Head of Security Position at Aston University

Head of Security – Aston University, Birmingham. Competitive salary

Our mission is to be the UK’s leading university for students aspiring to succeed in business and the professions, where original research, enterprise and inspiring teaching deliver local and global impact.

Students from over 120 countries choose to study at Aston University – a safe and friendly campus enjoyed by a global, multicultural community. Birmingham is one of the UK’s most diverse cities and home to an unrivalled cultural heritage, top sporting events, music, performing arts and outstanding world cuisine. The Aston University campus is located on a green, 60-acre, self-contained site in the centre of Birmingham, within a short walk of the shopping, business and entertainment areas of the city.

We are seeking an exceptional individual to become our new Head of Security, being responsible for the strategic and operational management and development of the security services function.

Managing a team of 30. The post-holder will contribute to projects across the University and work alongside a team of professional services managers responsible for campus development, emergency planning, business continuity and the PREVENT process.

Applicants will be able to demonstrate leadership experience in a senior security role, ideally, gained within a large and multi-functional institution. We are interested in applications from individuals in industry, hospitality, events planning, the NHS, local/national government and senior ex-police/military. You must be able to work sensitively with key stakeholders from many diverse areas of the University and because this is a management role at a time of great change in higher education, candidates must demonstrate sound grasp of financial management and budgeting and handling culture change.

NOTE: An Enhanced DBS clearance will need to be completed before appointment.

How to apply

Closing date: Tuesday 17th May noon.

First and final stage selection dates: early June – TBC

For further information and details of how to apply please visit:


Or contact Jim Allcroft at Dixon Walter on jim@dixonwalter.co.uk, 07388 642 631

Diversity is valued at both Dixon Walter and Aston University, we welcome applications from all sections of the community.


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