EST-065-22-R-R5 - Security Officer (Temp Bank)

University of Kent
January 30, 2023
Offerd Salary:£20,134
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Security Officer (Temp Bank) Security Location: Canterbury

Salary: £20,134 per annum pro rata See advert for details Grade: Grade 3 Post Type: Part Time Contract Type: Release Date: Monday 16 January 2023 Closing Date: 23.59 hours GMT on Monday 30 January 2023 (unless otherwise stated) Reference: EST-065-22-R-R5

We are looking to recruit a number of bank staff for the University of Kent's Campus Security Team. Previous experience in a similar role would be beneficial, however, it is not essential as full training will be provided. We are keen to hear from you if you are enthusiastic and motivated to be part of a committed security team in providing excellent customer service to a diverse group of people.

As a member of the Campus Security temp bank, you will be working on an ad hoc basis to ensure the University has safe security staffing levels to be able to respond efficiently to emergencies. This may be to cover sickness, annual leave or other staff absences, as well as at busier times of year and to cover certain events.

You will have the ability to assess situations quickly and effectively. You will also be a good all-round communicator, with the ability to pass on verbal information clearly and write up accurate reports of incidents.

The University has an estimated 20,000+ students and staff, as well as visitors that we have a duty to protect and secure. The Security Team maintain a safe environment by preventing crime, responding promptly to emergencies and difficult situations in line with security procedures. Our Duty Managers and Security Officers help fulfil this essential function. For more details about typical duties involved, please see the Job Description.

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Good standard of literacy and numeracy which may be evidenced by GCSE Grade C / Level 4 (minimum) English and Maths or equivalent
  • Experience of managing potentially volatile situations and dealing with conflict
  • Customer awareness and the ability to provide a high-quality service at all times
  • Excellent oral communication skills and good listening skills (including the ability to clearly relay information in person and via a radio communication system)
  • Excellent written communication skills to effectively provide clear incident reports and complete relevant management documentation
  • Demonstrable skills in observation and the ability to appraise situations quickly and effectively.
  • Benefits

  • Competitive Pay rate: £13:37 p/h (which includes holiday uplift and pro rata Serious Incident Response allowance, which is £955 per annum for full time members of staff)
  • Working at one of the UK's leading universities
  • A beautiful landscape and award winning buildings
  • A variety of shift patterns. Shifts are usually 10 hours with a paid break
  • Flexible work, to improve and accommodate a healthy work-life balance
  • Full training provided
  • The Department

    This role is offered by the Commercial Services and Estates Department. The Estates Department provides a number of essential services to the University of Kent and is responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the extensive grounds and buildings; the security of students, staff and visitors; transport and travel; a postal service and the University Design & Print Centre. It is also responsible for the buildings, new development and construction projects both at Canterbury and at our Medway campus at Chatham Maritime and on the Chatham Historic Dock Yard.

    Following the submission of your application and closing of the advert you will be notified if you have been shortlisted. Thereafter successful candidate(s) will be invited to attend an interview. We look forward to receiving your application.

    Previous applicants need not apply.

    We particularly welcome applications from female and black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented at this level in this area Further details: Job Description

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