Why you’ll love working with Red Badge
- Get paid to attend the events you love. The ultimate win-win for sports and music lovers!
- Choose dates and times that suit you. Perfect for people looking for flexibility like students and parents, or if you simply want to make something extra on the side.
- Connect with the community. Interact with a diverse range of people and flex your interpersonal and communication skills.
- Grow your career in security. Jumpstart a career with the Police or Defence. Red Badge will encourage you to grow into more senior security positions and support you attaining your Certificate of Approval (COA) licence – a requirement for security work in New Zealand.
All your questions answered
Tell me more about the Certificate of Approval (COA)
Sure! A Certificate of Approval (COA) is a licence granted by the Ministry of Justice. It allows you to take on more qualified roles such as crowd controller, property guard, personal guard, security technician, consultant and more.
At Red Badge, we encourage and support casual staff to get their COA. You’ll pay off the cost of the COA first, then Red Badge will help you apply for your Blue COA licence. We’ll also train you up to get your Green COA licence in three months.
A Green COA licence unlocks more opportunities and is a requirement for security work in New Zealand.
Do I need any experience?
Ideally you will have experience in a customer facing role like hospitality or retail, in event security, or a related field but this not a requirement as we will provide training. More importantly, you’ll have great people and communication skills – you’ll love interacting with a diverse range of individuals in a positive and professional manner.
This is a physical position which may see you standing and walking for extended periods, so you will need to have a good level of fitness to accommodate.
You need to be eligible to work in New Zealand and you will be subject to a security check.
How can a casual event and security role jumpstart my career in security?
Build expertise and experience with Red Badge, New Zealand’s leading security company. These positions offer a pathway into more senior security positions such as crowd controller, property guard, personal guard, security technician, consultant and more. Plus, we’ll encourage and support you to get your Certificate of Approval (COA) licence.