Interim Hostel Security Operative – Housing

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Interim Hostel Security Operative – Housing
Contract / Temporary

Portsmouth 5197962

Posted: 12th May 2022 08:28
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  • Pay Rate:

    £10.14 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    44 Monday – Friday, 00:45 – 09:15

  • This opening assignment is for 11 months

  • Gosport, PORTSMOUTH,

    PO12 1EB

What's involved with this role:

Interim Hostel Security Operative – Housing

Reference no: Portsmouth 5197962

Basic DBS disclosure required

All night staff need to be able to cover any of the following hours:

  • Monday to Friday 4.45pm to 9.15am and all weekend. (Monday – Friday hours are split cover from 4.45pm – 01.15am or 00.45am – 09.15am, weekend hours are 08.15 – 20.15).

The candidate will need to be able to get & from work by motorised vehicle or bike given the hours available.

Face masks are to be worn in the building at all times unless exempt (proof required).

The Role:

  • To safeguard the security of the Council owned hostels by controlling access into the buildings and monitoring and managing risks to residents.
  • To monitor and report/record entries of residents & visitors, health and safety issues, risks, repairs and any breaches of security. The use of a computer & Outlook Office, database will be required.
  • To conduct a remote security check using CCTV systems to ensure the person seeking entry is a resident, or authorised visitor of the hostel.
  • To permit entry to all authorised resident(s) and authorised visitor(s).
  • To decline entry to all unauthorized resident(s) and visitor(s)
  • To identify any necessary repairs to the premises, and any Council owned furnishings, fittings and white goods and ensure they are reported.
  • To respond to fire evacuations.
  • To talk to customers & liaise with external professionals in conjunction with the duties of the post.


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  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.

  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.

  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.

  4. Unless the DBS requirement stated above is for a Basic Disclosure, your DBS must be either through us or be accompanied by a subscription to the DBS updating service.

  5. Knowledge & Experience:

    1. Knowledge of homelessness issues

    2. Experience of controlling access to a building

    3. Experience of working in a hostel

    4. Experience of dealing with people with complex needs in difficult situations.

    5. Experience of lone working and ability to work on own initiative without close supervision

  6. Skills & Abilities:

    1. Confident and a strong verbal and written communicator & can use knowledge gained to fully understand customers circumstances

    2. Proactive & highly motivated with the ability to work quickly, accurately and consistently when under pressure

    3. Good interpersonal and team working skills and has experience of working in a front line service

    4. A creative thinker, able to suggest innovate solutions to problems

  7. ICT Skills:A good level of IT skills including the use of Microsoft Office applications

  8. Other Work-Related Requirements:

    1. Able to get & from work by motorised vehicle or bike

    2. Had an eye test within the last 12 months

Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience

  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for


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Interim Hostel Security Operative – Housing
Client Category: Local Authority

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