Head of Security Vacancy

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced security professional to lead the Security Team at Aston University.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the development, enhancement, implementation and monitoring of the University’s Security Strategy, and will shape the future direction of this critical service. You will also contribute to a team of professional officers responsible for managing Emergency Planning, Business Continuity and the PREVENT strategy.

Key elements of the role include: ensuring compliance with the law on all security related matters; developing positive relationships with other University Schools, departments and the Students Union; investigation of serious crime, breaches in security and student disciplinary matters; liaison with the Police, emergency services and local authorities.

We are seeking to appoint an individual with outstanding leadership and people management skills who can demonstrate extensive knowledge of contemporary security management and emergency planning. Candidates must possess a relevant professional qualification at level 5 or above together with evidence of achievement in a similar position.

First stage interviews will be held on Thursday 28th November

Final stage interviews will be held on Thursday 12th December 2019

For an informal discussion about this position please contact the Mike Kirkman on 0121-204-4624 or kirkmanm@aston.ac.uk.

Further details:    Location:  Aston University Main Campus
Salary:  £41,526 to £49,553 per annum
(exceptionally to £55750) plus allowance for irregular hours work and on call responsibilities.
Grade:  Grade 09
Contract Type:  Continuing
Basis:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Thursday 14 November 2019
Interview Date:  See advert
Reference:  R190444
Release Date:  Tuesday 15 October 2019



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