NMS22/54 - Security Officer

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Posted: 03/08/2022 15:28
Start Date: Not Available
Salary: £20,434
Location: National Museum Of Scotland, Chambers Street
Level: Security
Deadline: 17/08/2022 23:59
Hours: 37.00
Benefits: membership of Civil Service pension scheme
Job Type: Permanent

National Museums Scotland is one of the leading museum groups in Europe. With one of the largest and most diverse collections in the world, we are responsible for the acquisition, preservation and display of a substantial part of Scotland’s cultural, historic and national heritage. 

Millions of local and international visitors enjoy our four museums each year, and we also introduce our collections to a much wider audience than can physically visit our museums through, touring exhibitions, loans, community engagement, digital programmes and research.

Over the last decade, we have invested over £120 million in our sites and have more than doubled our visitor numbers, with over 3 million people now visiting our four museums. Alongside this, we have continued to transform how we communicate and engage with our audiences. 2019 has seen the completion of our Masterplan for the National Museum of Scotland with the opening of three new galleries dedicated to Ancient Egypt, East Asia and the Art of Ceramics.

Working as part of a professional security team, you will ensure and maintain the security, safety and integrity of all National Museums Scotland buildings and provide a safe and secure environment for all staff, visitors and collections. With proven relevant experience of working in a security environment previously, you will have a good working knowledge of security, fire, intruder and CCTV systems and procedures and knowledge of reception duties/access control for staff, contractors and visitors. You will possess good communication skills, in relation to both telephone manner and radio procedures and also in dealing with enquiries and requests for assistance. You will have good organisational skills and the ability to remain calm and positive under pressure and in dealing with a wide range of enquiries and situations.

A good knowledge of Health and Safety at Work procedures and experience in dealing with incidents / situations requiring an immediate or timed response is essential. This role can be demanding in nature in terms of the duties concerned and the environment in which it is carried out. ICT skills in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook, basic administrative skills and a current First Aid certificate are desirable. 

A shift allowance of £3,371 per annum is payable.

Please see here for the full recruitment pack and the application form can be found here.



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