Security Officer (Summergrove)

University of Central Lancashire

Permanent vacancies have arisen at UCLan’s Westlakes campus in Cumbria for Security Officers to work within the UCLan Security team. The post holders will be required to work two 12 hour days, followed by two 12 hour nights, followed by four rest periods on a rotating shift basis. The posts will be based at Summergrove and Samuel Lindow building on the Westlakes campus, with flexibility to work on other shifts, or occasionally other campuses if required.

The purpose of the role is to ensure that the University and its premises remain as safe and secure an environment as possible, providing a rapid and professional response to incidents, emergencies, and evacuations in accordance with Standard Operational Procedures and policies.

The successful applicants will have knowledge of security type operations with excellent customer service and interpersonal skills. Applicants should also be experienced in diffusing situations calmly whilst maintaining empathy and confidentiality. Candidates will have effective communication skills (face-to-face, via radio, email and in writing); be able to follow verbal and written procedures; have the ability to prepare accurate reports and provide clear information as appropriate. The ability to remain calm in emergency situations; knowledge of Health & Safety and Data Protection Legislation are also required for this role.

Essential criteria include a valid First Aid Certificate (or show commitment to obtain such), a driving licence (with no more than 3 penalty points and no unspent record of disqualification) and literacy, numeracy, and basic IT skills.

Applicants need to meet and demonstrate all essential criteria on the person specification in no less than 400 words to be considered for interview. These vacancies are at UCLan’s Westlakes campus in Cumbria.

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