Twenty years ago a security officer was usually a burly bloke who carried a firearm, baton and handcuffs. Today MSS Security’s clients, particularly in the corporate space, are seeking friendly, approachable security officers who represent their brand and communicate their message in a positive way.

This changing need has allowed MSS Security to diversify and broaden its workforce to include more women.

MSS Security believes women bring a range of skills, opinions and approaches that add to the skills mix in our business. In fact, some of our male security officers prefer working alongside females in risk management situations.

If you are a woman with a background in an industry such as retail or hospitality you may already have the customer service ethos our clients are seeking, and MSS Security may be able to help you with training and obtaining the security licence you need to begin a security career.

The women working for MSS Security fulfil a variety of roles, including working at armed sites (carrying a firearm), concierge, events and senior management.

Sites women may find attractive include government departments, corporate and residential buildings, universities, hospitals, galleries, libraries and airports. We can also offer traditional security-type environments, such as gatehouses, mining sites, warehouses, power plants and other industrial locations if they are preferred.

While we are pleased that 32% of MSS Security’s management team is made up of women, we are actively working to improve on this figure and increase our level of female security staff from 18.4% to 25% by 2020.

MSS Security complies with the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Act 1999 (the Act) through our affiliation with EOWA. EOWA helps employers develop workplace programs that promote equal opportunities for women in the workplace. That includes a range of tools, including pay equality analysis software, case studies, research and publications.

Helpful Resources for Female Employees

Workplace Gender Equality Agency

MSS Security is compliant with the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012, as per our 2018 compliance assessment by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA).

WGEA Letter of Compliance