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Event Security Officer

Event Security Officer

Posted 18 May by Securitas Ended

Key Purpose

The role of an Event Security Officer is Spectator Safety and also customer service. If there are any breaches of Ground / Event regulations or spectators are required to be removed from/refused entry to the Venue they would be responsible for dealing with the situation safely and professionally

Mininum requirements: -You will be required to work 4.5 days at the Gallery and be available most weekends and cover some weekdays if need be.

Key Responsibilities

  • Attend the event venue at given times as instructed by the Management Team of Securitas
  • Attend the pre - event briefing and ensure all information is understood
  • Do not leave the event venue after "signing - in" until stood down by your Supervisor
  • Undertake pre - event and post - event safety checks as required
  • Be responsible for the safety and comfort of spectators within a designated area at all times
  • Search Spectators for any prohibited items
  • Constantly monitor the spectators in your area of responsibility, checking for signs of distress or overcrowding and take action in accordance with the Event Venue instructions
  • Assist in the prevention of overcrowding by ensuring the crowd limits in various parts of the Event Venue are adhered to
  • To control and direct spectators entering and leaving the Event Venue and to assist in this movement
  • Ensure that gangways and exit / evacuation routes in your area of responsibility are kept clear
  • Identify and investigate any incident or occurrence among spectators reporting findings to a Supervisor. Where appropriate complete the relevant Incident Report Form (available from your Supervisor)
  • Enforce and immediately report to your Supervisor any breach of Ground or venue regulations
  • Know the location of fire fighting equipment at the Event Venue
  • Know the location of the First Aid teams within the Event Venue
  • Be fully conversant with any methods or messages used to alert staff that an emergency has arisen.
  • Be capable or recognising potential fire hazards and suspect packages and to report these immediately to your Supervisor or the Control Room.
  • Promptly comply with any instruction given by a Supervisor, a member of the Event Management Team or a Police Officer
  • Remain at your designated post unless authorised or ordered to do so by a Supervisor, a member of the Event Management Team or a Police Officer
  • Report immediately to a Supervisor, a member of the Event Management Team or a Police Officer any damage or defect likely to pose a threat or danger to spectator safety e.g. damage to a barrier
  • Assist as required in the evacuation of spectators from the Event Venue
  • To undertake specific duties in an emergency as directed by the Event Management Team or a the appropriate emergency services officer Securitas Security Services (UK) Ltd March 2016
  • Attend all required training
  • Understand your general responsibilities towards the health, safety and welfare of all spectators, other stewards, event staff and themselves

Minimum required:

Qualifications: Door Supervisor Licence(SIA licence higher rate)


  • You should be fit, active and have the character and temperament to carry out the duties of an Event Security Officer
  • You should possess good communication skills and be of sound character
  • You should be polite, courteous and helpful to all spectators
  • Whilst on duty you will adhere to the Securitas dress code and be clean and tidy
  • You are not engaged to watch the match or event, but are expected to concentrate on your area of responsibility
  • Whilst on duty do not eat, drink or smoke in view of the public
  • You will not wear any colours which show an allegiance to any sporting team, whilst on duty
  • You should not consume alcohol in the 8 hours before or during a tour of duty.
  • You should never celebrate a team scoring a goal
  • You should never show hostility or use obscene or offensive language to any spectator
  • You should never act in any was likely to discredit Securitas
  • NVQ 2 in Spectator Safety an advantage but not essential as training will be provided

Required skills

  • SIA

Reference: 35176414

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