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How to get a job in event security

How to get a job in event security


Working in security is exciting especially when you get to cover some of the most happening events in Britain. If you’re interested in starting a career in event security, keep reading to find out all the details of the process involved.  

Main requirements

The most important requirement is the SIA licence. you must complete an SIA training course to get your SIA licence. This is a legal requirement for working in security. To work in event security, you need either a Security Guard or Door supervisor licence. We always recommend starting with a DS licence over SG as it does give you more career options. 


Event security officers play a vital role to ensure that any event goes smoothly. That makes your work as a Venue Security Officer absolutely essential. In this role, you need to:

  • Familiarise yourself with the assigned location and provide protection and assistance to the attendees
  • Be observant and vigilant in order to detect suspicious behaviour at the venue
  • Be prepared to deal with emergencies and react accordingly

Licence Cost 

Both licences cost £190 and are valid for 3 years. 

Once you have received your licence, you can start applying for jobs in your local area. Simply download the Get Licensed app available on Apple App Store and Google Play store or use our online jobs board to find security jobs in your area.

We wish you all the best for your future career in event security! 

Latest security jobs 

If you have an SIA Door Supervisor licence, and you are looking for work, here are a few of the latest job opportunities available on the Get Licensed app  that you can explore:

Job roleLocationPay per hourJob Details
Security OfficerManchester £9.50SO Manchester  
Security Officer (Nights)Bristol£9.90SO Bristol  
UTR Static Security OfficerNorthumberland £10.25UTR Static SO 
SIA Door Supervisor London£12 SIA DS London 
Female Door Supervisor London £13DS London   
Security Supervisor Birmingham £14SS Birmingham 
Night Supervisor Wales £14.66Night Supervisor Wales  


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