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Advert Date:   Tuesday, 14th March 2023
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Job Title:   Senior Beadle (Supervisor) - Ref: WA211
Organisation:   Westminster Abbey
Salary:   £36,749.29 p.a.
Type:   Full-Time Position
Location:   London, England
Closing Date:   Tuesday, 28th March 2023
Job Ref No:   WA211
Other Benefits:a range of staff benefits
  Job Description
Permanent – Full time (40 hours per week)
Salary £36,749.29 per annum
Ref: WA211

The Security Department is seeking to recruit a Senior Beadle, which is a supervisory level role that will require you to work in the team on a rota basis, ensuring the safety and security of the Abbey site for visitors, worshippers, pupils and residents on a 24-hour basis.

Once you have reviewed the application pack, if you would like to have an informal discussion about the role, please feel free to send your contact details to the Deputy Head of Security via email to and we will ask him to make contact with you.

The Abbey is aware that women are underrepresented, particularly in our Security department. Therefore, for this vacancy, we particularly welcome applications from female candidates, including those who identity as women.
  Required Skills / Qualifications
You will utilise your previous experience of security team supervision to supervise and support the onsite Security Beadles, acting as the initial point of contact for all enquiries that arise, and site supervision. As a line manager, you will facilitate return to work meetings following staff absence and ensure that attendance (including holiday and sickness) is accurately updated on the employee database in a timely manner for both your direct reports and the wider team of Security Beadles. You will also provide professional support and assistance to the Deputy Head of Security and deputise for him when required.

You will hold a security qualification, minimum of BTEC Level 3 in Security Management, or relevant equivalent, such as police/military. You will also have excellent verbal communication skills, with the ability to be persuasive, firmly polite, and able to deal with critical incidents under pressure in a calm manner when required.
  Application Instructions
All applications must be submitted no later than noon on 28 March 2023 via email. Please visit Westminster Abbey Website to download the application pack and the forms needed. CVs will not be accepted. Interviews are scheduled to take place on 19 April 2023.

Westminster Abbey is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk. To prevent them from harm, we undertake appropriate checks on staff and volunteers and require them to complete relevant safeguarding training. An enhanced level DBS check is required for this role. Westminster Abbey is an Equal Opportunities Employer.
Contact Name:   Dariusz Dankowski
Contact Tel:     020 7654 4967
Contact Fax:  
Contact Email:
Address:   The Chapter Office, 20 Dean's Yard, London.