Within a changing environment, the University of St Andrews is seeking to appoint a new Security Manager to lead the management and development of the University Security Service, which is currently subject to an extensive change programme.  You will play a key role in shaping and implementing the change programme, providing expert advice to enhance and ensure the security of the institution, its physical assets and its people.

You will have experience in security management at a senior level within a relevant organisation and must demonstrate the ability to work at a strategic and operational level using your knowledge of current security related legislation and practice.  You will have a key leadership role in the delivery and management of the service and staff as well as leading on particular initiatives.  You will also be key in driving continuous improvement and building a high performing and well-motivated team thereafter.

Essential skills include those of leadership and teambuilding, and as you will report to various groups within the university, proven and strong communication, presentation and interpersonal skills are required.  You should have a good understanding of issues facing security in Higher Education and have the ability to respond in a composed and constructive manner to ensure desired outcomes.  You will be expected to work with senior stakeholders across the University to ensure that the provision of campus security is integrated with the delivery of other services to students and staff, and will be comfortable operating in a flexible, dynamic and responsive environment.

A degree or qualification in security management is desirable and while working within a 36.25 hours week, you must be flexible and prepared to respond to the 24-hour requirements of the University.

A current and valid UK driving licence and proven IT skills are also essential.

The post may be particularly suited to candidates with appropriate experience in the public sector eg military/police services.

See Job description here – JD St Andrews

Informal enquiries can be directed to Helen Mackie, Asst Director, Estates by email

The University is committed to equality for all, demonstrated through our working on diversity awards (ECU Athena SWAN/Race Charters; Carer Positive; LGBT Charter; and Stonewall).  More details can be found at

We would particularly welcome applications from women and other groups currently underrepresented.

This role does not meet the minimum requirements set by the UKVI to enable sponsorship of migrant workers.  Further information can be found at

Please quote ref:  AD1001SB

Closing Date:  28 June 2018