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Security Officer

University of Roehampton - Estates & Campus Services

Location: Roehampton
Salary: £23,967 to £25,030 p.a. inclusive of London Weighting Allowance plus an annual shift allowance of £2,247
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 28th September 2022
Closes: 20th October 2022
Job Ref: RU03418

Maintaining a safe environment for our students, staff and visitors is a key priority for the University. We have a large mutli-site campus and as such our security team provide a front line service in maintaining standards and upholding security arrangements at all times of the day and night. As a Security Officer, you will be a friendly contact point for the thousands of students, staff and visitors that come to our beautiful, 67 acre campus, 25 minutes from London Waterloo.

You will be part of a specialist team of highly-trained and dedicated security officers responsible for the effective implementation of the University security and safety procedures under the direction of the Security Supervisors and managers. You will be working in an environment surrounded by beautiful grounds, listed buildings and working with amazing people. This role incorporates safeguarding and support, enhancing the student’s safety and experience on campus by pro-actively talking to students in a friendly & supportive way to identify how they are and what issues may arise on campus.

You’ll enjoy the variety of dealing with a range of activities every shift, from ensuring the safety of everyone while patrolling on campus, pointing students and visitors in the right direction, helping students with welfare issues or when rules and responsibilities need to be enforced, dealing with crimes, responding to fire alarms and calls for first aid. Your ability to communicate with people at all levels will be well used. No two shifts are the same and whilst the work can be challenging and rewarding, this is a great job for those who enjoy helping others.

You would be working on an annualised rotating shift pattern, 24/7 & 365 days a year, working an average of 35 hours per week including day and night shifts, which is focused to meet the University’s seasonal activities and support you in your work/life balance. For further details of the shift pattern please refer to the job description. You’ll need to hold a full manual, clean driving licence to drive our vehicles around campus, a valid Security Industry Authority Licence to Door Supervisor level and experience of a similar role elsewhere.

As a valued employee at Roehampton you will have access to:

  •  Local Government Pension Scheme
  •  High street discounts
  •  Generous holiday entitlement
  •  Tax free cycle scheme
  •  On site gym
  •  Discounted Apple and Microsoft products
  •  Free parking
  •  Travel Loan

We are a supportive, close-knit and inclusive community, with a proud history in higher education stretching back more than 175 years. Our values come from this rich history, built on community, engagement and partnership, with a belief that no matter their background, we can help our students realise their ambitions. Our graduates today have excellent employment prospects, and are part of a thriving global community of Roehampton alumni.

To find out more information about the role and what we’re looking for, visit the Working at Roehampton section of our website where you will find full details, how to apply, as well as further information about the benefits of working for us.

The closing date for completed applications is: 20 th October 2022

It is expected that interviews will be held on: 28th October 2022 however to ensure responsivity to the market, candidates may be invited to interview before the closing date.

The University is an equal opportunities and ‘disability confident’ employer

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