Who is Staffordshire University?
We are the Connected University with 100 years of experience and ambition in becoming the UK’s foremost digital Institution. Our main campus is located in Stoke on Trent alongside our Centres of Excellence in Healthcare Education located in Stafford and Shrewsbury. Staffordshire University London’s Digital Institute is our first campus outside the Midlands.
With more than 10,000 Full Time Undergraduate and Postgraduate students on campus, we continue to drive innovation and change, aiming to positively disrupt our sector. For our University, it is about so much more than the numbers. In fact, if there’s one thing that sets us apart, it’s our people who are all #ProudToBeStaffs. Every one of our employees goes above and beyond to deliver on our connected mission, responding to the needs of our students, academic partners, businesses and society.
Over the past 5 years, we have transformed ourselves into a Gold standard provider of teaching and learning, gaining historically high positions in the UK league tables. With digital skills being at our core, we strive for diversity in all its forms and play an important role in our local communities and regional economies.
About the role
Staffordshire University is recruiting a Security Officer (Nights) to join their busy Campus Security team in Stoke.
The role works on a shift basis and we require a degree of flexibility as this role is part of a 24/7, 365 day service. The core shift hours for this role are between 8pm – 6am, 7 days a week. Rota will vary in shift length due to operational needs.
This is an exciting opportunity and a role like no other! The team plays a pivotal role in the safety and wellbeing of students, staff and visitors to the University, as well as providing 24-hour security services. Most importantly, we provide welfare support for students, working closely with wellbeing and other services across the university through our 24- hour provision. The role is fast paced and responsive, with no two days being the same! You will play a key role in developing and fostering relationships with everyone on campus, for us to maintain a safe and secure environment. In return we can offer you a generous benefits package including enhanced annual leave entitlement, a comprehensive training package and private pension.
We are currently going through a period of transformation and service improvement, so this is an exciting time to join a diverse and highly skilled team!
Successful candidates will ideally have previous security experience, however the ability to provide an excellent student experience is paramount so applications from individuals with relevant experience outside of the security sector are welcomed. We require exceptional levels of customer service, the ability to be diplomatic in conflict and empathise with individuals from a variety of backgrounds. You must have the ability to work in sometimes challenging situations, remaining calm and acting effectively. You will be a positive and motivating individual, and a committed team player, but with the ability to work independently and on your own initiative. You must be comfortable with technology and computer literate as we are a digital university. As a team we go beyond the traditional security boundaries and as an individual you must be highly skilled and flexible to deal with this challenging and varied role. The ability to embrace change is a must. As a university we consider the right attitudes and behaviours are just as important as experience and skill.
Our department philosophy is to keep our customers at the heart of everything we do and we expect our staff to uphold our values of “Diligent, Kind and Excellent” at all times, linking in to the University’s overall vision, strategy and values.
For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Jason Cooper - Security Manager Nights - firstname.lastname@example.org
For full details please see the attached job description and person specification.
In return for your dedication, we have a competitive benefits package available
- Competitive incremental rates of Pay
- Starting from 29 days Annual Leave (depending on job grade) plus 11 days Bank Holiday and Discretionary days
- Excellent Pension Scheme
- Access to continued professional and personal development
- An opportunity to become part of the wider University community
- Access to an Employee Assistance Programme
- Discounted Health & Fitness Facilities on site at the Stoke Campus
- Discounted Travel by Rail or Bus, with the option of season tickets loans
We reserve the right to close any vacancies when we are in receipt of sufficient applications. All applicants are advised to complete and submit your applications as soon as possible.
Closing Date: 17 Dec 2021
Type: Professional Support