It's knowing you're protecting the community that surrounds you.
It's feeling trusted to deliver to the very highest standards. And it's the pride in protecting an environment of unique historic importance. This is what makes working for the Royal Household exceptional.
Our team of dedicated Security Officers provide an essential service: maintaining a safe and secure environment throughout the Palace of Holyroodhouse.
As a visible presence, you'll support access control as well as welcoming staff, guests and the visiting public alike.
Security patrols, fire safety inspections, incident response and daily reporting are also a crucial part of your role.
Ensuring a continued safe environment for all, you’ll monitor and respond to automatic fire detection systems, as well as acting as first-response in the event of a fire or security alert.
The role will involve working outside during routine patrols of the estate, and also in challenging environments such as heights or confined spaces.
The post holder will receive fire safety training, roof access training and first aid at work course.
Your previous experience within the organisation is vitally important as you may have been exposed to some security and fire related issues in the past, but it’s your team-focused approach that will make the real difference.
You'll be confident in the event of a security or fire related incident, able to apply your knowledge and judgement to respond effectively and make decisions.
Interpersonal skills are important too, because you’ll be working closely with a wide range of people, including employees and visitors.
Above all, you'll have initiative and a responsive attitude, essential qualities that will enable you to deliver to the highest standards every day.
This role will be based at the Palace of Holyroodhouse. In return you can look forward to working in a unique and stimulating work environment, and be rewarded with a comprehensive benefits package, including a 15% employer contribution pension scheme (with the option for flexibility – to increase or draw down as salary) and meals on duty. Training and development is encouraged and you will have access to a range of recreational facilities.
This vacancy is closed to applications.