The University of St Andrews is currently seeking an ambitious and dynamic individual for the position of Security and Response Officer within the University Security and Response Team. Reporting to a Security and Response Team Leader, you will be responsible for ensuring that the University is a safe and secure environment for the students and staff that live and work here, as well as for visitors.

Working across and beyond the University Estate, duties will include ensuring that our buildings are secure, alarms and causes for concern are responded to appropriately, and that technology such as CCTV, incident recording system and digital radio / telephony system are utilised effectively.

Training will be provided during deployment, as part of a probationary period, and this may include some external training for which travel and accommodation expenses will be provided.

The post-holder will be required to undergo and pass training in an accredited Emergency First Aid course and Higher Education Safety and Security.

The post-holder will be required to work as part of a team providing a 24/7, all-year-round service, working a 12-hour day shift / night shift pattern. In addition to the salary shown above, a Premium Hours Payment of an additional 1/3rd time is paid for hours worked between 10 pm and 6 am where those hours are not subject to any other overtime rate.

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    Before an appointment can be confirmed, you will be subject to a Basic Disclosure check.

    Further information and informal enquiries may be directed to the University Deputy Security Manager, Mr Neil Johnston, Email: cnj1@st-andrews.ac.uk

    Applications are particularly welcome from people from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community, and other protected characteristics who are under-represented in professional posts at the University.

    Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of the St Andrews experience. We strive to create a fair and inclusive culture demonstrated through our commitment to diversity awards (Athena Swan, Carer Positive, LGBT Charter, Race Charters and Stonewall). We celebrate diversity by promoting profiles of BAME, LGBTIQ+ staff and supporting networks including the Staff BAME Network; Staff with Disabilities Network; Staff LGBTIQ+ Network; and the Staff Parents & Carers Network. Full details available online: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/hr/edi/.

    In accordance with the new immigration rules, it is with regret that this role does not meet the current suitability requirements set by the UKVI to enable sponsorship of migrant workers. The University encourages all interested candidates to apply regardless of nationality and all applications received are assessed against the essential and desirable criteria listed in the further particulars. The successful candidate will have to demonstrate their right to work in the UK prior to commencing employment and where required, obtain the right to work in the UK without relying on University sponsorship. Information on other visa options is available at https://www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa or by contacting our HR Immigration Team on hrimmigration@st-andrews.ac.uk.

    This post will be primarily based at the Estates office within St Andrews.

    Closing Date: 31 January 2023

    Please quote ref: MC1175NB

    Further Particulars: MC1175NB FPs.doc


    Salary: £21,197 – £23,715 per annum

    Start Date: March 2023

    University of St Andrews


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