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Night Security staff

Working arrangements

Working hours are 20:30-06:30 4 nights on, 4 nights off.

A copy of the shift rota will be given to you by your line manager on appointment. 

Night Security staff will be expected to do a reasonable amount of overtime to help cover absences of other work colleagues where possible.

Pay details

The shift pattern gives an average working week of 35 hours:

365 days divided by 8 days = 45.625 shifts of 40 hours = 1,825 hours per year.

1,825 hours divided by 52 weeks = average 35 hours per week.

In addition, Night Security are entitled to a night shift allowance (currently 33.3% of salary) for all of these hours.

Annual leave

Full-time entitlement (ie those who work 36.5 hours per week, 7.3 hours per day) = 25 days + 8 bank holidays + 6 closure days = 39 days x 7.3 hours = 284.7 hours.

35 hour week worker = 35 hours divided by 36.5 hours = 0.96 FTE

0.96 x 284.7 hours = 273.3 hours holiday divided by 10 hours = 27.5 days

4 days will be taken during the Christmas vacation.

To ensure continuity of the night security service, patrol persons will not be able to take annual leave at the same time.


Wherever possible employees should cooperate in working reasonable amounts of overtime as necessary. Whilst advance notice of overtime will normally be possible it is unavoidable that some overtime will occur at short notice due to sickness and emergencies.