Human Resources

Security Patrol Officer (13 posts) - QMUL20491

Department: Estates & Facilities - Security
Salary: Starting salary will be in the range of £23,926pa to £26,150pa plus £3,598 shift allowance (Grade 1)
Reference: QMUL20491
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 04-Dec-2019
Closing date: 05-Jan-2020

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About the Role

We are seeking to recruit a highly motivated Security Patrol Officer. The successful candidate will be expected to hold (or achieve on appointment) and maintain a valid Door Supervisor SIA Licence and an Appointed Person First Aid qualification. In addition, the applicant should have a good command of spoken English, computer literate with knowledge of Microsoft Word, email and internet, a positive team member and a good level of fitness.

The postholder will be required to engage directly and proactively with individuals and groups of students to enrich the student experience by promoting the development of strong positive relationships amongst a diverse community and to promote good relations between students at Queen Mary and the local communities.

About You

The ability to use initiative, discretion and display flexibility and adaptability as well as respecting confidentiality whilst undertaking duties. To carry out security and crime prevention patrols of buildings and grounds as tasked, being diligent, alert and checking for security and health & safety problems. Monitor, and where relevant challenge, persons on campus carrying out ID checks as may be necessary of staff, students and visitors on Queen Mary property and at events. Will be subject to enhanced DBS clearance at regular intervals throughout the course of their employment within the Security Service. Good level of physical fitness required due to the remit of the job i.e. running, climbing stairs, cycling, etc. Good command of the English language with the ability to write clear and understandable reports. Computer literate with knowledge of Microsoft Word, email and internet. Confident, remaining calm and controlled in responding to difficult or emergency situations. Ability to work under pressure in a busy and demanding environment.

Estates and Facilities

Security forms part of the Directorate which is one of the largest departments within Queen Mary, University of London and is committed to supporting and promoting student wellbeing at the College. For more information on Estates and Facilities, please visit our website.

About Queen Mary

At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable. Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. And we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers. We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.


We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

The post is based across three campuses in London. It is full time (42 hours per week), permanent appointment. The starting salary will be Grade 1, in the range of £23,926 - £26150 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance, plus £3,598 per annum shift allowance for working shifts over days and nights, unsocial hours, bank holidays and closure days.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit, we particularly welcome female applicants, who are currently under-represented at this level in our workforce.

Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Mike Digby at or on +44 (0) 020 7882 5019.

To apply for the role, please click the ‘apply’ button below.

The closing date for applications is 5th January 2020. The Assessment day is expected to be held 17th January 2020 with successful candidates being invited to interview shortly after the assessment day.

Valuing Diversity & Committed to Equality

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