Here’s an unusual story out of the United Kingdom. The UK’s leading outside broadcast security company, Octavian Security, is looking for motorhome owners to guard film sets and TV outside broadcasts for the likes of the BBC and others.
In addition to looking after some of the most exciting sporting and TV events on the calendar and being able to meet celebrities, Octavian Security is even offering successful applicants free training, according to a posting on SourceSecurity.com.
The security roles are ad hoc and require the security team to live on-site 24 hours a day to ensure total event security, which is why they are mostly undertaken by husband and wife teams with their own motorhomes — combining business with pleasure.
Tony Mellor, commercial director of Octavian, commented: “We have a great team of security professionals who happen to enjoy the caravanning life, but the growth of our Outside Broadcast Division means that we need even more.”
“Our officers are there to keep unwanted intruders out of restricted areas, guarding the production teams and their equipment. They also have the chance to watch the sporting events, see TV programs and films being made, and even sometimes meet the stars.”
Octavian provides security for innumerable high profile events, such as the Boat Race, Royal Ascot, Springwatch and the Glastonbury Festival and is the sole provider of outside broadcast security services to the BBC.
The starting pay is around 7.5 pounds ($11.50 U.S.) per hour.
Octavian began U.S. operations last fall. Its U.S. headquarters are in Berwyn, Pa., with regional offices in Tulsa, Okla., and Richmond, Va. No official word whether the firm plans to institute this work plan in the U.S.