Security Team Leader - MC1146SB

University of St Andrews - Estates

Start: As soon as possible

Fixed term for 2 years

The University of St Andrews is currently seeking ambitious and dynamic individuals for the new positions of Team Leader within the University Security Team.  Reporting to the Bedellus, you will initially be responsible for a team of three security officers, with responsibility for ensuring that the university is a safe and secure environment for the students and staff that live and work here, as well as for visitors.

Working across the University estate, duties will include overseeing the deployment of security officers to ensure that our buildings are secure, alarms and causes for concern are responded to appropriately, and that technology such as CCTV is utilised effectively. 

These are ‘hands-on’ roles and successful candidates will preferably have a security or military/police background at supervisory level and will be expected to lead their teams with a can-do approach and to contribute positively to future service developments as part of an ongoing review project. Further training will be provided prior to deployment, and this may include some external training for which travel and accommodation expenses will be provided.

These posts are available for 2 years in the first instance during which period the University will undertake a review of the University’s security service to which the successful candidates will be required to contribute.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to the University Security Manager, Mr Alistair McKeen at

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted during the week commencing 18 September 2017.

This role does not meet the minimum requirements set by the UKVI to enable sponsorship of migrant workers. Further information can be found at

Applications are particularly welcome from women, who are under-represented in manual posts at the University.  You can find out more about Equality & Diversity at

The University is committed to equality for all, demonstrated through our working on diversity awards (ECU Athena SWAN/Race Charters; Carer Positive; LGBT Charter; and Stonewall).  More details can be found at

Interview Date:  19/20 October 2017

Please quote ref:  MC1146SB

Closing Date:  27 August 2017

Further Particulars: MC1146SB FPs.doc

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