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Accommodation Security Officer

Job title Accommodation Security Officer

Department Security

Salary Starting from £27,272, rising to £31,200 inclusive of 15% rotating shift allowance

Grade Grade 5

Placed on Tuesday 24 January 2023

Closing date Wednesday 08 February 2023

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference FM10172

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This vacancy is eligible for the Campus Services New Starter bonus and Refer a Friend bonus. Please see below.

About the role:

We are looking for an Accommodation Security Officer to join our security team. This position involves supporting students and staff at the University's main campus and off-site buildings, ensuring a safe environment throughout.

The role is very customer focused. You will be expected to perform well when dealing with emergencies, medical first aid response, alarm activations and many other reported incidents.

This is a permanent role, working 36.5 hours per week. These hours will be worked on a rotating shift basis cover 24/7 365 days of the year, attracting a 15% shift allowance. At times during staff shortages you may be required to work with other Campus teams and cover different shifts.

The appointment will be made subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) clearance being obtained.

For informal discussion about the role please contact Mike Porter on mjp58@bath.ac.uk however please ensure that you make your application through the University website.

About you:

  • Able to work effectively in a team, as well as taking initiative when working alone
  • Excellent communication skills; able to work with a diverse community, providing understanding and support
  • Full car driving license
  • Computer literate - additional training will be provided
  • First Aid At Work (FAAW) trained and holder of a Security Industry Authority licence (training provided if needed)

What we offer:

Our campus is surrounded by beautiful countryside, and the City of Bath with its historic charm and social activity only a short distance away creates an excellent environment in which to work.

We recognise the dedication, achievements and talents of our workforce through our offering of initiatives and benefits, including (but not limited to):

  • Generous employer pension contributions
  • 36 days holiday (annual leave, discretionary days and bank holidays) (pro-rata for part time staff)
  • A flexible working environment
  • A commitment to personal and professional development
  • Ofsted outstanding rated onsite nursery
  • Salary exchange scheme (cycle to work)
  • Onsite private and NHS dentist, onsite medical centre
  • Employee discount scheme

Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us @UniofBath and @UniofBathJobs on Twitter for more information.

We strive to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds leads to a better environment for our employees and students, creating a learning environment and organisational culture that enhances health and wellbeing across our community. We are very proud to have recently received Ambassadors for Autism certification and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

This role is eligible for the Campus Services New Starter bonus*. Apply today and if you are appointed, receive an additional £500 one month after starting and £500 on successfully passing your probation period (six months). Please note this bonus is pro rata for part time roles. 

This role is eligible for the Campus Services Refer a Friend bonus*. If a University staff member has ‘referred’ you to apply for this vacancy, please ensure when applying you select ‘Employer Referral’ and enter the name of the relevant person when answering the question ‘Where did you learn of this job?'

*Both bonuses are subject to terms and conditions

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Visa information

If you think you may require a visa to work in the UK, you should refer to our guidance on the Skilled Worker Visa before embarking on a job application to ensure you understand the requirements for sponsorship. You may be eligible to work in the UK via other alternative visa routes such as the Global Talent Visa or by having Settlement / Indefinite Leave to Remain − please refer to our Staff Immigration webpages for further details.

Update to our application process

We are constantly seeking to reduce the unconscious bias that enters any assessment process, with the goal of creating an inclusive and equal assessment process. To support this, personal details will be removed from application forms at the initial shortlisting stage.