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Security Officer - Birmingham

To ensure a safe, secure, welcoming environment for staff, students, and campus visitors and to provide a courteous and efficient front-of-house service during college hours. The role combines the management of campus security across the college premises, including monitoring of student activity, with the need for a customer service standard for everyone on site and the neighbouring community.

Birmingham - B5
Appointment Type
Job Type
Full Time/Part Time
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Main Responsibilities

  • Monitoring of CCTV, Access Control and other protective systems, and act as a first line response to activations & incidents or fault reporting.
  • Examines doors, windows, and gates to ensure security; uses University keys to open and close buildings; monitors closed buildings for unauthorized persons and/or suspicious activities.
  • Provides escort services for visitors, students, staff, and faculty, as necessary; provides other public assistance, such as lockout services, jump-starts, and routine information.
  • Provide guidance and advice to visitors, clients, contractors, and staff.
  • Control of the key press and issuing of keys.
  • Compile accurate incident reports where appropriate and requested.
  • To conduct routine inspections of premises and equipment, thus ensuring buildings, valuables or people are safe and secure.
  • Ensuring buildings, valuables or people are safe and secure.
  • Supervising the door for a large organization.
  • Health and Safety and Evacuation procedures.
  • Ad-hoc support for our security operations.


  • Valid SIA Licence
  • Ability to interact with employees, contractors, consultants, visitors, and management as well as local police and fire authorities
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Skill in performing building security and lock procedures
  • Excellent awareness skills
  • Ability to understand and follow specific instructions and procedures
  • Experience in working in a similar role


  • Knowledge of security techniques
  • Knowledge of site and local emergency procedures

Other Information

The Security Officer will also be expected to demonstrate their commitment:

  • to GBS values and regulations, including equal opportunities policy.
  • the GBS’s Social, Economic and Environmental responsibilities and minimise environmental impact in the performance of the role and actively contribute to the delivery of GBS’s Environmental Policy.
  • to their Health and Safety responsibilities to ensure their contribution to a safe and secure working environment for staff, students, and other visitors to the campus.


This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned.