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Security Officer

Estates & Facilities

Location:  Newport, Shropshire TF10 8NB
Salary:  £23,337 per annum
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Monday 11 July 2022
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  DH-JUNE2022

Harper Adams University is a unique and pleasant place to work. We take care of our colleagues, respect and value all our staff by providing an excellent holiday package, enhanced pay for Bank Holiday working and access to an excellent pension scheme, as we know it takes a strong and diverse workforce to maintain the kind of success we’ve achieved.

Due to the continual growth of our award-winning global reputation and the expansion of our campus we are seeking to enhance our excellent and well-respected in-house Security and Portering team to ensure continued success.

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 at the beautiful rural location at our Newport campus. You should have a reasonable level of physical fitness to carry out patrols of the Campus and surrounding land holdings. The successful applicants would ideally have experience in working in an Education or similar environment which provides day time and night time accommodation for people aged 18 plus but this is not essential as full training will be provided.

Most important is to enjoy working with people have a positive can-do attitude and the ability to work both as part of a team as well as with limited supervision using your initiative. You will be confident and outgoing with both excellent customer care and communication skills. You will be a responsible, credible security professional who will work to a high standard, operating at all times with integrity, discretion and honesty when dealing with sensitive issues.

You will be working on a 12-hour shift covering 24/7 performing a 4 on 4 off rolling shift pattern. The shift will be 0800hrs – 2000hrs and 2000hrs – 0800hrs 365 days of the year

Full on-site training will be provided you will also be expected to attend any training courses deemed necessary to aid you whilst carrying out your duties. A full driving license is desirable for this role.

If you believe you match the person we are seeking and can be an excellent ambassador for the University with the exceptional people skills needed for success then we welcome your application.

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

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Harper Adams University is one of the premier UK Higher Education institutions focused on the land-based and food supply chain sector. With around 2,800 undergraduate students, plus those completing postgraduate, research and CPD programmes, Harper Adams University 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. The University has been the highest performing modern university in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide for the last four years, climbing to 17th place in the overall league table. In the 2020 guide Harper Adams was named Modern University of the Year and runner-up University of the Year. In the 2019 Whatuni? Student Choice Awards, based on student reviews, Harper Adams won the Student Support category for the fifth time – the only university to have taken the title since the awards began - and won the category for best job prospects for a fourth year running. In the 2020 QS World Rankings for Agriculture and Forestry published in March 2020, Harper Adams was ranked first in the UK for academic reputation and second in the world for its reputation with employers.

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”.



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