A Venue Security Officer is required to ensure the safety and security of their assigned venue, along with its visitors and staff.
To become a Venue Security Officer, you must first obtain an SIA Door Supervisor Licence.
To get an SIA Door Supervisor Licence, you will need to successfully attend the 6 day course, as well as pass all of the multiple-choice exams and practical assessments. The SIA Door Supervisor Licence training starts at £249.99 and has a licence fee of £190.00, which is valid for three years.
Some employers will require that you have previous experience as a Door Supervisor, working at a bar or club, for example.
Start a successful career as a Venue Security Officer by following these steps:
This is the first step to become a Venue Security Officer
Consist of multiple choice exams and includes a physical assessment.
You can apply for your licence through the postoffice after passing the course
Once you have your licence, you can start applying for Venue Security Officer jobs in your area
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The daily responsibilities of a Venue Security Officer can vary slightly depending on the company that you are working for. However, some of the most common responsibilities include:
In summary, Venue Security Officers are expected to keep their assigned venue safe and secure, while providing a pleasant experience for all visitors and staff.
Being a Venue Security Officer, you likely be required to work nights and weekends, as this is when venue events are typically held. Some companies will schedule you on a 4 on 4 off basis, but again, this does depend on your employer and length of the event.
It is important to keep in mind that often enough, Venue Security Staff is temporary. Meaning that it’s a great option for those who are looking for something short term and sporadic.
The average salary of a Venue Security Officer can vary depending on previous experience, qualifications and the company that you are working for.
Typically, Venue Security Officers can make anywhere between £9.50 to £11.50 hourly.
Behind The Licence
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