I was introduced to Orka Works a couple of months ago and was so impressed at the leap forward that it represents over the old security staff agency system, that I enthusiastically agreed to promote them across the industry…. I am all about improving the security industry and making life better for front line industry workers. Here’s why Orka Works fits so well with my ethos.
For security officers that either want the occasional extra shift on rest days whilst having another full time job, or those that need absolute flexibility to work around other commitments, Orka Works is the ideal solution.
No longer do you need to accept a “zero hours contract” with a guarding company, in the hope that you get the hours you want or need, on the days and times that you are available to work. Now you can register with Orka Works via a simple app and via that app, see the jobs available in your chosen area, when you want to work!
It really is the “Uber” of the security industry, but so much more.
You list your skills, qualifications and experience on your profile in the app, and are matched with the most suitable jobs! One of the many features I love about the system is that as your experience with Orka Works progresses you receive points for the quality of your work and things like booking on and off duty at the right times (and from the right place! The app uses GPS technology. Clever stuff.) This way you can develop a verifiable professional reputation which can put you in demand for the best possible assignments.
My favourite thing however is the fact that you are fully employed by Orka Works! No having to worry about the hassles that self employment brings. As a PAYE member of staff your tax and national insurance are taken care of. Best of all of course, is that you accumulate paid holiday entitlement. No more having to save up enough money to be financially able to take some leave.
So whether you are looking for the odd shift here and there, or need the ability to work around other commitments, sometimes at short notice, Orka Works is the solution to so many problems. If you need shifts this week, or nothing for months, download the app and register today. It is smart thinking for so many SIA licenced professionals. Tell your friends.
Rollo Davies F.ISRM MSyI.
Managing Editor of The Professional Security Officer magazine.
Co-founder of the Guild of Security Industry Professionals.
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