Security Manager

Bridgewater Hall:

The Bridgewater Hall (BWH) is one of the most prestigious and important performing arts venues in the United Kingdom with a significant international reputation. The Venue hosts classical music concerts, rock and pop and a wide range of contemporary performances, along with educational institution graduations/presentations, conferences and seminars. In addition the Venue programmes a number of its own performances and events annually.

Job Description:

The Security Manager will be responsible for providing organisational and supervisory direction in leading the Security Department and team ensuring the Venue is professionally presented and operated at all times and that through the department the highest level of security service is delivered to the public and promoting organisations attending and operating within the facility.  Working with the Chief Executive’s Department and the wider organisational department of the  Security Director of SMG Europe, the Security Manager will ensure that all events are operated securely in cooperation with the other departments and their operations for the these events and the general daily workings of the facility.  The role oversees the employment of security staff permanent, casual and contracted and their associated training and the implementation of OH&S policies.


Minimum Qualifications and Experience:

  • Extensive security related experience within concert and general public entertainment industry
  • Extensive experience in the use of security systems including CCTV and crowd management strategies
  • Demonstrated administrative and organisational skills and experience supervising staff within a security environment
  • Demonstrated track record in a customer service within the concert presentation environment
  • Excellent computer skills including, Outlook, Word and Excel (Intermediate level)
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines and problem solve
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrative ability to direct and manage staff and to work well within a team environment
  • Demonstrated understanding of the requirements of GDPR legislation
  • A commitment to work evening and weekend hours as required (mandatory)


The following attributes would be advantageous but not mandatory

  • Experience working within other ‘fine arts’ and cultural organisations and venues
  • An informed interest in music and performance
  • The ability to demonstrate an awareness of the position in which The Bridgewater Hall stands within an international context

How to Apply

If you can see yourself in this exciting and challenging role within one of the world’s top 10 concert halls (Guardian Newspaper 2010) then please download and complete the SMG Employment Application Form and the Diversity Monitoring Form.

Submit your completed forms to

Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered.

Successful applicants will be required to provide original identification.

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