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Security Officer

Estates & Facilities

Salary:   £23,337 per annum
Closing Date:   Sunday 18 August 2019
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  JC01A

The University is seeking full time permanent security professionals to join our excellent and well respected in-house security and portering team, providing overnight weekday and 24-hour weekend security cover through a rotating shift pattern. The role is key to maintaining a safe and welcoming environment for the University community, through the protection of people, property and assets. The role will be based primarily at the Newport campus. The majority of the role will be security based, although from time to time the successful applicant will need to take on other duties including some portering tasks.

The successful applicant will be a responsible, experienced and credible security professional who will work to a high standard. They will need to work both as part of the security and portering team as well as with limited supervision using their initiative. They will operate with integrity, discretion and honesty when dealing with sensitive issues. The successful applicant will have experience of working on campus sites in a University or Further Education environment. They will have good knowledge of the operation of radios, CCTV, access control and incident management software.

The successful applicant must have good communication skills, be an excellent ambassador for the University and provide an excellent customer service experience to staff, students, visitors and members of the public. A good knowledge of law and offenses relating to security as well as health and safety legislation relevant to security activities is a benefit.

If you have any queries or questions or for an informal discussion please contact David Harding, Security and Portering Manager (e:, t: 01952 815321).

For further information about the University or to see full job description, please visit our website at

Application Procedure: All applications should be completed and submitted using the Harper Adams e-Recruitment programme at to be completed no later than midnight on 18 August 2019.

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of criminal records via the Disclosure and Barring Service before the appointment is confirmed. This will include details of cautions, reprimands or final warnings, as well as convictions.

This post is unlikely to meet the relevant criteria to allow the University to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship. Applications from candidates who require a Certificate of Sponsorship to work in the UK will be considered against the requirements stated in the recruitment documentation. Recruitment decisions will be made in accordance with the UK Visas and Immigration guidance.

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

Further details:

Harper Adams University is one of the premier UK Higher Education Institutions focused on the land-based and food supply chain sector.

With 2800 undergraduate students, plus those completing postgraduate, research and CPD programmes, Harper Adams is the UK's largest single provider of higher education for these subjects.  Programmes fall into eleven broad subject areas – but none operate in isolation. Community and collaboration are key at Harper Adams, meaning everyone, including staff, students and industry partners, benefits from a close network of knowledge and opportunity exchange

Situated in Shropshire, the campus and the surrounding area provide an excellent working and living environment for staff and students alike.

Harper Adams is consistently positioned highly in a range of national ratings, performance measures and league tables. Its current graduate employment rate is 98% (the joint top rating in England) and student satisfaction stands at 93% (National Student Survey 2017).

Harper Adams is ranked as the UK’s Best Modern University by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018; was named University of the Year in the 2016 and 2017 Whatuni Student Choice Awards and holds a Gold (highest level) award from the Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework.

In 2018 Harper Adams University will receive the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Further and Higher Education, part of the UK honours system.

Applied research is at the heart of the university’s activity, with the work of a thriving academic community underpinning both teaching and work with the industries allied to Harper. The 2014 Government Research Excellence Framework rated all of the university’s research as “of international quality”, and more than half was deemed “world leading” or “internationally excellent”.