Loughborough University

Loughborough University

Security Patrol Officer

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Security Patrol Officer

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Operational Services Monthly grade 3 from £22011 to £23144 per annum. Subject to annual pay award.

Job description

Student Services

Full Time, Open Ended.

Rotating Shift Pattern

Are you a friendly, empathetic and caring person who enjoys helping others and providing great customer service? Someone who is still as positive and enthusiastic at the end of their shift as they were at the start?

We are seeking motivated individuals to join our dynamic security team here on our thriving and energetic campus. The successful applicants will enjoy a competitive salary with generous 27% shift pattern allowance, and an attractive, flexible shift pattern with a focus on work and life balance, which is why most of our staff have been with us for many years.

Previous security experience is not necessary – our primary aim is the support and welfare of students and staff. All other elements of the role can be learnt, and training will be provided.

The postholder will be responsible for matters relating to:

  • the safety and welfare of students, staff and visitors
  • the security of university buildings and other property on and off campus
  • the protection of personal property of students, staff and visitors
  • the control of traffic and parking
  • Applicants must ensure that any application separately evidences all the essential criteria to assist with shortlisting.

    A full driving licence is an essential requirement.

    Job Purpose

    To deploy as a member of the university security function, your main duties will be to provide uniformed patrols on a rotating shift pattern of twelve- hours, starting at 6 am on day shifts and 6 pm on night shifts.

    The shift pattern is as follows:

  • 4-night shifts Monday to Thursday, followed by 7 rest days
  • 3-night shifts Friday to Sunday followed by 4 rest days
  • 3-day shifts Friday to Sunday followed by 2 rest days
  • 2-day shifts Wednesday to Thursday followed by 3 rest days
  • 3-day shifts Monday to Wednesday followed by 4 rest days
  • Patrols will involve foot, cycle, and, if you have a driving licence, use of vehicles, responding to incidents on university property, and will include responsibilities away from the University site either involving students or as part of other contracted security responsibilities.

    Safety of the staff and students is our priority, in addition to ensuring the safety and welfare of all people connected with or visiting the University, the protection of university property and the regulation of vehicle movement on and around the University site.

    For more information, please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification.

    Informal enquiries should be directed to Mick Wood, Deputy Security Manager by email at [email protected] or by telephone on 01509 223750.

    Come and join the team!

    Pay will be enhanced to £12.00 per hour to reflect we are a Real Living Wage Employer. Regular pay is enhanced at the point of payment.

    Closing Date: Friday 24 May 2024

    Interview Date: Thursday 6 June 2024

    Job details


    Security Patrol Officer


    Loughborough University


    United Kingdom


    May 03, 2024

    Application deadline

    May 24, 2024

    Job type



    Social Science

    About the employer

    The history of Loughborough University can be traced back to the establishment of a small technical institute in 1909. Originally, Loughborough University of Technology provided education only in technical subjects like art and science. The university was given its current name in 1996. Currently, the university has 22 academic schools and departments, over 100 research groups, institutes and centers, and over 35 professional services, teams.

    Located in the center of Loughborough, UK, the university campus covers an area of 440 acres. The campus has a world-class infrastructure and provides a plethora of facilities like huge lecture theatres, a well-stocked library, well-equipped laboratories, an extensive IT network, a conference center, excellent accommodation, and Loughborough Students' Union. The university also has an arts center, a bank, a health center, two theatres, restaurants, and some shops. Also, it provides the students with excellent sports facilities. The university has a postgraduate campus in London too. Both the campuses have won many awards and rankings for the facilities they offer.

    Loughborough University offers numerous undergraduate, doctoral and postgraduate programs in various fields like accounts, finance, engineering, sciences, architecture, business, computer science, management, mathematics, languages, sports, economics, arts, social sciences, media, and psychology. The university houses more than 17,000 students and over 3,700 staff members. It is a member of a renowned international academic network, UNITECH International, and has collaborations with many international institutions like MIT, IIT Delhi, and Nanyang Technological University. It also has strong links with many funding agencies and sponsors like the Brunei High Commission, the Libyan Embassy, Oman Cultural Attaché Office and the Chevening Organization. The university equips the students with the skills and knowledge required to improve their employability and offers them plenty of outstanding career opportunities.

    Loughborough University has a large network of alumni. There are more than 178,000 alumni across 169 countries. Sir Peter Bonfield is BT Group's former chief executive. Lord Sebastian Coe is an Olympic athlete well-known for holding the world marathon record. Paula Radcliffe is Williams Formula One team's Head of Vehicle Performance and Rob Smedley's former race engineer. Malcolm Sayer is a successful car and aircraft designer. Rosalind Ayres is a popular English actress. Tanni Grey-Thompson is a television presenter, Welsh politician, and a former wheelchair racer. Clive Woodward used to be an English rugby player and served as the coach for the England rugby team from 1997-2004. There are lots of other distinguished and notable names linked to the university.

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