Security Officer - Birmingham

Recruiter
St Andrew's Healthcare
Location
Birmingham
Salary
17000.00 - 24000.00 GBP Annual
Posted
11 Sep 2019
Closes
02 Oct 2019
Sector
Charity
Job Type
Entry
Contract Type
Permanent
Security Officer - Birmingham
From GBP17,000 plus night enhancements
Hours: 37.5hrs contract - Shifts cover 24/7

St Andrew's Healthcare Birmingham is a purpose built facility for male and female service users with complex mental health and learning disability issues, located in Stirchley, Birmingham. We can offer you outstanding career development and training, a range of benefits and the opportunity to join us at a truly exciting time in our growth and development. This is an ideal opportunity for enthusiastic and proactive individuals to join our organisation. We can offer a supportive environment in which your skills and contribution will be recognised and valued.

The Security Officer's role requires you to work as part of the existing team in Birmingham. Our priorities are to maintain a safe environment for staff, service users and visitors in line with St Andrew's Healthcare policies and standards.

You will be part of a diverse team which operates from a reception / control room at the entrance of the hospital. You will work alongside the Receptionists, but in many cases you will be the first point of contact for visitors to site and callers to our switch board; which you will monitor. You will facilitate the daily distribution of keys and personal alarms and the entry / exit of St Andrew's staff through the secure airlock. You will monitor and respond accordingly to all alarm activations including internal emergencies, as well as patrol specified areas of the site. You will create and maintain a high level of professionalism at all times and ensure records are maintained accurately.

The successful candidate will have a flexible approach to working hours, be able to demonstrate good verbal and written communication skills, with an attitude reflective of St Andrew's vision and values, willing and capable of undertaking the necessary training.

Previous experience of working in a healthcare environment and security control room is desirable, whilst an awareness of the security requirements within a secure healthcare environment is essential. Successful candidates must be able to attend one full week's induction before undertaking any duties.

All applicants must hold a Full UK Driving Licence.

Applications are welcome from well-motivated individuals, who are flexible, able to demonstrate initiative and who possess excellent communication skills.
Please note, this advert may close early should there be sufficient applications.

Rewards
We offer an excellent benefits package including:

- Pension
- Sickness policy on par with the NHS
- 35 days annual leave, increasing to 41 after 10 years' service
- Life cover
- Car lease scheme
- Cycle to work scheme
- Healthcare cash plan
- Free parking
- Paid DBS application
- Access to free vocational qualifications

Closing Date: 4th October 2019