Security Officer x3

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Birmingham, ENGLAND
Deadline: 24 Jan 2021

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Security Services
Location:  Multiple Campuses
Salary:  £19,038 to £20,693 per annum
Closing Date:  Sunday 24 January 2021
Interview Date:  Monday 08 February 2021
Reference:  122020-463

Birmingham City University - Security Services department currently has three vacancies for security officers to join our dynamic team. 

The main emphasise of the team is to provide a professional, efficient and approachable security service whilst at all times maintaining a high level of customer service to students, staff and visitors and to make the Birmingham City University a safe and tranquil working environment.  This encourages and supports students and staff in achieving their academic/work ambitions and provides residential students with a service which is unobtrusive but secure.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Static Reception desk duties providing friendly, courteous, efficient and effective front-line assistance to students, staff and visitors, whilst upholding high standards and acting as ambassadors for the University. 
  • Attending emergency response-type incidents (i.e. immediate alarms/emergency evacuations/First Aid situations etc.)
  • Our protective operations including internal building and external campus walking patrols. 
  • Dealing with miscellaneous issues, many of which may be Security, Estates or Health and Safety concerns.
  • Security Control Room duties, i.e. CCTV operations.
  • Conduct routine checks to ensure the Estate and its property and equipment is secure, safe and operational.

Skills and Experience


  • Security Industry Authority (SIA) Door Supervision Licence
  • Previous experience in a similar Security role
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience using IT systems and software (Microsoft Office)
  • Flexibility and reliability 


  • NVQ Level 2 or higher qualification in Safety/Security/Risk and Loss Prevention subject matters
  • Public Space Surveillance experience (SIA CCTV Licence)
  • First Aid Qualification
  • Experience working within a Higher Education environment
  • Full UK driving licence

To apply for this role, please read the attached Job Description and Core Values and then complete the online application form and upload a copy of your CV.  Candidates are required to remove any personal details to ensure a fair and transparent recruitment process.

Due to potential for high number of applicants this advert may be closed at an earlier stage therefore early submission is recommended

With around 24,000 students from 80 countries, Birmingham City University is a large and diverse place to study. We put students at the heart of everything we do, giving them the best opportunities for future success. The University has an enviable reputation for providing quality, student-focused education in a professional and friendly environment

Further details:

Please be aware that this position will require a Standard DBS disclosure, please contact HR on 0121 331 6693 for a confidential self-disclosure form should you wish to declare anything in advance.

The University is committed to internationalism and diversity and welcomes applications from all countries, faiths and backgrounds.

It is each individual successful applicants responsibility to ensure that they have permission to work in the UK. Some applicants may require sponsorship from the University and a visa from UKVI to take up the role if successful. More information on this can be found here:

Some roles are not capable of sponsorship because they do not meet the UKVI criteria relating to skill and salary level. If you are unsure as to whether you would require sponsorship if successful, or whether the role is capable of sponsorship, please contact us:

Please note on occasions where we receive a large number of applications, we may close the advert ahead of the publicised closing date. If this does happen, we will contact all candidates via email who have started but not yet completed their application, giving 48 hours’ notice.  We would therefore advise that you submit your completed application as soon as possible.

At Birmingham City University we are proud to be an equal opportunities employer.  All staff are expected to understand and enact the University’s commitment to ensuring equality, diversity and inclusion in our employment practice and in all that we do . This commitment is enshrined in our Core Values and is detailed in our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Employment Policy. The University values and celebrates the diversity of our staff and students; we welcome people from the many  different backgrounds and life experiences that reflect the students and the citizens we serve.  We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and actively encourage unique contributions, in particular from under-represented groups in respect of age, disability, sex, gender or gender identity, ethnicity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation or transgender status

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