Security Officer

Main areas of responsibility

  • Assist the operations of the Security Department within the Venue including:
    • Providing a visual security presence.
    • Patrolling of the facility internally/externally on a regularly managed basis.
    • Conducting searches in a professional manner.
    • Managing crowds and queues efficiently.
    • Providing Traffic Management for School events.
    • Operating and monitoring of the security equipment (CCTV, DVR’s alarm systems etc.) and associated control room spaces.
    • Providing a high level of customer service.
  • Provide security during performances and daily operations in cooperation with the House Management Team and liaise with all other departments as necessary.
  • Assist in the evacuation of the building in the event of an emergency situation.
  • Provide any reports that may be required by the Duty Manager for inclusion in the post event log.
  • As directed roster the security teams and contracting organisations.
  • Assist as necessary in the recruitment of casual security staff.
  • Assist the Security Manager in training members of the security team pursuant to appropriate industry standards for dealing with patrons, community groups and staff.
  • Ensure the Venue’s Health and Safety policies are adhered to.
  • Ensure the operations of the department work within the requirements of GDPR legislation.
  • Participate within the Security Department so as to respond to the needs of the operational departments within the Venue.
  • Liaise with promoters giving regular feedback and advice as may be required.
  • Cooperate with the Hallé Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic and other subscription based organisations to ensure uninterrupted yet secure working environments.
  • Under the direction of the Security Manager ensure the department runs within the operational budget provided and in reference to the Venue’s Financial Officer and Chief Executive or delegate.
  • Assist with the provision of data (i.e. post event analysis and input data) to all departments as requested.
  • Work evening and weekend hours as necessary and/or required (mandatory).
  • Attending and participating in any training as and when requested.
  • Other duties as may be required by the management.

Ideal Candidate

  • The successful candidate MUST have an SIA Licence in Door Supervision. (It would be desirable, although not essential, for the candidate to have an SIA Public Space Surveillance (CCTV) Licence).
  • Similar experience in Door Supervision, and/or Event Stewarding or Venue Security is preferred.
  • Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills – both written and verbal.
  • Must have excellent customer care skills.
  • The ability to remain calm under pressure and the confidence/ability to deal with difficult situations (including those involving conflict) is essential.
  • The ability to work on own initiative as well as part of a team.
  • Awareness of Counter Terrorism (ACT or Project Griffin).
  • Presentable appearance.
  • Reliable and flexible.

To comply with changes in legislation and company policies, training will be provided as required from time to time for this position in order to maintain appropriate levels of service within the facility.


How to Apply


Please download and complete the 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.

Previous applicants need not apply.

Closing Date