Security and Events Assistant (casual)

£11 PH (plus holiday pay)
Reports to: Finance & Operations Manager
Normal Working Hours: Variable, but mostly evenings and weekends

Photograph by Cat Lane
Established in 1974, Milton Keynes Arts Centre (MKAC) is a multidisciplinary arts centre set in the historic grounds of Great Linford Manor Park and a National Portfolio Organisation of Arts Council England. We specialise in co-developing projects with artists and communities in Milton Keynes that respond to the issues affecting people’s lives and help to empower often marginalised communities in the city. Alongside these projects, we offer specialist art production facilities – including in ceramics, woodworking and silversmithing – in which we provide opportunities for people to engage in participatory activities, acquire new skills through working with artists, and support health and well-being. We also hire our spaces out for meetings, weddings and other celebrations on a regular basis.

We are seeking Casual Security & Event Assistants to support hires, courses and events at MKAC, ensuring all aspects of security for MKAC buildings, visitors and staff; and to act as the reception point for the organisation.

The ideal candidate will have experience of security work, with good interpersonal skills, have a confident, authoritative style and basic level of literacy, numeracy and IT skills. You will be able to work with minimal supervision with a strong customer focus and be able to work evenings and weekends.

Main Duties
  • To greet visitors / contractors / other members of staff and providing access to MKAC buildings as appropriate
  • To undertake routine checks and patrols
  • To assist in all aspects of events’ delivery, including preparing venues before events and clearing them at the events’ conclusion
  • To be responsible for opening up as well as securing and alarming MKAC buildings after events and to report any security breaches to a senior member of staff
  • To be responsible for visitors’ welfare; including administering first aid on occasion, documenting any accidents and escalating as required; and at all times following MKAC’s H&S, Safeguarding and Lone Working policies and procedures
  • To maintain the confidentiality of the personal data and financial information to which staff have access
  • To be responsible for a float and cash bookings, and to cash up at the end of every shift
  • To undertake any other security-related duties as may be reasonably required

MKAC treats all job applicants equally, regardless of class, age, disability, gender identity or gender expression, race, ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation or any other equality characteristic. We particularly encourage applications from individuals who are underrepresented in the cultural sector.

Person Specifications
  • Literate and numerate, with basic IT skills 
  • Excellent customer service skills, with a confident but polite manner 
  • Ability to respond calmly and effectively to security situations
  • Ability to respond rapidly and effectively to emergency situations 
  • An understanding of and a commitment to Equal Opportunities 
  • Ability to undertake some lifting and working at height  
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends 
  • Ability to prioritise and organise own tasks with minimum supervision 
  • Willingness to attend training associated with the role 
  • A readiness and flexibility to take on the challenges of the role and a willingness to ‘pitch in’ 
  • A clear understanding and commitment to the aims and success of MKAC 
  • An understanding of and a commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults

  • Experience of working in an operations and security role
  • Fire Warden trained
  • First Aid trained
  • DBS checked
  • Own vehicle and full driving license
  • Interest in the arts

How to apply

Please complete an Equal Opportunities︎ form and submit along with a CV and Covering letter outlining relevant experience and why you are interested in joining the Milton Keynes Arts Centre team by 5pm, Tuesday 31 May 2022 to

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