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Security Assistant

Professional Services

Directorate of Infrastructure

Salary:  £22,870 to £23,370 per annum
  Monday-Friday 36.25 hrs per week. 11-7pm
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Permanent
Closing Date:  Tuesday 16 July 2024
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  HR0165690

University of Bradford

At the University of Bradford, our focus is on creating the conditions for social, cultural, and economic impact. We are committed to social inclusion. Our work to expand opportunity and enable students to reach their potential, has led to us topping the Social Mobility Index of English universities for the last two years. Our University Strategy sets out our ambitions for 2025, which we will achieve by using our proud heritage as a springboard and remaining steadfast in our commitment to equality, diversity, and inclusion.


The University of Bradford is committed to safeguarding, protecting and promoting the welfare of children, young people, and Adults at Risk through robust safer recruitment practices.


The Security department is a great place to work, from the moment you walk through the door on your very first day you are made to feel part of the team and the wider family of the university. We are more than just security, we are that friendly face for all arriving and/or staying on campus, whether you need directions, general enquiries or just advice.

We are there to support one another, whether that be professionally or personally making work that safe place you didn’t know you needed. 

What you will be doing:

Would you love to work somewhere that you can make a difference?

The Security department at the University of Bradford are looking for an enthusiastic individual to work as part of a team, who has excellent customer service skills to provide a security presence in our Student Central building and the surrounding areas (including car parks and external footpaths).

 The main roles would be:

·         To provide a safe, secure, and welcoming environment for staff, students, and visitors alike. The postholder will maintain a high level of customer service and be proactive in dealing with any issues that may arise.

·         To deal with and/or report any incidents that may arise, these might include health and safety breaches, misconduct, first aids and crimes. Making sure that the universities policies and procedures are adhered to, and serious occurrences are reported in the correct manner.

·         To help maintain an excellent public image to staff, students and/or visitors and to positively promote the university and what it has to offer.

 Qualifications and/or experience:

·         An SIA license (Door Supervisor) or the commitment to achieving this through the probationary period.

·         A first aid at work qualification or the commitment to achieving this.

·         Excellent communication skills, to be able to communicate effectively with a wide range of users face to face and in writing.

·         Has significant experience in providing excellent customer service, preferably within the security industry but this isn’t essential.

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At the University of Bradford we accept people for who they are regardless of age, disability, gender identity, marital status, ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation or socio-economic background and whether you’re pregnant or on maternity leave.  

In line with the University’s commitment to equality charters including Athena Swan, Race Equality Charter, Disability Confident and Stonewall Diversity Champions Programme, we welcome applications from people identifying with these characteristics.  The University has a number of staff networks which provide peer support and safe spaces for staff who hold these and other identities.



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