Venue Protection Officer

Date: 05-Dec-2022

Location: Central Auckland, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council

  • Permanent full-time positions available
  • Starting rate of $23.65 per hour, opportunity to increase your hourly rate as you go through our training framework
  • Previous security experience not necessary - cutting-edge industry training provided


He angitūtanga: The opportunity
Auckland Unlimited enriches lives in Auckland by engaging people in the arts, wildlife, environment, sport, and events.  With our various divisions – Auckland Art Gallery Toi O Tamaki, Auckland Live & Conventions, Auckland Stadiums, Auckland Zoo, New Zealand Maritime Museum and Auckland Tourism– we strive to create rewarding visitor experiences and positive outcomes for Auckland while also building momentum in our reputation as a positive career choice opportunity for our communities. 
As a Venue Protection Officer, you will complete a variety of tasks; one day you may be a stage door attendant and the next, be patrolling the Auckland town hall.
You will get to experience world-class performances visiting from all around the world and interact with members of the public, events staff, and performers across Aotea Centre, Auckland Town Hall, The Civic, Bruce Mason Centre, Mt Smart Stadium and Queen's wharf.
He kōrero mōu: About you
You will be the first point of contact at our events so first impressions will count every day, going the extra mile for our customers is key in this busy role. You'll have excellent communication skills with a strong customer focus, a natural ability towards problem-solving, and a positive team ethic. You do not need security experience as we will train and invest in you. What we do seek in return from you is your professionalism both in behaviour, appearance and pride in always doing the job well. 


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Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer
Auckland Unlimited is at the forefront of the latest security concepts, we lead the way in how we respond to our customers and any security threats at our events. Our people are at the heart of what we do and we take pride in our commitment to foster and build our VPO’s capability to flourish and reach their full potential.


You don’t need to have experience in security as you will be provided with cutting-edge industry training along with ongoing professional development through a range of NZQA security courses. 

As part of our Auckland Council Group, you’ll gain access to many benefits and discounts, including discounted financial services and insurance, entertainment, lifestyle discounts and more. In addition, you’ll be joining a team of dedicated and respected experts working collaboratively across the region to contribute to Auckland’s security and growth. We are committed to diversity and have a culture built on trust and valuing individual and collective contributions. 

Come and be part of our journey and experience how we as an organisation are committed to your development and well-being.


Applications close 14th December 2022


If you are interested in applying, please do not hesitate as suitable applicants will be contacted for the opportunity to interview prior to the application close date.


Tātaki Auckland Unlimited is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.


This role is deemed safety sensitive and in line with Auckland Council policy, you will be required to complete pre-employment drug and alcohol testing.