Newcastle & Stafford Colleges Group is financially one of the strongest of its kind in the country with very high success rates, amongst the top 10% nationally.
In November 2016 Newcastle-under-Lyme College merged with Stafford College to form the Newcastle & Stafford Colleges Group. The group is currently home to a population of over 5,000 full-time students and around 620 students on higher education programmes. We have over 2,000 part-time or adult learners and 2,000 apprentices where we work with over 800 individual employers.
We are looking for someone to join our existing security team to help maintain a friendly, safe, orderly and secure learning environment. You will be a point of contact for learners on issues relating to their security and behaviour in College, and will provide advice and guidance as appropriate. You will also present a friendly face to visitors and ensure that their first experience of the college is a positive one. Specific duties include regular patrolling of all areas of the College during which you will interact with learners, visitors and staff and respond to requests for assistance as well as challenging unacceptable behaviour where necessary.
You will have a good understanding and awareness of security related issues which may arise in a Further Education environment and this will ideally be backed up with relevant practical experience which will include working with young people. You will be fit enough to remain active throughout the day while patrolling the buildings and grounds. Your excellent communication skills will enable you to converse clearly and courteously at all levels, along with the ability to gain the respect and trust of students as well as dealing with challenging behaviour in its many forms. You will be comfortable with using your initiative, dealing with a range of situations quickly and decisively. A good standard of general education is desirable and, whilst possession of a qualification in security or customer care would be useful, the personal qualities we’ve outlined above along with your excellent inter-personal skills are the most important attributes.
Flexibility will be required over working hours, as there is a requirement to work a shift pattern to fit in with the full college day up until 10pm. Some weekend working will also be required from time to time. This position is based at Stafford College, however, there may be occasions where you would be required to work at the Newcastle-under-Lyme College site so applicants will need to hold a valid driving licence.
What’s in it for you?
The college offers and excellent benefits package which includes:
- Local Government Pension Scheme
- Excellent Training and Development Opportunities
- 24 Days annual leave, rising to 30 upon 5 years’ service
How to apply
To apply for the role of Security Officer, click on ‘Apply’ to complete an online application form.
The closing date for completed applications is 15th July 2018
Interviews to be held on 26th July 2018
This college is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All college based positions are subject to enhanced DBS check and are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act.
As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from all sectors of the community.