Kirklees College

Security Officer

Kirklees, West Yorkshire
£22,960.31 per annum
15 Sep 2023
22 Sep 2023
Job Function
Estates and Facilities
Contract Type
Full Time

At Kirklees College we are always looking for new talent, and welcome applications from all sectors.

Whether in a teaching & learning role or in one of our specialised Business Support functions, you’ll be involved in nurturing and developing the next generation of construction workers, engineers, health workers and countless others.

We’re already a successful college, but we’re continually striving to be better and do better - be part of our story!

In the role of Campus Security Officer, you’ll be based to work between our two campuses in Dewsbury Town Centre, (Pioneer House and Springfield Sixth Form Centre). Your focus will be on making sure that the students, staff and visitors have a safe and welcoming environment in which to study, learn and work. This post is term-time only (36 weeks of term, plus 2 additional weeks either side of this).

Your key responsibilities will include supporting and taking direction from the Security Team Leader in the provision of a day-to-day security support, servicing all college buildings on a daily basis.

Duties range from operation of CCTV control, internal and external patrols on all sites, meeting and greeting as students, staff and visitors arrive, monitoring of college car parks / access to the sites.

Ideally, you’ll have demonstrable experience of working across a large, multi-site establishment. It’s important that you’re able to work on your own initiative and be a reliable member of the wider Facilities team. You must be able to communicate in an easy and effective manner with all members of the college community in accurate spoken English, and be able to follow instruction. You will also be required to demonstrate and understand our College values of Kindness, Unity and Excellence in your role.

Due to the nature of our work, it’s essential you’re committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

We believe learning is not just for our students: it’s an important part of working here too. Staff development opportunities include a mentoring scheme, financial contributions for external qualifications and skills development for current and aspiring managers. You’ll also have access to a range of staff benefits including an employee assistance programme, retail and leisure discounts and reduced Metro travel.

We want people who believe in the value of education, and who can contribute to our culture of supporting and challenging one another.

Hours/weeks/salary: 48 Hours / 38 Weeks  

Closing date: 22nd August 2023 - We do reserve the right to close this advertisement early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications.

Proposed interview date: 27th September 2023

If you have any queries about the role or the application process please contact Please check your emails regularly during the recruitment process (including spam and junk folders) as this is how you will be contacted once you have applied.

As an employer we are committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of an individuals’ sex, age, religion, race, marital status, disability status, sexual orientation, maternity or care leaver status. We are committed to exploring opportunities for flexible working and ensuring the work-life balance and wellbeing of our workforce. Please note that any job offer is subject to pre-employment checks including a DBS check, online searches and references from former employers, in line with guidance from Department for Education.

For further information about the role please visit the vacancies section of our website via the apply link.

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