Cover Security Officer

We have a vacancy for a Cover Officer to join our security team

immediate start
We have a vacancy for an experienced officer to join our security team on a fixed-term contract to provide security cover during performances and annual leave/ emergency cover. 

You will provide a visible security presence and maintain the security of Glyndebourne’s buildings, grounds and property for staff, performing company and audience. This will include acting as a fire warden and first aider as required and to provide additional reception cover out of hours. Previous security experience is essential along with a current SIA Licence. 

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Monitor control and fire alarm panels investigating any isolations
  • Check CCTV system, raising barrier when required
  • Answer alarms and investigate disturbances
  • Intermittent patrols of the main building and ancillary buildings to prevent and detect signs of intrusion, fire hazards and ensure security of doors, windows
  • Pre performance patrols to ensure doors and fire hydrants are not obstructed and illuminated fire signs are working
  • Respond appropriately to security alerts, calling police or fire departments in cases of emergency
  • Respond to first aid requests and fires as appropriate (other first aiders and fire wardens are available)
  • Monitor entrance and departure of employees, visitors, and other persons to guard against theft and maintain security of premises
  • Log daily activities such as transport and reception opening and closing times and irregularities, such as false alarms, equipment or property damage, theft,  presence of unauthorised persons, or unusual occurrences in handover book
  • Taking in and sorting post, parcels and milk
  • Maintain stationery cupboard and liaising with Finance Department on stock and ordering
  • Ensure equipment such as the defibrillator, radios and torches are always charged and ready for use
  • Monitoring the turbine and notifying the duty engineer of any issues
  • In conjunction with Building Services run weekly fire alarm tests 

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Previous security experience
  • Current SIA Licence
  • Own Transport
  • Current first aid at work certificate
  • Previous fire warden experience

Hours of Work

This is a zero hours contract, however your hours of work may consist covering 12 hour shifts for the permanent team and covering performance shifts of 6 hours (Monday – Sunday)

Salary and Benefits

This is an hourly paid position at £12.13 per hour. In addition, we offer 6.6 weeks’ holiday per annum pro rata inclusive of bank holidays. 

We can offer a beautiful working environment, and the chance to see world-class opera.

We also offer :

  • Free Pilates and Zumba classes, once a week
  • Corporate Gym memberships
  • An onsite Physiotherapist
  • Cost price electric car charging
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Subsidised dining at our onsite restaurants
  • Free tea and coffee
  • Discount at the Glyndebourne shop
  • Free on-site parking
  • Free minibus service to and from Lewes train station and Ringmer
  • Discount at various highstreet retailers through the Glyndebourne benefits hub

How to Apply

Glyndebourne is an Equal Opportunities Employer and a Registered Charity. We promote equality, diversity and inclusion in our workplace and actively encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply for vacancies, including ethnically diverse and disabled candidates, who are currently under-represented in our workforce.

To help us monitor the effectiveness of our commitment to diversity and inclusion and our supporting policies and procedures, we ask all job applicants to complete our anonymized and confidential Equal Opportunities monitoring form .

Please then apply by email, sending your CV and covering letter to

Enquiries or applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.

Applications will be reviewed as they arrive.

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