University of Essex
£25,977 – £27,632per annum (adjusted for 46 hours per week) + £2500 annual Shift allowance
Estate Management design, repair, maintain and secure all campuses. We aim to provide a seamless service to all students, staff and visitors. Covering a multitude of services, we are available to assist with any issue concerning the University estate and facilities, safety, security and welfare of student’s staff and visitors to our campuses.
We are currently seeking a Security Officer to join the Security Team, part of our Estates and Campus Services Section, based at our Loughton Campus.
Duties of the Role
This post will involve ensuring the welfare, safety and security of a diverse campus population, undertaking a wide range of duties within the University Campus and externally to University owned and administered properties.
Responsibilities will include responding to enquiries in person, by phone or email, liaising with other University Sections, providing first aid, mental health support and pastoral care to students and staff, attending emergency situations, fire alarm activation and evacuations, dealing with conflict situations and patrolling and securing the University campus.
A full list of duties and responsibilities for the role can be found within the job pack.
Qualifications and skills required
The successful candidate will have a first aid qualification, training in mental health first aid and training in conflict management and physical intervention, or will be willing to undergo training in order to achieve these qualifications and requirements. In addition, you will hold a current Security Industry Authority (SIA) Licence, which includes door supervision and CCTV, or the ability to gain this before the completion of your probation period.
You will ideally have previous experience of providing a security and welfare support service, and have experience in working in a customer focused environment, be able to remain calm and professional under pressure with the ability to deal with conflict situations with confidence.
Basic computer skills, good negotiation skills and excellent attention to detail are also essential for this post.
Due to the nature of the work, this appointment is subject to an Enhanced DBS check.
Please see the attached job pack, which contains a full job description and person specification which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications and experience needed for this role plus more information relating to the post. We recommend you read this information carefully before making an application. Applications should be made on-line, but if you would like advice or help in making an application, or need information in a different format, please email [email protected]
This recruitment campaign is being administered by the University of Essex on behalf of University of Essex Campus Services Ltd, a wholly owned company of the University. Some aspects of the information provided on this recruitment website may not apply to this appointment.
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