Event Security and Event Stewards Recruitment
As the summer season approaches, events and festivals across the UK are preparing to welcome thousands of visitors. Whether it’s music festivals, sporting events, or outdoor exhibitions, these gatherings require a large number of staff to ensure the safety and security of attendees. Among these staff are licensed security and stewarding roles, which are crucial for maintaining order and ensuring the smooth running of events. However, recruiting for these roles can be a significant challenge.
Event security and stewarding roles play a vital part in ensuring the safety of event-goers. Stewards are responsible for managing crowds, assisting with visitor queries, and directing people to their seats or designated areas. Licensed security personnel, on the other hand, are responsible for identifying potential threats, managing access points, security searches, and dealing with any incidents that may arise.
The importance of these roles cannot be overstated. Events and festivals are often crowded, and it’s crucial to have trained professionals on hand to deal with any emergencies that may occur. These staff members must be reliable, professional, and able to remain calm under pressure.
However, recruiting for these roles can be challenging. It’s a seasonal job, and many people who take up these roles are students or those looking for temporary work. This means that recruitment is often a last-minute affair, with many events struggling to find enough staff at short notice. That’s where we come in. We continuously recruit SIA event security staff throughout the year, and we commence recruitment of new event stewards every spring. This gives us enough time to attract suitable candidates, train them appropriately, and ensure that they’re ready for the job.
The nature of the job can make it difficult to find suitable candidates. SIA security and stewarding roles require individuals who are physically fit, have excellent communication skills, and can remain alert and focused for extended periods. Not everyone is cut out for this kind of work, and it can be tough to find enough candidates who meet the requirements. The ones that we do recruit and work with us are guaranteed to work hard, but also have an amazing time and make lasting friendships.
It’s also crucial to ensure that the recruitment process is as streamlined as possible. Many people looking for seasonal work will apply to multiple events, so we need to be able to process applications quickly and efficiently. We use online application form on our website to reduce the workload on recruitment team, and after reviewing that, invite potential candidates to interview at our office in West London.
Finally, it’s essential to ensure that security and stewarding staff are adequately compensated for their work. These roles can be demanding, both physically and mentally, and it’s essential to offer competitive salaries and benefits to attract the best candidates. We try our best and sometimes include perks such as free meals, accommodation, and transport to and from the event. Not to mention the option to enjoy the event or festival itself after work.
In conclusion, SIA license security and stewarding roles play a vital part in ensuring the safety and success of events and festivals across the UK. However, recruiting for these roles can be a significant challenge, and event organizers need to start the process early, engage security companies and offer competitive compensation packages to ensure that we can attract the best candidates. By doing so, they can ensure that their events run smoothly and safely, providing attendees with an enjoyable and memorable experience.