Security Team Leader

Employer: Newcastle University
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

Salary: £24,298 - £25,769 (with progression to £28,143) plus £3271 shift allowance
Closing date: 1 April 2016

Newcastle University Estate Support Service are seeking to recruit a Security Team Leader due to the retirement of the previous post holder. This challenging role will suit a professional and confident individual who can thrive in a busy, customer focused, environment working with diverse groups of people. Reporting to the Assistant Security Manager, you will become part of the Security Management team providing a 24/7 security service the University.

You must be a proven manager with an excellent customer service ethic and be a good team player. The ability to manage operational staff is essential as is the ability to manage emergent situations in the first instance. You will have evidenced administrative skills and be proficient in the use of HR policies and procedures. You may be required to represent the service both internal and external to the organisation. You will also take the lead in effective implementation and co-ordination of University policies, codes of practices and procedures, while promoting security projects and initiatives to assist in the prevention of crime and ensure a safe/secure environment to all staff, students, contractors and visitors of the University.

You must be literate, numerate and have good IT skills, as well as holding a full (manual) UK driving licence. A valid SIA Door Supervisors licence is required for the role however training will be given to those who don’t currently hold a licence, which MUST be completed during your probation period. You will be qualified to level 5 in management or be prepared to achieve the qualification within your first 12 months of employment. Familiarity with control room operations including the operation and monitoring of security systems would be advantageous. Candidates will also be required to have good communication and organisational skills.

Flexibility is essential to this role and candidates will be expected to work shift patterns, in conjunction with other Security Managers, to ensure managerial coverage over a 24/7/365 period.

For further information regarding this post please contact Mr Shed Coulthard, Security Manager on 0191 2086435 or email: Please do not send a CV as recruitment is carried out online at

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