To provide an effective security presence within St. Paul’s Cathedral and the Cathedral grounds, and to provide an effective response to security incidents in the context of the Cathedral. The Canon Treasurer is the Chapter member with responsibility for this area of work.
St Paul’s draws together a very diverse set of activities, projections and aspirations. It is the Cathedral of the Diocese of London and the seat of its Bishop, a national church and an international spiritual focus, a space for worship and holiness, a place of debate and challenge, an icon of resilience in the face of adversity, an architectural heritage centre, a partner in the City of London, and a commercial enterprise. In addition to holding four services every day (five on Sundays), St Paul’s is open for sight-seeing six days a week, and in 2018 welcomed over 850,000 paying visitors.
- Effective communication skills both verbally and written (literacy skills)
- Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
- Possess excellent customer service skills and demonstrate the ability to make good judgements and achieve the right balance between security and customer service/visitor welcome at the Cathedral.
- Willing to be flexible and adaptable in terms of occasional changes to hours of duty and necessary changes in working practices
- Honesty and integrity
- Sufficient IT skills to be able to make written reports in Word, maintain effective records as required, and operate the security equipment (CCTV/alarms etc.)
- Physically fit and have the faculties to be able to conduct effective observation, monitoring and responses
- Has a basic knowledge of criminal and civil law and how this relates to the security industry
- Be knowledgeable in general security roles, patrols and types of incidents that may occur
- Willingness and ability to undertake required security training, including Cathedral Constable training and the capability to achieve the SIA Door Supervisor certificate if not already held
- Be willing to conform to dress code in place and wear the uniform provided
- Previous experience of being a security officer or holding a valid SIA licence is desirable but not essential
The successful candidate will be in sympathy with, and in their work support, the Christian aims and mission of St Paul’s Cathedral.
Applicants must have the right to work in the UK.
Our Mission Statement
St Paul’s Cathedral seeks to enable people in all their diversity to encounter the transforming presence of God in Jesus Christ.
- St Paul’s is seen primarily as a living Christian Church
- We will be a centre for welcome, worship and learning, and though our care and imagination, will inspire successive generations to engage with the richness of the Christian faith and its heritage.
- Working with the Bishop and Diocese of London and the wider Church, we will be a spiritual focus for people across London, the nation and a broader international audience.
- Our work will promote dignity and justice for everyone.
Welcome – we all offer a warm inclusive welcome to everyone: our colleagues, volunteers and each and every visitor
Responsible – we are all responsible for each other and for part of the whole of the Cathedral’s work, not the whole of a part
Effective – we are professional and do what we say we are going to do
Nourish – we have a learning culture, not a blame culture