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Security Officer

Job title Security Officer

Department Security

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

Grade Grade 5

Placed on Thursday 28 July 2022

Closing date Sunday 21 August 2022

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference JS9545R

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This vacancy is eligible for the ahs 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). *subject to Terms & Conditions 

This is an exciting position at an International University based in the City of Bath, helping and supporting 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, you will be 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 to use initiative whilst working alone, when dealing with emergencies, medical first aid response, alarm activations and many other reported incidents.

You are required to have excellent communication skills, engaging with our diverse International community, providing understanding, support and outstanding customer service.

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

You 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 your role (training can be given for the latter 2 requirements).

The basic working week is of 38.5 hours which includes 36.5 hours + 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 post holder will 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.

Applications are especially welcome from female applicants.

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

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 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.

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Further details:

Living Wage

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.

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 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.

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 the personal details of all applicants will be withheld at the initial shortlisting stage.