Career Opportunities With Magpie Security Ltd

We are looking for motivated employees with a positive attitude and strong work ethic

If you are interested in working with us, please complete the form below. Prior to submitting this form, please check that all the sections have been completed.

Why Work for Magpie Security Ltd

  • We have an Employee of the Month scheme
  • Family run business with an open-door policy
  • Promotional opportunities

Applicants who can demonstrate in their applications that they possess the skills, experience and abilities required for the post, stand the best chance of being short listed and selected for interview.

You can refer to any relevant skills, knowledge and experience you have acquired in paid or unpaid work; for example: studying, training, social activities, organising sports, community or voluntary work.

References will be followed up if you are offered employment with Magpie Security Ltd. Furthermore, Magpie Security Ltd must be able to complete a full five year work history, or back to school leaving if less, within 12 weeks of your commencement of work.

The Asylum & Immigration Act makes it a criminal offence for an employer to take on a new employee, whose immigration status prevents him or her from taking up the post in question. This applies to all types of employment, including part-time, temporary and casual appointments.

Any data about you will be held in completely secure conditions, with access restricted to those involved in dealing with your application and in the selection process. As indicated elsewhere, the data you provide will be used to monitor the effectiveness of Magpie Security Ltd’s equal opportunities policy. We will be unable to process your application unless we can use your personal data in the ways described above.

By submitting the application form, you are giving consent to the processing of your data in the ways described above.

Security Screening/Vetting

Your potential employment within the security industry is dependent on security screening. This is done following the rules of British Standard 7858.

To ensure that the integrity of each applicant is of a suitable standard, we will need to check either for the last five years or back to your completion of full time education if that was less than five years ago.

In completing the application form you must give as much detail as possible. We will confirm your education history and employment history on a continuous month-by-month basis.

We will contact each of your previous employers and educational establishments within the time period as stated above.

We will need to contact your current employer before we are able to complete 5 year screening. Permission to do so is a condition of the offer of provisional employment. If such permission is withheld this offer will be withdrawn if the security screening is not concluded satisfactorily.

Previous employment should be detailed as follows:

Date of start and finish of employment months and years;

  • Name of line manager and your position within the company at the time of leaving;
  • Full name and address of company;
  • Full telephone number of company

It is important to detail each job that you have had no matter how short the contract. In the case of working through an agency it is necessary to give only the agency name, address and contact.

In the case of unemployment or gaps in employment:

  • Where you have registered with an employment service office, fill in the appropriate form. You will find this attached to your application form.
  • Where you have been unemployed and have not registered with an employment service office, please nominate a character referee who is not related to you and can verify by knowing you at the time that you were unemployed for the dates shown. Please supply name, address and telephone number.

You must seek permission from the character referees sought, as we will write/telephone them to confirm the information you have supplied.

Previous education should be detailed as follows:

  • Name, full address and telephone number of School/College/University.
  • Date of start and finish of education at each in months and years.
  • The qualifications you gained.

Character Referees:

Please nominate two people who have known you for at least 2 years within the last 5 years. These people should not be related to you but may be a current of previous colleague.

  • Full name, address and postcode.
  • Full telephone number.
  • Length of time you have known the character referee.

Financial History

All applicants have to undergo a financial history check in accordance with screening and vetting BS7858.

Probationary period of employment

After gaining references to confirm your occupation for the previous 5 years we may offer you a position on a probationary basis whilst we are checking the remaining references. This period will be for no longer than 12 weeks.

Failure to meet the security screening standards of the company will result in the termination of your probationary employment.

Criminal Offences

As part of our security screening process we ask you to declare any previous criminal proceedings you may have had taken against you. Please give full details.

We would point out that the company complies with the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 stating that convictions that have been ‘spent’ must be ignored.

By submitting this form, you are confirming that you have understood the above and agree with the company policy.