A door supervisor's role is to handle crowds and guests at public venues, primarily at clubs, pubs and festivals or concerts. The supervisor’s main tasks include diffusing difficult crowd situations, and ensuring other staff later have to handle patron mishaps once inside, for example by taking tickets at the door, or asking for ID where required. Door supervisor jobs vary greatly in hours, with part-time work being just as common as working nights and weekends.
Door Supervisor Jobs Education Requirements
Similarly to many other security-oriented jobs, such as security officer jobs, door supervisors are required to possess an SIA licence, except in the rare instance that their employer is exempt, due to being a licensed SIA contractor. Those with previous security training may benefit from the SIA's licence integration program. Otherwise, applicants have to be over 18 years of age and must also pass a criminal record check, as well as being physically fit. Individual employers may have additional entry requirements, although this is rare.
Door Supervisor Jobs Market
All venues - from restaurants to nightclubs - can benefit from increased security, and door supervisor jobs are most common in smaller venues which do not have other security officers full-time. The door supervisor job market is fairly large and has little overlap with the markets’ other positions. In general, door supervision is a solid job, provided candidates are willing and able to meet the licence requirements, and don't mind potentially working in a rowdier location.
Door Supervisor Jobs Salary Information
Door supervisors are paid by the hour, generally a rate between 8 to 13 pounds. The rate a door supervisor is paid can, however, vary greatly depending on the venue, location, and the candidate’s existing experience, as is the same with many other customer service jobs. A door supervisor job in a difficult part of town at a high-traffic venue frequented by wealthy patrons, for example, will often make quite a bit more.