University Estates Patrol Officer

University of Exeter - Campus Services

Two exciting opportunities have arisen within our Estate Patrol team as Patrol officers; these positions will be both interesting and challenging.

One post is permanent and the other is on a 12 month fixed term, maternity cover post. Please specify in your application which/both posts you are interested in.

The University of Exeter is a Russell Group university that combines world-class research with very high levels of student satisfaction. Exeter has over 21,000 students from more than 130 different countries and is in the top 1% of universities in the world with 98% of its research rated as being of international quality. Our research focuses on some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today. Fifty percent of our organisation is made up of Professional Services support staff that partner closely with the Academic colleges to ensure we achieve our strategy and vision.

As a uniformed officer reporting directly to the Security Shift Supervisor, and working with a team of Security Patrol Officers, you will act as an ambassador for the University of Exeter providing a highly visible presence and service in and around the Streatham and St Luke's campuses including the wider University Estate and the surrounding area. You will be required to carry out a wide range of tasks to ensure the safety and wellbeing of University students, staff, and visitors. Responding to incidents and emergencies in line with University Safety and Security Procedures, you will demonstrate careful judgment, excellent communication and customer service skills and a high level of integrity.

You will have a proven track record of working in a customer facing role and show an ability to maintain a calm, approachable and professional demeanour in stressful situations. You will possess a good sense of initiative and judgment in order to assess risks and respond accordingly. This is a stimulating role that will draw upon the full range of your experience and skill base allowing for regular interactions with students, helping them enjoy a rich and fulfilling student experience.

Working pattern: 42 hours per week, rotating 12 hour shifts including days and nights (4 days on, 4 days off, 4 nights on, 4 nights off).

A comprehensive induction and progressive training programme including regular reviews will be provided.

Candidates not SIA qualified will require a DBS check and you must be the holder of a full UK driving licence as driving patrol vans/vehicles is an essential element of the role.

To view the Job Description and Person Specification document please click here.

The University offers some fantastic benefits including 39 days leave per year, options for flexible working, numerous discounts at leading retailers, onsite gym, cycle to work scheme and a stunning campus environment in the heart of Exeter. If you are not currently in Exeter please have a look at our website for some further information on what a beautiful part of the country we are based in.

Before submitting an application you may wish to discuss the post by contacting Richard Heath,, Head of Security

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer.  We are officially recognised as a Disability Confident employer. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce. 

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