More than 50 jobs created following contract wins for security specialist

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Security firm Gough and Kelly is creating over 50 new jobs in York following the award of the security and stewarding contract at the new LNER Community Stadium.

The company is looking for an array of security professionals to fill these posts on the back of winning the stadium deal and for other contracts held in and around the city.

Roles include customer service security and day and night-time security posts. Most notably, the business requires 40 safety stewards to work at the new stadium.

Gough and Kelly has provided security solutions and services around Yorkshire for over three decades.

The team is currently working at the Covid Testing Site at York St John University, as well as holding security contracts at Askham Bryan College, ACM Global, Benenden Health, the Merchant Taylors’ Hall, and over 50 schools across York.

The firm secured a ten-year contract with City of York Council in 2016, which includes responsibility for West Offices security, town centre CCTV operations, civic chauffeurs, car park staffing, election security and James Street.

In April, Gough and Kelly signed a deal to become the customer and matchday experience partner for York City Knights RLFC.

Ian Crawford, group operations director, said: “We have been working hard throughout the last 15 months to help keep people safe in York, and we will continue to do so as lockdown eases and people return to the city centre and to sporting events.

“We are excited to be working at the new LNER Community Stadium and creating jobs in the city as we significantly expand our team in York.”