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JOB DESCRIPTION

POSITION: SECURITY OFFICER
REPORTS TO: SECURITY SUPERVISOR AND HEAD OF OPERATIONS
DEPARTMENT: OPERATIONS

This position involves working with a team of security officers to provide an efficient and
professional security service to the Royal Albert Hall, its staff and patrons.


MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Provide a professional, efficient, and approachable security service with associated
switchboard and reception duties, maintaining a high level of customer service to staff and
visitors at all times.

2. Carry out internal and external patrols, day and night to ensure a safe and secure
environment, recording maintenance issues, potential breaches of security or unusual
occurrences in the ‘Daily occurrence book’.

3. To provide visitors to the Hall with helpful advice, guidance and information and if not able
to do so, direct to other members of staff who can assist.

4. Ensure that those who should not be granted access to the Hall are professionally and
politely prevented from gaining access or escorted from the building.

5. Provide support in an emergency or evacuation situation, in a calm and professional
manner. Actively provide information to any emergency services when requested to do so.

6. As part of the team undertake regular testing of fire alarms and other security
equipment, completing the appropriate logs, and notifying the Security Supervisor or Head
of Operations of any issues of malfunctioning equipment.

7. Ensure and regularly check that the Hall’s fire exit doors are maintained free of
obstructions and that the chains are removed when the Hall is occupied, reporting any
defects or maintenance issues as appropriate.

8. Monitor and respond immediately to alarm system activations to check designated areas
of concern. Effectively use the Hall’s PA system to notify Hall staff and patrons of
situations or actions required of them.

9. Ensure that the Hall’s CCTV system is professionally, effectively and sensitively monitored
in compliance with the Hall’s agreed standards.

10. Conduct individual bag or property searches, if directed to do so by the Duty Manager or a
senior manager.

11. Ensure the effective control and maintenance of keys and security equipment including
any equipment e.g. radios.


12. Conduct routine security administration including the issue of wrist bands, Hall visitor
passes and, permits. Ensure that any lost property left at the Hall is securely stored,
recorded and retrieved for the owner where appropriate.

13. Maintain all security related equipment and working areas to a high standard of
cleanliness and safety and ensure all defects are reported.

14. Complete relevant records and log books, in a professional manner providing sufficient
detail.

15. During the show licence period respond to requests for assistance from the Duty Manager,
stewards or other members of staff and management during the office hours. Where
necessary assist in the removal or escort of members of the public from the building where
their behaviour is disruptive or presents a risk to others.

16. Respond to requests to move on touts and vagrants from the Hall’s property and ensure
that staff and audience are not harassed by providing a visible security presence.

17. Support and comply with the Hall’s Fire, Health and Safety, and Security policies and
procedures.

18. Undertake first aid training and provide first aid services to staff, visitors or patrons as
requested.

19. Working with a Building Service Technician or Fire Officer, carry out the evacuation of
people from lifts, to minimise panic and ensure the safety of all concerned.

20. Assist in the induction and training of new members of the team.

21. Where required work as a Duty Fire Officer (training will be provided) during events to
patrol the building and report potential risks to the Duty Manager.

22. Deal with any suspicious packages, maintaining own and others safety and dealing with
these in accordance with Hall procedures.

23. Actively maintain the confidentiality of information to which Officers will be privy, be this
around individuals or security sensitive information in relation to the Building, and using
appropriate language, particularly within the public stage door working environment.

24. Undertake any other duties as may reasonably be required by the Security Supervisor,
Head of Operations, Duty Manager and/or Hall’s management.




Person Specification

Essential

• Be customer focused with a smart presentable appearance and willing to uphold the
Hall’s customer service approach

• Strong verbal and written communication skills

• Excellent inter-personal skills

• Security experience preferably as part of an in-house team

• Ability to maintain a sense of calm and control in difficult situations, minimising panic in
others

• Reliable with excellent timekeeping

• Ability to use initiative and be adaptable

• Self motivated with a willing and friendly approach

• Ability to work effectively and constructively within part of a team

• Excellent general health with a good level of physical fitness

• Willingness to undertake a flexible shift pattern, to include night shifts in accordance
with the Hall’s roster

• Ability to respond appropriately to alarms

• Ability to assess a situation quickly, using appropriate actions to diffuse a situation and
provide effective solutions, particularly with people demonstrating disruptive
behaviour.

• A good knowledge and appreciation of current security environments, the potential
risks and threats and actions to mitigate these.


Desirable

• Current first aid certificate from a recognised Institution

• Current SIA Door Supervisor license or willingness to obtain

• Capable of using the Microsoft Office packages (Work, Excel, Outlook) and generally
IT literate