THE WALLACE COLLECTION
The Wallace Collection is an internationally outstanding collection which contains unsurpassed masterpieces of paintings, sculpture, furniture, arms and armour and porcelain. Built over the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries by the Marquesses of Hertford and Sir Richard Wallace, it is one of the finest and most celebrated collections in the world.
So that it could be kept together and enjoyed by generations of visitors, the collection was given to the British Nation in 1897. It was an astonishing bequest and one of the greatest gifts of art works ever to be transferred into public ownership. Today, our job is to maintain, research, and inspire the public to love and understand the Collection.
£23,476 per annum
The Wallace Collection, Hertford House, Manchester Square, London, W1U 3BN.
OVERALL PURPOSE AND ROLE
To protect the Collection’s infrastructure and ensure the safety and security of staff, visitors
and contractors in line with the Collections rules and regulations.
To control and facilitate access by staff, vehicles, the public and all other persons engaged
with the business of the Collection, taking direction from line managers as necessary.
To maintain order by ensuring that all personnel with permitted access to the site
conform to the standards and behaviour as set out in the Collection’s regulations and
To consistently apply the necessary controls and procedures to protect the Collection,
the building and contents from loss or damage.
To keep under observation staff access points, check authority to enter the Collection,
issue keys, temporary passes, lock and unlock access points, check bags, vehicles on a
24 hour basis.
To report and deal with incidents in liaison with line managers, apply basic first aid
where appropriate training has been given, clear sites and the building in case of
fire/emergency in liaison with other relevant trained personnel.
To protect the site through internal patrolling, carrying out appropriate searches and
using firefighting equipment (subject to be qualified to do so).
To staff the Control room, operate CCTV, security systems, fire alarms and public
address systems in liaison with line managers.
To monitor contractors on site, ensure regulations are followed, health and safety best
practice is observed and to report any incidents or concerns to line mangers as
To provide cover and or support for staffing public access points to the building and
support the Gallery Team members by providing a physical presence in the Galleries
To carry out any other reasonable duties as directed by line managers.
Responsible for the safety of all equipment in the Control Room.
Security Team Manager
Security Team Supervisor
Knowledge and Experience
At least 12 months experience working in the field of security.
Experience of working in a team within a busy security function.
Experience of working with outlook, word, and databases, including monitoring rota
Knowledge of the operation of security systems ideally in a museum setting or similar.
Knowledge of legislative frameworks, including fire regulations, and health & safety
Good written and oral communication skills.
Ability to interact effectively with a range of internal and external stakeholders and
good judgement in knowing when to make decisions or refer situations to mangers for
help or advice.
Strong organisational and time management skills.
Ability to effectively communicate with all staff, visitors and contractors on a face-toface, telephone and email basis.
Salary, Benefits and Working Hours
The Salary for this post is £23,476 per annum.
In addition, the post-holder will receive 29 days paid annual leave which includes eight UK Bank or other public holidays. Employees are also offered membership of an occupational pension scheme and after six months satisfactory service an interest free season ticket loan.
For this post the work schedule will be a rolling rota of 4 shifts of 12 hours: 2 day shifts and 2 night shifts (Average of 42 hours per week).
HOW TO APPLY
Please complete the Application form, and the Equal Opportunities Monitoring form, following the links provided. Please note the equal opportunities form is used for monitoring purposes only and does not form part of the selection process. Both forms should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight 19th Dec 2021.
Please note late applications or applications via a CV will not be considered.
Interviews for the role will take place on either 4th or 5th October 2021. Candidates who have been shortlisted for interview will be contacted after the closing date. Due to the large number of applications we receive, it will not be possible to contact or give feedback to candidates who have not been shortlisted for interview.
Appointment to the role is subject to a satisfactory Basic Disclosure check.
The Wallace Collection is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community
Job ID: 4028