Security Officer

Job title Security Officer

Department Security

Salary Starting from £22,417, rising to £25,941

+ 15% rotating shift allowance

Grade Grade 5

Placed on Thursday 29 April 2021

Closing date Sunday 16 May 2021

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference JB8268

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This is an exciting position at an International University based in a City, which is a World Heritage Site, for any applicant that is looking to help and support students and staff within a Higher Education setting. The position covers the main University campus and City campus buildings off site

Together with a team of security staff, the post holder is responsible for ensuring a safe environment throughout both campus and City campus, including student accommodation and other University Buildings.

The role is strongly customer focused and you must demonstrate an ability to perform well within a team and also be able to demonstrate the use of initiative whilst working alone when dealing with emergencies, medical first aid response, alarm activations and many other reported incidents.

The applicant is required to have excellent communication skills and be able to deal with a diverse International community, providing understanding, support and outstanding customer service.

You will be expected to be computer literate and able to operate a number of software packages both bespoke to the University as well as more general software, but training will be given as required.

The post holder must hold a full manual driving licence for manual motor cars, be First Aid At Work (FAAW) trained and hold a Security Industry Authority licence to perform their role (training can be given for the latter 2 requirements).

The basic working week is of 38.5 hours which includes 36.5hours + 2 hours contracted overtime; these hours will be worked on a rotating shift basis cover 24/7 365 days of the year and attracts 15% shift allowance; at times during staff shortages the postholder will be required to work with other Campus teams and cover different shifts.

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

Applications are especially welcome from female applicants.

The University of Bath Security Services department is an industry leader in the HE sector. The team has a diverse work force all dedicated to providing a safe and welcoming environment. The team has a diverse skill set and are committed to caring for students, staff and visitors 24/7, 365 days per year.  

What we can offer you:

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 are:

  • a family friendly workplace 
  • open to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit you and the University. 
  • recognising of the talents of our diverse workforce through an excellent reward package 
  • encouraging of your personal and professional development

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 aim 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.

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Further details:

The University of Bath is an equal opportunities employer and has an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations.  We have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Bronze Athena SWAN award, and we are actively working towards a Silver award. We are a family-friendly University, with an increasingly agile workforce, we are open to flexible working arrangements. We’re also proud to be a disability confident employer and are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may require.

We are an accredited Living Wage employer. Appointments at Grade 2, Spine Point 3, 4 and 5 will receive an additional supplement to ensure a minimum hourly pay equivalent to the Living Wage as confirmed on our Bath pay and grading structure page.

If you think you may require a visa to work in the UK you should refer to our applicant information webpage before embarking on a job application to ensure that 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 / ILR, please refer to our Staff Immigration webpages for further details.