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Security Officer

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Job Details
  • 5487
  • Chester Zoo
  • Chester
  • Permanent, Full Time
  • Salary of £24,400 + great benefits

Security Officer

Permanent contract

A work setting like no other - patrolling among rare giraffes and tigers, and within stunning gardens across a 128-acre estate!

The Role – Security Officer

This is a key role working as part of our professional Security team taking responsibility for delivering proactive and effective prevention activities and emergency response in order to maintain a safe and secure environment for our staff, visitors, contractors, living collection and assets both by day and night.

As a Security Officer you will:

  • Maintain the highest level of security at the zoo delivering proactive and effective prevention activities and emergency response
  • Conduct effective security tasks including surveillance, people searches, foot and mobile patrols during the day and night
  • Support the Security Supervisory and Management team ensuring that regular reviews of security vulnerabilities are identified and highlighted, addressed or suitably mitigated
  • Demonstrate a high level of competency in the use of all security systems to maximise their operational benefit

What makes Chester Zoo a great place to work?

As the UK’s biggest and best zoo, we have ambitious goals, exciting plans, and there’s always lots going on here. We’re an inclusive and diverse organisation, made up of nearly 500 permanent and 500 seasonal team members, and we know how important it is to develop and invest in our people.

The Package

  • Permanent contract
  • 42 hours per week on a 4 on 4 off shift pattern (including day and night shifts)
  • 23 days annual leave
  • Salary of £24,400
  • Staff pass so you can visit the zoo during your time off plus a number of complimentary tickets for your family and friends
  • Access to healthcare plan
  • Employer contributory pension scheme

Our Requirements – Security Officer

  • Previous experience in a similar role
  • Exceptional customer service skills
  • Full driving licence

Although not essential, the following would be desirable:

  • Experience working within a high visitor environment such as a leisure or visitor attraction, stadium, airport, large shopping facility etc.
  • SIA front line door supervisor licence
  • SIA public space CCTV licence
  • First aid at work

More About Us

We’re not just an amazing, award-winning visitor attraction that’s home to 20,000 incredible animals inside 128 acres of stunning gardens. We’re not just the UK’s most popular zoo. We’re a major wildlife charity that’s committed to the recovery of endangered species, globally. And, as the world faces an extinction crisis, we’re making a hugely significant contribution to conservation at a time when it’s needed most. We are Chester Zoo and we prevent extinction.

How To Apply

To apply for this position, please click the ‘apply’ button on this page where you’ll be redirected to the vacancy on the Chester Zoo website. You will then be required to provide your current CV and complete the application form highlighting your skills and experience including why you believe you should be considered for this Security Officer role.

Shortlisting of applications and interviews for the role will take place while the advert is live; the advert will close once the successful candidate is found. Candidates are therefore encouraged to submit applications as soon as possible.

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