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Head of Campus Security

Estates & Commercial Services

Location:  Stoke campus
Salary:   £41,526 to £49,553 per annum
Tenure:  Full time permanent, working 1.0 fte
Release Date:  Wednesday 02 September 2020
Closing Date:   Sunday 27 September 2020
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  ECS20-26

Staffordshire University is an award-winning institution with over 100 years’ experience in delivering excellent higher education. Our main Stoke-on-Trent campus is located in the heart of the UK, with Centres of Excellence located in the towns of Stafford and Shrewsbury. 

After a highly successful year in 2019, which included entering THE World University rankings for the first time, securing TEF Gold, and climbing in all the league tables, our University has constantly expanded its physical presence through new and industry-leading building developments and facilities. Looking towards our 2030 strategy, we are now transforming specific business processes to improve the student experience and integrate a wider feeling of inclusion and safety for our on-campus community.

In line with our business transformation, we are offering an exciting opportunity for you to flourish in a Head of Campus Security role, as part of our Estates and Commercial Services team. 

As Head of Campus Security at Staffordshire University, you will be expected to go above and beyond the conventional expectations of the role. You will be a motivational expert in relationship building, with the ability to implement strategic ideas. You will lead a department that is working towards complete integration with wider institution and plays a positive role in the experience of every student, staff member and visitor to the University. 

As well as identifying risks and implementing new and innovative security measures, you will become a figurehead for safety, security and inclusion at University. Not only will you be expected to lead strategies that will evoke transformational change, you will embody our key values and establish relationships with stakeholders, partners and students to support the development of a service which will lead by example the direction of a modern and dynamic department. 

The main responsibilities for you as our Head of Security will be to:

  • lead, design and develop the identification and implementation of traditional and non-traditional security services within the University to drive innovation, cultural and organisational change
  • create rolling plans to firmly embed the Protect & Prepare elements of the Government’s CONTEST Agenda 
  • lead the strategic integration of the security team into the wider institution, while maintaining an excellent response to business continuity, emergencies and critical incidents
  • lead the procurement, implementation, development and continuously improving operation of all security systems
  • develop and maintain an annual security & risk management plan and ensure progress reporting systems are in place to assure compliance and improvement
  • enhance and further develop the key relationships with related organisations and emergency services to drive education and progress within the University.

To be considered for this role you will have a strong track record of leadership of diverse teams in a changing environment and experience of working across sectors and ideally at the intersection with higher education.

If you would like to discuss this great opportunity further or have any questions about the role, please contact our Assistant Director of Campus Services, Trudy Williams  at

In return for your dedication we have a competitive benefits package available

  • Competitive incremental rates of Pay
  • Starting from 29 days Annual Leave (depending on job grade) plus 11 days Bank Holiday and Discretionary days
  • Excellent Pension Scheme
  • Access to continued professional and personal development
  • An opportunity to become part of the wider University community
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Discounted Health & Fitness Facilities on site at the Stoke Campus
  • Discounted Travel by Rail or Bus, with the option of season tickets loans
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At the University we celebrate diversity and promote equality and inclusion amongst our staff and students. As such, we welcome applications from all, regardless of personal characteristics or background. We particularly welcome applications from Women and Black and Asian Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within the University at a senior level.

To apply, you will be required to complete an online application form and submit a copy of your CV quoting the relevant reference number for the role you are applying for.

Please note: All correspondence at each stage of the process for employment within Staffordshire University will be sent to you via the email address you applied from, please ensure you check your emails regularly. Please check your junk / spam email folders for any further communication from us.



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