The main types of security jobs are;
Door Superviser - Bouncers or Door supervisor are responsible for the security of pubs, bars and nightclubs. They ensure that customers and staff are safe. One of the main duties of a door supervisor is to check the suitability of people coming to the venue, including checking for people too drunk, too young or check for harmful substances and refuse entry where necessary. Other duties might include, managing crowds, patrolling the venue and outside and escorting people from the premises.
Security Guard - Security Guards or Officers help to prevent theft and damage to property including buildings, people and valuables ensuring they are safe and secure. Security guards work in a range of industries and for many different organisations, your duties could range from guarding cash or valuables, airport security, supervising the door of a large organisation, patrolling a premises including searching people and their luggage. You could work up to 48 hours per week and the role is usually based around a shift pattern including weekends and evenings.
Dog Handler - As a dog handler you work with a specially trained dog, you have responsibility for the animal including its care and control. You may work for the police, army, RAF, the fire service, HM revenue and customs or private security firms. Dog handlers are used in a wide range of roles such as tracking missing persons for the police to guarding military bases in the Army and RAF or to detect drugs at airports.
Prison Officer - As a prison officer you would be in charge of supervising inmates in a prison and young offenders’ institutions. The day to day work will vary depending on the type of prison and institution you work at. However your duties are likely to include carrying out security checks, keeping inmates secure and maintaining order. With experience you could take on additional duties such as training staff and supervising a section of a prison. Furthermore a select few may become a prison governor would are responsible for the overall management of the prisons.
Body Guard - Close protection officers or bodyguards protect groups of people or individuals from risk including violence or any harmful situations. You role would include such aspects as driving clients to a from venues, planning routes and high risk areas and protecting clients from threats. This type of work can demand a lot of your time, working long shifts including evenings, weekends and public holidays offering protection around the clock. Many of the bodyguards have backgrounds in the armed forces, police or prison service.