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Mitie’s security division agrees terms on new guarding contract with Home Office

by Brian Sims

Mitie has secured a three-year contract to provide security services to the Home Office, with the company’s duties commencing on Wednesday 1 April. Both security guarding and mobile patrol services will be carried out by Mitie at 27 sites across the UK ranging from Dover to Belfast. This is the latest Crown Commercial Services contract to be won by Mitie following its appointment to the Government’s framework last year.

The security guarding service will operate on an intelligence-led model, driven by Mitie’s Global Security Operations Centre (GSOC) based in Northampton. The real-time information generated by the GSOC will guide decisions made by security officers on the ground to mitigate risk across the Home Office’s estate.

As part of added vigilance at public-facing buildings, Mitie’s security officers will also search and scan all visitors, ensuring public and staff safety at all times.

All employees will benefit from pay which will match the Real Living Wage, as well as access to a range of Mitie rewards which include staff discounts. Employees will also benefit from apprenticeship opportunities and a new skills development scheme focused on career progression and managerial and leadership training.

As part of a commitment to support local charities, staff transferring to Mitie under the new contract will be encouraged to undertake a day’s paid volunteering with charities chosen by the Home Office.

Jason Towse

Jason Towse

This latest partnership builds on existing high-profile contracts between Mitie and the Home Office. By expanding its relationship with the Home Office, Mitie will further increase its presence and support within the Government sector.

Jason Towse, managing director of business services at Mitie, said: “It’s a privilege to be supporting the Home Office and use our expertise and marketing-leading technology to keep its people and buildings safe across the UK. We look forward to welcoming our new team members to Mitie and supporting them with excellent career development opportunities.”

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