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Security Officer

Estates & Facilities

Location:  Newport, Shropshire TF10 8NB
Salary:  £23,337
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  Wednesday 05 October 2022
Reference:  DH-SEPT2022

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).

Application Procedure:

Expressions of interest are invited for this role. Applicants should provide a covering letter and CV setting out how their skills and experience meet the requirements of the role which should be forwarded to the HR Department by via email at 

To be submitted no later than midnight on 5 October 2022

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