Security Officer

Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire
£16,502.00 - £18,039.00 Per Annum
02 Nov 2018
18 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Reference: OCT20183338

Benefits: Local Government Pension Scheme; 24 days holiday rising to 30 after 5 years; Excellent Training and Development Opportunities


Location - Newcastle under Lyme College

37 hours a week

Salary: £16,502 - £18,039 per annum 

Due to an internal promotion, we have a vacancy for a Security Officer to join our Security team. Working as part of a team, the main responsibility is to help maintain a friendly, safe, orderly and secure learning environment. You will be a point of contact for learners on issues relating to their security and behaviour in College, and will provide advice and guidance as appropriate. You will also present a friendly face to visitors and ensure that their first experience of the college is a positive one. Specific duties include regular patrolling of all areas of the College during which you will interact with learners, visitors and staff and respond to requests for assistance as well as challenging unacceptable behaviour where necessary. 

You will have a good understanding and awareness of security related issues which may arise in a Further Education environment and this will ideally be backed up with relevant practical experience which will include working with young people. You will be fit enough to remain active throughout the day while patrolling the buildings and grounds. Your excellent communication skills will enable you to converse clearly and courteously at all levels, along with the ability to gain the respect and trust of students as well as dealing with challenging behaviour in its many forms. You will be comfortable with using your initiative, dealing with a range of situations quickly and decisively. A good standard of general education is desirable and, whilst possession of a qualification in security or customer care would be useful, the personal qualities we’ve outlined above along with your excellent inter-personal skills are the most important attributes. 

Flexibility will be required over working hours, as there is a requirement to work a shift pattern to fit in with the full college day up until 9pm. Some weekend working will also be required from time to time. 

How to apply

To apply for the role of Security Officer, please go to and click on ‘Apply’ to complete an online application form.

The closing date for completed applications is 18th November 2018 with interviews to be held week commencing 26th November 2018.

This college is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All college based positions are subject to enhanced DBS check and are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act.

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from all sectors of the community.