Security Officer

The University of Southampton

Campus Services & Facilities


Highfield Campus


Per annum

Full Time Permanent

Closing Date:  

Wednesday 29 March 2023

Interview Date:  

To be confirmed



The University of Southampton has an in-house security service providing 24-hour cover across a number of sites and is looking for additional full time permanent security officers. You will work on a rotating shift pattern of 2 days, 2 nights, 4 off. Although based at the Highfield Campus your duties will take you to all of our other sites patrolling on 12.5 hour shifts, so you can expect a varied and interesting work pattern.

A full, manual car Driving Licence is required, and you should also be able to demonstrate a good customer focused work record.

There will a requirement to spend some time within our central control room, therefore experience within this type of environment would be desirable (CCTV, alarm receiving, radio dispatch etc.).

Successful applicants without a Security Industry Authority Licence to Door Supervisor Level will be required to pass the week-long course at their own cost within 6 months of starting.

Interviews for this position are expected to be held in April 2023.

Working at the University offers you many benefits including generous annual leave, car parking, a cycle to work scheme, pension scheme, discounted gym membership, and a range of staff discounts.

We are committed to personal development and conduct regular team training as well as providing individuals the opportunity to improve themselves through a wide range of courses.

Application Procedure 

The application deadline is midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need assistance, call Recruitment on  +44 (0) 23 8059 2750, or email [email protected] . Quote reference 2215123TD on all correspondence. 

Further details:

We believe equality, diversity and inclusion are fundamental to making the University of Southampton a welcoming, vibrant and successful organisation. Having a diverse workforce, inclusive of people of all ages and beliefs, from different racial backgrounds, educational and social backgrounds opens up a wealth of possibilities, makes us more creative and accelerates our impact on society. We welcome applicants that value diversity of our community and are willing to play their part in supporting the mission of inclusivity. 

Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated on the job. 

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