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Security Officer Days 8-4

Vacancy Details

Salary: £19,500 per annum
Location: Boston Spa
Job Type: Permanent
Vacancy Group: Chief Operating Officers Portfolio
Category: Security and Facilities Management
Closing Date: 02/10/2022
Date Posted: 20/09/2022
Reference: 04265



Full Time, Permanent, (shift 8am-4pm Monday-Friday)

                                                                                                                                                                          As part of a uniformed security team, you will help to provide a secure environment for people working in or visiting the British Library's Boston Spa site by helping to providing part of a 24/7 security operation. You’ll be expected to control access to site, complete regular patrols; monitor the CCTV and emergency alarm systems and provide an emergency response to incidents in areas of the site. Ideally in possession of a valid SIA CCTV and Door Supervisor licences, you will have experience in a similar security environment. You'll also be able to deal with others patiently and fairly, work flexibly as part of a team, have good written and verbal communication skills and be able to apply common sense in any situation. Reliability attention to detail and the ability to take tough decisions under pressure are also essential for this role. Good IT skills would also be of advantage.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

As one of the world’s great libraries, our duty is to preserve the nation’s intellectual memory for the future and make it available to all for research, inspiration and enjoyment. At present we have well over 170 million items, in most known languages, with three million new items added every year. We have manuscripts, maps, newspapers, magazines, prints and drawings, music scores, and patents. We make our collections and programmes available to all. We operate the world’s largest document delivery service providing millions of items a year to customers all over the world. What matters to us is that we preserve the national memory and enable knowledge to be created both now and in the future by anyone, anywhere.


In return we offer a competitive salary and a number of excellent benefits.  Our pension scheme is one of the most valuable benefits we offer, as our staff can become members of the Alpha Pension Scheme where the Library contributes a minimum of 26.6% (this may be higher dependant on grade. Another significant benefit the Library provides is the provision of a flexible working hours scheme which could allow you to work your hours flexibly over the week and to take up to 5 days flexi leave in a 3 month period. This is on top of 25 days holiday from entry and public and privilege holidays.


For further information and to apply, please visit quoting vacancy ref:04265

Closing date: 02 October 2022

Interview date: TBC

We are unable to provide sponsorship under the UK Skilled Worker visa for this role, as it does not meet the eligibility criteria required for this immigration route


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