Position: Security Officer
Location: The Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh
Job type: Full Time, Permanent
Hours: 12 hour shift patterns averaging 42 hours per week (based on a pattern of 2 days, 2 nights and 4 days off)
Benefits: Competitive plus a 15% employer contribution pension scheme and benefits
Closing Date: 12 May 2019, 23:55
About the role:
It's knowing you're protecting the community that surrounds you.
It's feeling trusted to deliver to the very highest standards. And it's the pride in protecting an environment of unique historic importance. This is what makes working for the Royal Household exceptional.
Our team of dedicated Security Officers provide an essential service: maintaining a safe and secure environment throughout the Palace of Holyroodhouse.
As a visible presence, you'll support access control as well as welcoming staff, guests and the visiting public alike.
Security patrols, fire safety inspections, incident response and daily reporting are also a crucial part of your role.
Ensuring a continued safe environment for all, you’ll monitor and respond to automatic fire detection systems, as well as acting as first-response in the event of a fire or security alert.
The role will involve working outside during routine patrols of the estate, and also in challenging environments such as heights or confined spaces.
Previous experience working in a similar role from the military, police or security sectors is required, but it’s your team-focused approach that will make the real difference.
You'll be confident in the event of a security or fire related incident, able to apply your knowledge and judgement to respond effectively and make decisions.
Interpersonal skills are important too, because you’ll be working closely with a wide range of people, including employees and visitors.
Above all, you'll have initiative and a responsive attitude, essential qualities that will enable you to deliver to the highest standards every day.
You may have experience of the following: Security Officer, SIA, Security Guard, Site Patrol Officer, Mobile Security Officer, Security Receptionist, Security Attendant, Security Agent, Corporate Security Officer, CCTV, IOSH etc.