Security Officer

20 134 £
Date Placed 11 January

Closing Date: 

23.59 hours GMT on Tuesday 24 January 2023  (unless otherwise stated)

Interview Date: 

To be confirmed

Do you have the ability to assess situations and respond efficiently to emergencies? Do you have effective written communication skills and the ability to pass on verbal information clearly? If so, you could be a great candidate for a Security Officer at the University of Kent, predominantly based at our Medway Campus.

Previous experience in a similar role would be beneficial, however, it is not essential as full training will be provided. We are keen to hear from you if you are enthusiastic and motivated to be part of a committed security team in providing excellent customer service to a diverse group of people.

As a Security Officer you will be required to work both day and night shifts on a rota basis, so flexibility is needed.

To be successful in this role, you will have:

Good standard of literacy and numeracy which may be evidenced by GCSE Grade C / Level 4 (minimum) English and Maths or equivalent

Excellent oral communication skills and good listening skills (including the ability to clearly relay information in person and via a radio communication system)

Excellent written communication skills to effectively provide clear incident reports and complete relevant management documentation

Demonstrable skills in observation and the ability to appraise situations quickly and effectively


Working at one of the UK’s leading universities

A beautiful landscape and award winning buildings

While this is a full-time role, the shift pattern aspect (4 days at work then 4 days off) enables a good work-life balance and takes into consideration the challenging nature of the job

Excellent pension scheme with generous employer contributions

Full training provided

The Department

The University has an estimated 20,000+ students and staff, as well as visitors that we have a duty to protect and secure.  The Security Team maintain a safe environment by preventing crime, responding promptly to emergencies and difficult situations in line with security procedures.  Our Duty Managers and Security Officers help fulfil this essential function. For more details about typical duties involved, please see the Job Description.

This role is offered by the Commercial Services and Estates Department. The Department provides a number of essential services to the University of Kent and is responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the extensive grounds and buildings; the security of students, staff and visitors; transport and travel; a postal service and the University Design & Print Centre. It is also responsible for the buildings, new development and construction projects both at Canterbury and at our Medway campus at Chatham Maritime and on the Chatham Historic Dock Yard.  

Next steps

Following the submission of your application and closing of the advert you will be notified if you have been shortlisted. Thereafter successful candidate(s) will be invited to attend an interview. For queries about the application process or role, please email, quoting reference number EST-118-22-R. We look forward to receiving your application.

*Previous applicants need not apply.<br><br>Chatham