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Security Team Leader

De Montfort University Leicester
Closing date
4 Dec 2021

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Contract Type
Full Time
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De Montfort University (DMU) is an ambitious, globally-minded institution with a relentless focus on delivering quality teaching and learning, and a campus-wide focus on providing a sector-leading student experience. A culturally rich university with a palpable commitment to the public good, it strives to maintain a stimulating and inclusive environment where staff and students are able to thrive. The university is a vibrant, multicultural hub of learning, creativity and innovation that never surrenders to convention. Our success is built on a fantastic student experience coupled with award-winning teaching and world-class facilities that help students develop the skills and attitudes employers demand.

Faculty / Directorate

The Estates & Facilities Directorate is large and diverse, employing about 300 people, ranging from plumbers, electricians, carpenters, cleaners, porters, leisure centre assistants to property management professionals, architects, project officers, CAD, space management, sustainability and energy and administrative personnel.

The recent award-winning campus transformation project has created a first-class city centre campus that fully integrates with the West End, historic quarter and Leicester's city centre. The next 5 years will continue to build on this success and our growth to provide a modern, safe, and inspiring environment that our students and staff have come to expect.


The role is to supervise, mentor and lead a team of security officers to deliver operational services at the university, keeping the university community and resources safe and secure. At times it will mean performing as a security officer where the circumstances demand and, at others, it will mean representing the Head of Security at meetings that require security consultancy.

The role requires the holder to be able to work rotating shifts across the year on a 24hr basis.

There is a requirement to assess the performance of staff and provide feedback and development.

It will require the holder to take responsibility for making decisions on a number of dynamic situations particularly out of hours, ensuring that the ream adhere to university policies and are safe in their operations.

It will require the holder to brief and deploy staff according to the operational needs, deal with appraisals, sign off incidents and ensure that the team are gainfully employed in their role. Salary for the role is £27,924 - £34,304 +20% shift allowance.

Ideal Candidate

We are looking for a person who has supervisory experience and a back ground in service delivery with an understanding of security issues facing the university. Experience of leading and motivating others is essential.

The applicant will understand the requirements of Health and Safety on operational staff and be able to readily assess situations and deploy staff accordingly and in accordance with university policies.

It is expected that the individual will actively deal with performance issues, looking to develop the team and, be a key part of the management team in meeting performance requirements and, developing the Security Section for the future.

The requirement to be able to communicate at all levels and display empathy with persons seeking support or consultancy is essential.

An understanding of GDPR, Prevent, Protect and, the role that universities play in society will assist the applicant.

Experience of managing dynamic stressful situations, and providing management reports are expected of the candidate.
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