De Montfort University Leicester

Security Officer
Reference: D-61637162-02

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.


This role is part of the 24 hour rotating shift Security presence responsible for keeping the university, its community and its assets safe and secure.. You will have a good level of all round fitness and an understanding of security and safety requirements. The role demands that you are inquisitive, numerate and literate. Whilst being able to work alone with minimum supervision, you must also be a good team member. Rotating shifts will be worked throughout the year including weekends and bank holidays. You will need to be able to patrol on foot both at street level and in buildings, where required. Use stairs to gain access to high rise buildings. The role will demand a degree of flexibility in order to support the main activities of the security section. Whilst all round security skills are required. Training will be given for specific areas of the role, where required. All applicants should evidence the requirements asked for, in their application.

Salary is £20,600 - £24,174 +20% shift allowance.

Ideal Candidate

Applicants who have previous experience in a similar role and have good customer services skills should apply. You will need to be honest and objective in your outlook with an ability to provide a highly professional service to a diverse community of students and staff, using good communication and interpersonal skills.

Good observational skills and assessment skills are needed along with taking responsibility for decision making in dynamic situations. You will be computer literate, familiar with Microsoft word processing packages, and able to type reports and deal with emails.

You must produce a current full driving license for Category B vehicles.

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