Security Officer

University of Leeds


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Salary up to £29,154* (Dependent On Experience) 

*(includes weighting allowance of £4,439 per annum, an unsociable hours allowance added to your fixed salary to take into account your rota pattern)

This role will be based on the university campus with the need to be able to drive an automatic car to attend off campus locations.

The University of Leeds is one of the top 135 universities in the world.  We have a truly global community, with more than 39,000 students who need the help and support of the Security Team.  

We are looking for professional, proactive, and highly motivated people to join our team. 

As the role is very customer focused, you will need to be able to support both students and staff – adapting your communication style to the situation.  

Duties will include:

 Providing a visible presence, including foot and vehicle patrols on campus and other University of Leeds assets, buildings and properties ensuring the security and safety of all University personnel, students, visitors and infrastructure;

  • Attending and reporting incidents (student welfare, reports of crime, fire/intruder/panic alarm activations, out-of-hours maintenance issues) liaising with the relevant services and maintaining and compiling accurate records
  • Control room monitoring of alarm and CCTV systems, dealing with general enquiries, emergency calls and face to face customers’ enquiries.

 Working hours will be on a rotating shift basis with the service operating 24/7/365 days a year.  You will work a set rota pattern of days and nights.

 What we offer in return

  • 42 days holiday (annual leave, discretionary days and bank holidays) 
  • Generous pension scheme options plus life assurance
  • Uniform, safety shoes & Personal Protective Equipment (includes body worn camera)
  • Health and Wellbeing: Discounted staff membership options at The Edge, our state-of-the-art Campus gym, with a pool, sauna, climbing wall, cycle circuit, and sports halls.
  • Personal Development: Access to courses run by our Organisational Development & Professional Learning team, and self-development courses including languages, Creative Writing, Wellbeing Therapies and much more.
  • Access to on-site childcare, shopping discounts and travel schemes are also available.

We welcome and encourage applications from all sections of the community. For this role we would particularly welcome applications from women, as they are underrepresented within the Service. We will select the best candidate solely on the basis of merit and ability to do the job.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

[email protected]

Location:  Leeds – Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Facilities Directorate
School/Institute:  Security Services
Category:  Operational Support
Grade: 
Grade 4
Salary: 

£22,197 to £24,715
p.a.
Weighting Allowance of £4,439
Working Time:  Rotating shift pattern across a 24-hour period, 365 days per year
Post Type: 

Full Time
Contract Type:  Ongoing
Release Date:  Tuesday 06 June 2023
Closing Date:  Sunday 02 July 2023
Interview Date: 
Tuesday 11 July 2023
Reference:  FDSEC1036
Downloads:  Candidate Brief

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