Job details



Responsible to

Lead Controller


All Derby Sites


£23,846 to £25,685 per annum plus 20% shift allowance

Closing date

Monday 3 January 2022

Contract type


Post type




About the role

We are looking for a Security Team Leader to join the team, based across all our Derby sites.

You will lead a team of 3 Security Officers, as part of a wider Security provision that provides 24-hour security cover, providing a high-profile visible service, giving effective protection to our students, visitors, and staff.

The full-time working hours for this role are 42 hours per week. You will be required to work 12 hour shifts on a 4 on 4 off rota, rotating between day and night shifts.

Principal accountabilities

  1. To lead a high-profile Security Team aimed at, maintaining and promoting the safety and security of all University property, facilities and equipment, and that of all associated users, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  2. To take a pivotal role in encouraging and ensuring as far as reasonably practicable, a safe secure and welcoming environment for all users of the University.
  3. Encourage all users to promote a secure environment through their own conduct, and that of their team by providing advice, guidance and support for all security related matters.
  4. Continually develop a high performing team by individual development, coaching, and providing advice and guidance. To be responsible for the DPR process of all team members.
  5. To lead by example, ensuring that team members continually promote University values and behaviors by acting in an exemplary manor at all times, demonstrating excellence in performance, profile, conduct, and customer service at all times.
  6. To be responsible for ensuring adequate staffing provision and that sufficient resource is available to provide both routine and unplanned service, by maintaining appropriate rotas, ensuring duties are performed to agreed standards at all time.
  7. A lead role in the response to all incidents.
  8. Identify, investigate and report all matters of concern regarding security, and deal with all incidents of crime and anti-social behavior.
  9. Ensure investigations are conducted into all breaches of security and student discipline, providing comprehensive reports, assisting in enabling further action and identifying crime trends.
  10. Liaise and assist, where appropriate, with the Police and other external agencies in investigating all criminal activity affecting the University and its users.
  11. Lead in the organisation and provision of undertaking regular patrols of all University buildings and grounds, checking the security and safety of all property and contents.
  12. Provide a dedicated University key-holder service. Ensuring the timely locking and unlocking of all areas and buildings. Specifically ensuring that all doors and windows are secured, premises are vacated at appropriate times and all lights equipment and auxiliary heating is switched off after use.
  13. Ensure the effective operation of all Security related equipment including alarms, CCTV, access control and car park management systems, reporting any defects timely.
  14. To take a lead role in providing a 24hr point of contact and response service across all areas of the University, by ensuring appropriate shift staffing arrangements are in place and that all duties are performed satisfying risk and welfare obligations.
  15. As required, undertake vehicular access control duties, and assist in monitoring and enforcing University parking regulations.
  16. To drive University vehicles to assist in undertaking security duties and from time to time assist the Transport Department in other driving commitments.
  17. Maintain security databases, reports and events log.
  18. Act as a first Aider after appropriate training.
  19. Evaluate all requirements surrounding requests, or otherwise, to activate call out procedures for tradesmen, and contractors, and emergency plans amongst others.
  20. To be prepared to adjust working hours and arrangements were necessary.
  21. To undertake any other duties as seen appropriate by the Head of Security. 

Person specification

Essential Criteria



Skills, knowledge and abilities

Business requirements

Desirable Criteria



As well as competitive pay scales, we offer generous holiday entitlement. We also offer opportunities for further salary progression based on performance, and the opportunity to join a contributory pension scheme.

Find out more about pay and benefits

How to apply

You can apply by submitting an online application. Once you have signed in or registered with us you will be able to begin your application. If you are creating an account for the first time, please ensure you provide an email address that you access regularly as this will be our main means of contacting you regarding your application.

If you require any assistance, including the provision of any documentation in an alternative format, please contact the Recruitment team at

Please note all applications must be submitted online by Midnight GMT on the closing date of the vacancy.

Important information

Please note, unfortunately due to the SOC level and salary associated with this post we would be unable to sponsor any applicants requiring a skilled worker visa. For further information, please visit the skilled worker visa page at

If you wish to discuss your individual Visa arrangements in relation to this role, please contact us at


Our number one priority is to keep our staff, students and community safe as we continue to work through the pandemic. Upon appointment, full training will be given on the Health and Safety processes we follow.

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