University of Plymouth

University of Plymouth

Security Manager

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£45,585 - £54,395 per annum - Grade 8

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Permanent, Full-time

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Professional/Support Services
Security Manager


Are you an experienced Security Manager, looking for a new challenge within a high performing team where your skills and expertise can be used and developed?

We are seeking a Security Manager to lead the management and development of the Security Service. The friendly team is vital in keeping students, staff, visitors and our buildings safe and providing a welcoming and supportive environment. There is always something new happening at the University, and the role is never dull.

You will be key in the development and implementation of a security strategy to establish a safe and secure environment in which the university community can thrive. This includes the main city centre campus as well as other University sites within a 5-mile radius.

Experienced in security management at a senior level within a relevant, complex organisation you will demonstrate the ability to work both at strategic and operational levels using your knowledge of current security related legislation and practice. You will provide intelligence–led information on risks and threats to aid decision-making.

Essential skills include leadership and teambuilding and as you will be working with colleagues across the University you will have effective communication and interpersonal skills. A good understanding of issues facing security in higher education will be expected.

A relevant professional qualification or knowledge gained via substantial vocational experience in security leadership is essential. Specialist knowledge of a range of security systems such as CCTV, communication, intruder alarms along with a good working knowledge of Microsoft word/excel/PowerPoint/outlook and databases. Knowledge of Health, Safety and Security legislation and experience of risk management is essential. As the Departmental Safety Co-ordinator a NEBOSH Health and Safety qualification or willingness to achieve on appointment is also a requirement.

A current full driving licence (manual transmission) is essential as you will be driving University of Plymouth vehicles. This role is also subject to health surveillance with our Occupational Health team.

This is a full-time, permanent position and whilst you will generally work a 37-hour week, Monday to Friday, you will be required to undertake duties outside these times and be flexible to meet the demands of the role. You must be able to attend campus at times which include evenings and weekends, to deal with emergencies or provide cover. As the security team works 24/7 you will need to work some out of hours shifts to understand requirements and to manage service performance.

Due to the nature of the work, this role is based on campus. There can be a requirement in certain instances to attend work to resolve/manage issues; therefore, the post holder must live within reasonable travelling distance of the University.

The appointment will require an enhanced DBS check, in line with CSAS accreditation.

For an informal conversation about the role please email [email protected] to arrange a time.

Please demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria outlined in the knowledge, qualifications, training and experience elements of the job description in your supporting statement.

Interviews are likely to take place on Thursday 2nd May 2024 and you will be notified if you have been shortlisted or not.

We offer a competitive salary package and a generous pension and holiday scheme. We also offer a range of other benefits, including ongoing development opportunities. A summary of our comprehensive benefits can be viewed here.

A successful external candidate for this position would be employed by the University of Plymouth Services Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of the University of Plymouth. Employees of the University of Plymouth Services Limited work alongside the University of Plymouth colleagues in delivery of Plymouth's strategic vision, and will adopt the University of Plymouth's HR policies and procedures in full unless otherwise stated.

The University of Plymouth is a diverse, welcoming community where everyone makes a difference and is encouraged to bring their whole selves to work. To find out more about our inclusive community, initiatives such as Athena Swan and the Race Equality Charter and our range of benefits / support mechanisms such as flexible working, staff networks and enhanced maternity, paternity & adoption leave please visit our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion webpages

We particularly welcome applicants from under-represented groups such as BAME/BIPOC and LGBT+.

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Security Manager


University of Plymouth


United Kingdom


March 27, 2024

Application deadline

April 15, 2024

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Business and Economics,Education,Law,Medicine

About the employer

The University of Plymouth is a public university that was established in 1862 as a polytechnic institute. The institute gained the status of a university in 1992 and is also the first contemporary university to start a private medical and dental school. It is affiliated to ACU, EUA, CHUC, and Universities UK. The university has academic collaborations with several renowned institutes including GSM London, Highlands College, Weymouth College, Strode College, City of Bristol College, and Exeter College.

Notably, the main campus of the university dwells at the center of Plymouth. It includes academic buildings, libraries, laboratories, and student residence halls. The main campus is home to the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business, Faculty of Science and Engineering, and the Faculty of Health, as well as the University of Plymouth Students’ Union. The North Plymouth campus hosts the School of Medicine, School of Dentistry, and School of Biomedical and Healthcare Sciences. The Roland Levinsky Building, a 9-story structure, houses a public art gallery, digital media suites, and three performance rehearsal studios.

The Charles Seale-Hayne Library with 24x7 accessibility houses more than 350,000 books, e-books, journals, and additional resources for research, learning, and teaching. The primary mode of transport in the campus involves cars and two-wheelers. Also, the nearest railway station is just a few minutes’ walk from the campus.

The academic structure of the university is organized into faculties, each of which comprises a number of schools that offer undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral-level degree programs in various disciplines. The Faculty of Arts, Humanities, and business offer degrees in English, art history, architecture, fine art, photography, media arts, dance, theatre, and music. Plymouth Business School is part of the University of Plymouth's Faculty of Arts, Humanities, and the School offers undergraduate and postgraduate (masters) degrees, is research active, and works in partnership with industry and organizations across the world. The Faculty of Health comprises the former University of Plymouth Faculty of Health and Human Sciences and Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry and offers degree programs in social work, and medical sciences. The Science and Engineering Faculty offers degrees in mathematics, computing, environmental sciences, and also professional diving.

The University of Plymouth is a three-time winner of the Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education, most recently in 2019 for marine microplastic pollution research. The university has over 19000 students and 2,500 staff members. The student population of the university comprises of 3,000 international students from 100 countries. In addition to that Over 4,500 students per year benefit from placements and work-based learning.

The university has many distinguished alumni who are leaders and have received awards in their fields. The alumni list of the university includes Sebastian Clover (the youngest sailor to cross the Atlantic Ocean), Monty Halls (A Wildlife Presenter at BBC), Jane Wilson-Howarth (Physician and a Travel-Writer), Mandy Chessell (Computer Scientist), Clare Nasir (Meteorologist), Darren Jones (MP for Bristol North West), and Jaka Aryadipa Singgih (Indonesian Politician and Entrepreneur).

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