined business and its employees.

The Opportunity


#WeAreEDF and are leading the transition to a cleaner, low emission electric future, tackling climate change and helping Britain achieve net zero.


Hunterston B Nuclear Power Station provides enough energy to power 1.8 million homes. Operated by EDF, the station is part of a large and diverse portfolio of the French energy provider. With expertise in Nuclear, Wind, Solar, Battery and Coal power - Safety, Security and Professionalism is at the front of every task.


To uphold the reputation and confidence of Hunterston B and EDF, as part of the Security team, you will be presentable to give excellent first impression to visitors, regulators and partners coming on to the site who either come through the Main Gatehouse or Main Turnstyles. You will be polite when managing varying requests from colleagues, visitors, contract partners etc.  You will be professional when dealing with all duties to ensure that the station remains secure at all times. You will have safety & security at the forefront of your thoughts, as part of the Hunterston B team the safety of the Public is top of our standards.


The Security Department operates a 12-hour shift rota and therefore this position attracts shift pay. The team operates a voluntary standby rota for which payment is made in accordance with the Company Agreements.

The Person


Experience in a security background would be advantageous but not necessary. An understanding of why duties are performed, are recorded and subject to audit is required. You will be able to work on a shift pattern with day and night shifts. Expectation to be on a rota’d on call system.


You must be able to perform patrolling duties, CCTV monitoring, use of security systems, Microsoft applications, Radio communications and able to drive site vehicles. You will be able to communicate and co-operate with different levels of staff, contract partners, regulators. There will be times when you will be assisting with unexpected events, at these times you will be expected to be hands on, level headed and seeking resolutions.


Some of the duties/responsibilities include:


  • Ensure effective control of access to site
  • Ensure integrity of site boundaries; patrolling of boundary fence, site, buildings. Plant and the reporting of irregularities
  • Meet company and regulatory requirements with respect to search and entry of people and vehicles onto site and into controlled areas such as the ISB
  • Respond to emergencies in accordance with procedures and direction from team leaders and in accordance with laid down plans (Emergency Handbook which includes the Security Response Plan)
  • Maintain security logs, key registers, search registers and other related records in accordance with technical training and company procedures
  • Liaise with Civil Nuclear Constabulary (CNC) 
  • Undertake and record person/bag/vehicle searching in accordance with mandatory requirements using supplied equipment and resources
  • Monitor physical security alarm management systems, access control systems and other security assets responding to system alarms in accordance with technical competence training
  • Undertakes other security duties as tasked by the Security Team Leader

The Skills


As the successful Security Guard, you will have: 


  • Relevant security experience, such as patrolling, searching, key control and CCTV operation
  • Exemplary people skills for a demanding customer-facing role
  • Computer literacy for monitoring and responding to security systems

Competitive Salary & Benefits


The salary range is between £25,978 - £36,217, with terms and conditions covered by the EDF Energy Nuclear Generation Company Agreement. You will receive 28 days annual holiday plus bank holidays, incremental and competency-based progression and a Company pension scheme.


At EDF, everyone’s welcome. It’s a powerful statement of our intent to make sure we’re about the people who work with us – a rich and unique mix of backgrounds and experiences that’s vital to shaping a strong and fresh-thinking organisation like ours. Whoever you are and wherever you come from, we’ll embrace the difference you bring and give you opportunities to thrive and succeed.

Join us. Together, we’ll help Britain achieve net zero.

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