Job description

Further your Security career with Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland’s #1 Modern University

We are looking for a Security & Safety Assistant to join our team on a permanent basis; working across all three of our campuses and our accommodation developments, on a 4 on 4 off rotation. 

This is a full-time permanent position working 24/7 rotational shifts:

Two 12 hour dayshifts (7am – 7pm) and two 12 hour nightshifts shifts (7pm– 7am) then 4 days off. 

The Property & Facilities Team delivers a first class service to over 1,500 staff and nearly 19,000 students. The department’s focus is on managing the University’s key facilities, including estates and buildings, energy and sustainability, security, cleaning, logistics, print room, sports centre, catering services, conference management and student accommodation. This is an exciting opportunity to work as part of a team who are at the heart of the university.

The role

As Security & Safety Assistant, you will be responsible for ensuring a continuously high standard of customer focussed care is delivered to students, staff and visitors alike. You will play a key role in ensuring a safe and welcoming environment throughout our campuses at Sighthill, Merchiston and Craiglockhart and our student accommodation sites at Bainfield, Slateford Road and Orwell Terrace.

You will be responsible for implementing University security regulations in a customer focused manner to ensure a safe and secure environment; foot/mobile patrols; opening/locking of premises; operational control of University car parking; security of equipment, vehicles and all University premises including student accommodation buildings.

You will also be responsible for using IT systems to maintain all incident reports, patrol sheets and other documentation, ensuring that all information and records are compliant with GDPR so a good working knowledge of Microsoft packages is required.

Who we are looking for

We are looking for someone with a strong, customer service focussed outlook. The ideal candidate will have an approachable demeanour with a solid understanding of current student welfare, student residential life and mental wellbeing issues. Successful applicants will have demonstrable experience of working face to face with a diverse range of people in a support focussed, disciplined environment; with a flexible approach to respond to situations in a positive way.

Applicants must demonstrate:

  • Excellent oral, listening and written communication skills to enable effective communication in a variety of situations
  • Evidence a customer focused approach to all interactions with Students , Staff and Visitors
  • Proficient use of Microsoft packages – Word, Excel and Outlook
  • A sound understanding in General Data Protection Regulation
  • Ability to use initiative in lone working situations
  • Current, clean driving licence
  • Desirable attributes:

  • Current first aid certificate
  • Knowledge of Safeguarding
  • To know more about this exciting opportunity please click  here  to view the role profile.

    Benefits We Offer

    In return, we offer a great working environment where we support ambition, recognise achievement and offer an attractive benefits package. This includes a generous pension scheme with an Employer contribution of 20.4%, professional development opportunities, discounted access to onsite sports facilities and a wide range of other staff discounts

    Salary: Grade 2 – £18,342 – £21,236 per annum plus 3.5% shift allowance and agreed contractual overtime of 311 hours per annum, currently payable at time and a quarter.

    Additional Information

  • A satisfactory Disclosure Scotland certification will be required prior to taking up the post – the University will reimburse any application costs incurred.
  • Closing date: 20th June 2021 (23:59GMT)
  • Interviews are expected to be conducted virtually on 28th June 2021
  • The University is committed to inclusion, demonstrated through our work in respect of our diversity awards and accreditations and holds Disability Confident, Carer Positive and Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champion status. More details can be found here .

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