Security Officer

University of Plymouth - Estates and Facilities, Campus Operations

A vacancy has arisen within Estates and Facilities for a full time Security Officer for a fixed term period until July 2018.

You will carry out a wide range of duties including patrolling, access control, CCTV surveillance, fire monitoring, and campus safety along with the use of both University and Police radios. The post is shift work via a randomised rota, covering 24 hours a day, 365 days per year including Bank Holidays. A uniform is provided.

Experience of working in the security industry or a security related environment.  

Qualifications should be numeracy and literacy at secondary education level (or demonstrable equivalent). You will need to demonstrate a high level of competency with the use of computers to include Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, and Outlook. The ability to communicate effectively at all levels and compile accurate reports is essential to the post.

You will be part of team however as an individual will need to be a quick thinker, often in difficult situations and accept the risk associated with this type of work.

Honesty, integrity, reliability and self-discipline are essential qualities. Due to the nature of the work, you must be in good health and physically fit, appointment will be subject to satisfactory medical screening.

You will be required to hold or to gain an SIA Door Supervisors Licence and be capable of passing Non-Police Personnel Vetting. A current full driving licence is essential (manual).

Clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service will be required for this position.

For an informal discussion please contact the Security Team leader on 01752 588409 or

Closing date: 12 midnight, Wednesday 18 January 2017

This is a full time position working 37 hours on a fixed term which is anticipated to be until July 2018.

University of Plymouth is committed to an inclusive culture and respecting diversity, and welcomes applications from all sections of the community and is a Stonewall diversity champion.

The University holds a Bronze Athena SWAN Award which recognises commitment to advancing women’s career in STEMM academia.

University of Plymouth has been recognised by Bloomberg as one of the 50 best UK employers for 2016.

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