Security Officer – Eton College – Eton

General Background
Eton College, which was founded by Henry VI in 1440 for 70 scholars, has over the years become a boarding school for 1300 boys. It is the largest boarding school for boys in the United Kingdom. The school welcomes boys from all backgrounds and has 130 pupils on merit based scholarships at any one time. Around 20% receive a range of bursarial financial assistance averaging 67% fee remission and over 70 boys receive 100% support. This year the School will spend £6.5m on bursaries and scholarships. This income is not from fees paid by parents but generated from our endowment and donations received. Boys joined us this year from 114 middle and prep schools spread throughout the UK and only 10% of boys come from overseas.

To support this large population of boarding pupils we have 155 full time teachers of boys as well as 100 part-time teachers, and visiting music teachers. There are over 600 other employees including domestic staff (in the boarding houses and in the central dining hall), technicians, groundsmen, administrative staff, security, cleaners and a large buildings department. The college and its immediate grounds and playing fields extend over 400 acres from the north end of Eton High Street to the M4 by Slough, bound to the east by the Thames and to the west by a railway. There are some 400 school buildings as well as the Eton College Rowing Centre at Dorney Lake, the London 2012 Olympic venue.


We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who enjoys working as part of a team and is able to relate effectively to young people. The ideal candidate must be flexible, able to work alone or as part of a team, have good verbal and written communication skills and be proactive in their thoughts and actions.

Terms and Conditions:

Salary: £24,193 per annum. This rate of pay takes full account of the paid holiday provisions set out below.

Working hours: Hours of work are worked to a 12 hour shift pattern in accordance with the Security duty roster. A normal working week is regarded as 42 hours and shifts will include nights and weekend working.

Holidays: Twenty eight days statutory paid holiday per annum, inclusive of Bank Holidays throughout the year. This equates to 19.6 x 12 hour shifts.