Security Officer


This vacancy is only open to Birmingham City Council (BCC) employees who are registered as Priority (redeployment) or Lateral Movers. Any applications from those who are not BCC employees will be rejected.

Security Officer 

£23,194 – £29,439

Library of Birmingham

Working 36.5 hours per week

The Security Officer will assist the Library of Birmingham in providing a service to the public, staff, and visitors at the Library of Birmingham operating 24/7. The post is part of a rota system that includes weekends and bank holidays with occasional coverage of night. Shifts are rotated weekly typically working early mornings or late evenings.

As a Security officer you will monitor life safety systems, operate the Fire Evacuation lift in emergency, enforce the Libraries and Museums Act 1964 byelaws, follow the libraries policy and procedures and those of the Council. You will be responsible for opening and closing of the building, digitally recording Incidents, complete regular patrols, monitor CCTV and work as a team to provide a safe environment for Library users. 

The Security officer role also involves using initiative to find ways to improve customers experience, signposting customers, meet and greet, ensuring staff and customer safety, security and wellbeing while on sites, responding to incidents as necessary and excluding those with behavioural issues from the library as required.

You will work in the Control Room operating CCTV systems, operating the Fire and Intruder Alarm software systems, Lift Control systems and other software. You will be computer literate and able to enter data into the computer and write reports.

You will perform dynamic risk assessment, using your problem-solving skills to resolve issues that occur during daily operations and liaise with management accordingly.

Security officers will maintain both physical and procedural security at the library. You will act as the main point of contact for day-to-day security issues working to action and resolving any issues or management requests in a timely manner.

You will be aware of Counterterrorism issues and mitigation measures and be aware of the implications of the PROTECT duty (Martyn’s Law).

There is a requirement for Security officers to be trained first aiders and to hold the Security Industry Authority Licence. These certifications must be maintained throughout your employment with Birmingham City Council. A CCTV SIA licence is also desirable. 

You must upload a Supporting Statement via the attachments part of your application. This is required for shortlisting; you need to describe how your experience and skills fit the essential criteria for the role as specified in the Person Specification. If you do not attach your Supporting Statement, your application will not be considered. Please do not attach CVs as we do not accept them.

Closing date 22nd October 2023 at 23.59  

“Interviews for this post will take place virtually via video conferencing. Shortlisted candidates will be provided with further information”

For any informal enquires please contact: 

Kazeem Hussain


Ref: BCC1587

We welcome applications from people with caring responsibilities and flexible working options will be considered.

A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be undertaken

Proof of Right to work in the UK will be required for all applicants in accordance with UK Home Office requirements, before any employment offer can be confirmed.

Non-UK applicants (excluding Ireland) would be required to hold a relevant Visa from the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) apply for a visa.

Job Description and Person Specification

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