Access and Control Officers (Fixed Term Appointments to end of June 2019)

Ref: 615093

Salary: £12,393.97 per annum (£21,837 full time equivalent)

Location: Holyrood, Edinburgh

Working pattern: 21 hours a week. There are two shift patterns available (7 hours per day) Monday to Wednesday or Thursday to Saturday 

Appointment: Fixed term until the end of June 2019

Closing date: midnight on Sunday 21 October 2018

The Scottish Parliament’s Security Office is responsible for providing a safe and secure environment for all who access Holyrood (and external venues where parliamentary business may be held).  We are also responsible for protecting property and equipment within the building and providing a security presence in the debating chamber and committees during parliamentary business.  We operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Every year around 300,000 people visit the Parliament building and more than 1,000 pass holders access the building on a daily basis.  You will be the first point of contact for a diverse range of visitors and will play a key role in ensuring the safety and security of everyone visiting and working here.

You need to be good with people, have common sense and show a flexible and inclusive approach.  Experience of dealing professionally (and sometimes assertively) with demanding situations and people, combined with the ability to remain calm and make decisions in a highly visible environment, are essential.  This does not necessarily have to be from a security background.  You will have good communication skills with the confidence to deal with a wide range of customers, showing tact, discretion and courtesy at all times.  You need to be an excellent team-player, within your direct team and with colleagues beyond.

The Thursday to Saturday shift pattern requires you to work every Saturday, and attracts a weekend shift allowance of 6%.

How to Apply

To apply, please read to full job information and complete the application form demonstration how your experience addresses the skills and experience listed. Please email your application to by midnight on Sunday 21 October.

We are committed to building a workforce which reflects the diversity of the people of Scotland.  We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer that values and respects the people who work for us.  We seek to ensure all job applications are treated fairly, with respect and without bias.  We positively encourage applications from suitably experienced candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.  We welcome applications from female and black and ethnic minorities (BME) candidates who are under-represented at this level. 

Applications from Gaelic speakers are welcome.  Cuirear fàilte air tagraidhean bho luchd-labhairt na Gàidhlig.

All appointments will be made on merit. 


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