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Night Security Officer

YMCA Fairthorne Group
4.0 out of 5
Eastrop Way, Basingstoke RG21
£20,319 - £21,000 a year - Permanent, Full-time


Eastrop Way, Basingstoke RG21

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  • Company pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee discount
  • Health & wellbeing programme
  • On-site parking

Full job description

Night Security Officer

YMCA Basingstoke

37.5 hours per week. 4 days on 4 days off shift pattern. Evening, overnight weekend and bank holiday working will be required.

£20,319 - £21,000 per annum

Job Purpose

YMCA Basingstoke is a purpose-built supported housing facility in the centre of Basingstoke accommodating 82 people aged 18-30, supporting them to live independently. As a key member of the housing team this post will ensure that the premises and environment remains safe and accessible for all residents out of office hours and overnight.


  • Career progression opportunities
  • Employer pension
  • 25 days holiday + Bank Holidays FTE, accruing an additional day for each year of service up to 30 days
  • Option to purchase additional leave (up to 10 days a year)
  • 50% discount on nursery fees
  • Enhanced Maternity
  • Day camps discounts: 1 week free and 1 week at 50% per child per annum
  • Campsite and activities discounts at YMCA Fairthorne Manor: campsite, river hire, activities, daycamps.
  • 30% discount on food in Cafes: Fairthorne, Eastleigh and Andover.
  • Wellbeing assistance programme
  • Cycle to work scheme

Main Duties & Responsibilities

  • At all times work within the YMCA Way, in particular demonstrating our values.
  • Ensure the premises are kept secure and carry out periodic patrols internally and externally.
  • Carry out housing management duties including de-escalating anti-social behaviour, removal of unauthorised visitors, managing disputes and enforcing policies and procedures.
  • Monitor and review CCTV coverage, downloading incidents of importance and filling reports and data using YMCA's systems.
  • Ensure risk management plans and safeguarding processes are followed, including escalation of major incidents in line with policy.
  • Note and report any repairs identified during the shift.
  • Keep accurate records relating to individuals and any incidents that may occur, ensuring that this information is passed on in the specified way to the management and engagement team, while ensuring that professional confidentiality and boundaries are maintained.
  • Ensuring that the fire safety of the premises is not compromised, that all fire exits and escape routes are free from obstruction.
  • Provide fire warden support for the building (training will be given) including management of evacuations and operating fire alarm system controls.
  • Liaise with the emergency services (Fire, Police or Ambulance) in the event of a serious incident occurring.
  • Offer signposting or appropriate advice to any resident who may be in crisis. Training and guidance will be given.
  • Carry out basic housekeeping and cleaning duties.
  • Act in the interests of your own safety and the safety of others at all times, including following lone working procedures.
  • Attend staff meetings and undertake training and professional development which may take place during daytime.
  • At all times follow YMCA's policies and procedures and report key risks to line manager or other senior staff.
  • Anything else reasonably requested by the management of the charity.

Person Specification & Key Competencies

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Relevant experience in a similar role or industry.
  • A commitment to relating positively to residents, visitors, staff and volunteers.
  • Excellent communication skills and good IT skills.
  • Ability to react positively and effectively when faced with unwanted or high-risk behaviours.
  • An understanding of safeguarding principles and procedures.
  • An understanding of equality and diversity matters.

Personal Attributes

  • A genuine enthusiasm for the work of the charity.
  • A friendly and warm personality, able to communicate and engage positively.
  • An ability to work under pressure and manage challenging situations.
  • Good organisational skills to manage a varied and unpredictable workload.
  • A creative and flexible approach to work.

Successful applicant will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via Disclosure and Barring Service.

We are an equal opportunities charity with commitment to diversity, equality and inclusion in the workplace. A copy of this policy will be made available on request.

Please apply now for this rewarding position and be part of an amazing charity who continue to support and achieve wonderful things within the community.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £20,319.00-£21,000.00 per year


  • Company pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Health & wellbeing programme
  • On-site parking


  • Night shift
  • Weekend availability


  • Night Work: 1 year (preferred)
  • Security: 1 year (preferred)

Work Location: In person