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Security Officer

  • Organisation:Royal Museums Greenwich
  • Location:London, England
  • Salary:£19,391 Per Annum

Reports to: Duty Shift Manager

Main Duties:

  • Comply with written procedures to ensure effective security whilst being responsible for the buildings, outstations and grounds over a 24-hour period.
  • Ensure that the monitoring of, and responding to, intruder alarms, CCTV, site access is efficient and effective
  • Operate all control room equipment and systems to support the site and concurrent activities
  • Support disaster and evacuation plans, responding effectively to emergency situations
  • Ensure the effective control of keys and radios is maintained.
  • Provide day and night site security patrols and static stewarding as directed.
  • Conduct routine security administration -e.g. the issue of car passes, ID passes, contractors’ maintenance of the incident book, record the issue of radio, disaster equipment and miscellaneous security equipment etc.
  • Monitor the flow of public on the rights of way throughout the sites.
  • Maintain all security related equipment and premises to a high standard of cleanliness and serviceability and ensure all defects are reported swiftly
  • Conduct individual bag, vehicle or document searches if directed to do so by a senior manager.
  • Provide visitors to the sites with advice, guidance and information, answering any questions and queries –in person and over the telephone
  • Gain a basic knowledge of the collections.
  • To assist the induction and training of new members to the team.
  • To comply with the Health and Safety policy.
  • Any other reasonable duties as directed by your line manager.

Skills and Experience:


  • Ability to take on and follow information relating to systems and procedures.
  • A positive approach to working in team situations, and also the ability to work alone for extended periods.
  • Ability to remain calm and confident in emergency situations and to be able to respond as required.
  • Reliable, responsible and trustworthy.
  • Understanding of good customer care.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Must be computer literate


  • Previous security experience.
  • Previous customer service experience.

Application Closing Date: 26 January 2022

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